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Post-Doctoral of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Position: Post-Doctoral of Agricultural and Biological Engineering specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, and Embedded/Edge Processing for Robotics
Type: Contract annually renewed with 2 year minimum, extendable up to 5.
Location: University of Florida, Dept. Ag and Bio Engineering, Gainesville, FL
Application Deadline Date: Position open until filled; application review begins immediately. Advertised salary: $60,000 plus benefits.
Contact: Dr. Tom Burks tburks@ufl.edu
 
Description: The University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (https://abe.ufl.edu/) is looking for a motivated individual to join the Agricultural Robotics and Mechatronics Group as a Post-doctoral Researcher under the supervision of Dr. Tom Burks at the University of Florida (Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering) in Gainesville, FL. The selected candidate will work primarily in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), embedded and edge computing for machine vision using visible, hyper-spectral, multi- spectral, and thermal imaging platforms applied towards automation, robotics (including UAVs), mechatronics, and precision farming technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing integrated hardware and software for embedded and edge AI systems for agricultural production and food safety applications. Daily responsibilities will include designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and assisting the engineering team in preparing research results for publication. The candidate will be expected to generate two or more publications per year. The postdoc will also participate in some teaching responsibilities that may include guest lecturing, developing topic modules for instruction, implementing AI- based programming assignments and validating results. Applicants should have excellent English verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by published referred journal articles in relevant topics. The candidate should be available for a zoom interview to be scheduled as soon as possible after receipt of application package.
 
Application: The application package must include, 1) an application letter detailing candidate's qualifications and experience relative to the position description, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of publications with role played, 4) PDF of two relevant publications in English where candidate played major role, and unofficial transcripts, and 5) Two letters of recommendations from two professionals. For questions, contact Dr. Burks at tburks@ufl.edu. Send the application package by email to this address with the subject line, “Applicant for Post Doctorate Position”.
 
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