Do you want to be part of the multidisciplinary Synergia team of 18 PhD candidates, 2 postdocs and 6 PDEng  from 5 Dutch universities working towards the next-generation agricultural production systems that are sustainable, circular and regenerative? 

The Synergia programme is a crossover programme funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Synergia contributes to the UN Sustainability Development Goals for the environment (depletion of scarce resources, global warming, acidification, eutrophication, nutrient losses, and biodiversity loss), labour (availability of skilled workers), and society (consumer/societal acceptance of novel technology and production methods). Synergia goes beyond current precision agriculture (PA) and precision livestock farming (PLF) and is developing the new concept of ‘Technology-4-Ecology-based farming’ (T4E) where biological/ecological principles in farming lead the development of new farming systems, and the required technological knowledge, principles and tools.

Our multi-disciplinary team with biology, ecology, agronomy, technology and social science backgrounds, will explore how current and future farming technologies can enable and support truly ecology-based farming systems. 

In the programme Wageningen University & Research, University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Technical University Delft, Radboud University, TiFN and a broad range of private sector partners collaborate. Next to the 26 full time researchers (18 PhD students, 6 PDEng students and 2 Postdocs), over 30 experienced researchers will contribute to the programme. The programme will run from 2020 to 2027.   

Vacancies
PhD Disease ecology in agricultural crops