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PhD Assistantship

Position description: The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with research focus on application of remote sensing in plant phenotyping and precision agriculture, especially using unmanned aerial systems for crop stress assessment, plant disease detection, and precision water and nutrient management. We conduct exciting research in remote sensing and data analytics to investigate the factors contributing to the sustainability of agricultural systems, including spatial and temporal variability of plant growth and soil properties, crop stresses, crop disease, and crop productivity. The Postdoc is expected to assist in proposal development, produce project reports, present research findings in conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension to more years.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, or environmental science.
  • Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team across institutes; excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Motivated and driven;
Application:
To apply, please submit a recent CV, sample publications, a research statement with descriptions of research experience relevant to the advertised position (maximum of two pages), and three reference letters. This position is open until filled.
 
Contact:
Wenxuan Guo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Crop Ecophysiology/Precision Agriculture
Texas Tech University - Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Research