The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as to producing healthy food.

Working group “Pigs and PLF” in collaboration with the PLF HUB (both at the Institute of Animal Welfare Science) and the Institute for Computational Medicine are looking for a

PhD student in image analysis for automatized assessment of body condition in gravid sows

Grade: B1
Level of employment: 30 hours
Length of employment: 3 years
Deadline for applications: 31.08.2022

The Working group “Pigs and PLF” and the Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) HUB are part of Vetmeduni Vienna, ranked 8th worldwide (2021 Shanghai Ranking for Universities, Veterinary Sciences) and located in Vienna, consistently ranking as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Both groups’ research focuses commercial pig production and on assisting the management of animals by continuous, automated, real-time monitoring of production/reproduction, health and welfare, hence integrating a bioengineering approach to human-animal interactions with broad applications and benefits. This PhD position is organised in collaboration between the Institute of Animal Welfare Science (Working group Pigs and PLF and PLF HUB) and the Institute for Computational Medicine, both of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna.

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