Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Computer Science, Engineering
Department:19050000 - EG-ELECTRICAL / COMPUTER ENG

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position with an immediate opening in Professor Alina Zare’s group, The Machine Learning and Sensing Lab, at the University of Florida in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Professor Zare’s conducts research in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence where they have focused primarily on developing new machine learning algorithms to automatically understand and process data and imagery. Their research work has included automated plant root phenotyping, sub-pixel hyperspectral image analysis, target detection and underwater scene understanding using synthetic aperture sonar, LIDAR data analysis, Ground Penetrating Radar analysis, and buried landmine and explosive hazard detection.  This position will help manage and carry out research across a number projects in the lab with many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and publications.

Expected Salary:

$50,000 - $60,000; contingent upon experience.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate must have obtained their Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar field before employment. 

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience in machine learning algorithm development for plant science is preferred.  It is expected that the candidate will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as work as a part of a highly interdisciplinary team.  The candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills in English.  The candidate is expected to assist in project management, publication preparation and submission, and supervision of students in the lab.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit: a cover letter/letter of interest and curriculum vitae with the online application. Review of applications will begin immediately, and this posting will be open until the position is filled.  

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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