Position Summary

Position Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks a Postdoctoral Scholar. This position is located in Las Vegas Nevada. The position will require different areas of expertise, including hydroponic nutrition management systems, plant physiology, IoT-based monitoring and AI applications, plant phenotyping techniques, climate smart indoor vertical farm management etc. The research areas include the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) system to automate the monitoring and control of hydroponic nutrient management to improve water use efficiency, fertilizer, and plant disease management; application of noninvasive plant phenotyping techniques to real-time monitoring of plant growth, health, and developmental patterns; and investigation of environmental factors for sustainable value-added indoor crop production. A high level of scientific writing proficiency is expected, as well as a desire to publish and submit grant proposals.

Please apply through URL. For questions or assistance with application, please email laputd@unr.edu.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Agriculture Engineering, Biological Engineering, Horticulture or a related field. Completion of a doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline is required. The doctoral degree must have been completed within the five years immediately preceding the first date of appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the University. The individual cannot have held previous positions in the professional ranks.

About University of Nevada Reno - Cooperative Extension

UNR Extension is an outreach arm of the University, funded by county, state and federal dollars, that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada, Reno to residents of southern Nevada.

Perks of Working at UNR:

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision, life insurance
  • Generous annual and sick leave benefits
  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. EAP specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.
  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.
  • No state income tax
  • Grants-in-aid or reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.