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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted April 16, 2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Agriculture
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Job Summary:

Assist project leader with development and implementation of research projects related to cropping system, vegetable production, remote sensing and high throughout phenotyping using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Perform independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge to design, plan, conduct and coordinate field trial experiments to support the vegetable initiative program. Responsible for summarizing data and preparing peer review manuscripts for publication and conferences as well as assisting in writing grant proposals and project reports.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for study, design, completion, and analysis of field trials

  • Responsible for collecting ground and UAS data

  • UAS image data processing and extraction using GIS software

  • Summarize, compile and analyze data for publication in peer review journals and conferences

  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by project leader

  • Install, operate and/or repair research equipment

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

PhD in Plant Science/Biology or related field

Experience:

Required: Experience performing and conducting field trials

Preferred: Knowledge in plant science and plant genetics

Preferred: UAS remote sensing in agriculture

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Knowledge in plant science and plant genetics

  • Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal/communication skills

  • Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others

  • Work independently as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Have or be willing to get a Remote Pilot license for UAS operation

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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