Spatial Data Scientist, Field & Data Manager, Drone Pilot

The Forest Change Analysis Lab at UC Davis is recruiting for several new research and field positions. Find the position listings here: Data Scientist: This is a career-track position for candidates with a MS or PhD, beginning between January and September 2023, with a salary of $56,300 – $72,000 depending on qualifications. The Scientist will develop scripted analytical workflows and tools to process large geospatial datasets, primarily to support the Open Forest Observatory, a new NSF-funded project on the frontier of drone-enabled forest ecology. The OFO is building open-source tools to (a) map forests at the individual-tree level using low-cost drone technology and (b) make the resulting maps publicly available. The Scientist will also lead or co-lead other data-intensive lab projects, with an initial focus on a collaboration with USGS that aims to understand fine-scale variation in tree mortality in areas of recent large wildfires in California by analyzing high-resolution imagery (drone, airplane, and satellite) and plot-based field data.Forest Ecology Field & Data Manager: This is a 9- to 12-month position beginning in January or February 2023 with an hourly salary of $27.09. The primarily office-based position will coordinate the collection, management, and initial analysis of field-based and drone-based forest vegetation data to support forest ecology research projects.Forest Ecology Drone Pilot: This is a 3- to 4-month position beginning in May 2023 with an hourly salary of $23.93. The Drone Pilot will support the Open Forest Observatory and a forest management planning study by piloting drones to collect imagery from forest sites.For all positions, application review will begin December 9, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.