Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Soil and Crop Monitoring, Ghent University, Belgium

Expires on: 05/26/2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic young engineer to complete a PhD degree under WHEATWATCHER EC funded project. The aim of the WHEATWATCHER is to develop and implement an integrated soil and crop monitoring system to assess soil nutrients status and chemical and biological stressors affecting and/or contaminating wheat grains from at-field growing stage to flour production in various regions across Europe, which will provide a management and decision tool for the farmers, mill owners and policy makers to guarantee quality and safe food production. Ghent University (UGent) is the coordination partner of the project, with Prof. Abdul Mouazen named as the project coordinator.


  •  You hold a Master’s degree (preferably) in Mechatronics Engineering, Agriculture Engineering (not agronomy), or Biosystems Engineering
  • Basic knowledge in sensing technologies and measurement systems.
  • Basic knowledge in machine learning, deep learning and/or data fusion and modelling tools, and eager to learn about more advanced modelling techniques.
  •  User of engineering software and modelling languages, such as, MATLAB Toolbox, LabVIEW, DaisyLab, AutoCAD, and/or C++…..
  • Working in interdisciplinary environments, good contextual understanding of agricultural systems and the ability to work in the field is desirable.

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