Postdoctoral Research Position opening in Agricultural Mechanization and Precision Agriculture

Position Opening

Postdoctoral Research Position opening: To conduct research in the areas of Agricultural Mechanization and Precision Agriculture

Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE)

University of California, Davis



The Digital Agriculture Lab in the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at the University of California (UC), Davis seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of Agricultural Mechanization and Precision Agriculture. The position is initially for 12-months at 100%FTE with potential of an extension based on performance and availability of financial support.

The successful candidate will work on interdisciplinary projects in the BAE Department under the supervision of Dr. Alireza Pourrzea. The responsibilities of the candidate will be to develop mechanical systems, and analyze data as well as mentor students in the development of experimental models and analyses of these systems. The candidate is expected to write manuscripts and present research findings in scientific meetings/conferences and extension events. The candidate will report to Dr. Pourreza and will collaborate closely with other scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Digital Agriculture Lab and UC Agricultural and Natural Resources.



Design and fabrication of agricultural and mechanical systems.
Experience with computer programming, image processing, spectral analysis, machine learning.
Experience with operating unmanned aerial systems.
Interest in conducting applied research and extension projects.
Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


APPLICATIONS: Application materials must be submitted to The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Initial review of applications will occur on October 1, 2018 with a start date as early as October 15, 2018.


MATERIALS REQUESTED TO INCLUDE: To apply, please send the following application materials:

1) Curriculum vitae
2) 3 samples of most significant publication
3) Names and contact information of 3 references


QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Alireza Pourreza .