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Post-Doctoral position in hyperspectral imaging of insects and plants

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 26th, 2018
Next review date: November 1st, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Nansen Lab (http://chrnansen.wix.com/nansen2) is seeking postdoctoral candidates for a full-time position to be hosted at UC Davis.

The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team devoted to develop and promotion of hyperspectral imaging as a diagnostic tool of insects and plants. This team involves collaborators from computer science and aerospace engineering. The main responsibilities include the following expectations: 1) provide technical suggestions to improvement of hardware (especially lighting and sample processing) used to acquire hyperspectral imaging from insects and plants, and 2) Develop machine learning procedures to optimize data processing and classification.

Additionally, the incumbent is expected to: 1) provide constructive inputs to a wide range of other research projects within the Nansen Lab, 2) assist with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students from engineering and computer science, 3) draft and develop grant proposals, and 4) publish peer-reviewed journal articles. This position offers ample opportunities for candidates with an engineering background to provide significant contributions to the unfolding “revolution” and emergence of “digital agriculture”.

This position requires a recent Ph.D. Practical and published research experience with image processing and classification is also a requirement. Experience with electrical engineering, optical engineering, robotics, machine vision based automation, and bioinformatics will also count strongly in the assessment of candidates.

Please provide a CV and Cover letter addressing the following:
1) A few examples of how you have demonstrated leadership,
2) A few examples of how you have demonstrated problem-solving skills,
3) Your opinion (preferably supported by a few references and/or personal experiences) about the potential and challenges of hyperspectral imaging as a diagnostic tool


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.
http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html

UC Davis was ranked #1 in 2016 on Forbes Magazine list of the 13 most important STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) universities for women, and is expecting to earn the U.S. Department of Education’s “Hispanic Serving Institution” designation by 2018-2019. Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its student body by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students through such organizations and programs as the Center for African Diaspora Student Success; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center; Casa Cuauhtémoc Chicano-Latino Theme House; Asian Pacific American Theme House; ME/SA (Middle astern/South Asian) living-learning community; Multi- Ethnic Program (MEP); Chicano/Latino Retention Initiative; and Native American Theme Program.

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Job location

Davis, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - It is strongly encouraged to specifically address the following: 1) A few examples of how you have demonstrated leadership, 2) A few examples of how you have demonstrated problem-solving skills, and 3) Your opinion (preferably supported by a few references and/or personal experiences) about the potential and challenges of hyperspectral imaging as a diagnostic tool.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

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