Post Doctoral Fellow
University of Arkansas
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Type of Position:Research
Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
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The selected candidate will (1) utilize the state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, robotics, and manufacturing techniques to design mobile autonomous surface swabbing platforms to facilitate biosensing and food safety applications in the poultry processing plant and (2) hyperspectral imaging for detecting foreign objects like plastics in chicken. The successful candidate will work under the mentor graduate and undergraduate students, coordinate research and extension teams, and participate in grant writing.
Summary of Job Duties:
Applicants are required to have an earned Ph.D. degree in one of the following disciplines: Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Food Science or a closely related field.
The candidate must have strong track record in robotic control and manipulation, path planning and/or computer vision. The candidate needs to be familiar with commonly used programming language and open source libraries or platforms. The candidate is expected to have good communication and technical writing skills. Project management skills are preferred.
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.