Researcher Dynamic System Identification and Control
Wageningen University & Research
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Biometris is the integration of the chair groups Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics and the business unit Biometris.

In the latter, we have a vacancy for an applied mathematician in the field of Dynamic System Identification and Control.

You will collaborate with several other WUR groups, providing expertise in mathematical modelling and tackling real-world problems.

The position will be for two years but could, depending on performance and market potential, become permanent.

As an ideal candidate, you have experience in applied mathematical modelling, i.e., you can capture a biological or agricultural system of interest in a mathematical model that allows for uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, prediction and forecasting, and intelligent adaptation.

  • Initially a large part of the work is expected to involve dynamic system identification and control in practical settings such as greenhouses;
  • real-time processing of large amounts of data is part of the analysis. A crucial element will be the interaction with domain experts from other research groups within WUR, or from external groups.

    A good example is the collaboration with the business unit Greenhouse Horticulture addressing several types of control questions in greenhouses, ranging from improvements in control of greenhouse climate setpoints to the development of control for autonomous greenhouses based on crop parameters.

    There is ample opportunity for collaboration with other (WUR) groups, and you will get every chance to extend the range of your activities by acquiring new projects.

    Your tasks will include :

  • To carry out scientific projects in the field of dynamic system identification and control : a.o., to analyse and implement models of biological and agricultural systems, carry out simulations, and perform optimization and calibration;
  • To acquire new projects with external partners (both bilateral and in national and international consortia) as well as with other WUR groups;
  • To report scientific findings to customers and end users, as well as in conferences and peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Specifications

  • max. 36 hours per week
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  • A PhD in applied mathematics, control theory, physics, or related field;
  • At least two years of experience;
  • Affinity with applied research;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Conditions of employment

    Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include :

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional flexible hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
  • In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive salary of between €2.

    790,- and €5.183,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10 or 11).

    Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy.

    There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities.

    We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

    Coming from abroad

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    Wageningen University & Research

    Wageningen University & Research

    The mission of Wageningen University and Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life".

    Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

    With its roughly 30 branches, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain.

    An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach.

    WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

    These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR : read the 6 reasons to come work at WUR

    We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

    Equal opportunities

    WUR is an equal opportunity employer. We are keen to receive applications from all sufficiently qualified people, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, functional impairment, religion / life philosophy, sexual orientation, or age.

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