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PhD Assistantship

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Ph.D Positions in Precision Agriculture - UMN

The Precision Agriculture Center at the Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota is seeking applications for two graduate research assistant (RA) positions for pursuing Ph.D. studies with research focus on applications of proximal, UAV and satellite remote sensing, crop growth modeling, and machine learning for crop N and/or water stress diagnosis, precision nutrient management, precision water management and integrated precision crop management. These positions are available from the Spring Semester, 2021, but can also start in the summer of 2021.  These positions will pay $26,340 for stipend per year, plus $22,809 for tuition and health insurance.    Required qualifications: A M.S. degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural or Biosystems Engineering; Experience and proficiency in GIS,  remote sensing image analysis, image processing and analysis, proximal and remote sensing for crop and soil mapping; Preferred qualifications: Experience with machine learning analysis, with demonstrated programming skills in Python and/or R; Being able to work independently and as well as collectively in an international and interdisciplinary research team; Strong communication skills; Experience in crop growth modeling is a plus; Experience in thermal remote sensing and data analysis is a plus.   Application Contact:   Yuxin Miao, ...more

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Postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University

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Texas A&M GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP - TURFGRASS SCIENCE

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP - TURFGRASS SCIENCE   Position: The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking a highly motivated student for a Ph.D. degree. The incumbent will conduct interdisciplinary research related to precision turfgrass management; specifically, investigations into the spatial and temporal dynamics of turfgrass and soil characteristics on golf course fairways for targeted applications of management inputs. The selected candidate will also be expected to act as a teaching assistant for two semesters in SCSC 429, Turfgrass Management Systems, or other lab courses within the Department.    Preferred qualifications: M.S. in turfgrass science or closely related field. Innate interest in turfgrass science and management (especially irrigation), with desire to gain research, teaching, and extension experience.  A robust background in conducting field research. Experience with advanced sensor technologies for precision agriculture/turfgrass management applications. Considerable knowledge of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and image processing and analysis for turfgrass and soil mapping. Big data management and programming (e.g. Python, R) experience for agricultural projects. Strong communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to work with various industry partners and researchers from other institutions.  A great work ...more

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Assistant Professor - Precision Agriculture Technologies and Data Management

Job no: 515772 Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences Department: Tidewater AREC Location: Tidewater VA Categories: Agriculture / Life Science   Job Description Virginia Tech’ s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is seeking applicants for a 12-months tenure track faculty position in Precision Agriculture Technologies and Data Management (Research/Extension) as part of its Phase II SmartFarm Innovation NetworkTM  faculty cluster hire. Phase II includes a total of seven (7) faculty positions to be filled within several academic units and Agricultural Research and Extension Centers. Collaborations of cluster hires and existing faculty will enhance interdisciplinary flagship programs at the nexus of digital, biological, social, and physical sciences and engineering with application to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The cluster hire will be affiliated with the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture for enhancing interdisciplinary networking. This ambitious vision will create a statewide network of interconnected faculty, partners, and resources for scientific discovery and developing, deploying, and extending new technologies. The goal is to increase overall productivity, resiliency, sustainability, and economic value of food, agriculture production systems, and natural resources and expand Virginia Tech’...more

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Agricultural Mechanized Systems

Job Summary & Key Responsibilities The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop and evaluate mechanized/precision agriculture systems (hardware and software), under the supervision of Dr. Travis Esau P.Eng, to improve crop yield and technology transfer activities. They will participate in a combination of field and laboratory research and will be required to complete extensive travel throughout the Atlantic region. Periodic exposure to allergy constituents including dust, insects (e.g. honeybees) are a component of this position.   Requirements: Work on several applied and basic research projects pertaining to precision agriculture technologies in agriculture production systems.  Develop computer software for real-time variable rate agrochemical delivery systems (variable-rate sprayer and spreader), automated wild blueberry harvesting system, and deep learning machine vision technology (including mobile phone app development).   Must be able to work individually and cooperatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.   Involve in both laboratory and field plot experimentation throughout eastern Canada. Collaborate with various industry partners, producer organizations, researchers from other institutions and extension specialists throughout Eastern Canada.  Expect to assume a role in research, technology transfer, and undergraduate and graduate student training.   Maintain an open and active relationship with the contributing ...more

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Assistant Professor in Precision Agriculture

Assistant professor in Precision agriculture   The Department of Soils and Agri-food Engineering at Laval University (Quebec City, QC, Canada) invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment. The deadline for applications is November 30th 2021. The candidate should have experience in the teaching of courses related to precision agriculture. Please see the further detail link below (in French) for a full job description, person qualifications and more information relating to this post. https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/emploi/HCM/4665/votreexpertise

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Remote Sensing of Biotic Stress at the University of California, Riverside (USA)

Description The University of California, Riverside is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to develop improved tools for the detection of biotic stress (diseases and weeds) in annual crops in the Southwestern U.S. The Scholar will support the USDA-NIFA-funded project “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Water, Nutrient, Salinity, And Pest Management in The Western U.S.” (https://ai4sa.ucr.edu/). The overall goal of this project is to develop advanced tools for early stress (abiotic and biotic) detection and decision support for crop management. The Scholar will work with agricultural scientists, extension personnel, and growers and other industry clientele to collect imagery via unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and satellites, and georeferenced data on pest outbreaks via field surveys. The Scholar will use these data in collaboration with computer scientists to develop machine learning algorithms for the detection and management of biotic stress. The crops and pest systems to be included in this project are flexible but are expected to be relevant to agriculture in Arizona and California.   Responsibilities  Manage small plot field experiments on detection of diseases or weeds with remote sensing. Collect imagery of controlled experiments and commercial fields using a UAS and satellite platforms(s). ...more

