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Post Doctoral Fellow - GI Lidar Remote Sensing
University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Louisiana
Date Posted 05/21/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:516957
Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Geophysical Institute

This position will be physically located at the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there may be a current opportunity for remote work, the successful finalist will be expected to report to duty at the UAF office no later than 60 days from written notice provided by the university.

The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska is a world-class research institute with a strong commitment to Atmospheric Science, Space Science, and Remote Sensing. The lidar research laboratory at Poker Flat Research Range hosts several lidar systems and provides opportunities to develop new lidar techniques. The suite of lidar, radar and imagers at the range also provides the opportunity to develop observational strategies that combine multiple remote sensing techniques. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop collaborations within the university and external agencies to foster the development of their career and their research interests. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore remote sensing of the polar atmosphere and ionosphere as well as bolster their career and professional growth.


Knowledge of and ability to operate laser systems.

Knowledge of and ability to work with optical systems.

Knowledge of and ability to work with data acquisition systems.

Knowledge of and ability to work with computational methods and data analysis.

Familiarity with remote sensing and atmosphere or ionosphere.

Proven ability to interpret data.

Proven ability to work as part of a research team.

Analytical skills.

Communication skills.

Required Education and Experience:  

PhD degree (already received, or having completed all requirements or awaiting graduation) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Remote Sensing or relevant discipline.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. Please include in the cover letter why you are interested in working at the Geophysical Institute and UAF and what interests you about living and working in Fairbanks.

Please submit your application no later than 6/2/2021 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 6/3/2021. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.

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