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  • Post Doctoral Research Associate: AI in land cover dynamics

    Background Information:

    The candidate is expected to provide leadership in remote sensing-based land cover dynamics using AI algorithms and high-performance computing in support of a NASA-funded project. Responsibilities include conducting and documenting research activities, writing refereed journal publications and research proposals.

    Qualifications: 

    An earned doctorate in Electrical, Computer, Civil, Environmental, or Agricultural Engineering, or a closely related field. Candidate should be experienced in using remote sensing datasets, developing remote sensing algorithms and AI techniques. Applicants should have a good publication record, effective communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in the Center, the ABE Department and with other units on campus.

    Employment: 

    This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment. Initial appointment is for one year, with an opportunity for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

    How To Apply: 

    To apply for this position, submit a letter of application describing your relevant experience, resume, transcripts, and the name and full contact information for three references to Prof. Jasmeet Judge via email jasmeet@ufl.edu 

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate: Computational Electromagnetics

    Background Information:

    The candidate is expected to provide leadership implementing electromagnetic scattering models for agricultural crops at microwave frequencies in support of a NASA-funded project. Responsibilities include conducting and documenting research activities, writing refereed journal publications and research proposals.

    Qualifications: 

    An earned doctorate in Electrical, Computer, or Agricultural Engineering, or a closely related field. Candidate should be experienced in computational electromagnetics and microwave remote sensing using software such as ANSYS HFSS and high performance computing. Applicants should have a good publication record, effective communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in the Center, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the ABE Department, and with other units on campus.

    Employment: 

    This is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty appointment. Initial appointment is for one year, with an opportunity for renewal. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

    How To Apply: 

    To apply for this position, submit a letter of application describing your relevant experience, resume, transcripts, and the name and full contact information for three references to Prof. Jasmeet Judge via email jasmeet@ufl.edu

  • Administrative Specialist I

    Responsible for the timely preparation of all personnel appointments, change orders and terminations.  Maintains all personnel records for faculty and staff.

    Maintains all payroll records.  Monitors OPS appointments to see that they do not work beyond the availability of funds.  Reviews preliminary and final paylists to ensure all employees have inputted hours and are receiving correct amounts on paychecks.
    Develops and maintains job descriptions and organization chart for the Department, in conjunction with the Mgr, Admin Svcs..  Advise supervisors on job assignments and job descriptions.  Assists faculty in preparation of job descriptions and reclassification requests for faculty, USPS and TEAMS employees on grant projects.
    Supervises the handling of all leave records for faculty and staff.  Advises on leave regulations and monitors leave use for compliance with regulations.
    Prepares written communications to faculty and staff regarding personnel matters.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive matters concerning disciplinary action, grievances or other personnel problems.
    Attends faculty meetings as resource person on personnel matters.  Represents Department Chairman at other meetings concerning personnel matters.  Serves as member of Department Space Committee to provide input on space and facilities needed for office staff.

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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Food Chain Resilience Engineer

    This is a 9-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 20% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 70% research and 10% administrative (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

    This senior-level faculty position will provide visionary leadership in prediction-based food and other integrated supply chain systems resilience. Duties will include leading departmental and college in Artificial Intelligence AI; providing expertise in risk and resilience analysis of the food and other biosystems considering a systems approach that reduces losses, waste, and inefficiency along the food chain leading towards circularity; providing experience in modeling systems and with actionable and interpretable AI; evaluating impacts of novel foods and shocks to food systems, forestalling future shocks from pandemics or other disruptors; teaching a graduate course on using AI, engineering resilience and modeling in food and other supply chain systems; engaging in multidisciplinary research across IFAS and other colleges; and providing presence in AI at the national and international level as it relates to food systems.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)

    Postdoctoral of Agricultural Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)

    Background Information:

    Applications are solicited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Henry Medeiros. The candidate should be interested in working in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics applied to agricultural problems. Potential research focus includes but is not limited to agricultural automation using ground and aerial robotic platforms, high throughput plant modeling and phenotyping, and large-scale scene reconstruction and interpretation. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, creative, and have a desire to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, assist in the supervision of graduate research assistants, and support the preparation of research grant proposals. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Required Qualifications: PhD degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field; Demonstrated programming proficiency in Python or other object-oriented programming language; Solid knowledge of advanced linear algebra, stochastic processes, information theory, machine learning models, and robotic perception methods; Record of previous scientific communications (journal articles or/and conference publications); Strong English writing and oral communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in the development of computer vision models, machine learning algorithms, and robotic systems; Demonstrated experience with tools and libraries used for the development of robotic systems (e.g., ROS) and machine learning algorithms (e.g., Pytorch, Tensorflow, etc.); Experience and willingness to collect data and perform experiments in the field.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Henry Medeiros (hmedeiros@ufl.edu) directly with a copy of your CV and research statement. Additional documentation will be requested of applicants being considered for the position.

