2-year Postdoctoral Position in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice (Canada)

2-year Postdoctoral Position in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice (Canada)

Location: The Ice, Climate, and Ecosystem (ICE) Remote Sensing Lab at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Position: 2-year Postdoctoral Position in SAR Remote Sensing of Sea Ice (Canada)

Start Date: September 1, 2024 

Postdoctoral research project: Investigating Ku- and L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing of Arctic sea ice

The successful candidate will contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary, research project dedicated to the development of Ku- and L-band SAR to map sea ice properties, with focus on geophysical properties such as snow, surface roughness, flooded ice, and ice ridging. The candidate will have access to novel surface and airborne derived radar and geophysical property datasets and will have opportunities for field work, including funded airborne and ground validation initiatives in the Canadian Arctic in 2025 along with participants with foci spanning remote sensing, climate, and social enterprise domains. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the development of NASA-ISRO (NISAR) mission data, as well as initiatives related to the development of future Ku-band SAR missions.


This is for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in sea ice geophysics and SAR remote sensing to fill a fully funded, full-time, 2 year position (1 year renewable to another year subject to a performance evaluation). Prior experience in the analysis of SAR and cryospheric geophysical datasets is required, and some prior experience in microwave scattering modelling (e.g. SMRT), SAR signal processing, or machine learning is desirable, but not required.


Please send on or before July 20, 2024 a single PDF file to the following address: randy@uvic.ca

  1. a cover letter explaining your background and fit for the position;

  2. a CV;

  3. names and contact information of a minimum of two referees.

Please feel free to contact me (Randy Scharien) by email randy@uvic.ca with informal inquiries.