Post Doctoral Associate/Agricultural Engineering

Classification Title:

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC- is looking for a motivated individual to join the agricultural engineering team as post-doctoral under the supervision of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis at University of Florida (Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering). The postdoc will support engineering activities such as design, test, verification, modification, fabrication and assembly of prototype mechatronic systems. The selected candidate will work in the area of UAVs, mechatronics, machine vision (e.g. disease detection, yield estimation), robotics and precision farming technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing automated and robotic systems for agricultural applications, designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and assisting the engineering team in preparing research results for publication. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be available for an interview (for questions contact Dr. Ampatzidis at

Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, but will not be less than $47,476.00 annually

Minimum Requirements: A PhD in Agricultural, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering or closely related field (mechatronics, IoT, machine vision). Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the minimum requirements, prefer

Self-motivated individual

Previous experience and publications in the areas of UFAs, machine vision, remote sensing, IoT, and precision farming technologies

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No