Re: Research Scientist Position

Brahm Verma (bverma@bae.uga.edu)
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:11:36 +0100


Biological and Agriculturla Engineering
Driftmier Engineering Center
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-4435

POSITION: RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department and the Artificial
Intelligence Center of the University of Georgia, in collaboration with
researchers from Georgia Tech and Georgia State University are
establishing a center for decision support systems related to
environmentally sound economic development. Center projects will include
developing decision systems and tools to evaluate alternatives for both
economic profitability and environmental sustainability. This is the
first of two positions beinf advertised; a second position at research
scientist or post- doctoral associate level is anticipated by October '97.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is a non-tenure track faculty position on a 12-month basis The
person will be responsible for developing decision support systems related
to evaluating alternative agricultural systems and land use for economic
development. Responsibilities include collecting and organizing expert
knowledge; data analysis; programming; evaluating decision support
systems; and presentation of workshops and training sessions. Close
interactions with collaborating scientists in the USA and Columbia is
required. Limited travel to Latin America will be required.
Additionally, the person will be required to prepare grant proposals to
private foundations, and to US and international granting agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate must have a Ph. D. in Computer and Information Science,
Environmental/Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering or in a
related field. He/she must have background in knowledge-based systems and in
one of the following: fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, genetic
algorithms, or statistical methods. Knowledge of Geographical
Information System (GIS) and understanding of biophysical processes in
agricultural crop production systems will be desirable. Good oral and
written communication skills are required.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Immediately

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 1997 or when a suitable candidate has been
identified.

APPLICATIONS: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and name,
telephone number and address (both mailing and email) of four references
to:

Brahm P. Verma
Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Faculty Fellow, Artificial Intelligence Center
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-4435 U.S.A.
Email: bverma@bae.uga.edu

Application sent by electronic mail must be followed up with hard paper
copy.

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
INSTITUTION

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Brahm P. Verma, Ph.D. *
Professor and Graduate Coordinator * "This time, like all times,
Biological and Agricultural Engineering * is a very good time,
* if we but know
Faculty Fellow * what to do with it."
Artificial Intelligence Center * -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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University of Georgia Tel: (706)542-0870 or -0860
Athens, GA 30602-4435 FAX: (706)542-6063 or -8806
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