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Postdoctoral Research Associate (id:77800)

University of Maine

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Position Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate (id:77800)
School of Forest Resources - OFORM
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Orono ME
Statement of the Job:

The School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine has a position available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on ongoing NASA and USDA research projects on forest health assessment using remote sensing technologies in collaboration with USFS, forest landowners and Maine forest industry. Typical salary for this soft-money funded position is $48,504 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu .

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here .

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here .



  • A Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, remote sensing, geo-spatial analysis or other closely related disciplines.
  • Hands-on experience with remote sensing data processing and software such as ENVI or ERDAS Imagine and geospatial analysis software such as ArcGIS Pro or similar open-source software or other platforms such as Google Earth Engine.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as IDL, R or Python.
  • Experience with various statistical methods like parametric or nonparametric regression.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Having a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants must be eligible to accept employment in the United States at the time the appointment is made.


  • Prior research work in forested environments.
  • Experience on field work and aerial data acquisition campaigns.
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific publications or presentations.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: 9/9/2022
Interviews to begin no earlier than: 9/16/2022
Tentative start date: 11/1/2022

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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Required Documents:
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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