Job:Postdoctoral Associate / Research Scientist in Plant Imaging / Phenotyping at University of Georgia
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The computational plant science lab (www.computational-plant-science.org) is seeking two postdoctoral associates/research scientists to undertake research in the area of image-based root phenotyping within a project funded by the Department of Energy to improve carbon sequestration in maize roots. You will work in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment located in Athens, GA. Anticipated start is June 2017 (earlier start is possible).

Position 1: Research in the area of 3D surface reconstruction and measurement of maize roots from imaging and terahertz data.

Position 2: Research interest in developing high-throughput computing platforms for online data analysis of 3D root characteristics from imaging data.

Appointment Type for both: 24-month non-tenure track appointment subject to satisfactory performance; Potential to be extended annually for a maximum of 4 years, subject to performance and funding. Positions are currently funded for 4 years.

Applicants should provide:

(1) A cover letter that briefly describes their short-term and long-term career goals and aspirations, skill sets that they would bring to the lab, and skill they are looking to obtain.

(2) A curriculum vitae that includes a description of the individual’s specific contributions to co-authored publications, and contact information for three individuals who can serve as references.

(3) Apply by sending an email directly to bucksch@uga.edu or apply through Researchgate

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Remote Sensing or a closely related field For position 2, M.Sc. candidates are considered as Research Scientist Salary commensurate with experience, in accordance with NIH postdoctoral salary recommendations

Beneficial skills:

Python C++ Computer vision/graphics (Position 1) Experience using HPC computing environments (Position 2)

Athens is a very lively and arts/music oriented city and just a 50 minute drive from Atlanta. Cheap living costs in a historic city of 125.000 citizens from all over the world make it an exciting place to live. Find more information about Athens here: https://www.visitathensga.com/things-to-do/attractions/

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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