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Postdoc in Remote Sensing and Spatial Ecology at Notre Dame

The Rohr Lab at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral research or staff scientist position in remote sensing ecology and spatial ecology on several grants.  The goal of the work is to use remote sensing techniques to detect and quantify submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation that might serve as habitat for intermediate hosts that transmit disease to humans in Africa, including schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and other diseases. Successful applicants should have a PhD and experience with remote sensing approaches, GIS, satellite imagery, spatial statistics, and coding experience in R or the equivalent. The candidate will be a member of the laboratory of Dr. Jason Rohr (https://www.jasonrohrlab.comhttps://dfews.nd.edu; in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN; The lab consists of ample computational capacity and space, four current postdocs, eight PhD students, and a lab manager, an outdoor mesocosm facility (with >150 mesocosms), indoor aquatic facilities, and a wet lab for standard ecological and genomic sample processing. Candidates must be highly organized, resourceful, creative, independent, hardworking, capable of working as part of a team, and competent with manuscript writing and communicating science. The position has numerous opportunities to collaborate with members of the Rohr lab, other laboratories at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (, Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society (, and the Eck Institute for Global Health ( and other universities. There is the potential of 2 years of funding and the start date is flexible, but earlier start dates are preferred.

The salary will be competitive and determined based on the qualifications of the applicant. Standard benefits commensurate with the level of appointment at the University of Notre Dame will be provided. Opportunities to conduct empirical work might be possible, but the emphasis will be on working with existing data. Preference will be given to individuals that can be in-person rather than remote.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, brief statement of research interests (<2 pages), and list of references as a single pdf to Dr. Jason Rohr ( with the subject line of the email reading “Postdoc Application (insert last name)”. For example: Postdoc Application Smith. The position will remain open until filled. The lab will begin reviewing applications during the week of January 29th but please do not perceive this as a hard deadline.

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