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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering Department/Unit: Engineering - Dal AC Location: Truro Job Summary & Key Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Dr. Travis Esau, the Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and evaluate mechanized/precision agriculture systems (hardware and software) 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 and insects (e.g. honeybees) are a component of this position. Key Responsibilities: 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 ...more
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 ...more
Postdoctoral Associate Position at the University of Minnesota Position description: The Precision Agriculture Center at the Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position with research focus on applications of proximal, UAV and satellite remote sensing, crop growth modeling, and machine learning for crop stress diagnosis, precision nutrient management, precision water management and integrated precision crop management. The Postdoc Associate is expected to assist in proposal writing, conduct on-farm research, prepare progress report, present research findings at local, national and international conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a three-year appointment, with annual review and renewal. The salary will be in the range of $48,246 – $54,000 plus fringe benefits depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The starting date is Jan. 1, 2021 or as early as a suitable candidate is found. Qualifications: Required: A Ph.D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural or Biosystems Engineering; Experience and proficiency in remote sensing image analysis, UAV operation, image processing and analysis, proximal and remote sensing for crop and soil mapping; Preferred: Strong statistical and machine learning analysis skills, with demonstrated programming skills in ...more