Texas Tech University


 Postdoctoral Research Associate - Remote Sensing and Precision Ag

Position description: The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with a research focus on the 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 at conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension for more years. 

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

  • 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; at least one refereed journal article  is required, preferably on remote sensing-related topics.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team; excellent communication and organizational skills.


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 references. This position is open until filled. Apply Here.


Wenxuan Guo, PhD
Associate Professor, Crop Ecophysiology/Precision Agriculture
Texas Tech University - Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas A&M AgriLife Research - Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
2911 15th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409
Office: (806) 834-2266 | Email: wenxuan.guo@ttu.edu