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Post-Doctoral of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Position: Post-Doctoral of Agricultural and Biological Engineering specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, and Embedded/Edge Processing for Robotics Type: Contract annually renewed with 2 year minimum, extendable up to 5. Location: University of Florida, Dept. Ag and Bio Engineering, Gainesville, FL Application Deadline Date: Position open until filled; application review begins immediately. Advertised salary: $60,000 plus benefits. Contact: Dr. Tom Burks tburks@ufl.edu   Description: The University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (https://abe.ufl.edu/) is looking for a motivated individual to join the Agricultural Robotics and Mechatronics Group as a Post-doctoral Researcher under the supervision of Dr. Tom Burks at the University of Florida (Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering) in Gainesville, FL. The selected candidate will work primarily in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), embedded and edge computing for machine vision using visible, hyper-spectral, multi- spectral, and thermal imaging platforms applied towards automation, robotics (including UAVs), mechatronics, and precision farming technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing integrated hardware and software for embedded and edge AI systems for agricultural production and food safety applications. Daily responsibilities will include designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and ...more

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Professor in Digital Agriculture

Professor in Digital Agriculture - KU Leuven   Details on the vacancy and the application procedure can be found on this website:  https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/60023504?hl=en&lang=en. The vacancy is open until September 30, 2021.   KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments.   If you have any questions regarding this position, please do not hesitate to contact our department chair: jean-marie.aerts@kuleuven.be. 

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Assistant Professor in Soil Remote Sensing

About UM6P: Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with international standards, is established to contribute to the development of Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech.   About CRSA: CRSA is a transversal structure across several UM6P Programs. Research within the center is organized around several major areas that aim to ensure the challenging Food and Water security goal in Africa, with a special focus on developing methods/tools that use multi-source remotely sensed data. The research aims to improve our understanding of the integrated functioning of continental surfaces and their interaction with climate and humans, with emphasis on sustainable management of natural resources (soil, land, water, agriculture) in the context of Climate Change. One of center’s goals is to provide a set of services ...more

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Spray Application Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar in Spray Application Engineering BIOLOGICAL & AG ENGINEERING / Agricultural and Environmental Sciences / UC Davis   POSITION DESCRIPTION We are seeking a highly motivated scholar to develop a large dataset on orchard airblast/air-assisted sprayers, specialty fruit and nut tree and vine crop canopy characteristics, and environmental conditions. The candidate will be involved with projects on spray deposition and drift data collection, modeling, and simulation to develop decision support tools (i.e., mobile and web apps) for pesticide applicators and regulators. The position is available initially for one year with the possibility of 1-2 years extension.   Major Responsibilities 90% Research Conduct applied research in spray application engineering. Collect field data from sprayers and crop canopies while monitoring environmental conditions, using appropriate instrumentation and/or sensors. Build and validate models with spray deposition and drift data for input into existing or new spray decision support applications. Develop spray application best practices to improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. Develop and pursue new research directions related to spray application engineering. Coordinate project group meetings with stakeholders from government, academic, extension, agricultural, tech, and private sectors. Prepare manuscripts for publication. Present results at conferences and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. 10% Extension, ...more

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FACULTY CLUSTER HIRE IN INTEGRATIVE PRECISION AGRICULTURE

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering is seeking an Extension Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of confined animal feeding operations, crop processing, and related structures.  Note that candidates with strengths in design of structures and environmental control systems, animal feeding operations (particularly poultry), crop-processing machinery and systems, and “precision technologies” including electronics, programming, artificial intelligence, sensing, and robotics are preferred.  Screening of applications has already begun, but we will consider new applicants until the position is filled.   Please view the position announcement here. 

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Post-Doctoral Associate Position

Application: The application package must include, 1) an application letter detailing candidate's qualifications and experience relative to the position description, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of publications with role played, 4) PDF of two relevant publications in English where candidate played major role, and unofficial transcripts, and 5) Two letters of recommendations from two professionals. For questions, contact Dr. Burks at tburks@ufl.edu. Send the application package by email to this address with the subject line, “Applicant for Post Doctorate Position”.   Please view the announcement here. 

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Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.), 0.5 time

GRA Position #545 – Precision Agriculture     Position: Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.), 0.5 time   Location: Department of Agronomy, Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5501   Position Description: The K-State Precision Agriculture program is seeking a graduate research assistant interested in investigating topics in Precision Agriculture. Ongoing projects include developing artificial intelligence algorithms to optimize crop inputs such as water and nitrogen as well as development and testing of biodegradable soil moisture and soil nitrate sensors.   Qualifications: M.S. degree in related disciplines and experience with GPS, GIS, and spatial statistics is required. Applicant should have a strong understanding of spatial statistics and data analytics, and interest in learning those subjects. Experience with R and Python is preferred. Remote pilot certificate or an interest in obtaining one is preferred. Stipend: Annual PhD stipend is $30,435 including tuition and fees. Graduate Research Assistants are considered Kansas residents for tuition purposes and are responsible for paying tuition and fees.   How to Apply: Applicants should send a statement of educational and career objectives, CV, copy of transcripts (TOFEL scores for international applicants), and three references to:   Dr. Raj Khosla Professor of Precision Agriculture &...more

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