Current agricultural practices ignore the role of soil biodiversity. The result is low biodiversity, the emission of greenhouse gases, and no buffer against extreme climate events such as drought. Restoring these crucial soil functions will have real impact, and needs modern data science.
In 2023, we start the SoilProS project ( Soil Biodiversity analyses for Sustainable Production Systems ) financed by the Dutch Research Council NWO- TTW (Perspectief programme). The ecological data is collected at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) , a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In the SoilProS project, 7 PhD candidates and one Postdoc will bring together ecology and data science. You are one of these PhD candidates, based at the University of Twente (UT), and solely focused on c omputational methods for data analysis, modelling and understanding the soil ecosystem.
Data will be available. This is complex, many-variable data about soil metadata, soil biodiversity (the presence of various organisms and species), and soil function (for example, health) under different soil management practices. You will research how to:
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below by March 26, 2023 and include:
For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Doina Bucur , [email protected], who is also your prospective supervisor.
The preferred starting date is between June 1 and Aug 1, 2023.About the organisation
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.How to apply Step 1
Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.Step 2
Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.Step 3
1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.Step 4
2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.Step 5
The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.Want to know more? Bucur, D. (Doina)
Assistant ProfessorBucur, D. (Doina)
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