GIS/REMOTE SENSING ANALYST needed fall 2015 to head up an effort to produce a
continuous geospatial layer of coastal marsh communities along the mid-Atlantic and
New England coast. Technician will support a large-scale project called SHARP: the
Saltmarsh Habitat and Avian Research Program (http://ift.tt/1mCD9Gr), which
explores tidal marsh communities along the coast from Maine to Virginia and how these
populations change with climate. The analyst will use Lidar elevation data, wetland
delineation data, and remote sensing techniques building upon work previously done at
the University of Maine to produce a high/low marsh layer for use in habitat mapping and
conservation planning across the northeast. The analyst will be directly supervised by
staff at the University of Maine in Orono, ME. There is an opportunity for partial
telecommuting on a case-by-case basis.
Ideal applicants will have an MS in a related degree (geography, spatial ecology, etc.) or
a BS with equivalent prior experience with image classification/processing in ArcGIS or
other related software (ENVI, ERDAS), a background in life sciences, as well as a good
sense of humor and the ability to adjust to varying schedules throughout the semester.
Salary starts at $3000/month and will be commensurate with experience. The 6-month
position will begin September 2015 and conclude February 2015. To apply, please send
a resume, application letter with three references, and an example of a completed GIS
product or report to firstname.lastname@example.org.