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    This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, in Beltsville, MD.

    The incumbent will develop remote sensing methods and coordinate ground measurements for retrieving quantitative information about crops and soils at local, regional, national, and global scales.

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    • Conduct basic and applied research to discover new knowledge and develop a broad understanding to maximize crop production efficiency, improve environmental quality, and improve agroecosystem sustainability under anticipated climate change.
    • Formulate and implement an integrated program by developing new hypotheses, models, and algorithms for extracting information about crops and soils from remotely sensed platforms, such as unmanned aerial systems, aircraft, and satellites.
    • Provide leadership in planning, designing, and conducting research on complex challenges in evaluating and integrating the effects of climate, plant and soil characteristics, and management on agricultural production and the environment.
    • Develop remote sensing methods for evaluating vegetation and soil conditions.
    • Establish methods for interpreting data from new and existing sensors to answer production and ecosystem questions, leveraging integrative modeling, machine learning and/or artificial intelligence approaches.
    • Incorporate information into production tools used by farmers, USDA action agencies, and other stakeholders and government agencies involved in making agricultural decisions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601086500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.