PhD on Impact of Crop Biology, University of Leuven, Belgium

Postdoctoral Fellow in Belgium

PhD on Impact of Crop Biology: Join the Department of Biosystems at the University of Leuven for a pioneering PhD opportunity focused on advancing energy-efficient lighting strategies in greenhouse agriculture. This project, led jointly by Prof. Bram Van de Poel and Prof. Devang Mehta, explores the physiological and molecular impacts of pulsed- and twilight lighting on greenhouse crops.

PhD on Impact of Energy-Efficient and Nature-Inspired Lighting Strategies on Greenhouse Crop Biology

Designation: PhD Researcher

Research Area: Plant Physiology, Photobiology

Location: University of Leuven, Belgium


  • European Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Bioscience Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or related fields.
  • Strong interest in plant physiology and photobiology.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a research team and a keenness to learn new techniques.

Job Description: This full-time PhD position spans 4 years, focusing on the biological mechanisms underlying dynamic light impacts on horticultural crops. You will conduct greenhouse and laboratory experiments, employing physiological measurements, biochemical assays, and -omics technologies. Additionally, you will contribute to a larger applied research project in collaboration with experimental research stations in Flanders.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online no later than July 5th, 2024, via the online application tool. For further details about the position, contact Prof. Bram Van de Poel (email: or Prof. Devang Mehta (email:

Last Date for Apply: July 5th, 2024

This PhD opportunity offers a stimulating environment at a top-ranked university, providing comprehensive scientific training and mentorship by renowned experts. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to present your findings at national and international conferences. Join us at KU Leuven and contribute to cutting-edge research that addresses the future challenges of sustainable agriculture.

KU Leuven is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful environment, embracing diversity and promoting equal opportunities for all applicants.

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