This is Vetmeduni Vienna
The Vetmeduni teaches, undertakes research and offers services designed to guarantee the health of animals in Austria. We view our work as our contribution to ensuring human health and the health of our animal companions as well as to the production of healthy food.
About the Job
The TU Wien, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Campus Hagenberg) and Vetmeduni have launched an interdisciplinary Doctoral School on Precision Livestock Farming (“PLFDoc”), funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF). PLFDoc will focus on application-oriented basic research, in particular on new methods of Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) and Computer Vision technologies for health and welfare monitoring in livestock. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team as part of PLFDoc. Additional information on the Doctoral School can be found at: www.vetmeduni.ac.at/plf-doc
The PhD thesis focus on the development of computer vision algorithms for calving prediction, furthermore development of a novel farrowing management procedure based on automated prediction and monitoring with computer vision. The study will be focused on automated detection of relevant behaviours. Datasets used in the project were recorded on research farms but will also be supplemented with synthetically generated datasets e.g. with Unreal Engine 5. Additionally, the study aims to evaluate the impact of application of developed computer vision based management strategy on cattle and pigs’ welfare, health and productivity.
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Desirable selection criteria
Salary and conditions
The minimum salaries at universities are governed by a collective bargaining agreement. At the level given above, the minimum salary amounts to EUR 3,277.30 gross per month (based on full-time employment).
Grade: B1 Pre-Doc
Level of employment: 30 hours per week
Duration of contract: 3 years
Place of employment: Vetfarm” and Campus Vetmeduni, Vienna
About the application
For submitting your application please visit www.vetmeduni.ac.at/en/jobs/scientific-positions Please do not forget to include the reference number, or we shall not be able to assign your application to the correct position.
Documents to be submitted for admission will include
In accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act, the Vetmeduni is striving to increase the proportion of female staff members, particularly in leadership positions, and to achieve a balanced ratio of men and women on its staff, especially the scientific staff, and would thus welcome applications from qualified females. If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female candidates who are as well qualified as the most appropriate male candidates will be given preference, provided that there is no reason to prefer a particular males candidate.
There is no cost for applying for the position. However, candidates have no rights to reimbursement of any travel and accommodation costs that may arise in connection with their applications.