Research Fellow in Data Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Sussex
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
City: 
Brighton
State/Province: 
East Sussex
Zip/Postal: 
BN1 9QH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Sussex invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to apply advanced data science and machine learning techniques used in astronomy to Earth Observations facilitating improved hazard early warning models in Kenya.

This pilot project is funded by the Science Technology and Facilities Council (STFC) as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund.

You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of astronomers and climate and land change scientists.

This project will use data from the Copernicus Sentinel mission (data provided every 5-12 days at 10-20m resolution) with 13 spectral bands including three red-edge bands providing key information on vegetation state.

The activities in this pilot will be

to develop, calibrate and bench-mark new tools for land-use classification from multi-spectral remote sensing data

to develop new techniques for temporal characterisation (phenology) of remote-sensing data and identification of atypical change-points in usage or yields

to provide a prototype for an empirical forecasting model

You will be someone who has the imagination and technical skills to find creative, collaborative solutions to these important challenges.

You will work within the Data Intensive Science Centre http://www.sussex.ac.uk/discus/, the Astronomy Centre,  http://www.sussex.ac.uk/astronomy/ and as part of the Schools of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Global Studies (ranked number 1 in the world for development studies in QS 2016/2017).

Full details are on University of Sussex recruitment www pages

Candidates should complete an application form and include a CV and a statement of research interests and skills with their application.

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$45363.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$54122.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Sonya Giles
Title: 
Human Resources Assistant for MPS, Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development, The Library & Communications and External Affairs
Institution/Company: 
University of Sussex
Department Name: 
Human Resources
Street Line 1: 
Sussex House
City: 
Brighton
State/Province: 
East Sussex
Zip/Postal Code: 
BN1 9RH
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 
01273 877741
FAX: 
01273 877401
Email: 
mpsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
2980
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Seb Oliver
Subject: 
Astrocast: Research Fellow in Data Science
Email: 
S.Oliver@Sussex.ac.uk