[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Researcher Computer Vision and Robotics for Agri-Food Applications

Kootstra, Gert gert.kootstra at wur.nl
Fri Jul 31 05:44:48 PDT 2015

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) has an open position in the field of computer vision and robotics for agri-food applications.

*Job description*

We are looking for an entrepreneurial researcher to expand our growing computer vision team and to work with us on high-tech R&D projects. In collaboration with our customers, we work in multidisciplinary teams towards the best quality and efficient processing of food, fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants. Examples include:
  - image processing and robotics in food and agricultural chains
  - machine learning and pattern recognition for handling of food products
  - quick 3D reconstruction for quality inspection and phenotyping
More examples can be found on http://greenvision.wur.nl 

Would you like to advance in the field of applied computer vision? Do you enjoy working in an organisation where you have the freedom and space to collectively work towards making a success of every challenge? Respond quickly and join our team!


Skills we are looking for:
  - A university degree (technology) or an equivalent in computer science, artificial intelligence, electrical engineering or physics
  - A PhD or specialisation in computer vision or robotics
  - An affinity with the agro food industry and/or post-harvest technology
  - Experience in or demonstrable talent for conducting contract research for industry
  - An entrepreneurial and result-oriented attitude
  - Good analytical skills
  - Good skills in various programming languages and experience with the implementation of online methods
  - A team player who can work independently and who communicates well with colleagues.
  - Experience in project management or acquisition skills are a plus.

*Conditions of employment*

We offer an inspiring work environment with a mix of strategic and applied research. You will work with colleagues from various disciplines on projects that have space for creativity and the development of your own methods and algorithms. Within the team there is plenty of room for personal initiative, as our organisational culture is characterised by active participation and personal responsibility. Your projects are driven by customer requests and focus on quality of life so that you can see the concrete results of your work.

The duration of employment is initially temporary, with the intention to turn this into a permanent contract. The salary is dependent on education and experience, up to a maximum €4618 gross per month, based on a 36-hour week (scale 11). Besides a salary at market rates, we offer you favourable study and leave arrangements and a pension scheme with the ABP pension fund.

* Organisation*

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, based in the Netherlands, develops insights and technologies that support companies, governments and other research institutes in creating innovative solutions for a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous world. We partner in the creation and production of healthy and tasty foods, of truly-sustainable food chains, and in developing chemicals and materials that use biomass instead of fossil resources. Our in-depth knowledge of the entire chain, from raw materials through processing to end product, drives our approach.

We make intelligent connections between different disciplines so that complex issues are viewed from different perspectives. With intelligent analysis and sober ingenuity we find the solutions to these issues. We are no-nonsense, full of energy and always inquisitive. We investigate and develop at all stages: upscaling from lab to pilot and from initial idea to the production processes that deliver real products for our customers. We have direct access to the latest technological developments and know what is technologically possible. In cooperation with national and international companies, governments, and other research institutes, we strive daily for innovative solutions for the present and for the future. Wageningen University and Research is leading in the field of computer vision and robotics for agri-food applications.

Food & Biobased Research is part of Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) and has as its mission 'to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life'. With approximately 30 locations, 6,000 members of staff and 9,000 students, Wageningen UR is a world leader in its domain. An integral way of working, and cooperation between the exact sciences and the technological and social disciplines are key to its approach.

For more information about working at Wageningen UR, go to www.wageningenur.nl/career 

* Additional information*

For more information about this position you can contact Janneke de Kramer, manager of the Postharvest Technology group, at +31 (0)317-481164, or contact Gert Kootstra, team leader of the Computer Vision field of expertise, at +31 (0)317-480302. You can find out more about the terms of employment by contacting Wilma Jansen, HRM department at +31 (0)317-484923.

Websites greenvision.wur.nl and www.wageningenur.nl/fbr

You can apply online until 28 August 2015 at www.wageningenur.nl/career 

Dr. Gert Kootstra
Scientist Computer Vision / Scientific Coordinator

Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
Wageningen Campus, building 118
Bornse Weilanden 9
6708 WG  Wageningen
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)317 480302
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