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We are looking for the brightest and most innovative scholars who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright heritage. This is a unique opportunity for a Fulbright research fellowship at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields. Registration is open from February 14, 2020. The application deadline is September 15, 2020. The program offers a grant of $47,500 per academic year for up to two years. The grants, which will commence during the 2021/22 academic year, are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work in Israel for up to 24 months (academic years 2021/2022 and 2022/2023). For more information and applications - click here Fulbright Israel is deeply grateful to the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education for the special budgetary allocation that has made it possible to expand this program.
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
The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6,000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities. The Soil Science and Soil Ecology division of the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) is seeking for a PhD student soil sensing (65%, TV-L 13) For 3-4 years starting as soon as possible until max. 31.12.2023 within the core project 5 “new field arrangements” of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production. The candidate will work with proximal soil sensing techniques to identify patterns in soil properties at various experimental sites. The project is part of a research program that aims to establish crop mixtures to increase diversity in agricultural landscapes at different scales. Crop mixtures, such as combinations of cereals and legumes, offer multiple advantages over sole crops, including more efficient resource use. However, complex interactions between partners in a crop mixture on the one hand and soil properties and climate conditions on the other hand impeded to know the comprehensive evaluation of crop mixtures ...more
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Engineering Department/Unit: Engineering - Dal AC Location: Truro Job Summary & Key Responsibilities: Under the supervision of Dr. Travis Esau, the Postdoctoral Fellow will develop and evaluate mechanized/precision agriculture systems (hardware and software) to improve crop yield and technology transfer activities. They will participate in a combination of field and laboratory research and will be required to complete extensive travel throughout the Atlantic region. Periodic exposure to allergy constituents including dust and insects (e.g. honeybees) are a component of this position. Key Responsibilities: Work on several applied and basic research projects pertaining to precision agriculture technologies in agriculture production systems. Develop computer software for real-time variable rate agrochemical delivery systems (variable rate sprayer and spreader), automated wild blueberry harvesting system and deep learning machine vision technology (including mobile phone app development). Must be able to work individually and cooperatively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Involve in both laboratory and field plot experimentation throughout eastern Canada. Collaborate with various industry partners, producer organizations, researchers from other institutions and extension specialists throughout Eastern Canada. Expect to assume a role in research, technology transfer, and undergraduate and graduate student training. Maintain ...more
Position description: The Crop Ecophysiology and Precision Agriculture Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with research focus on application of remote sensing in plant phenotyping and precision agriculture, especially using unmanned aerial systems for crop stress assessment, plant disease detection, and precision water and nutrient management. 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 Postdoc is expected to assist in proposal development, produce project reports, present research findings in conferences, and publish peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. This position is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension to more years. Requirements: A Ph.D. in agronomy, crop science, soil science, crop physiology, agricultural engineering, or environmental science. Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in the areas of remote sensing and digital image processing; experience in UAV image processing is highly preferred. Demonstrated programming skills in Python or R are highly preferred. Strong statistical analysis skills. Demonstrated scientific writing proficiency. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary ...more