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The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGAwas founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGAHealth Sciences Campus in Athens. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to ...more
Company Overview FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you. Overview The FMC Agricultural Sciences, Global Research & Development has an immediate opening for an Agricultural Engineer with a strong product application technology experience and precision agricultural engineering background. The successful candidate will join the ...more
Postdoc Position: Open source plant phenotyping system The computational plant science lab (http://www.computational-plant-science.org/) searches for an energetic and creative computational plant scientist. The applicant will lead the development of the next generation phenotyping platform PLANT IT (http://portnoy.cyverse.org/) as part of an international team within the arpa-e Deeper project (https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=arpa-e-programs/roots , https://twitter.com/deeper_project). The applicant will work on improving the new web-frontend, the workflow management of job submissions and the deployment onto the Cyverse cyber-infrastructure to enable high-throughput computation for plant researchers world-wide. The position will offer excellent trainings opportunities at the interface of plant biology and computer science as well as networking and collaboration opportunities to establish their own research line. Requirements for this position are (1) programming experience in python (2) experience in using Linux/Apache environments and container technologies (e.g. Docker/Singularity), (3) interest in open source development including community building, (4) background in computer science, computer engineering, computational biology, information technology, other relevant background or demonstrated hand-on experience. (5) The candidate will need excellent communication skills to work in collaboration with plant biologists, algorithm developer and an open community of users and contributors. ...more
The Department of Bioresource Engineering of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track, 12-month position as Assistant Professor in Urban Agriculture and Plant Production Engineering. The successful candidate will address several closely related fields in the discipline, particularly design of food production systems for urban, local, and northern agriculture. The scope of the position may include, but is not limited to: urban agriculture, green structures (green walls, edible walls, green roofs, ornamental displays, medicinal plants, rooftop greenhouses and gardens), regenerative building design (ecomimetic and biological processes for water collection, heat island mitigation, waste reduction), and climate control for biological and agricultural buildings and structures. The ideal candidate must be eligible to register as a professional engineer in Canada. Proficiency in the French language and prior experience with the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry are highly beneficial. If eligible for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, the candidate may be supported by the University in the nomination for a Tier II CRC in Urban Agriculture and Plant Production Engineering, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Macdonald ...more
The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) is a unique and innovative English language undergraduate institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders of Rwanda and East Africa. Students at RICA will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities emphasizing Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, oral and written communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship. In an experiential learning environment, students will develop the knowledge and experience necessary for a wide range of careers in agriculture. Students at RICA will experience the six Enterprises including Beef Cattle and Small Ruminants, Dairy, Poultry and Swine, Row and Forage Crops, Vegetable and Tree Crops, Irrigation and Mechanization. Communication, One Health Systems Thinking, and Entrepreneurship are woven throughout the curriculum. All RICA graduates will be innovative problem solvers able to operate farms and ranches, start agribusinesses, assume management roles in cooperatives, NGOs, and other agricultural enterprises, serve their communities as extension agents and technical and policy experts, or assume positions of agricultural leadership in Rwanda. DESCRIPTION We are seeking a Precision Agriculture Specialist to join a world-class team of educators and researchers at RICA. Ideal candidates will have a passion for education with a focus on conservation agriculture and systems thinking, ...more