|Are you that hardworking researcher that loves to work on cutting-edge control and robotic technologies that contribute to balanced agricultural production and healthy food?|
The Dutch Investment Plan for strengthening the Technical Sciences enables Wageningen University to further strengthen its position as world-leader in high-tech sustainable food & biomass production systems. The challenges in this domain range from climate-neutral control of greenhouses to reduction of emissions and nutrient losses to the environment, and from replacing labour in harvesting operations to control weeds without pesticides.
The focus of this tenure-track position will be on theory, algorithms and tools for ‘self-learning’ in smart autonomous systems and advanced robotic systems. You will be working on self-learning systems that can deal with the uncertainty of environmental conditions and high variability of plants and products typical for agricultural production circumstances. For autonomous systems this relates to distributed control strategies for complex multi-agent human-machine systems, including the use of the concept of digital twins in model-based control. For robotic systems this relates to e.g. semi-supervised learning and learning-from-demonstration of robots that perform complex tasks at high speed. In this position you will closely work together with Dr. Simon van Mourik and Dr. Gert Kootstra.
|A challenging position with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 3.746,- to a maximum of € 5.127,- for a full working week of 38 hours in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities. An appointment of 0.8 FTE is negotiable.|
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|For more information about this function, please contact Prof.dr.ir. P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp, professor in biosystems engineering and chair holder of the Farm Technology Group, telephone +31 (0)317-480831 or by e-mail email@example.com.|
For more information about the procedure, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This vacancy is open up to and including November 30, 2020.
You can only apply online through: www.wur.eu/career
The first job interviews will take place in December 2020.
|The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.|
With approximately 30 locations, 6,000 employees, and 12,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.
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The Farm Technology Group is embedded in the Plant Sciences Group of Wageningen UR and hosts an ambitious staff from various scientific disciplines, with the goal to contribute to high-tech and sustainable food & biomass production. This mission is achieved by combining knowledge, methodologies and tools from technical sciences such as mathematics, physics, informatics, statistics, engineering design, and robotics, with biological, environmental, and social sciences in order to understand, manage and design biosystems. The group covers arable farming, (greenhouse) horticulture, livestock and fish farming, as well as novel application domains (e.g. insects rearing and seaweed production). Typical research instruments include sensing, modelling, control, machine learning, systems analysis, sensor technology, and engineering design. More information about the Farm Technology Group can be found on www.wageningenur.nl/fte.
Bron : Technisch Onderzoek Assistent