Fully funded 5 PhD studentships in Precision Agriculture 942 views

Department of Soil Management, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) offers fully funded 5 PhD scholarships in Precision Agriculture.

5 PhD projects are available under this project:

  • Site specific fertilisation
  • Site specific manure injection
  • Site specific pesticide applications
  • Site specific soil compaction management
  • Site specific seed rate management

Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold MSc degree Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering obtained between September 2017 and not earlier than September 2014.
  • Applicant must have knowledge in the use of basic engineering software and modelling languages, such as, MATLAB Toolbox, LabVIEW, DaisyLab, AutoCAD, or C++; knowledge in sensing technologies, modelling and control theory.
  • Applicant must also demonstrate good contextual understanding of agricultural systems, precision agriculture and the ability to work in the field with agriculture machinery.
  • Applicant must possess high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues and write papers and reports.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Run your PhD project and deliver the project results in a timely manner.
  • Submission of high quality publications in international journals.
  • Link and integrate with research project of the other PhD students under Odysseus project as deemed appropriate.
  • Contribute to group activities as requested by your promoters that are within the remit of the role and the grant, and the associated grade. This may include:
  • Supporting and collaborating with MSc and PhD students.
  • Contribution to teaching programmes if requested to do so.
  • Assist in other activates in the group as deemed necessary.

Value: fully funded; approx. €23787 per year (€1982 per month)

Starting date: between 1st November 2017 and 2nd January 2018

How to apply:

Applications must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining the motivation, research and teaching experience.
  • CV and publication record.
  • Master’s degree or an interim document if still finishing the MSc.
  • Verified transcript of MSc and BSc degrees.
  • Indicate interest in the above 5 PhD projects.
  • 2 reference letters from academic members.
  • Applications to be submitted via email with subject ‘PhD scholarships under Odysseus project’ to project promoter Prof. Abdul Mouazen (E-mail: abdul.mouazen@ugent.be)
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Ghent University
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Belgium
Subject areas

Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

Fellowship amount €1982 per month
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 30 September 2017
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  • Address Belgium
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