Fully funded PhD Position on Robotic Mapping for Precision Agriculture at the University of Lincoln

A PhD position is available in the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS) at the University of Lincoln UK. The position is fully funded for 3 years, including a bursary at the current RCUK doctoral stipend levels (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/training/) and tuition fees. Please note: *this studentship is available to UK/EU candidates only*; at present we are not able to offer any studentships to international candidates.

The proposed PhD studentship will address the problem of remote monitoring and yield mapping of agricultural crops. The studentship offers the opportunity to engage in international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions. The research will be closely linked with the development of an outdoor mobile robot platform for applications in precision agriculture.

The candidate should have a good Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject. You must have strong analytical and excellent coding skills (C++/Python, ROS), and be available to start work on the project by June 2016 or as soon as possible.

In the first instance please contact Dr Grzegorz Cielniak and Prof. Tom Duckett (gcielniak@lincoln.ac.uk, tduckett@lincoln.ac.uk), with your CV and transcript.  Put “PhD on Agricultural Mapping” in the subject line. Applications will be assessed as they arrive and, if appropriate, we will contact applicants to discuss things further.