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Post Doctoral Associate in Precision Agriculture with University of Florida in Balm, Florida

Type of position Post Doctoral Associate, non tenure-track
Employer University of Florida
Description of Employer The position will be located at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center located near Tampa, Florida. The center has a 475 acre research farm, greenhouses, growth chambers and state of the art laboratories. Approximately 200 personnel work at the center including faculty, research staff and graduate students. For additional information please visit https://gcrec.ifas.ufl.edu/
Location Balm, Florida
Description of Location Balm is in Hillsborough County approximately 30 minutes from Tampa, Florida.
Salary $48,000-$50,000
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The Postdoctoral associate will focus on the development of precision pest management technology for annual strawberry and vegetable production systems.  The research will focus primarily on the use of artificial neural networks for pest detection and identification as well as the integration of this technology with smart sprayers.  The successful candidate will also assist with a wide variety of field trials focused on precision application of agrochemicals.  The project will encourage collaborative research with faculty located at the GCREC and throughout the state and is ideal for a motivated young scientist seeking opportunities to enhance their research and publication experience.    

Qualifications sought

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Weed Science, Horticulture, Agronomy or other related disciplines.  Experience with artificial neural networks or precision technology is desirable.  Additional qualifications include a good work ethic, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application procedure  
Submit what Please submit a cover letter, C.V. and names of 3 references
Submit to Dr. Nathan Boyd
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 County Road 672
Balm, Florida, 33598
email: nsboyd@ufl.edu
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