Postdoc_global_crop@SNU

Title: 2 postdocs in global crop monitoring @ Seoul National University

We are seeking two postdoctoral fellows for a recently funded global crop monitoring project. Two positions include 1) crop type mapping and 2) crop growth conditions. The postdocs will integrate multiple satellite remote sensing data, crop model, FLUXNET, and machine learning. Target crops include corn, wheat and soybean.

Postdoc 1 will work on crop type mapping by merging massive ground truth data, machine learning techniques, and satellite remote sensing. Depending on cloudiness, image fusion techniques could be applied. Landsat scale outcomes will be delivered.

Postdoc 2 will investigate crop growth conditions (photosynthesis, transpiration, stress) and yield mapping. It will combine developing process based models via carbon allocation schemes (BESS-Corn, BESS-Wheat, BESS-Soybean, check this: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.03.014) and simple satellite remote sensing based approaches such as SIF and NIRv.

We strongly encourage applying to those positions if you are passionate for those topics, have great ideas to achieve this complex, challenging task, are learning animal, and are willing to join our adventure towards the vision, “A sustainable world where ecological information is available and accessible to anyone.”

Seoul National University is located in the Gwanak Mountain, southern part of the Seoul City in South Korea. Numerous mountain trails are accessible in the campus whereas “Gangnam”, the center of amusement in Seoul, is within 30 min. There are diverse groups of international students/scholars. There is a dormitory for international scholars which offers low cost, nice housing for family or single.

This is a 1-year position. Pending successful performance, the position may be renewed up to 4 years. The position is available immediately. The review of applications will start immediately until the position is filled. Please submit applications (including cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references) via email to Dr. Youngryel Ryu (ryuyr77@gmail.com). If you have any question, feel free to send emails to Dr Ryu. Welcome to visit our lab webpage to see our research and activity (http://environment.snu.ac.kr/).