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Gardens from above

GIS Developer

The Faculty of Computer Science is currently recruiting one or more graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows to work with a software development team at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada.


In concert with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, and the STRATUM research and development team, the successful candidate will support the development of innovative archeological software for data collection and mapping in the field.

The successful candidate will focus on supporting the development of an innovative archeological field-mapping and data collection tool to improve the efficiency and accuracy of fieldwork and reduce the burden of reporting stress on archeologists.

The appointment is a full-time position for a period of 8 months.

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Project Description

The successful candidate will contribute to the research and development agenda of the STRATUM developer team to create an innovative field mapping and data collection tool for archeologists.

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow or Graduate Research Assistant to work on implementation of STRATUM, an archaeological software, with Dr. Cora Woolsey, Dr. Scott Bateman, and the STRATUM research and development team at UNB. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to the research agenda of the STRATUM team, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of archaeological field workers through technology, developing a mapping interface that incorporates user needs study results, and testing the resulting software in the field with users. Duties will include working with the development team to program a mapping interface for integration with the STRATUM software.

UNB is dedicated to cultivating new ideas, creative thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-changing world of technology.


Completed undergraduate degree in geoscience, geomatics, engineering or a similar field within the last two years is required for a graduate position. Completed doctorate in one of these fields within the last five years is required for the postdoctoral position. Experience with GIS application development, spatial analysis and field mapping, and surveying.   


We are seeking a candidate with expertise in GIS application and tool development.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • A minimum of one year of practical work experience in a GIS development environment

  • Strong understanding of GIS mapping, science, geodesy, and related technologies

  • A passion for troubleshooting and resolving GIS software-related problems

  • Applied knowledge of a variety of GIS applications e.g. ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD, QGIS, Avenza

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with the GDAL library

  • Python, SQL, C# or related programming languages

  • Database knowledge and experience, especially Filemaker Pro

  • Strong JSON skills are considered an asset


Desired Assets:
  • Strong desire and capacity to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Completion of an accredited cartographic or GIS educational program or equivalent work experience

  • Experience with Unity Gaming Services

  • Expertise in UX/HCI research design

  • Familiarity with online data portals and mapping (Google Maps, Mapbox)


The candidate will work closely with academic colleagues from various disciplines and with multiple stakeholders from industry, government, and the Indigenous community. 

How to Apply

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$60,000 CAD per year (including benefits).

Start Date and Duration of Appointment:

Early 2022; the position will continue for four months with the possibility of renewal.


Please contact Dr. Cora Woolsey  with a PDF that includes: 1) cover letter (2 pages max); 2) current CV; 3) two reference letters that speak to your academic performance and research abilities.  A PhD must have been awarded at the position start date.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity, fostering diversity within our community, and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 20th, 2022, but application review will continue until the position is filled.

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