Texas Tech University

Vacancies


Two positions: 

1) Ph.D. Research Assistantship - Precision Agriculture and Remote Sensing

2) Postdoctoral Research Associate Position 

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1) PhD Research Assistant Position Announcement (pdf version)

Position description:

The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Lab at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position for pursuing Ph.D. studies with research focus on remote sensing and data analytics for precision agriculture and high-throughput plant phenotyping. We conduct exciting research in remote sensing and data analytics to investigate the factors contributing to the sustainability of agricultural systems, including spatial and temporal variability of plant growth and soil properties, crop stresses, crop disease, and crop productivity. The GRA is expected to produce project reports, present research findings in conferences, and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, or environmental science.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team across institutes; very good communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Motivated and driven; Willingness to perform field work.

Application:

To apply, please submit a recent CV, research statement, personal statement, unofficial university degree records (both Bachelor's and Master's degree), as well as three reference letters. This position is open until filled.

Contact:

Wenxuan Guo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Crop Ecophysiology/Precision Agriculture
Texas Tech University - Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Research

2911 15th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409
Office: (806) 834-2266
Email: wenxuan.guo@ttu.edu

2) Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Announcement (apply here)

Position description: The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with research focus on application of remote sensing in plant phenotyping and precision agriculture, especially using unmanned aerial systems for crop stress assessment, plant disease detection, and precision water and nutrient management. We conduct exciting research in remote sensing and data analytics to investigate the factors contributing to the sustainability of agricultural systems, including spatial and temporal variability of plant growth and soil properties, crop stresses, crop disease, and crop productivity. The Postdoc is expected to assist in proposal development, produce project reports, present research findings in conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension to more years.


Requirements: A Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, or environmental science.

  • Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred.
  • Strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team across institutes; excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Motivated and driven;

Application:

To apply, please submit a recent CV, sample publications, a research statement with descriptions of research experience relevant to the advertised position (maximum of two pages), and three reference letters. This position is open until filled.

 

Contact:

Wenxuan Guo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Crop Ecophysiology/Precision Agriculture
Texas Tech University - Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Research

2911 15th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409
Office: (806) 834-2266
Email: wenxuan.guo@ttu.edu