Grant-Funded Researcher (A/B) - Image and Data Analyst – Plant Phenotyping

The University of Adelaide
June 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:$107,276 - $126,894
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$107,276 - $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Two Full time - Fixed term positions available immediately for two years, with the possibility of extension.

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) was established in 2009 under the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) to develop a globally collaborative plant phenomics capability that provides leadership in infrastructure, skills and service for agricultural research and industry to maximise the productivity in Australia's unique and variable environment.

The Adelaide node of the APPF, The Plant Accelerator® is actively seeking two driven and enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic team and contribute their unique skills. As part of this role, the successful candidates will collaborate with our experienced team members in analysing data collected with cutting-edge field phenotyping tools (aerial and ground-based platforms). The successful candidate will contribute their unique skills in analysing complex data from RGB, hyperspectral or LiDAR sensors to extract information about plant structure, biochemical and physiological properties. By harnessing the latest data analytical approaches, the appointed individual will play a pivotal role in advancing our ability to measure novel traits in the field, supporting agricultural research and innovation.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Remote Sensing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning or related field, with strong experience in image processing or computer vision, particularly for multi-modal and high-dimensional data.
  • Experience in programming languages relevant to technical applications, e.g. Python, Matlab, C and corresponding image processing software libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to write manuscripts for publication in internationally recognised journals
  • High quality interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to effectively engage with internal and external collaborators and other stakeholders, including the delivery of presentations to a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to supervise and mentor HDR students.
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    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 9 June 2024.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Dr Bettina Berger Scientific Director, The Plant Accelerator® P: +61 (8) 83130825 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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