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Location UNH, Durham, NH
Department UNH Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping [UZCCOM]
Summary of Position

The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping & NOAA-UNH Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire have available a Post-Doctoral fellowship to support research in the field of hydrographic data processing. Specific topics for research include fundamental bathymetric data processing algorithms and their efficient, distributed implementation; real-time quality control for hydrographic systems; bathymetric interpolation, deconfliction, and generalization; analysis of non-traditional data for hydrographic use; hydrographic data management and charting workflow; and real-time decision aids, hydrographic risk models and resurvey priority. Successful candidates would be expected to contribute to two or more of these tasks over the course of the position.

Responsibilities of the fellowship are to conduct research in the topics outlined above, and to publish the results of this research through the usual academic channels such as appropriate conferences and journals. Candidates may also be called upon to assist in delivery of graduate courses, and to support field work associated with the research. Extensive collaboration with other researchers at the Center and with NOAA sponsors is also expected.

Additional Job Information

Funded by a grant to CCOM/JHC from NOAA, the fellowship would be for a maximum of three years, and subject to availability of funds.

Posting Number/Job Order # PF0092FY17
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Candidates would hold a recent doctoral degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, physics, applied mathematics or statistics, or a similar discipline, with specific experience in statistical data/signal/image processing, and ability in at least one compiled procedural language and one interpreted scripting language.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience with hydrographic data capture and/or processing; more extensive experience (e.g., three or more years) with object-oriented languages (especially C++); use of scientific programming languages (such as MATLAB or R); experience with Bayesian or model-based statistical techniques; and familiarity with hydrographic data processing software, would be extra advantages.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Percent Time Information (FTE) 100
Faculty Information Renewable (Please specify below)
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify
Type of Position Post Doctorate

Posting Details

Posting Date 03/07/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Appointment Type Grant Funded
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date
Institution Information

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

This position is responsible for the supervision of Does not supervise
Special Requirements A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Research Statement
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Professional Letter of Reference (1)
  5. Professional Letter of Reference (2)
  6. Professional Letter of Reference (3)
  7. Recent Publications (1)
  8. Transcripts
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