Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky, USA


September 6, 2019 till the position is filled.


A post-doctoral scholar position opening is available in the Food Engineering group at the University of Kentucky, specifically for a candidate with expertise in the area of acoustic signal, spatial and spectral (hyperspectral imaging) data processing. The successful candidate will support a diverse team of students and faculty on a USDA funded grant that seeks to develop noninvasive methods to detect codling moth infestation in apple variety by fusing data and models for better detection and classification. She/He will be expected to support other similar projects in the group, write proposals, project reports and journal articles for peer-reviewed publication.

The successful candidate will be required to work in the field, greenhouse and a food processing lab, and work with insect such as codling moth.


Interested candidates MUST possess a Ph.D. in Biosystems/ Agricultural/ Electrical/Computer/Biomedical Engineering with evidence of expertise in machine learning approach to pattern recognition of high dimensional data. The candidate must have a good track record of peer-reviewed publication in this area. Candidate should also have strong evidence of good oral communication skills.


The position comes with a competitive salary and other benefits such as basic health insurance credit. The position assignment has an expected duration of 14 months.


Interested candidates must submit an application through the University of Kentucky Human Resources Employment Application system at this link: Applicants must upload submit a cover letter, cv, copies of their transcripts and a list of at least three references.

If you have any question about this position, please contact:

Dr. Akinbode Adedeji

Assistant Professor

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

University of Kentucky

128 C.E. Barnhart Building,

Lexington, KY