Two-Year Postdoc in Geo-Computational Community Science

We are seeking a skilled GI researcher to lead the development of a platform for collaborative community science in northern Canada. The position is based in Waterloo, Ontario in the Spatial Lab (thespatiallab.org) at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Wilfrid Laurier University

The Postdoctoral fellow will be part of a research project into developing tools for community science in Canada’s north as part of the Global Water Futures Research Programme (http://gwf.usask.ca).  The Global Water Citizenship (GWC) project seeks to 1) improve the adoption of citizen and community inputs into environmental science research, and 2) improve the adoption of environmental science research into decision-making at the local level. The Postdoctoral fellow will work with a team of PhD students, academic researchers and industry partners to build data integration tools for integrating community-based observational data into a broader platform for environmental analytics and change detection. The candidate should have excellent data science skills, have experience with data quality assessment/crowdsourcing/VGI/citizen science, and be comfortable programming in R and/or python.

The annual salary for this two-year position is $50,000/yr plus a travel stipend.

Starting date: Early 2018 (flexible)

Qualified individuals are encouraged to inquire and/or apply by email; addressed to: Dr. Colin Robertson (crobertson@wlu.ca). Please attach a single PDF file that contains a letter of research interest and CV.

Additional faculty that lead this project include Dr. Rob Feick (UW), Dr. Steve Roberts (Laurier) and Dr. Michael English (Laurier).

Evaluation of the applications will begin January 10th, 2018 until the position has been filled.