Los Alamos National Laboratory Spectral and Polarimetric Imaging Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Space and Remote Sensing Group (ISR-2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified postdoctoral candidate to participate in the execution of our portfolio of exciting, cutting-edge research programs in sensing, signal/image processing, and detection. Relevant technologies and phenomenologies include: spectral sensing, imaging, polarization, radar, acoustic, and sonar. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in spectral and polarimetric measurements and algorithms. In this position, the post-doc will make visible/near-infrared/short-wave infrared (VNIR-SWIR) polarized spectral measurements, surface roughness measurements using an optical profilometer, make targets for polarimetric imaging, and possibly help develop a new observation scenario for bi-static radar imaging.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Coursework and research experience in remote sensing, preferably in spectral and/or polarimetric sensing
Fluency in one or more scientific programming languages (Python, Matlab, IDL/ENVI, C)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability and desire to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to work independently, with creativity and initiative
Willingness to expand into new fields
Education/Experience :PhD in physics, engineering, computer science, or other sensing related field – completed within last 5 years.
Experience and/or interest in making spectral measurements in the laboratory
Familiarity with spectral and/or polarimetric sensing and phenomenology
Experience with surface roughness measurements using a profilometer
Experience and/or interest in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Note to Applicants:
In addition to submitting their CV, applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter describing their research interests and addressing the above requirements and qualifications.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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Vacancy Name: IRC91731
Organization Name ISR-2/Space and Remote Sensing
Req ID: IRC91731