Automation/Robotics, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Description: The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC- is looking for a motivated individual to join the precision ag. engineering team ( as postdoctoral 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 artificial intelligence (AI), mechatronics, machine vision (e.g. disease detection, yield estimation), automation, robotics (including UAVs), 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

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Agricultural, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering or closely related field (AI, robotics, IoT, machine vision). Self-motivated individual is preferred. Previous experience and publications in areas of AI, machine vision, UAVs, remote sensing, IoT, and precision farming technologies is preferred.

Application Deadline Date: Position open until filled; application review begins immediately.

Advertised salary: $50,000 plus benefits.

Application: The application package must include an application letter detailing candidate's qualifications and experience relative to the position description, curriculum vitae, list of publications and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be requested of applicants being seriously considered. For questions, contact Dr. Ampatzidis at Send the package by email to this address.