Join the computational plant science lab

Postdoc Position: Development of a web-based plant phenotyping platform

A postdoctoral scientist position (2+ years) is available in the computational plant science lab. The postdoc will lead the development of the next generation of our web-based root phenotyping platform DIRT ( as part of an arpa-e project.

Requirements for this position includes (1) programming experience in PhP and knowledge of a higher programming language, (2) experience in Linux/Apache environments, (3) Interest and experience in collaborative research, (4) background in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or other relevant background. Preferred qualifications that give the candidate an advantage include (1) experience with high-performance computing systems, (2) practical knowledge of workflow managers and (3) web-frontend development for future extensions of DIRT. The candidate is encouraged to suggest alternative technologies for future development directions.

The position can start immediately but start date negotiable. We provide competitive salary, benefits, and travel budget. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until position is filled. To apply, please e-mail Alexander Bucksch ( with a curriculum vitae (CV), a one-page statement of how your research interests are related to this position, and contact information for 3 references.

More information on the group's research can be found at The University of Georgia is located in Athens, GA - a vibrant community full of music, arts and history ( as well as close to the Smoky mountains and Atlanta.

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Graduate Students

We are actively recruiting graduate students at the plant science/computer science/math interface.

By joining our lab you can train in bioinformatics, phenomics, root biology and ecology, big data analysis, image processing and machine learning.

You can apply for a PhD program in Bioinformatics, Plant Biology or Forestry in our lab though the Integrated Plant Science Portal ( )

For more info simply send me an email with your CV and a short motivation why you are interested in the lab.

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