The research group Measure, Model, and Manage Bioresponses (M3-BIORES) headed by Prof. Daniel Berckmans in Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) is one of the leading groups in monitoring and control of bioresponses. The research objective is to measure on-line biological responses of living organisms and to predict their dynamic response in order to monitor and control their well being, health and performance.
Currently, there exists an open position as:
EU Project Assistant Coordinator – Research Engineer or PostDoctoral Fellow
The title of the project is:
‘Training in Research, Product Development, Marketing and Sales in Biobusiness’ in EU’s 7th Framework Programme: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (More info: www.bio-business.eu ).
Project description and tasks:
Biobusiness project has the objective to train people with a biological background in research and development to realise high-tech products. The products aimed for are close related to ‘Precision Livestock Farming’: measuring real time signals (sound and image information, sensors on animals) and using this information for health and welfare monitoring. The project is set up and conducted in close collaboration with 7 European Universities and Institutions and 3 commercial companies. The total project recruits 11 early-stage researchers where 6 of them will work on collection of data from experimental installations and field experiments, 3 of the researchers will work on product development and 2 will work on developing algorithms and modelling of the collected data. The candidate will be responsible in assisting the coordination of the project together with the official coordinator, Prof Daniel Berckmans. He/she will follow up scientific progress as well as administrative and financial aspects of the project. He/she will work in an international environment within a research lab and will be travelling frequently to the other project partner institutions.
He/She must have a PhD degree (agriculture, bio-engineering, physics, mathematics, or another relevant field). Experience of promoting PhD students and developing fund raising proposals are essential. This post requires a combination of scientific expertise in the domain of bio-engineering / agricultural sciences / animals sciences, knowledge of the EU funding, communication, networking and interpersonal skills. Experience of managing/coordinating large and complex multi-partner projects, working on (or within) EU and a track record in successful lobbying and advocacy, networking and higher level representation are plus points. He/She must be able to speak and write English fluently. Working knowledge of the MATLAB programming environment is an advantage.
Place of work will be Leuven, Belgium.
Salary will be based on the fee of research engineer / postdoctoral researcher at university level.
Duration will be three years.
Dr. Vasileios Exadaktylos; Tel.: +32-(0)16-321730; e-mail: m3-biores.jobs[ at ]biw.kuleuven.be ; URL: www.bio-business.eu
Please send your detailed CV to Vasileios Exadaktylos at K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Bio-engineering, Division M3 BIORES, Kasteelpark Arenberg 30, 3001 Heverlee, Tel.: +32-16-32.17.30, Fax: +32-16-32.14.80, e-mail: m3-biores.jobs[at]biw.kuleuven.be
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