The College of Agriculture and Life Science is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we prove and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
An interdisciplinary team of juice, wine, and table grape industry leaders, university and industry engineers, and university viticulturists has been formed to develop and evaluate new sensor technology for improved vineyard management and production efficiency. Objectives include integrating viticulture, engineering, and educational solutions which measure and respond to canopy and crop variability, collecting and managing vineyard information, reducing labor costs through automation of repetitive tasks, and fostering adoption of new technologies and management practices through socio-economic analysis and industry education.
Assist the lead Project Investigator (P.I.) with the execution of research activities associated with the USDA SCRI project on Precision Viticulture and other funded viticulture projects at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory in Fredonia, NY. The precision viticulture project is broken into unique but integrated themes: spatial data collection and validation, spatial data processing, variable rate vineyard management, economic evaluation, and stakeholder outreach. The primary function of this position will be in the collection and validation of vineyard soil, canopy, and crop data; coordination of spatial mapping with the project Research Aide; and the application and measurement of variable rate vineyard management field trials.
This is a one year term appointment with possibility of renewal based on funding and successful performance.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
Formal training beyond a high school diploma of two years or Associates degree in related discipline. License within first six months of employment. Must possess and maintain valid driver license. Proven experience in computer usage including Excel and word processing. Ability to maintain excellent records with specific attention to detail of results and follow established protocols. Ability to work semi-independently based on a solid understanding of basic protocols and objectives of projects in a coordinated fashion with other members of the research program. Ability to understand the goals and objectives of the program and to identify unusual or interesting observations and to bring them to the attention of the P.I. Sound judgment, excellent reasoning and decision-making skills, and ability to work with diverse personalities. Must be able to work under pressure with a great deal of initiative. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Ability to work well with others is required while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment. Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external constituencies is a must. Must have demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material in a professional manner. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. Some experience with GPS/GIS mapping and at least some exposure to spatial data processing.
B.S. degree in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or a related field. Prior experience in spatial map generation in Google Earth and Arc Map. GIS experience in viticulture or other agriculture related field.
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