The University of Kassel is a young, modern and vibrant university, characterized by its openness to new ideas in every single area of its work. Receptivity, initiative, transdisciplinary thinking and unconventionality are traits we cherish and welcome in studies, research and teaching, but also in knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial ventures, to which the university provides special support. The Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel is offering two PhD funded positions:

1- PhD Position in Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning in Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel in Germany:

The Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel is offering a PhD position in digital image processing and machine learning in plant protection. The PhD position is part of the “DigiPlus” project. The project is a collaborative research project in which innovative digital tools for crop production and livestock management are developed and combined into an expert system.

Application deadline: 04.01.2023

Start of employment: From 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible

Reference number: 35710

Your tasks:

  • Scientific collaboration in the research project “DigiPlus” in the work package ‘Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning in Plant Protection – WP2.3-a’.
  • Planning and execution of scientific experiments for the optical detection of insect pests in crop production
  • Development of machine learning based detection algorithms
  • Networking of the results with an expert system
  • Scientific publication activity

Requirements:

  • With good to very good results completed scientific university studies in agricultural sciences, computer technology or related disciplines. The required degree must be received no later than the date of employment
  • Relevant prior experience in the area of ‘machine learning / deep learning’
  • Enough knowledge in programming (e.g. Phyton, OpenCV, MATLAB)
  • Good English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to work in a team-oriented project with agricultural scientists

Advantages:

  • Experience in scientific work in an international context
  • Already proven publication experiences
  • Previous knowledge of image processing in agriculture
  • A high degree of organizational ability

Our offer:

As an employee of the University of Kassel you will have the opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse field of activity within the framework of a modern and ambitious university, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team with a good and collegial working atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to participate in professional and interdisciplinary further education measures, your workplace is in the city of Witzenhausen.

In addition, you will benefit from the many advantages of employment in the public sector, such as:

  • An additional company pension (VBL)
  • An optional child supplement in accordance with TV-Hessen, a family-friendly university (including childcare for emergencies)
  • A special annual payment in November
  • An entitlement to capital-forming benefits
  • Support for voluntary work
  • Low-cost participation in the University sports and a full range of fitness activities, as well as workplace health promotion.

For further inquiries, please contact  Prof. Dr. Hensel;  agrartechnik@uni-kassel.de or Dr. Abozar Nasirahmadi; abozar.nasirahmadi@uni-kassel.de (Tel. +49 5542 98-1684)

How to apply:

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, indicating the reference number in the subject, via the online form: https://stellen.uni-kassel.de/en/jobposting/84331075bc58b60025beacebb57900ee939dbbd00/apply?ref=homepage

We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ. In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via the e-mail box bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de stating the reference number.

2- PhD Position in Spectral Image Analysis in Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel in Germany:

The Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kassel is offering a PhD position in spectral image analysis along with machine learning techniques in plant protection. The PhD position is part of the “DigiPlus” project. The project is a collaborative research project in which innovative digital tools for crop production and livestock management are developed and combined into an expert system.

Application deadline: 10.01.2023

Start of employment: From 15 February 2023 or as soon as possible

Reference number: 35724

Your tasks:

  • Scientific collaboration in the research project “DigiPlus” in the work package ‘Spectral Image Analysis and Machine Learning in Plant Protection – WP2.3-b’.
  • Planning and execution of scientific experiments for the plant monitoring using hyperspectral imaging systems
  • Development of detection algorithms
  • Networking of the results with an expert system
  • Scientific publication activity

Requirements:

  • With good to very good results completed scientific university studies in agricultural sciences, computer technology or related disciplines. The required degree must be received no later than the date of employment
  • Relevant prior experience in the area of ‘machine learning / deep learning’
  • Enough knowledge in programming (e.g. Phyton, OpenCV, MATLAB, ENVI)
  • Good English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Willingness to work in a team-oriented project with agricultural scientists

Advantages:

  • Experience in scientific work in an international context
  • Already proven publication experiences
  • Previous knowledge of hyperspectral imaging in agriculture
  • A high degree of organizational ability

Our offer:

As an employee of the University of Kassel you will have the opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse field of activity within the framework of a modern and ambitious university, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team with a good and collegial working atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to participate in professional and interdisciplinary further education measures, your workplace is in the city of Witzenhausen.

In addition, you will benefit from the many advantages of employment in the public sector, such as:

  • An additional company pension (VBL)
  • An optional child supplement in accordance with TV-Hessen, a family-friendly university (including childcare for emergencies)
  • A special annual payment in November
  • An entitlement to capital-forming benefits
  • Support for voluntary work
  • Low-cost participation in the University sports and a full range of fitness activities, as well as workplace health promotion.

For further inquiries, please contact  Prof. Dr. Hensel;  agrartechnik@uni-kassel.de or Dr. Abozar Nasirahmadi; abozar.nasirahmadi@uni-kassel.de (Tel. +49 5542 98-1684)

How to apply:

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, indicating the reference number in the subject, via the online form: https://stellen.uni-kassel.de/en/jobposting/f7d77c48f45ed4c54ce7e2f85de68fb3ec45ff600/apply?ref=homepage

We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ. In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via the e-mail box bewerbungen@uni-kassel.de stating the reference number.

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