Spatial Analyst
Chicago, IL 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description
Position Details
Position Details

Job Title Spatial Analyst
Position Number 8300873
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Part-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Campus Off-Campus/Remote
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes
Duties and Responsibilities
Loyola University Chicago's School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) is a degree-conferring academic unit that opened in September of 2013 (see The SES is housed in a LEED certified geothermal building that includes new state-of-the-art research laboratories, a 3,100 sq ft greenhouse, 2 aquaponics facilities, a biodiesel laboratory, and several teaching laboratories.
In May 2022, the State of Michigan, Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) awarded Shane Lishawa and external partners a $387,100, 3-year grant to optimize the early detection of aquatic invasive species in Michigan using novel range expansion forecasts.
The Spatial Analyst is a part-time, 24-month position within the SES working 15 hours per-week in year-1 and 10 hours per-week in year-2, and reporting to the project's Principal Investigator. The Spatial Analyst will assist in all aspects of the development of the novel range expansion forecasting. The Spatial Analyst will be responsible for 1) assisting the research team in developing a European Frogbit (EFB) forecasting tool that updates a habitat suitability model annually based on changing water levels, emergent vegetation, and newly identified EFB occurrences, and 2) assisting the research team in developing a new EFB habitat suitability model for interior (i.e., non-coastal) wetland and lake systems.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience
A Masters in Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, Restoration Ecology, Biology, Conservation Biology or a related field is required.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate reliability, professional conduct, a strong work ethic, and excellence in team work.
A Masters in Remote Sensing, Environmental Science, Restoration Ecology, Biology, Conservation Biology or a related field is required.
Computer Skills
Experience working in remote sensing, GIS, and spatial analytical experience is required.
Supervisory Responsibilities No
Required operation of university owned vehicles No
Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No
Physical Demands Lifting, Carrying, Standing, Climbing, Crawling/Kneeling, Repetitive Motions
Working Conditions Lighting, Heating, Ventilation, Odors, Noise, Animals, Heights, Infectious Diseases, Danger, Irregular Hours, Exposure to Inclement Weather
Open Date 09/13/2022
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Loyola all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
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Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
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