Feeds Topics Scholarship University of Groningen (RUG) Scholarship 2022

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    Augustine Olu
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    Are you passionate about discovering how animals fly to improve aerial robot design? Applications are invited for fully funded PhD positions with Prof. David Lentink in the Biomimetics Group at Groningen. You will study how birds dynamically shape-shift their body to fly in turbulence as inspiration for developing advanced biomimetic aerial robots:

    We seek PhD candidates who are passionate about curiosity-driven research, bioinspired design, and outstanding scholarship.

    We are a social and dynamic research community with a fully equipped animal and robotics research lab, aviaries, and makerspace for high-quality research.

    The PhD learning experience includes multidisciplinary experimental research, designing setups and robots, and multidisciplinary modelling to corroborate data. Soft skills include team-based research, high-impact writing, visual & oral presentation, networking, and career development.

    Eligibility Criteria: MSc degree in Engineering, Robotics, Experimental Physics, Biomechanics or Computer Science / Life Sciences with an engineering skillset.

    Excellent writing skills in English with demonstrated passion for scholarship

    Strong team player who also works efficiently independently

    Passion for scientific questions and engineering innovation

    Scholarship benefits:

    A salary of € 2,443 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,122 gross per month in the fourth and final year for a full-time working week

    A full-time position (1.0 FTE)

    A holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance

    Degree level: PhD

    Scholarship Type: Fully Funded

    Deadline: July 05, 2022

    Host country: Netherlands

    How to apply: log on to their website to apply

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