Date Posted
24 May 2024

Visit website

PhD Project
Ghent University Global Campus

Researcher position in Control of Automatic Packaging Systems

24 May 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

Researcher position in Control of Automatic Packaging Systems

Ghent University Global Campus
Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) is an integrated campus of Ghent University, Belgium, and the first European university to be part of the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) in Incheon, South Korea. Ghent University Global Campus currently offers three Bachelor of Science programs in Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Food Technology. Ghent University one of the top 100 universities in the world (ARWU 62nd), and in the subjects of Life Sciences taught at GUGC we rank even higher.

Please visit the Ghent University Global Campus and Ghent Univeristy official homepages to learn more about our organisation:

Project Description
The advertised position is a part of a project titled “Development of Smart Polymorphic Continuous Automatic Packaging System” which is funded by Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT). The three partner organizations involved in the project are ACE Machinery, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) – Europe and Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC). In general, the project aims to develop a smart automated packaging system that is capable of adapting to changes in object shapes, sizes, production scale, rate, layout design and throughput. At Ghent University Global Campus, we seek a researcher who would eventually be able to design an intelligent control system for the smart packaging system being designed at ACE machinery, that takes as input the production demand and changes (if any) in the design layout and then synchronizes the performance of the different modules of the packaging system. As such, the researcher is expected to work in close collaboration with partners from ACE machinery involved in this project, understand their specific requirements and eventually design an electronic control system for the smart packaging machines.
Further the candidate is expected to conduct research on the development and implementation of an iterative learning control algorithm in order to improve the performance of the electronic control system designed in the first phase of the project. The candidate is also expected to contribute on the one hand towards disseminating results in the form of conference presentations, journal publications and patent applications and on the other hand towards certain project administrative tasks that include annual report writing and internal accounting of the expenses made towards the project.
The duration of the project is roughly two and a half years subject to successful annual progress.

Required Skills and qualifications
• A PhD degree in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering with specialization in Control or Robotics.
• A strong command and fluency in English.
• Good oral and written communication skills in English.
• Excellent academic track record.
• A strong motivation to perform research in the area of industrial control systems.
• Strong analytical/mathematical skills.
• An experience in the design of industrial control systems is desirable.
• Willingness to learn Korean language.

We provide a stimulating research environment for the prospective candidate to grow as a researcher within the Biotech Data Science Center of Ghent University Global Campus (GUGC) allowing you to contribute towards the field of industrial control systems. The work is done in close collaboration with ACE Machinery and KIST Europe, which may require you to regularly visit their premises. The remuneration for the job will be commensurate with the Korean standards for a researcher position. In addition, free accommodation within the campus is also foreseen.

How to Apply

Application Process and Interview Applications should be sent no later than June 30th, 2017 by email to Your application must include your CV, copies of transcripts and degrees and a motivation letter (please merge all the documents in one file). The anticipated recruitment process: Resume screening; Shortlisting; Interview ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted Conditions of Service [Summary] - Number of positions – 1 - This is a full-time position with initial 6 months probation period - Expected starting date - As soon as possible - Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be filled upon finding the right candidate

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Project.