Postdoc opportunity in Digital Phenotyping in Horticultural Crops, Geisenheim University, Germany

The Institute for Plant Breeding are currently looking for a postdoc in “digital phenotyping” to join the institute at Geisenheim University, Germany. Please, find in the following link the job posting information:

The focus of this exciting position is the development, implementation and use of modern digital phenotyping tools, as well as approaches for automated processing of sensor data in order to generate, evaluate and analyze extensive phenotypic data sets for horticultural crops such as grapevine and apple. These data will be used to study the genetic architectures of important agronomic traits and will also support the optimization of breeding selection of improved germplasm.

The position is part of a new LOEWE Professorship for plant breeding, a large 6-year funding program which brings together different areas of breeding research in an interdisciplinary team. Extensive resources are available for this project, including collections of breeding material, large field trial facilities and glasshouses, an investment budget for new equipment and tools, dedicated support by technical staff, as well as laboratory and bioinformatics infrastructure.

The position is fixed-term for three years, although funding is available for an extension for up to three additional years.

The application deadline is 11 October 2023.