Postdoctoral Fellowship in Agriculture & Remote Sensing


School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Start Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available starting Fall 2019 in the Jain lab ( at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. I am looking for a highly motivated postdoc who is interested in questions related to sustainable agriculture, food security, and adaptation to environmental change. My research group uses a variety of quantitative methods, including remote sensing, GIS, econometrics, and structured household interviews to assess how farmers perceive, respond, and adapt to environmental change. Ideally the interested candidate will be well versed in remote sensing and working with large datasets.

Position Details: Competitive salary will be provided based on qualifications. The position is initially for one year, with potential to extend to two years based on performance, funding and need.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with strong publication records, programming experience in R, Python and/or Google Earth Engine, remote sensing and/or GIS experience. Applicants can come from a wide range of Ph.D. backgrounds, including geography, sustainability science, agricultural sciences, economics, computer science, and environmental sciences.

Application Instructions: If interested, the following application materials should be emailed to Dr. Preeti Rao ( with the email subject of “Postdoc Position Application”. Please include the following materials in one .pdf file:

1) Cover letter describing general research interests

2) CV

3) One representative manuscript (preferably first authored and published)

4) List of 3 references with contact information (email)

Materials are due by March 7, 2019.

Background: The School for Environment and Sustainability’s overarching mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth's resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. Through research, education, and outreach, the faculty, staff, and students are devoted to generating knowledge and developing policies, techniques, and skills to help practitioners manage and conserve environmental resources to meet the full range of human needs on a sustainable basis.

Contact Name

Dr. Preeti Rao

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