Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job Description

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Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering 10002038
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location:East Lansing
Categories:Agriculture, Engineers/Architects, Information Technology, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%)

Position Summary

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering seeks a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) with background in irrigation, IoT, and sensors to conduct research on developing an innovative irrigation management technology for field crops and specialty crops. The primary duties will include: 1) Working on an innovative autonomous monitoring and controlling IoT system, 2) Utilizing IoT sensor systems to improve water, fertilizer, and plant disease management in agriculture, 3) Improving irrigation model/algorithm to increase accuracy and prediction, 4) Conducting field research to enhance crop productivity and resiliency while minimizing environmental impacts, 5) Analyzing and reporting the results of this research, including in peer-reviewed journal articles and professional presentations. 6) Assisting and mentoring the students in Dr. Dongs research team on their projects within this broad scope of work.

This position will be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Agronomy, Crop Sciences, or other related fields.
  • Candidate should have experience in sensor technology, irrigation, and agricultural field research.
  • Excellent statistics practical knowledge.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, R, and Java.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must be able to start Spring 2023

Required Application Materials

Current CV/Resume

Cover Letter

Names and emails of three professional references

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Special Instructions

Please contact Dr. Younsuk Dong at dongyoun@msu.edu for more information.

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Summary of Physical Demands

Drive a university owned vehicle, carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds, and pushing/pulling up to 60 pounds.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised:Jan 20, 2023 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jan 20, 2025 Eastern Standard Time

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