Doctoral fellow

Last application date
May 23, 2024 00:00
LA20 - Department of Environment
Limited duration
MSc in Bioscience Engineering or similar
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

To perform research on machine learning applied to the understanding and prediction of extreme hydroclimatic events.

Job profile

  • Researchers must hold an MSc in domains related to Earth science and engineering.
  • Required background on Hydrology.
  • Knowledge of numerical modelling and computer programming, preferably Python. – Experience with machine learning models.
  • Excellent level of English, both oral and written.
  • Creative, critical and analytical mindset; capable of working in groups.


  • We offer a full-time position as a doctoral fellow, consisting of an initial period of 12 months, which - after a positive evaluation, will be extended to a total maximum of 48 months.
  • Your contract will start on September 1, 2024 at the earliest.
  • The fellowship amount is 100% of the net salary of an AAP member in equal family circumstances. The individual fellowship amount is determined by the Department of Personnel and Organization based on family status and seniority. A grant that meets the conditions and criteria of the regulations for doctoral fellowships is considered free of personal income tax. Click here for more information about our salary scales
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

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