10 PhD positions in collaborative research programme on ‘Responsible Life-sciences Innovations for Development in the Digital Age’
Duration: January 2016 - December 2019
Research programme on ‘Responsible Life-sciences Innovations for Development in the Digital Age’
Organisation/Location: Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the CGIAR Research sProgramme on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics and other international partners
Application deadline: 28-May-2015
Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the CGIAR Research Programme on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics and other international partners are recruiting PhD students for their collaborative programme entitled:
Responsible life-sciences innovations for development in the digital age: Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action (EVOCA) in crop, water, livestock and disease management.
For each of the five case studies below they are looking for 2 PhD students who will closely collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team. All PhD students will be supervised by both natural and social scientists.
Case 1: a crop and disease management expert system in potato production in Ethiopia;
Case 2: water monitoring and irrigation management for food production in Ghana;
Case 3: a malaria mosquito radar as a digital citizen science platform in Rwanda;
Case 4: tick-borne disease and livestock-wildlife management in Kenya;
Case 5: sustainable intensification of cocoa and food crop farming systems in Ghana.
Application: Download full EVOCA advertisement on the website