  • Graduate Research Assistantship (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)

    Graduate Research Assistant (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)

    Background Information: Applications are solicited for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position (Ph.D. level) in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Henry Medeiros. The candidate should be interested in working in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics applied to agricultural problems. Potential research focus includes but is not limited to agricultural automation using ground and aerial robotic platforms, high throughput plant modeling and phenotyping, large scale scene reconstruction and interpretation. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, creative, and have a desire to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conference publications. The assistantship will cover stipends, tuition, and fee. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

    Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; Strong English writing and oral communication skills; Non-English credentials must obtain a TOEFL score of 80 iBT or IELTS score of 6.0 or higher; Demonstrated programming proficiency in Python or other object-oriented programming language; Solid knowledge of linear algebra and probability theory.

    Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in the development of robotic and machine learning systems; Familiarity with modern machine learning models and Bayesian estimation methods; Experience with tools and libraries used for the development of robotic systems (e.g., ROS) and machine learning algorithms (e.g., Pytorch, Tensorflow, etc.); Record of previous scientific communications (journal articles or/and conference publications); Experience and willingness to collect data and perform experiments in the field.

    How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Henry Medeiros (hmedeiros@ufl.edu) directly with a copy of your CV and research statement. In addition, students should apply to the University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. More information can be found at https://abe.ufl.edu/graduate/admissions/.

  • Postdoctoral of Agricultural Engineering (Automation and Robotics)

    Postdoctoral of Agricultural Engineering (Automation and Robotics)

    The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) is looking for a motivated individual to join the precision ag. engineering team (https://twitter.com/PrecAgSWFREC) as post- doctoral 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 (including UAVs) 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).

  • Engineering Technician II - III - Indian River Research and Education Center

    This is a full-time engineering technician position working in the Smart Irrigation and Hydrology, (SIAH) Agricultural engineering team (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/guzman/) at the Indian River Research and Education Center (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/). The selected candidate will be responsible for advancing PI-provided projects from the engineering concept stage through the detailed design, purchase of materials, construction, testing and operation. As needed, the position will provide reviews and/or summary reports, plans, and specifications for projects and devices. The person is required to supervise lab members including staff and OPS assistants. These duties include actively participating in and/or delegating activities to team members as appropriate to ensure projects are managed up to completion. Coordination, supervision, and/or implementation of PI-designed research projects. The person is required to have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive vehicles to the field.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Indian River Research and Education Center

    Background Information:

    The postdoctoral associate will work in the Smart Irrigation and Hydrology, (SIAH) Agricultural engineering team (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/guzman/) at the Indian River Research and Education Center (https://irrec.ifas.ufl.edu/). The Indian River Research and Education Center is a unit of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and is located on a 700-acre site west of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County. Fort Pierce is located on the east coast of Florida, 50 miles north of West Palm Beach. The internationally recognized research center is located in a major agricultural region in which nurseries, citrus, beef cattle, and vegetables are major industries. The IRREC is an interdisciplinary unit of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, all of which are administered by IFAS to serve the land-grant mission.

    Required Experience: experience with sensor-based irrigation management, data analysis, decision support systems, soil-plant-water sampling protocols, and time series analysis

    Preferred Experience: experience with participatory modeling, extension activities, project management, water quality sampling and analysis, machine learning and statistical analysis. Ability to efficiently plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals

    Special Knowledge/skills: experience with hydrological and crop modeling. Programming experience with Phyton (R, or MATLAB equivalent) databases, ArcMap, and data analysis tools   

  • Graduate Research Assistantship (Ph.D. Level)

    Background Information:

    Applications are solicited for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position (Ph.D. level) in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Vivek Sharma. The candidate should be interested in working in the field of precision water management. Potential research focus includes but not limited to irrigation management, variable rate irrigation and nutrient technologies, water quality, groundwater leaching, and crop and hydrological modeling. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, creative, and has a desire to collaborate ina multidisciplinary environment. The candidate will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and conference publications. The GRA will cover stipends, tuition, and fee. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

    Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Soil and Water Science, Agronomy, or any other related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; English writing and communication skills; Non-English credentials must obtain a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (GRE may be waived).

    Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in soil water conservation technologies; experience and willingness to work in various field conditions; programming skills (Python, R, etc.); record of previous scientific communications (journal articles or/and conference publications).

    How to Apply: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Vivek Sharma (vsharma1@ufl.edu) directly with a copy of your CV and research statement. In addition, students should apply to the University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. More information can be found at https://abe.ufl.edu/graduate/admissions/.