Technology and Food Science Unit PhD researcher: Digital Twin Pig

Do you like doing research and especially modelling and data-analysis? Would you like to use these skills in a varied job? Are you also interested in agriculture or animals? Do you want to help with top research for a sustainable, future-proof livestock farming? Then you are the colleague we are looking for!

Important information

  • Location: Merelbeke
  • Contract type: Full-time
  • Diploma: Master diploma
  • Application deadline This vacancy will remain open until we have found a suitable candidate

Your capabilities

  • You recently obtained a Master degree in Engineering, Bio-engineering, Sciences or similar level
  • You meet the generic conditions to carry out a PhD Doctoral grants: requirements and regulations - ILVO Vlaanderen
  • You have knowledge of programming e.g. Python, R
  • You have a good background in data analysis and modelling
  • You have a good written and spoken knowledge of English

We offer

We offer you a 4 year PhD position in a collaboration between ILVO and KULeuven

  • The doctoral scholarship is initially granted for 1 year and can be extended to 4 years, after a favorable evaluation. The scholarship is free of personal income tax, but does contribute to your social security (e.g. pension).
  • The grant amount is 2,323.91 net (2,673.31 gross) for the first 2 years. For the final 2 years the amount is 2431,29 net (2796,86 bruto).

As a PhD student you are responsible for independent scientific research under the supervision of your supervisors.

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Jarissa Maselyne

Data analysis and precision lifestock farming expert

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