Minimize Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - Solum

Date added: 12 January 2018

Organisation: Earthworks on behalf of Teagasc

Application deadline: 12 midnight on 18 January 2018

Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland, invite applications for a post-doctoral research position (level 1).

The primary objective of this project is to develop a spatially integrated soils and land use database for Ireland that will be used to provide a robust estimate of reference soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and improve our capability to inform Tier 2 reporting of activities and land-based mitigation methodologies.

The post-doctoral fellow will combine image interpretation experience with spatial analytical methodologies to create a nationally definitive inventory of landuse and soil types by re-analysis of an existing landuse photo-database in conjunction with the Teagasc Soil Information System (SIS) in a GIS environment.

Duties and responsibilities specific to this project:

  • Re-interpret all Irish LUCAS grassland observation points to ascribe detailed landuse data.
  • To build a database linking observed landuse to soil type in enclosed agricultural landscapes.
  • Explore and implement the spatial analytical techniques needed to reclassify the Teagasc Soil Information System database.
  • Take leadership in disseminating the landuse/soil database results to both academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To work closely with colleagues in the consortium, external to Teagasc, to build a soil carbon/landuse model for Ireland.

Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • PhD in Geography, Remote Sensing, Climate, Soils, Agriculture, Ecosystem studies or similar.
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years' post-PhD.

Desirable:

  • Experience in remote sensing, image interpretation.
  • Experience in coding (Python).

Learn more about the role and how to apply.


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