L’institut ILVO (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research) propose plusieurs sujets de thèse:
ILVO’s strategic research programme includes several doctoral grants (available to students who have a Master’s degree). These grants enable students to perform research with the goal of receiving a doctoral degree. The doctorandus is guided by both a university promotor and a co-promotor from ILVO.
· Development of biosensors for the detection and quantification of small molecules and micro-organisms (ISense)
· UAV technology in support of the farmer (ISense)
· Evaluation, validation and optimisation of sensors in Precision Livestock Farming: position & behavioural monitoring of pigs and measuring techniques for indoor air quality (ISense)
Interested candidates can send their cover letter and cv to Joris Relaes (Administrator General), Joris.firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandra De Schepper, email@example.com and Björn Possé, firstname.lastname@example.org before August 10th 2015.
In the cover letter (2p max.) you describe your interest in scientific research in general and your specific interest in the topic of this PHD scholarship.
The doctoral grant is given for two periods of two years. The grant is exempted from income tax, yet grant recipients benefit from Belgian social security (health insurance, pension, unemployment benefits, etc.). In this sense, ILVO is seen as the employer but only for social security purposes. The general terms and regulation can be found here.