Texas Tech University


PhD Research Assistantship - Precision Agriculture and Remote Sensing

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.


  • Master's degree (or expected graduation with MS in next 12 months) in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, environmental science, or geoscience.
  • Knowledge and skills in remote sensing and digital image analysis; 
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English, especially scientific writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team;
  • Motivated and driven;
  • Willingness to perform field work.


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.


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