Animal Science department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is seeking 1-2 self-motivated PhD graduate research assistants in precision poultry farming. The individuals are expected to engage in cutting-edge research that addresses automation, welfare, and environment challenges in modern poultry production. Potential research topics include automatic poultry welfare and behavior monitoring, poultry robotics, artificial intelligence, environment monitoring and management, and sensoring. We encourage exceptional candidates with proved research experience in all abovementioned areas to apply the positions. The admission is expected in Summer or Fall 2021.
Applicants should have an earned B.S. or M.S. in agricultural engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, animal science, poultry science or related degree by the time of hiring. Strong skills in one or more programming languages are expected. Experience in image processing, machine learning, deep learning, and robotics are highly preferred.
Any questions related to this position can be directed to Dr. Yang Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Additional Salary Information: We offer tuition waiver and competitive stipend commensurate with education and experience.
About The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship, land-grant university. We are a Research 1 university housing 11 colleges and 900+ programs of study. With an enrollment of 30,000 students, its undergraduate and graduate programs are repeatedly ranked among top national programs. The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains; and a day’s drive to Memphis, Chicago and Washington D.C. Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Clayton Homes, Crossville Tile, Discovery Inc., General Shale Brick, Local Motors, PetSafe/Radio Systems Corporation, Regal Cinemas, Pilot/Flying J, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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