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Post-doctoral of Digital Agronomy, Cornell University

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 farmers and their advisors thrive in their data environment.
Position Function
The position holder will conduct research to improve data usage for decision making in field crops production. This involves using remote sensing, organizing, and curating databases, deploying soil and crop sensors, and programming in R or Python to collect, organize, curate, and use farm data for better decision making in terms of profitability and environmental stewardship. The position holder will analyze results of the research and communicate them at scientific conferences and meetings, as well as write extension and scientific publications.
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