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The Precision Application Technology Specialist is a 12-month, open rank, tenure-track position within the Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture and Biological Systems Engineering at the West Central Research, Extension, and Education Center (WCREEC) within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The incumbent will conduct an integrated research and extension program to ensure economic and environmental viability of irrigated and rain-fed cropping systems integrated with best practices for pesticide use in Nebraska and beyond. The apportionment for this position is 50% research and 50% extension. This position is located in North Platte, Nebraska. The incumbent is expected to maintain a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized, externally supported program contributing as an effective scholar and citizen to the integrated extension and research land-grant mission of IANR and UNL, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture and Biological Systems Engineering are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms ...more
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneering practitioner of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being. Within CALS, the mission of the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences is to generate and communicate knowledge about agroecosystems and their sustainable management in the face of accelerating global change. We achieve this by educating students for stewardship of agro-ecosystems, conducting scientific research on sustainable land management, and using our extension and outreach programs for the benefit of our stakeholders. Digital technologies offer a possibility for farmers to accelerate their progress towards sustainable production systems. The mission of the Transdisciplinary Innovation Lab on Digital Agronomy is to co-create solutions with farmers and their advisors that will enable a better collection, organization, curation, and usage of data on the farm. One aspect is to enhance On-Farm Experimentation with digital technologies and the other is to co-create solutions to help ...more
Assistant or Associate Professor of Sustainable Weed Management School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences Section College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (40% Extension / 60% Research); tenure track, academic year appointment (9-month) Start Date: July 1, 2022, or as negotiated Location: School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences Section, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Description: The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Sustainable Weed Management in field crop systems. The incumbent will embrace innovative approaches to both applied research and extension to address emerging threats and strengthen agriculture in New York State. Using a systems approach that combines insights from field trials with landscape-scale observational studies, the incumbent will devise sustainable weed management strategies that enhance productivity while minimizing environmental impacts. Responsibilities include devising integrated weed management strategies, with a specific emphasis on managing herbicide resistance, overcoming tradeoffs with sustainable intensification technologies such as reduced tillage, and adapting to a changing climate. Research will incorporate novel cultural, biological, physical, and chemical ...more
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Postdoctoral position in Agricultural economics and Artificial Intelligence 1 Period of the internship From April 2022 to March 30, 2024. 2 Salary and other conditions of the internship A salary of $60,000/year will be offered for a period of two years1. 3 Requirements PhD in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, or computer science. Knowledge of programming (Python, Stata, R, Gams, etc.) and machine learning. 4 Project objectives The postdoctoral research fellow will work within a multidisciplinary team to develop the lamb supply and demand prediction platform in Canada. This platform will integrate a multitude of public and private data sources using data science. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will have to develop learning/econometric machine models to predict, at the provincial level and over an 8-week horizon, 1) the price of lamb obtained by the producer; 2) the demand in grocery stores for various lamb cuts; and 3) the price offered in grocery stores. 5 Supervisor Professor Alphonse Singbo in collaboration with project members. 6 Place of internship Center for Research on the Economics of the Environment, Agri-food, Transports and Energy (CREATE) at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). 7 Application Please send your application (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org....more
Post Doc in Precision Agriculture Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Description of the Opportunity: The Soil Fertility and Soil Health Program in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT seeks a highly motivated Post Doctorial Associate. The Post Doc will work with the PIs from multiple institutions (e.g. University of Illinois, Montana State University, Louisiana State University, University of Nebraska, USDA-ARS, etc.) to support projects focuses on studying variable rate strategies using on-farm precision experiments, cutting-edge digital agricultural technologies, big data, and data analytics. The selected applicant will conduct on-farm experiment, analyze data, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, contribute to the development of decision-support tools, and participate extension activities. The Post Doc is expected to develop new projects related to precision agriculture and lead proposal development under the guidance of PIs. Minimum Qualifications: The applicants must have a PhD degree in Precision Agriculture, Soil Science, Agronomy, Data Science, Environmental Science, or closely related fields. Demonstrated excellent writing skills. The selected applicant will be expected to publish research findings, write proposals, present in professional meetings and extension workshops. Demonstrated excellent ...more