Doctoral fellow

Last application date
Oct 01, 2022 00:00
TW08 - Department of Electromechanical, Systems and Metal Engineering
Limited duration
You recently obtained a Master degree in Engineering, Bio-engineering, Sciences or similar
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

UGent and ILVO (Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) are looking for a PhD student in the framework of the European RES4LIVE project (, to contribute with their research to the energy transition in the livestock sector. The challenges are urgent and real, on climate impact, increasing costs, energy supply and animal welfare. Through the development and innovative integration of new techniques and concepts we can help the sector face this challenge.

As a PhD student you will develop a blue print for the energy transition of the new generation of sustainable livestock farms.

Your job description includes:

Research the newest insights and create an energy optimalisation model for the livestock sector based on that.

Work with sensors in the farm and around the animals, collect and analyze data.

Give presentations and write articles and a PhD.

There is ample opportunity for training (professional and personal skills).

Job profile

  • You recently obtained a Master degree in Engineering, Bio-engineering, Sciences or similar
  • You have knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer or energy
  • You have an affinity for programming e.g. Python, R
  • You have a good written and spoken knowledge of English

Personal competencies

  • You have an analytical mind and can tackle your work in a structured way
  • You can work independently but are also a team player
  • You have a fluent pen


  • You are interested in animal husbandry

How to apply

You apply online via working for Flanders ( until 25/9/2022. If you can’t apply online, please ask for the application form via