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Post-Doctoral Associate (Prague)

  • Prague
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Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc to join us at the Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) Prague within a project: 4Map4Health – Mapping of forest health, species and forest risks using Novel ICT Data and Approaches. The project is led by Juha Hyyppä from Finnish Geospatial Research Institute. Another partners are from TU WIEN, BOKU, University of Vigo, University of Porto. At CULS Prague team is led by Peter Surový.

The major research question of the project is: How should the future multitemporal, multispectral laser scanning data be processed in order to provide information for environmental sustainability and especially for mapping of forest health, tree species, and forest fire risk.

The possible outcomes of the project, when all results, mainly generated from active multispectral mobile laser scanning or terrestrial, mobile and UAV laser scanning, are put into practise after consecutive applied projects, includes: tree species information at individual tree level advancing European forest industry with 1B€ with better decisions; early warning system for bark beetle infestation affecting already today 20-50% of the total harvested timber in central Europe and for forest fire risk management. The innovative prediction framework allows the assessing of bark beetle infestation hazard on the forest stand level. Early warning systems and better decision systems as a result of our studies are needed in all of these three case areas.

Your tasks

–          Designing, planning and conducting data acquisition based on the project needs

–          Pre- and post-processing of collected data with multiple algorithms or developing algorithms when needed

–          Statistical evaluation of results for scientific papers and international conferences

–          Preparation of scientific papers and conference presentations

–          Communicating with other partners of the project

–          Providing assistance in the PhD students supervision

 

Your profile

–          PhD in remote sensing, geosciences, forest ecology or related

–          Strong experience with point cloud processing

–          Experience to plan, conduct and lead field work, mainly by devices such as terrestrial or mobile laser scanners, total station or similar

–          Capable of independent scientific work

–          Programming skills in R, Python, Matlab or .NET

–          Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

–          Willing to conduct extensive field work

–          Willing to present results of research at international conferences

 

What we offer:

–          Working within an well-established international research group

–          Strong infrastructure and lab possibilities: our team is equipped with high-end novel devices from UAV Lidar to multi-camera prototypes

–          Salary: 35,000-40,000 CZK based on experience with possible rewards based on performance

 

Closing date:

The deadline for applying is 16.05.2021 but the search will continue until the position is filled.

 

Starting date of the position:

The full-time Postdoc position is available from 01.06.2021 or as soon as possible. The position is available until 01.03.2024.

 

How to apply:

If you are interested send us a Curriculum Vitae, motivational letter (max. 1 page), list of important publications, two references. Please send the materials to Peter Surový – surovy@fld.czu.cz and Martin Mokroš – mokros@fld.czu.cz. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact us.

 

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