Graduate Research Assistant: Cyberinfrastructure
Deadline: Dec 16, 2020

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center seeks a full-time graduate research assistant (GRA) to assist SESYNC’s cyberinfrastructure team with data science tasks, primarily involving supporting external working groups and postdoctoral researchers. All tasks can be done remotely.

Postdoctoral Researcher: Incorporating LiDAR Remote Sensing of Forest Structure into Bird Species Distribution Models
Deadline: Aug 31, 2020

A two-year postdoctoral position is available to work with Dr. Andrew Elmore and Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick at the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). The postdoc will lead the development of methods that combine measurements of forest structure with spatial modeling methods to understand and predict changes in bird habitat and distribution resulting from forest management practices in Pennsylvania. The position is ideally suited to researchers with interests in combining Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and other types of remote sensing with novel spatial modeling methods to better understand and forecast how forest birds respond to changes in forest and landscape structure.