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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Research Fellow in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

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University of Victoria Ice Lab (Ice|Climate|Ecosystem)

The primary interest of our research lab is the study of the interactions between ice, climate, and ecosystems. Our team of researchers has expertise on climatology, glaciology, geophysics, computer science, and remote sensing technology. Our current members are conducting research in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Greenland, and Antarctica. Our research focuses mainly on the study of Arctic snow and sea ice, but we are also interested in polar climatology and the geophysics of ice sheets and ice shelves. Our research is conducted using a mixture of surface, airborne, and satellite remote sensing (imaging radar, optical, LiDAR), geophysical techniques, field surveys, and metocean instruments. We are located at the ICE Remote Sensing Lab on the University of Victoria campus on Vancouver Island. The team works closely with partners and collaborators on UK/NERC, NSERC, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and Polar Knowledge Canada funded research projects.


Victoria, Canada


Relevant division
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Full time


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Required education

Application deadline
20 May 2024

10 May 2024

Job description

The Ice, Climate, and Ecosystem (ICE) Remote Sensing Lab at the University of Victoria is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for fully-funded position beginning July 1st, 2024. The start date is flexible and could be as early as June 1st, 2024.

Post-doctoral research project: Investigating Ku- and L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing of Arctic sea ice

This is for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in sea ice geophysics and SAR remote sensing to fill a fully funded, full-time, 2 year position (1 year renewable to another year subject to performance). Prior experience in the analysis of SAR and sea ice geophysical datasets is required, and some prior experience in microwave scattering modelling (e.g. SMRT) and experience in machine learning is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary, research project dedicated to the development of Ku- and L-band SAR to map sea ice properties, with focus on geophysical properties such as snow, surface roughness, flooding, and ice ridging. The candidate will have access to novel surface and airborne derived radar and geophysical property datasets and will have opportunities for field work, including funded airborne and ground validation initiatives in 2025 along with participants with foci spanning remote sensing, climate, and! social enterprise domains. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the development of NASA-ISRO (NISAR) mission data, as well as initiatives related to future Ku-band SAR missions.

Please feel free to contact me by email with informal inquiries.

How to apply

Please send for May 20, 2024 in a single PDF file to the following address:

1. a cover letter explaining your background and fit for the position; 2. a CV; 3. two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a supervisor of your research work).