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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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  • Postdoc for Agricultural Hydrology

    Postdoc for Agricultural Hydrology

    UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) seeks a postdoctoral associate to work on a multi-disciplinary project in Florida’s Everglades region quantifying the effects of agricultural systems on water and nutrient transport to groundwater and surface water and plant performance. The postdoc associate will help collect and use the soil, water, and plant data already collected from multiple sites to develop hydrologic models with a focus on vadose zone water and nutrient transport.

  • Assistant Professor in Risk Analysis, Safety, and Health of Agricultural Systems

    Assistant Professor in Risk Analysis, Safety, and Health of Agricultural Systems

    The faculty member in this position will be responsible for building a program in risk analysis, safety and health challenges that will address the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries (AFF) system in Florida, with an integrated view encompassing jobs in the field (planting, maintenance, harvesting, etc.) through postharvest activities (packing, processing, shipping and handling, etc.). This position will develop partnerships with growers, farmworker groups, processors, equipment manufacturers, and various agencies to assist the AFF industry in maintaining safe and healthy working environments and practices. An interest/background and close collaboration in the social sciences is necessary to address interactions with industry on sensitive safety and health issues, the public health component, understanding adoption, etc. As such it is expected that this faculty member will maintain an active affiliate faculty status with the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, including participating in projects, meetings and graduate supervisory committees.

  • Postdoctoral of Agricultural Engineering (Automation and Robotics)

    Postdoctoral of Agricultural Engineering (Automation and Robotics)

    The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC- http://www.imok.ufl.edu) is looking for a motivated individual to join the precision ag. engineering team (https://twitter.com/PrecAgSWFREC) as postdoctoral under the supervision of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis at University of Florida (Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering). The postdoc will support engineering activities such as design, test, verification, modification, fabrication, and assembly of prototype mechatronic systems. The selected candidate will work in the area of Artificial Intelligence-AI, mechatronics, machine vision (e.g. disease detection, yield estimation), robotics and precision farming technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing automated and robotic systems for agricultural applications, designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and assisting the engineering team in preparing research results for publication. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be available for an interview (for questions contact Dr. Ampatzidis at i.ampatzidis@ufl.edu).