Postdoctoral researcher in Root Modelling

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Postdoctoral researcher in Root Modelling


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Offer DescriptionYour goal will be to work on the development, validation, and deployment of a new multiscale root modelling pipeline. The framework will combine existing root models, from the organ to the field scale. The aim is to develop an open-source multiscale modeling framework that will allow researchers to explore the effect of specific traits (or combination of traits) on water uptake dynamics in any pedoclimatic conditions. You will closely collaborate with other researchers in the group using the models and with the postdoctoral researcher developing the model-assisted root phenotyping pipelineRequirementsResearch Field Agricultural sciences » Other Education Level PhD or equivalentResearch Field Computer science » Modelling tools Education Level PhD or equivalentSkills/Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in plant science, biology, agricultural science, or a related field.
  • Strong background knowledge and interest in root modeling.

Experience modeling pipeline development. * Proficiency in data analysis and statistical software packages.

  • Ability to design and write scientific papers.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Because of a specific funding scheme, you must have lived the past 24 months out of Belgium

Specific RequirementsPlease do not let lack of some skills make you feel you are ineligible for any position here. If some skills are missing, they can generally be taught. It is our role to help you develop your research program with mutual interest.Languages ENGLISH Level GoodResearch Field Agricultural sciences » OtherComputer science » Modelling tools Years of Research Experience 1 – 4Internal Application form(s) neededdrooght003_postdoc.pdfEnglish(679.44 KB – PDF)Additional InformationSelection processBefore applying for the position, we strongly suggest having a look at our values hereTo apply for this position, please submit the following documents: * Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting your educational background, research experience, and publications (if any).
are encouraged. * A cover letter outlining your motivation, research interests, and skills. We also ask you to include a short description of your proudest achievement, in science or outside.

  • Feel free to add references who can speak to your academic and/or research abilities if you wish.

Please send your application via email to by May 30th 2024. The title of the email should be “DROOGHT001 – [YOUR LAST NAME]”. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.For further inquiries, please contact me at . More information about my research can be found at .UCLouvain is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, ages, genders, and abilities.Website for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Earth and Life Institute Country Belgium City Louvain-la-Neuve GeofieldWhere to apply E-mail[email protected]Contact State/Province— None — CityLouvain-la-Neuve WebsiteStreetCroix du Sud, 2 L7.05.11 Postal Code1348STATUS: EXPIRED

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Brabant Wallon

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Fri, 10 May 2024 04:48:57 GMT

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