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The Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven and the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering invite applications for a full-time academic position in the area of Digital Agriculture with a focus on plant production in Leuven (Arenberg) at its Department of Biosystems (Division MeBioS) and its Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (FBSE). We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent [interdisciplinary] research record and with educational competence within this field. The multi-disciplinary research team of the MeBioS division has built-up a worldwide reputation in the domain of measuring, modeling and control of biological systems. The division is a pioneer in precision agriculture and has built an extensive national and international network, both in academia and industry. FBSE organises Dutch and English language study programmes at bachelor, master and PhD-level in Bioscience Engineering at large and in Biosystems engineering, Agronomy and Crop production systems in particular: https://www.biw.kuleuven.be/en/. For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Jean-Marie Aerts, chair of the Department of Biosystems (+32 16 32 14 34, email@example.com). For problems with online applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Add to your application following documents (more information is available on the KU Leuven ...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
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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
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Assistant Professor – Precision Agriculture: Kansas State University The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking an Assistant Professor to develop a strong, innovative research and teaching program in precision agriculture to increase agricultural productivity, sustainability, and profitability. Areas of innovation could include site-specific management of crop production inputs; digital and climate-smart agriculture; remote, proximal, and in-situ sensing technologies; GIS applications; geospatial statistics; simulation modeling; and advanced data analytics. Opportunities exist for cross-disciplinary collaboration as part of the university’s strategic initiative in Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics. The incumbent is expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program including the training of graduate students and peer-reviewed publication of research results. Teaching responsibilities will include Intro. to Precision Ag Software (AGRON 202), Site-Specific Agriculture (AGRON 655), development of a graduate-level course in their area of expertise, and undergraduate advising. The candidate must be able to work in a multicultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork. APPLY BY JULY 1, 2022 Follow the link below for more information on position requirements and to submit an on-line application. https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/512984/assistant-professor Questions can be directed to Nathan Nelson (nonelson@ksu....more
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Title: Postdoc in Precision Agriculture at the University of Sydney Closing date: The closing date is Sunday 25 September 2022 11.59 pm AEST. Short description: The position is located with the Precision Agriculture Laboratory and will work with an innovative team led by Prof. Tom Bishop and A/Prof Brett Whelan. The projects are in partnership with a leading commercial collaborator, Precision Cropping Technologies and will provide the opportunity to be part of a successful team building advanced, commercially useful data analysis algorithms and PA management tools while also fostering strong working relationships with a national network of stakeholders including growers, researchers, and commercial advisors.
Professor of Digitalisation with specialisation in Agricultural Engineering Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-2511 Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences The Department of Energy and Technology The Department of Energy and Technology conducts research and education with a focus on how agriculture can contribute to a sustainable society. The department has a bilingual work environment and about 80 employees who are part of five research groups with expertise in technology and systems for sustainable production of food and bioenergy. In terms of research methodologies, we have extensive competency in systems analysis, including environmental systems analysis including LCA, applied statistics and mathematics, biological waste treatment, source-separating sanitation, logistics and automation. The department have the responsibility of more than 30 courses at basic and advanced level within the Agronomy programs, bachelor and master programs in environmental science and biology given at SLU. We also have courses in the engineering programs of “Environmental and Water Engineering” and “Environmental Sciences”, given together with Uppsala University. The department is part of the Land, Water and Environmental Centre (MVM) at SLU where the research is conducted in areas such as environmental changes in soil and water, understanding of biological, physical and ...more