Exciting opportunity for PhD level researcher – Liege

The European Aquaponics Hub is inviting applications to a New Funded Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) – http://euaquaponicshub.com/news/

The PAFF Box, an aquaponic prototype built at the University of Liège Integrated and Urban Plant Pathology Laboratory, consists of a shipping container topped by a greenhouse. Water recirculates in a loop, from the container containing the fish tank and water treatment units, to the greenhouse containing the hydroponic grow beds.

We are looking for a PhD or early career postdoctoral researcher (less than 8 years since the award of the PhD) who is motivated, committed to innovative research and who is interested in conducting an in-depth experiment focusing on managing plant production and nutrient levels in aquaponics. This research will also investigate the water and energy used. The work will furthermore involve the use of mass balancing models and compare them with data registered in the PAFF Box system.

We are looking to award a grant to a PhD student or early career postdoctoral researcher to undertake a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) for ten weeks in the period between mid-July to September 2015 in order to conduct the experimental work outlined above. Applicants should have good lab skills, and knowledge of aquaculture and horticultural techniques would be very desirable. The researchers will work together with our Aquaponics team, consisting of plant and microbiology experts. The results of the work will be published. The researchers will be hosted by Gembloux AgroBioTech (University of Liège), Gembloux, Belgium.”

The deadline is the 15th June 2015.


4 thoughts on “Exciting opportunity for PhD level researcher – Liege

  1. Tarun Belwal says:

    I am an Indian student with interest in Aquaponics/hydroponics. Kindly tell me if I can apply for a PhD position with this project or this is only available to student already doing PhD?
    Also, please tell me the application procedure.

    • alicemariearcher says:

      Hi Tarun,

      I think you need to be already doing a phd – your best bet is to follow the link to the COSTUAE website – and contact the organisaers directly for answers to your questions 🙂 Good Luck!

  2. Alberto Toríz Roldán says:


    I am a Mexican, since last jeanuary i am doing my PhD here in Mexico, i am very interested in do my research in the area of aquaponics, can i apply for your opportunity?

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