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How to Apply

If interested, the following application materials should be emailed to Dr. Meha Jain ( with the email subject called “Postdoc Position Application”. Please include the following materials in one .pdf file:

  1. Cover letter describing general research interests
  2. CV
  3. One representative manuscript (preferably first authored and published)
  4. List of 3 references with contact information (email)

*Materials are due by the posting end date.

Job Summary

A postdoctoral position is available starting Summer or Fall 2021 in the Jain lab ( at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. I am looking for a highly motivated postdoc who will work on a recently funded NASA Land Use and Land Cover Change (LCLUC) project ( that is examining the impacts of climate change on maize in Mexico and whether farmers are able to adapt to this change. The position will require excellent remote sensing and coding skills, with strong preference for those who are able to code in Google Earth Engine (Python API a plus) and/or have prior experience working with sensor fusion algorithms (such as StarFM).

SEAS is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that respects diverse experiences, promotes and communications, discourages and genuinely respond to acts of discrimination, harassment, or injustice. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is rooted in our values for a sustainable and just society.

Mission Statement

The School for Environment and Sustainability’s overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society.  Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

Required Qualifications*

The position requires that the applicant holds a Ph.D. in a relevant research field, and is proficient in remote sensing and coding in any of the following languages - Google Earth Engine, Python, and/or R. Applicants can come from a wide range of Ph.D. backgrounds, including geography, sustainability science, agricultural sciences, economics, computer science, and environmental sciences.

Desired Qualifications*

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong publication record, programming experience in Google Earth Engine, Python, and/or R, and previous experience fusing multiple sensors (e.g., Landsat-MODIS fusion using StarFM). 

Additional Information

Competitive salary will be provided based on qualifications.

TERM LIMITED - The position is initially for one year, with potential to extend to two years based on performance, funding and need. 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.