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Requisition ID:  20975

Computational Infrastructure Specialist

Job Summary

The Computational Infrastructure Specialist will be responsible for taking part in and coordinating the strategic development and integration of advanced sensor suits that enable efficient data collection in Purdue’s current and future plant phenotyping facilities (ICSC and AAPF), and potentially other facilities/sites. This role will also provide leadership in managing the electromechanical infrastructures that enable the automated operation in Purdue’s controlled/semi-controlled environment phenotyping facilities. You will closely interact with a wide variety of PIs in sensor instrumentation and integration to facilitate data collection in their research projects as well as work with Purdue’s AgIT team in the implementation of an IT infrastructure that enables efficient data transfer and management in plant-/environment-related research across multiple facilities/sites.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, computational biology, agricultural, biosystem engineer or similar field
  • 4 years of experience in data/software engineering or sensor instrumentation
  • Experience in senor networking, sensor and data pipeline integration and with programming languages such as Python, R, C/C++, Matlab
  • Strong knowledge and experience in data/software engineering, specifically in sensor networking; Knowledge and experience in sensor and data pipeline integration
  • Knowledge and experiences in multiple programming languages and platforms, such as Python, R, C/C++, Matlab; Familiar with Big data/Database technologies
  • Capability to work independently or as a team member
  • Strong skills in spoken and written English



  • Masters degree


Additional Information:

  • This position will have a hybrid work schedule
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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