Drone operator/pilot

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University of Georgia
Athens, GA, United States

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Drone operator/pilot


Athens, GA 


40,000 - 50,000

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The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at UGA is looking for a research professional to operate an integrated system of remote sensors on board an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to support research projects related to precision forestry and precision agriculture. This person will work on the planning of flight routes, operate the drone, calibrate the system (when needed), collect the data, pre-process the data collected into a shareable format, and perform routine maintenance to the system.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Please use the following link https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/225695 to see more detials and to apply directly through the UGA HR webpage.