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Agency: Mississippi State University Location: Starkville, Mississippi Job Category: Graduate Assistantship Stipend: $20,000, plus tuition and insurance Start Date: Summer 2021 Duration: 2 years Last Date to apply: Open until filled, review of candidates to begin April 1, 2021 Contact Person: Dr. Joby Czarnecki, Assistant Research Professor, Geosystems Research Institute, Mississippi State University Contact email: Joby.Czarnecki@msstate.edu Position Description: A M.S. assistantship is available for a highly motivated student to participate in inter-disciplinary research on the application of spatial and economic modelling in corn agronomy at Mississippi State University under Dr. Joby Czarnecki. The student will have the opportunity to gain experience with multiple aspects of precision agriculture and interact with faculty from diverse departments with the common goal of improving the data-driven decision-making ability of producers. Conditions: With support from related faculty, the project duties assigned to the student include developing a literature review, data collection, developing models, conducting analyses, and reporting outcomes. The student will be expected to fulfill all degree requirements and where appropriate, publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Qualifications: The most competitive candidates will have the following qualifications: 1) completed Bachelor’s degree in a related field, 2) undergraduate research related to the ...more
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Integrative Precision Agriculture with an academic-year appointment at the University of Georgia. This is a university-wide search; successful candidates will select an appropriate home department and college during the interview and appointment process. Areas of interest include: • Sensor Development and Distributed Sensing – e.g., novel soil- or plant-embedded sensors and biodegradable sensor networks for distributed in-situ measurements of agricultural and environmental variables. • Systems Modeling – e.g., predicting root and shoot growth, nutrient and water uptake, host-microbiome interactions, and pest/pathogen spread at field and landscape scales to fine-tune site-specific crop management, optimize yield potential, and minimize environmental impacts. • AI-Enabled Decision Analysis and Data Analytics – e.g., leveraging data from high-resolution images and sensor networks to improve soil, crop, and plant health management decisions at field and landscape scales. • Automation and Actuation – e.g., robotics and imaging technologies for phenomics and precision crop management; smart machinery for belowground seed placement and precision pest management; and accurate detection of biotic and abiotic plant stressors. Job Description
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
Assistant/Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Agricultural Robotics and Smart Agriculture
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT # 00000689 REQUISITON # 70466 Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Agricultural Robotics and Smart Agriculture Location: Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Gainesville, Florida Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by April 3, 2021. The position will be open until a viable applicant pool is determined. Duties and Responsibilities The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF. This is a 9-month, tenure track position (70% research and 30% teaching) in the Agricultural Biological Engineering Department (ABE), Institute of Food and Sciences (IFAS). The candidate in ...more
Title: Assistant Professor: Phenomics for Plant Breeding Applications Location: Gulf Coast Research and Education Center University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Wimauma, Florida Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by April 15, 2021. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined. Apply Online: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/83604 Summary This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 80%research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 20% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. This position is one of a cohort of three positions that will advance the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in plant breeding. The positions will collaborate heavily with one another and with more than twenty UF/IFAS breeding programs that genetically improve more than 50 crop species. This position is also intended to collaborate closely with a fourth new position, also to be stationed at GCREC with a tenure ...more
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
About This Role: The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Fellow (Post Doc) to manage field and laboratory work for our multidisciplinary Precision Agriculture research program. Why Join Us: Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community. What You’ll Need to Succeed: Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in agronomy or related field Must be able to operate, adjust and maintain equipment used by the project. Equipment includes GPS units and associated electronic accessories & computers, and sensors Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in agronomy, soils, environmental science, biosystems engineering, spatial statistics, computer information systems, Geo-spatial sciences Excellent computer, and data analytical skills, including spatial statistics Strong competency in performing statistical and geo-statistical spatial analysis, ...more
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
Brief description: Four Assistant Research Professor positions will be expected to coordinate activities with the Associate Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and other faculty members to build an independent research, outreach, and teaching program that focuses on precision agriculture. The selected candidate(s) will be required to have a strong background in one or more relevant areas such as agronomy, animal, engineering/technology, database development and management, decision-support, agricultural economics, on-farm research, soil, spatial, and/or weed science, and be able to design, conduct and interpret a wide range of studies relevant to their field of expertise in precision agriculture. The ability to develop and teach relevant courses, engage in outreach, and supervise students and seasonal staff is also desired. Statistical analysis, report writing, and oral presentation skills are essential. Close collaboration with agronomy, animal, decision-support, plant, and spatial science colleagues, and other scientific disciplines, is expected. June 1, 2021: screening of applications will begin, and will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.