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Job ID: 204292

Research Associate-Fixed Term (Post-Doc)
Michigan State University

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2023
Title Research Associate-Fixed Term (Post-Doc)
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Horticulture
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Biosystems Engineering
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering seeks a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) with background in irrigation, IoT, and sensors to conduct research on developing an innovative irrigation management technology for field crops and specialty crops. The primary duties will include: 1) Working on an innovative autonomous monitoring and controlling IoT system, 2) Utilizing IoT sensor systems to improve water, fertilizer, and plant disease management in agriculture, 3) Improving irrigation model/algorithm to increase accuracy and prediction, 4) Conducting field research to enhance crop productivity and resiliency while minimizing environmental impacts, 5) Analyzing and reporting the results of this research, including in peer-reviewed journal articles and professional presentations. 6) Assisting and mentoring the students in Dr. Dong’s research team on their projects within this broad scope of work. 

This position will be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and funding.

Review of Applicants will begin on 1/27/23.

  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Younsuk Dong
    Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-8751


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