Job Opportunities in ABE

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Below are current position listings open in the Department of ABE. To view the full description and submit an application, please visit: jobs.illinois.edu.
The University is an AA-EOE.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching to fill the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in bioenvironmental engineering. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position.

Departmental Description

The ABE department at the University of Illinois includes 20 full-time faculty members involved in teaching, research and extension. It houses two academic programs, the Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the Technical Systems Management with undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in each. Faculty members have research activities in bioenvironmental engineering, biological engineering, food and bioprocess engineering, off-road equipment engineering, and soil and water resources engineering. Departmental extension programs include agricultural waste management, nutrient management planning, agricultural safety and health, soil and water resource engineering and chemical/pesticide application training.

Major Responsibilities

Develop and conduct synergistic extension and applied research programs in one or more of the following areas: agricultural waste management, air and water quality, mitigation technologies, conventional and alternative livestock housing systems. The candidate's extension program must include program needs assessment, content development and delivery, outcome and impact evaluation, and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with appropriate stakeholder groups, the Illinois Department of Agriculture, USDA NRCS, Illinois and federal EPA on regulatory, training, applied research issues related to livestock and poultry operations. Advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in Agricultural and Biological Engineering as well as Technical Systems Management are highly encouraged. Provide leadership to the profession through national and international professional societies and activities.

Proposed Starting Date

October 16, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Salary

The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications

To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by August 15, 2016. Please create your candidate profile and upload a letter of application/interest, curriculum vita, and contact information for three (3) professional references (include name, title, address, phone, fax, email) in one document, by close of business on August 15, 2016. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be given full consideration.

For futher information, contact Dr. Richard Gates, Search Committee Chair, via email at rsgates@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Graduate Research Assistant: Soil and Water Resources Engineering

Position Summary

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a PhD student in Soil and Water Resources Engineering area. The research team members have unique expertise in the fields of water quality and agronomy. The graduate research will focus in water quality monitoring and modeling.

Qualifications

The candidate(s) should have degree/s in agricultural/civil or related engineering discipline with strong background in hydrology, water quality, geo-informatics, water resource management, or related disciplines. The candidate should have previous research experience in water quality modeling (APEX, RZWQM, SWAT or HSPF), experience in GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS) and programming (FORTRAN, MATLAB and R). Excellent data analysis skills, fluency in English, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are further essential requirements. Familiarity with Midwestern U.S. agricultural production system is desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience. Position will include full benefits including tuition.

Anticipated Starting Date

1/16/2017 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants are encouraged to send their resume, GRE & TOEFL (for international candidates only) scores, and contact information for three professional references to:

Rabin Bhattarai, PhD
Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Resources Engineering
Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217-300-0001
rbhatta2@illinois.edu

Android/Linux Software development assistant

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in C++ as it relates to designing and implementing complex software architecture for Android and Linux platforms. Experience developing with the Android SDK and NDK is desired, along with a solid understanding of build tools and procedures, including the Android NDK build system, Android Studio with Gradle, qmake, and make. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for designing and implementing various software features for onboard operation on UAS autopilots. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, machine learning, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Experience in developing with Android SDK and NDK
  2. Experience in developing multithreaded C++ applications for Android and Linux
  3. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  4. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory
  5. Bonus skill: Experience with OpenCV

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Unmanned Aircraft System operator

Position Summary

This position is for an hourly student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking to hire individuals who are highly skilled in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or Drone) operation, integration, and maintenance. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving UAS of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for flying and maintaining these vehicles. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in UAS design, aircraft Guidance Navigation and Control, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Five years or more experience in flying RC aircraft, including fixed wing, rotorcraft, and multi-rotor
  2. Competition experience preferred
  3. Demonstrated skill in integration of RC aircraft
  4. 3D printing, prototyping, and hobby aircraft construction
  5. Bonus skill: Software development C, C++, Python, or other languages
  6. Bonus skill: Electronics and hardware integration
  7. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory

Note: Candidate needs to be capable of obtaining an FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificate

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Electronics and Hardware Integration Assistant for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Full-time and hourly applicants will be considered for the summer term

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in electronics hardware integration, board design, and software design. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for putting together the avionics systems on these drones, working with the autopilot systems, and developing software for interfacing sensors and actuators with the UAS autopilot system. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Hardware integration experience: Soldering, populating boards, integrating sensors on boards
  2. Experience in working with board design software: Eagle, Altium, LP Board etc.
  3. Experience in developing C++, C, and/or Python software, including developing drivers for sensing and actuation hardware
  4. Experience with 3D printing, or prototyping
  5. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  6. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, signal processing theory
  7. Bonus skill: RC aircraft flying experience

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu

Machine vision software developer

Position Summary

This position is for a part-time student research assistant and is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Distributed Autonomous Systems laboratory at UIUC is looking for individuals who are highly skilled in developing machine vision software. Including, stitching, object detection and recognition, thresholding, pixel counting, image segmentation, edge detection, color classification, and pattern recognition. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to work on several high-profile projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones) of all kinds and types, and will be responsible for developing machine vision software for onboard operation on UAS autopilots. Interested and capable candidates are encouraged also to pursue fundamental research in systems, controls, machine learning, signal processing, and autonomy as applied to UAS or autonomous ground/off-road vehicles.

Desired Skills

  1. Experience in developing machine vision software
  2. Experience in developing C++, C, and/or Python software
  3. Bonus skill: Experience in working with the Robot Operating System
  4. Bonus skill: Coursework in systems, control, machine learning, machine vision, or signal processing theory
  5. Bonus skill: Experience with OpenCV

Salary and Benefits

Starting salary/stipend and position will be commensurate with experience.

Anticipated Starting Date

8/16/2016 (open until filled)

Interested qualified applicants should immediately contact:

Dr. Girish Chowdhary
376B Ag Engineering Sciences Building
1304 W Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
girishc@illinois.edu