Researcher/Engineer II

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

ID: 7088704
Posted: November 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Detailed Job Description

The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) group in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is seeking candidates to fill the role of Assistant Research Scientist in Remote Sensing. Suitable candidates will potentially support multiple research projects being conducted within the group and work closely with students, staff, and sponsors to achieve high-quality research outcomes. Candidates will present research findings 2-4 times per year at sponsored meetings and/or conferences and will be expected to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. Strong candidates will have a background in algorithm development & assessment, conducting field-campaigns, calibration & vicarious calibration of space and airborne instruments, and simulation & modeling to potentially support the following topics.

The ideal candidate for this position would have a solid background in remote sensing, understand the radiometric considerations and the unique issues encountered from sUAS and satellite platforms, be adept at the collection and management of image data, and be able to develop sound experimental designs and collection campaigns. The ability to develop custom image processing and computer vision algorithms for the analysis of this data is a must.

About RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

College of Science

Required Minimum Qualifications

PhD in specified field of science, engineering or related field OR Master’s degree in specified field of science, engineering or related field and 3 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree in specified field of science, engineering or related field plus at least 6 years of post-bachelor’s work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with Machine Learning algorithms as applied to imaging
Ability to conduct remote sensing experiments in a field environment
Ability and willingness to obtain an FAA certification as a "drone pilot" is desirable
A record of refereed scholarly publication in the physics, mathematics, engineering, or applications related to remote sensing systems and data analysis