Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Security 

Our postdoctoral fellowship is awarded to promising young scholars with a demonstrated ability to do innovative and rigorous work related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation. Successful candidates are expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE. We encourage candidates from both the social and natural sciences to apply.

Successful applications will clearly identify how the proposed work relates to FSE priority areas. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on the topics of (i) water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security or (ii) machine learning applications in food security and development.

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Postdoctoral position for Satellite data integration for global cropland mapping

Stanford University’s Center on Food Security and the Environment seeks 1-2 post-doctoral scholars to join a team developing global agricultural datasets. The project involves combining imagery from multiple sensors (Landsat, Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Planet, Skysat, and MODIS) with gridded weather, soil, and management data to produce annual maps of various properties, including crop types and yields. Post-docs are sought both to assist in the development of methods, as well as to lead studies that validate and apply these datasets to new questions and new regions.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in remote sensing, ecology, natural resources, agriculture, or a related field, have an interest in pursuing research in food security or agriculture, and be proficient in R and/or python programming. Experience working with Google Earth Engine is strongly desired. Familiarity using basic machine learning techniques such as random forests and support vector machines, and/or crop simulation models is desired.

To apply, please email David Lobell (dlobell@stanford.edu) with the subject line “cropmap postdoc” and include your CV and names and emails of three references.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.