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University of Georgia Admission PhD Positions

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Two PhD Positions on poultry environmental management and precision farming projects at the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 🇺🇸.

Dr. Lilong Chai at the Department of Poultry Science is seeking Ph.D. graduate student assistants in integrative precision poultry science.

Graduate Research Assistantship will be provided through the Department of Poultry Science and cover tuition, health insurance, and stipends. Stipends will be commensurate with education, experience, and skillsets.

**Contact Email: [email protected]


B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems engineering, Computer science, Poultry science, animal science, agricultural or biosystems engineering, or related fields are eligible to apply.

Experience in computer programming (e.g., Python, MATLAB, C++/C, Java, ROS, Arduino), computer vision or image processing, sensors, machine/deep learning, or robotics, with peer-reviewed research records (e.g., journal publications)

Willingness to work in farm environments and poultry for data acquisition and research implementation

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written formats
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team.

⚫How To Apply:

Self-motivated individuals with strong interests in the above mentioned research topics and skillsets are highly recommended to apply for the positions.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Lilong Chai ([email protected]) and enclose a PDF copy of the following documents in a communication email:

1) cover letter describing qualifications, experience, and future research plans;

2) resume/CV;

3) unofficial electronic transcript of the highest degree awarded;

4) GRE and TOEFL scores (if applicable);

5) contact information for three professional references including names, email, address, and affiliation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, and subsequent interviews will be requested for potential candidates.