Citrus Grant Engineering Announcement

Citrus Grant Engineering Post-Doc Announcement

The ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral research engineer. The postdoctoral engineer will be part of a research team developing new devices and methods to deliver treatments to plants grown in commercial agriculture. The incumbent needs to have experience with mechanical design and fabrication, computer aided design and manufacturing, and experimental measurement and equipment. This experience will be deployed in a team environment working with biological researchers at the interface of mechanical design/fabrication and deployment of plant symbiotic propagules. Integrated research will include 3D-printing of biological and support materials. Experience working outside of laboratory settings or field work will be beneficial. The postdoctoral engineer researcher will conduct machine and method performance testing and aid in measuring long term effectiveness outside in test plots, commercial citrus groves, and other commercial agricultural facilities.

Position is located in Dawson, Georgia. Position is grant funded for three years with the possibility of extension. Applicants must have completed a degree in engineering from and ABET-accredited institution. Agricultural, biological, biosystems, mechanical or similar engineering disciplines are preferred. Applicants must complete their Ph.D. degree within the first year of position if they have not completed their degree. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Contact Dr. Chris Butts at chris.butts@usda.gov.

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