05/03/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science 4 Refugees

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017-EID Marie Sklodowska Curie Industrial Doctorate Position on Sensor, IoT and Data Intelligence for Smart Water Networks ( IoT4Win)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Birmingham City University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    EngineeringSystems engineering
    Information science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/07/2018 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Birmingham
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    WWU-001
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    765921

IoT4WIn is a European Industrial Doctorate project funded under  Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network action(Internet of Things for Smart Water Innovative Network). Grant Agreement 765921.

The research project IoT4Win focuses on advanced sensors and IoT technology for water and environment monitoring and control. IoT4Win will exploit the synergies between smart sensor, ICT; intelligent data processing; water distribution system knowledge and social sciences through multilateral relationships between academia; technology providers and water suppliers in the public and private sector.

IOT4WIn will provide the opportunity to 3 Early stage researchers  to purpose their PhD in the area of smart sensing and intelligent monitoring through IOT technology. The Research programme is organised in the following three different research topics

The successful candidate will work alongside Professor Wenyan Wu within the Centre of Engineering at Birmingham City University (BCU), UK and industrial partners from Greece, Romania and Spain. As the part of the training programme of IoT4Win project you will be expected to spend 18 months with our industrial partners (Singular Logic, Acing, UU) in Greece, Romania and Spain as well as the UK. You will be registered for a PhD programme at Birmingham City University.

The successful candidates will be expected to work with following areas:

ESR1: Design a context aware framework in heterogeneous sensor and device network for smart water distribution networks by applying a deep analysis on the necessary remote, in-situ, real-time and continuous data from monitor; cost-effective sensors, instrumentation and actuators; communication standards; communication nodes embedding; and computing operations involved.  This position will be employed by Birmingham City University, UK and be registered for PhD programme at BCU joint supervised by industrial Partners ( SLG-ROM, ACING , UU and SLG-GR)

ESR2: IoT smart framework and dynamic web platform for Integrated Knowledge Management in Urban Water Networks (Singular Logic, Romania and BCU UK/ ACING/ SLG-GR). This position will be employed by Singular Logic, Romania, and be registered for PhD at BCU UK.

ESR3:  Data intelligence and security in water management by exploring smart sensing data and IoT to enhance water security and resilience in smart water networks (SWN).  This position will be employed by Birmingham City University, and be registered for  PhD programme at BCU joint supervised by industrial Partners.

Benefits

Successful candidates will receive a three year, full time employment contract with Birmingham City University in accordance with the European Commission rules for ESRs. In addition to a competitive annual salary, the successful candidate will be eligible for a mobility allowance (and a potential family allowance) under this scheme.

Eligibility criteria

 

  • Applicants of any nationality are eligible and must comply with the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Guidelines mobility rules.
  • In particular, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months of the past 36 months immediately prior to their recruitment.
  • We anticipate the candidates will start in September 2018.
  • Candidates for these positions are expected to have less than 4 years of full time equivalent research experience at the selection time and have not previously been awarded a doctoral degree.

Selection process

Applications for these roles must include a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the project and present the candidate‘s approach to the problem at the link for application submission. Applications should include proposal, CV, list of 3 referees and motivation letter.
This research proposal should include the note: The proposal is a response to H2020-MSCA-ITN-IoT4Win. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Wenyan Wu on wenyan.wu@bcu.ac.uk or iot4win-applications@googlegroups.com  with reference IOT4WIN-ESR1/2/3.   The selected candidates will be invited for an initial interview, via Skype or phone

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications / experience desired:

  • The ESR will be required to undertake PhD studies, which will include an expectation to fully engage with the doctoral programme and requisite monitoring and progression process.
  • The ESR must satisfy all the academic and experimental requirements to allow enrolment and successful completion of a PhD programme.
  • A valid English language qualification, such as International English Language Test System (Academic IELTS) or equivalent with an overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0, must be submitted with your application.
  • MSc or equivalent professional or research experience in Electronic, Computer Science, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or closely related fields and have knowledge of sensor technology and wireless sensor network, communication and IoT technology.
  • It is desirable that applicants have relevant industrial experience and academic publication record. Applications for these two roles must include a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the project and present the candidate‘s approach to the problem at the link for application submission.

 

Specific Requirements

Successful candidates will receive a three year, full time employment contract with Birmingham City University in accordance with the European Commission rules for ESRs. In addition to a competitive annual salary, the successful candidate will be eligible for a mobility allowance (and a potential family allowance) under this scheme.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants of any nationality are eligible and must comply with the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Guidelines mobility rules.
  • In particular, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months of the past 36 months immediately prior to their recruitment.
  • We anticipate the candidates will start in September 2018.
  • Candidates for these positions are expected to have less than 4 years of full time equivalent research experience at the selection time and have not previously been awarded a doctoral degree.

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
Birmingham City University
United Kingdom
West Midlands
Birmingham
B4 7XG
Curzon Street

EURAXESS offer ID: 285419