Posting Detail Information
|Working Title||Postdoctoral Fellow- Remote Sensing of Plants|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Work Location||Position is fully in-office/in-person|
|Research Professional Position||Yes|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Postdoctoral Fellows|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$50,000 - $53,000 plus applicable benefits.|
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|Desired Start Date||09/01/2023|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||05/31/2023|
|Description of Work Unit||
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
The Department of Agricultural Biology is committed to excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about insects, plant pathogens, and weeds in agricultural, natural, and urban ecosystems. Our mission is to enhance human well-being by improving ecosystem sustainability. In addition to generating new knowledge, we apply knowledge in entomology, plant pathology, and plant sciences to solving practical problems related to biotic and abiotic plant stress, integrated pest management, and ecosystem health. People in Agricultural Biology participate in and value cooperative and collaborative efforts with other units within the University, as well as with individual stakeholders and other organizations in Colorado and beyond. We hold ourselves to a standard of excellence in teaching, research, extension, and service and act according to the Principles of Community.
We are looking for a candidate to start in September 2023 or shortly after. This position focuses on understanding the interactions between plants and crops and biotic and abiotic stresses using drone hyperspectral remote sensing. We are broadly interested in addressing questions related to the detection of physiological and biochemical responses of plants to the impacts of droughts, pests and pathogens, and invasive species and weeds from gene to species and landscape scales. Our approach integrates various methods and tools including but not limited to remote sensing, spatial science, biochemical and genetic methods, biological modeling, and machine learning. Therefore, we are looking for candidates with a strong background in image processing, computer science, machine learning, and/or engineering.
This postdoctoral associate will have opportunities to join and collaborate with researchers in the Department of Agricultural Biology, College of Agricultural Sciences, NSF-ASCEND Biology Integration Institute, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They also have opportunities to learn and use our high-end drone hyperspectral (HySpex Mjolnir), multispectral, thermal, and LiDAR sensors and will be trained on drone operation with CSU Drone Center.
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
|Job Duty Category||Research|
|Percentage Of Time||80|
|Job Duty Category||Supervision|
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||Project Management|
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by Sunday, May 31, 2023. Applicants should upload the following:
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)|
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|Background Check Policy Statement||
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