Research Fellow (Data Science & Geomagnetic Bird Navigation) – AR2135SB

Applications are invited for a 14-month Postdoctoral Research Fellow post at the School of Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, to work on the project Uncovering the Mechanisms of Migratory Bird Navigation with Big Data Analytics, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The post-holder will undertake data science research and is expected to develop new data fusion methods for open geomagnetic and bird tracking data. These methods should overcome the heterogeneity of data sources and issues with diverse spatial and temporal scales at which data are collected. The post holder will work in an interdisciplinary and international team, consisting of data scientists at the University of St Andrews and ecologists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (MPIO) in Germany. The holder will be expected to publish their findings in relevant venues in GIScience and ecology as well as contribute to the broader research within the grant that is funding the post.

Applicants should hold a PhD in geographic information science, remote sensing or a related spatial data science discipline and have an interest in movement ecology. The post also requires knowledge of coding and spatial data processing. Prior knowledge of working with geomagnetic data would be an advantage.

Post will start on 3 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Duration: 14 months.

Application DL: 1 October 2018, via the Vacancies portal of the University of St Andrews.

More details in the job listing (ref. no. AR2135SB).
For a full job description see Further Particulars (AR2135SB).

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