The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Lab at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Ph.D. Research Assistant 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 Research Assistant 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, or environmental science. • Knowledge and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred. • Knowledge and skills in GIS and spatial statistics are highly preferred. • Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred. • Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency; experience of refereed journal publications is preferred. • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an 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 complete CV, research statement, personal statement, unofficial university degree records (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree), GRE (and TOEFL/IELTS for international students) test results, as well as three reference letters. The position is open until a suitable candidate is identified.
Contact: Wenxuan Guo, PhD Assistant Professor, Crop Ecophysiology/Precision Agriculture Texas Tech University - Department of Plant and Soil Science Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bayer Plant Science Building, Box 42122 2911 15th Street, Lubbock, TX 79409 Office: (806) 834-2266 Email: email@example.com Webpage: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/pss/precisionag