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The Taylor Geospatial Institute is hiring!
Come join the team that is building the Taylor Geospatial Institute. Be part of an exciting adventure and make a difference! We have a bold vision to make this research consortium a national leader in geospatial science and to accelerate the St. Louis region’s development as a global geospatial center of excellence.
TGI operations and technical staff positions are critical to the long-term success of the Institute.
To grow the Institute and support the consortium members, we are hiring:
To build a world-class data services team in support of faculty and researchers, we are hiring:
To apply for these positions, please submit an application using the links above. The Taylor Geospatial Institute is managed by Saint Louis University and TGI staff are hired as employees of Saint Louis University. Saint Louis University offers an inclusive and supportive environment with a comprehensive benefits package for employees to grow and excel in.
Research Scientist Positions
Research Scientists advance their field of study in core geospatial science and applied. They support faculty in research projects. They will also develop externally funded research proposals in collaboration with TGI faculty and will promote geospatial research collaborations in the St. Louis region.
To advance geospatial science, we are hiring:
- Five Research Scientists
To apply for the Research Scientist positions, please submit an application through the link above.
Geospatial Openings at Partner Institutions
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has multiple positions that will advance cutting-edge geospatial research and education. These positions will making significant contributions to technical research, development, and operation of cyberGIS infrastructure for the CyberGIS Center, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and NSF I‑GUIDE at UIUC.
UIUC is hiring:
Please submit an application through the link above.
TGI Postdoctoral Fellows
With a nationally competitive salary, research funding, and other benefits, the TGI aims to attract up to a dozen postdoctoral fellows per year to the St. Louis region. Upon completion of their postdoc residence, postdocs will be very competitive for employment at universities or industry in the St. Louis region, where there is an abundance of career pathways in the geospatial field. The postdoc scholars will have the opportunity to rotate among the eight partner institutions of the TGI and interact with the large network of TGI scientists and researchers.
Please read this TGI Postdoc Program Notice of Opportunity (PDF) to learn more about the postdoctoral program and learn how to apply.
There is more to come. We will post further faculty positions and staff positions related to geospatial activities from both Saint Louis University and the TGI partner institutions in the future.
Why Come Work for the Taylor Geospatial Institute?
Make a difference
People are the key to success of this young Institute which was just announced on April 21, 2022. As a new Institute, you will leave a long-lasting mark on its development. Your work will provide critical support to ensure the success of the consortium or to contribute to the TGI’s research priorities. Your skills are a critical ingredient to achieving our vision. At TGI, you can help enable innovative, real-world solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. You will have an impact on the region as the Institute advances its mission of developing the region into a geospatial center of excellence.
It’s the right time and the right place
The St. Louis region has a long history of navigation and mapping which started with the Mississippians in Cahokia and the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition. St. Louis has been at the heart of collecting and updating the early maps of the western United States. More recently, the $1.7B investment from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in their new campus just north of downtown St. Louis is a reminder that location science and geospatial technologies are still a pillar of the region. The GeoFutures report commissioned by local civic leaders provides a strategic roadmap for the region to become a geospatial center of excellence for the nation. The Taylor Geospatial Institute was born into this vibrant ecosystem that has been hundreds of years in the making.
There is something special going on in the geospatial ecosystem right now in the St. Louis region. You can be a part of it.
A genuine and inclusive community
In its short existence, the Taylor Geospatial Institute has created exciting new connections between faculty from different institutions, different disciplines, and different research backgrounds through one-on-one introductions, small workshops, and major events. This genuine and growing TGI community integrates naturally in the vibrant geospatial ecosystem in the St. Louis region.
This community is inclusive and believes in the value of diversity. Furthermore, this community has a welcoming open door approach that enables new-comers to get to know the movers and shakers from the startup hubs to the C‑suite of established legacy companies.
Why come work in St Louis?
Whether you are a young professional looking to start your career or an established professional looking for a better quality of life for your family, St. Louis and its region has you covered. The city has a lively culture with good food, entertainment, music, and sports. St. Louis also has big city amenities such as the world class Zoo and museums in the largest urban park, and yet it provides easy living with short commutes and good quality schools. The region also offers quick access to great outdoor recreation areas.
What if I don’t know geospatial science and technology?
We need smart, proactive, ambitious staff that are curious about learning new things. For the administrative positions, we expect that you bring your skills, and we will teach you the “geospatial stuff” you need to know. You can take advantage of the education benefits and enroll in a geospatial introductory course or even earn a full degree.
What if my resume does not fit the positions above?
If you believe that you bring experience and skills that will contribute to the vision and mission of the institute, we definitely want to hear from you. Please tell us about your interest in contributing to the Institute via email.