Post-Doctoral of Agricultural and Biological Engineering specialized in Artificial Intelligence
University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: $60,000 plus benefits
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
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 embedded AI to solve challenging vision-based applications in food production and/or food processing, collecting and analyzing data, and publishing research results in two or more referred publications per year. The postdoc may 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 strong English verbal and written communication skills as well as demonstrated referred journal articles in relevant topics.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering, or closely related field (AI, ML, robotics, machine vision) with previous research experience, academic background, and publications in areas such as artificial intelligence, embedded systems, machine vision, hyper-spectral imaging, robotics, autonomous systems, remote sensing, IoT, and precision farming technologies is preferred. Hardware and software integration experience in machine vision, AI/ML and embedded devices mandatory.
Application: The application package should 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 the major role, and unofficial transcripts, and 5) Two letters of recommendations from professionals including PhD committee chairman and one other. For questions, contact Dr. Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org . Send the application package by email to this address with the subject line, “Applicant for Post Doctorate Position”. The candidate should be available for a zoom interview to be scheduled as soon as possible after receipt of application package.
The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department is a unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research and extension education programs. The ABE Department is comprised of 32 faculty members located on the Gainesville campus, 5 faculty located across the state at research and education centers, and 20 support personnel (see website http://abe.ufl.edu, and consistently ranks in the top 3 Agricultural and Biological Engineering graduate programs nationwide. Instilling excellence in research, leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship are ABE's highest priorities. At ABE, the candidate will join a dynamic, cross-disciplinary group of researchers, and will enjoy broad opportunities for collaborations with existing teams, including those studying agricultural production, robotics, biosensors, biofuels, coupled natural and human ecosystems, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, climate variability and change, crop modeling, hydrology and water quality.
The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professio...nal disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.