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PhD Graduate Research Assistantship in remote sensing/ robotics with Virginia Tech in Painter, VA

Type of position Graduate Research Assistantship
Employer Virginia Tech
Description of Employer Virginia Tech is a public land-grant institution that was founded in 1872 to push the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, trans-disciplinary approach to preparing students to be leaders and problem solvers. The Weed Science program at the Eastern Shore AREC is focused on fostering Virginia agriculture by developing innovative and sustainable weed management solutions for row crops and vegetables. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law
Location Painter, VA
Description of Location Student will complete courses at Blacksburg campus and research will be at multi-locations (VT Blacksburg, and Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA)
Salary $24,912 – $25,666 per year
Benefits Assistantship salary ($24,912 – $25,666 per year) for at least three years, all tuitions and fees will be paid by the program, and individual health insurance will be provided.
Closing date of competition Will continue untill filled
Date position available Spring 2022
Description of duties

Weed Science program at Eastern Shore AREC is looking for a PhD student in the area of remote sensing/robotics. Student will have the opportunity to enroll in dual degree program (Weed Science + Remote sensing/ Computer Science/ Mechanical Engineering). Research focus will be on the development and application of advanced technologies (e.g. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/ sensor-based ground vehicles/ field robots), analytics and tools for field-level decision-making, precise application of inputs for crop and weed management and/or optimized, real-time agronomic management. Research will involve laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments. Student will have the opportunity to work with the collaborators at the United States Department of Agriculture, https://growiwm.org/“>GROW network, and with many other engineering faculties working under https://www.cals.vt.edu/research/innovation-smartfarm.html“>https://www.cals.vt.edu/research/innovation-smartfarm.html Smart Farming initiative of Virginia Tech. 

Qualifications sought

MS in agriculture science/ remote sensing/ computer science or related field. The candidate must have some training in agriculture sciences and strong interest to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Candidates with knowledge of programming, image analysis, machine learning, geospatial statistics/ modeling will be preferred. This PhD position will be available in Spring 2022, contingent upon fulfillment of all admission requirements at Virginia Tech. 

Contact for additional information Dr. Vijay Singh, Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Specialist, Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA
Application procedure  
Submit what Curriculum vitae, 2. GRE, TOEFL scores if applicable, 3. List of three referees
Submit to Dr. Vijay Singh (v.singh@vt.edu)
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