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JSG/JPL Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) at the University of Texas at Austin and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/California Institute of Technology jointly invite applications for a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow Position.

This highly competitive institutional award is open to recent doctorates (degree within the past 3 years) in remote sensing and earth (including atmosphere) sciences. “This postdoctoral fellow is part of new collaborative initiative from the Strategic Partnership between JPL and the University of Texas at Austin. The fellow will spend the first year at JPL and the second year at JSG, conducting independent research in close collaboration with JPL and JSG researchers. The areas of research include but are not limited to innovative applications of new remote sensing measurements, such as solar induced fluorescence and hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation, for understanding and modeling of carbon, biogeochemical and water cycles and their interaction in a changing climate.

The fellow should have experience with spectroscopic data and scientific computing, ideally in the field of satellite remote sensing. The appointment is for 2 years with a salary of $60,000 per year plus health and dental benefits. Research support of $10,000 per year is also provided. Successful applicants can begin their program in middle 2015, but no later than December 31, 2015.

To apply, submit the following materials via email in Adobe PDF format: current CV that includes education, employment history, awards, publications, and extramural funding record; a short (2-3 page) statement of research interests and proposed research; and the names and contact information for 3 references. Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2015.

Applicants should send applications electronically (in PDF form) as an email attachment to

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.