Postdoc in remote sensing to identify uncontested lands for conservation


The University of Queensland


Friday, April 28, 2017

Start Date

Thursday, June 1, 2017

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning.

The role

The candidate will apply novel remote sensing techniques for large area – long time series data, as well as economics and social metrics, to detect uncontested lands. Then look at prioritising uncontested lands for conservation based on estimates of ecological restoration and costs. They will provide supervision to RhD students on the project and play a role in coordinating the project under the supervision of Dr McDonald-Madden.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of remote sensing, GIS, economics, ecology modelling or a closely related discipline. You should also have research experiences with automated collection and processing of global satellite image times series to deliver maps and analytics. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively with various colleagues and stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment for two years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.80 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95, 408.58 - $102416.1 p.a.).

Position Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level A 2017_DP.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Eve Mcdonald-Madden on +61 7 3365 6525 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Contact Name

Dr. Eve McDonald-Madden

Contact Phone

+61 7 3365 6525

Contact Email