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Associate Scientist
Rochester Institute of Technology

November 14, 2017
Job location:
Rochester, New York

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Higher Education Institution
Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative


Detailed Job Description
The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (CIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is looking to hire a Research Scientist. The staff member would participate in current research related to the field of remote sensing. Specifically, initial focus of the research will be in the areas of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and algorithm development related to multi-modal data image registration and (hyper) spectral image data analysis.

The ideal candidate for this position would have a solid background in remote sensing, understand radiometric considerations and the unique issues encountered from sUAS platforms, be adept at the collection and management of image data, be able to develop sound experimental designs and collection campaigns (all pertinent to sUAS) in addition to post processing of image data including custom image processing and computer vision algorithms for multi-sensor (e.g., pan, RGB, LiDAR, HSI, etc.) image registration (including approaches for image deformation mitigation, shadow and water detection), and (hyper) spectral image data analysis such as development of anomaly, target or change detection algorithms.

The candidate must be willing to work with and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, guiding their day-to-day activities and research in remote sensing. The Research Scientist would be expected to be a representative of the DIRS laboratory by presenting at international conferences and leading the development of articles for refereed publication. Ultimately, the Research Scientist would lead his/her own research activities and obtain external funding through the competitive grant process.

Required Minimum Qualifications
   » PhD. in imaging science, mathematics, engineering, or related field
   » Significant practice in remote sensing field data collection
   » Significant practice in analysis of multi/hyperspectral imagery (and LiDAR)
   » Significant practice in the application of known signature detection algorithms
   » prosperous record of publication

Required Minimum Education Level

Preferred Qualifications

How To Apply
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Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or discapability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, Contact Us by the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

Internal Number: 3474BR

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THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. Information technology is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine's ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine's “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

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