Post-doc in integrated biological data sensing and processing for animal behaviour research

Post-doc in integrated biological data sensing and processing for animal behaviour research   

Job Description


Job Title: Post-doc in integrated biological data sensing and processing for animal behaviour research                 
Accountable to:

Experimental Zoology Group

Responsible for Wageningen University
Appointment: For 2 years initially, with a possibility for extension up to 4 years
Salary of between € 2.790,- and € 5.127,- for a full-time working week

Location Wageningen, The Netherlands

Overview of JEB/The Company of Biologists::

The mission of Wageningen University and Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.500 employees and 12.500 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen’s unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR.

Overview of the project:

We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher with expertise in integrated (biological) data sensing and processing, and who wants to help develop the next-generation methodologies for Animal Science research.

You will be part of our new Multidisciplinary Animal Sciences Sensor Development Team at Wageningen University & Research. Within the team, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of methodologies and techniques for processing complex biological data, including animal movement data. We therefore look for a data science expert with affinity with biology and animal sciences, or vice versa.

 You will work in our research group, the Experimental Zoology Group of Wageningen University, and in close collaboration with other experts in the departmental-wide Animal Sciences Sensor Development Team. One specific project that requires your expertise is the use of stereoscopic videography systems in combination with deep-learning to study the movement of animals ranging from wild insects to mammalian life stock.

Application Process 
For more information about the position, feel free to contact Dr Florian Muijres ( or see here