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PhD Position 'Economic value of precision farming in the dairy food supply chain'

We are looking forThe Business Economics Group (BEC) at Wageningen University (NL) has a vacancy for a PhD project on the economic value of precision dairy …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for
The Business Economics Group (BEC) at Wageningen University (NL) has a vacancy for a PhD project on the economic value of precision dairy technologies in the dairy food supply chain. Precision dairy technologies generate Big Data which can be used to improve the economic value of actors in the food supply chain. This project will explore the value of precision dairy technology in the food supply chain with an emphasis on bio-economic modelling. The project should result in publishable research output and input for a new academic course to be developed on the aforementioned topic.

Functie-eisen

What we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • A MSc degree in a discipline relevant to the PhD project
  • Experience with bio-economic modelling
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills in English
  • Passionate about doing research
  • Affinity with dairy farming is an advantage

Conditions

Conditions:
In principle this is a 48 month PhD position. We offer you a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended with 30 months if you perform well. Salary will increase from € 2,266 gross per month in the first year up to € 2,972 in the last year, based on full-time employment (38 hours a week). Next to a variety of secundairy labour conditions, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.

Additional information

Contact information
Additional information about this project and vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Mariska van der Voort
(mariska.vandervoort@wur.nl) and Prof. Dr. Henk Hogeveen (henk.hogeveen@wur.nl)

Application
To apply for this position upload your CV and a letter of motivation before September 17, 2018.
For this position you can only apply online: www.wageningenur.nl/career
Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.