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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV - Senior Remote Sensing Scientist

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The University of Texas At Austin

Austin, TX

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV - Senior Remote Sensing Scientist

Hiring department

Ctr Space Research

Monthly salary

$5,000 depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status


FLSA status


Earliest Start Date


Position Duration

Funding expected to continue

Position open to

all applicants


MCC Building (Northwest Austin)

Number of vacancies


General Notes

Must be a US Citizen or green card holder and be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. Work location will be off campus at 3925 West Braker Lane. The Letter of Interest must discuss how past and current work and research demonstrates qualifications for position and communication skills. References must be former employers.

Required Application Materials

A Resume is required in order to apply

A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Lead work in remote sensing analyses to develop comprehensive disaster analytics and to achieve objectives associated with projects investigating major natural disasters. Manage acquisition, quality control and analysis of satellite and aerial sensor data for disaster response and damage assessment applications.

Essential Functions

Identify, research, develop, and test current photogrammetric, UAS, LiDAR and other remote sensing technologies to enhance geospatial analysis capabilities for disaster response, damage assessment and disaster analytics through applications, modeling, expert systems, machine learning, and other techniques. Develop and manage image processing and information extraction to support real-time response and long-term disaster analytics. Manage, oversee and conduct the planning, testing, and validation of remote sensing technology/science to address DA topics. Evaluate and recommend new and emerging remote sensing technologies, data products, collection and processing techniques and applications. Develop software and algorithm solutions for remote sensing applications. Provide guidance and technical leadership in the area of remote sensing for disaster analytics and allied topics. Guide work performed by junior staff and student assistants.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. in geography, earth science, engineering, or a related discipline with major coursework in remote sensing science and two years of relevant experience, OR master's degree in one of same disciplines and four years of relevant experience, OR bachelor's degree in one of same disciplines and six years of relevant experience. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in rapid processing, analysis and information extraction from high resolution remotely sensed data collected by airborne and/or space-based sensors. Proficiency in photogrammetric techniques and/or UAS data processing. Proficiency in programming using Python, Interactive Data Language, Matlab or similar language for data processing, integration and quality control. Experience with remote sensing and geospatial software packages for research and analysis. The position requires attention to detail, effective problem solving skills, and innovation. Ability to work independently with sensitive and confidential information and work as a team member without daily supervision and effectively communicate with diverse groups of clients. Reliable and effective communicator in writing, by phone, electronically, and in person. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced courses leading to a Master's degree or higher in remote sensing or related science and/or professional certification in remote sensing technologies (ASPRS or equivalent). Significant experience related to electro-optical and/or microwave remote sensing applications (orbital mechanics, geodesy, geospatial statistics, climatology, meteorology, geology, ecology, and hydrology). Demonstrated proficiency in ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, eCognition or equivalent remote sensing software. Demonstrated proficiency in Esri applications (ArcGIS Desktop, Server or Pro). Demonstrated experience and familiarity in 2D (imagery, raster and vector) and 3D geospatial data exploitation methods. Applicant should have prior experience in geospatial application solutions using novel algorithm techniques and working knowledge of processing, exploitation and dissemination workflows for airborne and space-based remote sensing. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and technical leadership. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a 3.5 in major coursework or higher.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Evenings and weekend work required during State of Texas emergency activations. May require extended hours or on-call duty. Concurrent projects with rapid turnaround. Daytime travel to local offsite facilities. Occasional overnight travel.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and more than 50,000 students.

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