[OSGeo Africa] GISc assistant research officer position

Julian Smit julian.smit at uct.ac.za
Wed Feb 18 04:24:03 PST 2015

The position below is advertised on the University of Cape Town website and may be viewed at http://www.uct.ac.za/about/intro/vacancies/external

The African Centre for Cities invites applications for an Assistant Research Officer to undertake research on "intra- and inter-urban land use / cover change trends" in three smaller cities in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The ideal candidate will have expertise in geo-information sciences (remote sensing and geographic information systems).

*         A master's degree in an area of study relevant to the proposed research within the past five years (Geomatics, Geography, etc. with a geo-information sciences focus).

The following would be advantageous:
Knowledge and familiarity of the following geo-information sciences software
o     ESRI ArcGIS
o     Trimble eCognition
o     Exelis ESRI
o     Hexagon ERDAS Imagine


*         Conducting relevant background research;
*         Collecting, and assisting in analysing, the land use / cover data for the case study countries / cities;
*         Managing a geographical information system for the project's spatial database.

Travel to the case study countries / cities may be required.
The successful candidate must be willing to execute a specific schedule of research tasks.


Prof. Julian Smit<mailto:%20Julian.Smit at uct.ac.za>
Associate Professor (Geo-Information Science) / Head of Division
Geomatics Division<http://www.geomatics.uct.ac.za/>
School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics<http://www.apg.uct.ac.za/>
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment<http://www.ebe.uct.ac.za/>
University of Cape Town<http://www.uct.ac.za/>

Tel. +27 (0)21 650 3573
Fax. +27 (0)21 650 3572

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