Postdoctoral Associate - Machine Learning and Veterinary Medicine
Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines--global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
We are pleased to offer a 2-year postdoctoral position opportunity in application of machine learning techniques in veterinary medicine and animal sciences. This person will work with a multi-disciplinary team including clinical and academic experts in medical imaging, dairy science, and computer science in developing artificial intelligent systems via image analysis and integration of data from sensor and non-sensor data streams in dairy farms, joining the labs of Dr Parminder Basran, PhD in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr Julio Giordano in the College of Animal and Life Sciences. This position is partially supported by the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) and is available immediately.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in the data sciences with software programming skills in Python, Matlab, Julia or others. A post-graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) in veterinary, animal, or the biological science is desired but not required. The position will require some work with cattle at the dairy units of Cornell University and commercial dairy farms in the upstate New York region. Ideally, the candidate feels comfortable conducting basic handling work with large animals in a dairy farm setting. The ideal candidate will enjoy working and communicating with a multi-disciplinary team of academics, clinical experts, and students at Cornell University, and will have opportunities to present and publish scholarly work at local, national, and international venues.
Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
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