Researcher - Remote Sensing of Forage Crops

Researcher - Remote Sensing of Forage Crops

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Umeå, Sweden

Duties:

The researcher is expected to further develop a research programme focused on the use of remote sensing applied to forage crops in a Nordic climate. Furthermore, part of the position is to develop and quality check monitoring datasets for publication in databases, as part of the SITES activities at the department.

The research will involve analysis and modelling of forage-intensive cropping systems using approaches such as field experiments, field spectrometers, drone and satellite imagery, laboratory analyses and computer-based modelling. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on existing projects and work in close collaboration with other researchers at the department and the rest of SLU, and through national and international linkages.

The researcher is expected to prepare manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and give presentations at conferences directed both to the scientific community and to stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their own research ideas and will contribute to novel research proposals for submission to external funders. Teaching and administrative tasks will also be part of the duties.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a PhD in agronomy, remote sensing (with application to agriculture), or a related field and have conducted a post-doctoral period of at least two years. The successful applicant should have documented success in applying for research funding, and a demonstrated ability to conduct research projects, as evidenced by high quality scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Essential qualifications include coding skills (preferably R and/or python), experience with remote sensing (satellite or drone imagery) and GIS software, and agricultural field research skills. Desirable qualifications include knowledge of forage crops, experience with chemometric modelling, and experience with mechanistic crop modelling (e.g. APSIM, DSSAT, STICS).

Good skills in English (both written and oral) are required and knowledge of Swedish or another Scandinavian language is a merit. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills and the ability to take initiative and to work independently. A valid driving license is a requirement.

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