Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Aquatic Remote Sensing – Deadline when position is filled

Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Remote Sensing of Aquatic Environments is currently available with the Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory at the Center for Discovery and Innovation, City College of New York, and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. The selected candidate will participate in interdisciplinary research that integrates ground-based and satellite (multi- and hyper-spectral) remote sensing observations to assess the impacts of anthropogenic pressures and environmental hazards on inland, coastal, and open ocean biogeochemical cycles and ecological processes.

The position requires a PhD in Environmental Science, Oceanography, Engineering, or related disciplines and previous experience in ocean optics and remote sensing algorithm development. The successful candidate will participate in interdisciplinary studies involving fieldwork (including coastal Arctic measurements) and remote sensing retrievals of biogeochemical variables from multi- and hyperspectral sensors. The position requires self-motivation, creativity, ability to work well within a multidisciplinary and dynamic environment, strong analytical skills, programming experience (e.g., Python, MATLAB, R), experience in field data collection methods, and good communication skills.

Salary: $60,000-$75,000/year, with a competitive benefits package. Additional support will be provided for research expenses and participation in conferences for communication of results, networking, and interaction with the scientific community.

To apply, please e-mail:

  • statement of interest,
  • a curriculum vitae, and
  • contact information of three references

to Prof. Maria Tzortziou ( or
The start date is Summer-Fall 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.

via CDI
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