|Type of position
|Texas A&M University
|College Station, TX
|A competitive assistantship, all tuition and fees are waived, and individual health insurance is paid through the Texas A&M Graduate Health Insurance Program.
|Closing date of competition
|Screening of applicants is immediate and will continue until filled.
|Date position available
|Spring to Fall 2024, negotiable
|Description of duties
A PhD graduate research assistantship is available at the Weed Science Research Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas to develop AI/ML solutions surrounding sensor-based weed recognition. The student will participate in the development of data pipelines and image analysis for a national weed, cover crop, and cash crop image repository currently in development, and also develop novel methods for plant biomass estimation using sensors. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers and collaborate with https://integratedweedmanagement.org/“>GROW (Getting Rid Of Weeds; https://growiwm.org/“>https://growiwm.org) and http://precisionsustainableag.org/“>PSA (Precision Sustainable Agriculture; http://precisionsustainableag.org/“>http://precisionsustainableag.org) networks. The start time is flexible, anywhere from Spring to Fall 2024.
The preferred candidate must hold or be currently working towards an MS degree in a relevant field. Knowledge of various sensors, familiarity with image analysis softwares, a strong interest in precision weed management, an aptitude to quickly learn concepts, and an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team are a must. The successful candidates should already have a valid driver license or obtain one within 3 months of starting.
Only the shortlisted candidates may be contacted. The institution reserves the right not to fill the position.
|Contact for additional information
|Muthukumar Bagavathiannan ([email protected])
|Please e-mail your CV, a copy of academic transcript (unofficial), English test scores (if available) and contact details of three referees to Dr. Muthukumar Bagavathiannan ([email protected]). The position is available immediately and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Please e-mail any queries regarding this position to ‘[email protected]‘.