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Researcher (Remote Sensing)

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-349

Job description / Role

Job Description

The NSSTC is looking to hire a Remote Sensing Researcher to support the development of NSSTC Space mission projects and R&D activities. Overall objectives of the job are
- Assist in developing advanced classification methods to build the habitat maps of UAE using very high resolution satellite data.
- Assist in developing approaches for accuracy assessment of the habitat maps by means of extensive field sampling protocols and statistical methods.
- Assist in providing high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of UAEU and the NSSTC.
- Ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication.
- The junior researcher is expected to work closely but also independently from the senior research staff.
- The ability to work with students at UAE University as a mentor is required. Travel may be required - both domestic and international.
- The position is located at the NSSTC facility in Al Ain. Compensation based on experience level.Your responsibilities will include:
- Work on the development of satellite derived habitat maps. As a part of the job, the candidate is expected to closely work with our stakeholders including UAE Space Agency, Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
- Assist in managing a database of satellite data and the GIS data of the developed maps. The candidate is also expected to track the project deliverables including monthly reports and assist the PI in producing the deliverables on time to the external sponsor.
- Supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students who will be involved in the project.
- Publication of at least one article per year

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
- Higher in engineering, remote sensing, science or mathematics and, or geology with applicable experience

Preferred Qualification
- BSc or higher in engineering, remote sensing, science or mathematics and, or geology with applicable experience, PhD desired but not required.

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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