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Important messages We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. Assessment accommodation AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women). Duties We wish to recruit a research scientist with expertise and experience in pedology, soil chemistry and soil fertility to lead a research program with the overall objective of improving soil health and fertility in Canadian agricultural systems, more specifically in vegetable production systems. The incumbent will adopt a holistic perspective that will allow the identification and orientation of soil conditions that sustainably establish healthy growing conditions for crops, physicochemical balance of soils and minimal fertilizer losses to the environment. The incumbent will conduct a dynamic and innovative ...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
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
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.
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
Agricultural Research Data Academic Associate Position Summary This is an interdisciplinary position to facilitate data collection and management processes (as requested by the Canadian Council on Animal Care ‐ CCAC) at Macdonald Campus Farm units (Lods Agronomy Research Centre, Dairy Unit, Field Crop Unit, Poultry Unit, Large Animal Research Unit and the Horticulture Research Center). This is non‐tenure‐track position. The position provides a link between academic staff, farm management and students to coordinate research involving diverse data arising from all farm units and to develop and promote the Farm to broader communities. Duties and Responsibilities Facilitate research activities in all Macdonald farm units. Liaise between the farm personnel/management and researchers and, coordinate research activities and planning. Discuss the impact of research on Farm operations and how the Farm can accommodate its operations to facilitate high impact research. Assemble and organize contemporary and historical data pertaining to the Macdonald Farm (CCAC requirements: Animal; Field Data) Manage use of and data collection from specialized equipment that is not related to a specific research project. Develop and maintain an on‐line data repository to enable students and researchers to access information applicable to current and future research ...more
Assistant professor in Precision agriculture The Department of Soils and Agri-food Engineering at Laval University (Quebec City, QC, Canada) invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track appointment. The deadline for applications is November 30th 2021. The candidate should have experience in the teaching of courses related to precision agriculture. Please see the further detail link below (in French) for a full job description, person qualifications and more information relating to this post. https://www.rh.ulaval.ca/emploi/HCM/4665/votreexpertise