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Post Doc in Precision Agriculture - UCONN

Post Doc in Precision Agriculture
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Description of the Opportunity:
The Soil Fertility and Soil Health Program in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT seeks a highly motivated Post Doctorial Associate. The Post Doc will work with the PIs from multiple institutions (e.g. University of Illinois, Montana State University, Louisiana State University, University of Nebraska, USDA-ARS, etc.) to support projects focuses on studying variable rate strategies using on-farm precision experiments, cutting-edge digital agricultural technologies, big data, and data analytics. The selected applicant will conduct on-farm experiment, analyze data, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, contribute to the development of decision-support tools, and participate extension activities. The Post Doc is expected to develop new projects related to precision agriculture and lead proposal development under the guidance of PIs. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • The applicants must have a PhD degree in Precision Agriculture, Soil Science, Agronomy, Data Science, Environmental Science, or closely related fields. 
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills. The selected applicant will be expected to publish research findings, write proposals, present in professional meetings and extension workshops. 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills. The selected applicant will work with various stakeholders (e.g. communicate with farmers and consultants to conduct on-farm research). 
  • Expertise in field crop research, remote sensing, GIS, programming (i.e. R or Python)
  • Expertise in data analytics using machine learning.
  • A team player and work independently. 
  • Excellent time management skills. 
  • The applicant must have a valid US driver’s license and obtain Connecticut driver’s license shortly after arriving at UConn. Must be able to travel to various states in the US for research. 
  • Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students. 
To apply:  
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references by email to haiying.tao@uconn.edu. Review of applicants start immediately until the position is filled.