Penn State University
- University Park Campus
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- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
The Esker Laboratory in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar who will focus on the development of a disease management risk assessment tool for corn that focuses on large-scale field data collection, modeling, and validation of production practices and management packages using deep learning methods. The candidate requires a very strong background in computational and statistical methods and should also possess a similarly strong background in plant disease ecology and epidemiology. Proficiency with programming languages like R or Python is important. The ability and interest to develop online dashboard tools for data entry, processing, and analysis are a plus. This project is research¬extension based, as such effective communication skills are desired. This position will be based at The Pennsylvania State University Park campus but will also have a visiting appointment at The Ohio State University Department of Plant Pathology in the Paul Laboratory that is located in Wooster, Ohio. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Statistics, Data Sciences, or closely related field. A strong interest in inter-disciplinary research with the ability to conduct research independently, as well as work in a collaborative and collegial environment is important. Initial funding is available for one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. To apply please submit a letter of application describing research interests and professional goals, as well as a CV and contact information for three references.
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