Postdoc Research Associate - GeoComputing

Postdoc Research Associate - GeoComputing

  • 528502
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Post Doc
  • UNAC Post Doctoral Fellow
  • UAA College of Engineering

We are currently seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Geomatics at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The selected candidate will be a key contributor to an innovative NSF-funded project. The position is available for immediate start, with an initial appointment for one year. Subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability, the appointment may be extended for a second year.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will become a key member of a dynamic GeoComputing research group within the Geomatics Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Your main role will be to contribute to a pioneering NSF-sponsored project that seeks to advance the capabilities of machine learning in addressing complex environmental challenges. You will be expected to develop new machine learning-based methods to manage and analyze complex and diverse geospatial data, aiming to provide enhanced solutions for critical environmental issues.

We are seeking candidates with a solid background in machine learning, geospatial sciences, surveying and mapping, or a closely related field. A successful candidate will be highly motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and possesses both a keen interest and the necessary skillsets in geospatial science/engineering.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD degree in Surveying and Mapping, GIScience, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Science, or a related discipline.

Candidates should also possess expertise in geospatial AI, surveying and mapping, and machine learning.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, term-funded, post doctoral fellow position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off (FTO), 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. 

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, academic transcript, and three professional references with contact information. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.  

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). https://unitedacademicsak.org/


This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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


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


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Caixia Wang at cwang12@alaska.edu 

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