03/07/2019

Scientific Initiation Research Fellowships (BIC) under the Regional Project M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000002, co-financed by “Madeira 14-20” – MITIExcell, Ref: MITIExcell-RH50

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Madeira-ITI
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    26/07/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Funchal
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    20
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/08/2019
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    MITIExcell-RH50

A call is open for 2 (two) research intern at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira (Funchal, Portugal), under the Regional Project M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000002, co-financed by “Madeira 14-20” – MITIExcell, under the following conditions:

 

Vacancies: 2

Closing date: 26-07-2019

 

Type of contract: full-time

Start date: 01-08-2019 (or any date after this)

Duration: 3 months, not renewable.

 

Monthly stipend: 388,81 Euros

 

Job Country: Portugal

Job City: Funchal

Job Company / Institute: Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSYS)

Workplace: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)

 

Main research field: Computer Science - Energy Management - Data Science - Sustainable Development - Smart Energy Systems

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This research grant targets highly motivated students interested in gaining research experience.

 

Work Plan:

 

BIC1: Map My Drive: A Crowdsourcing Platform to Reconstruct Daily Driving Routines

In this project, the selected researcher will work in the development of an interactive crowdsourcing platform to collect daily driving routines. The main tasks of the researcher include:

  • Design and develop a web-app to collect driving routines routines
  • Conduct a pilot deployment and evaluation of the web-app

 

BIC2: Value Proposition of Disaggregated Electricity Consumption Data

In this project, the selected researcher will work on assessing the value proposition of individual appliance consumption data from the perspective of energy consumers and prosumers.  The main tasks of the researcher will be:

  • Participate in a randomized control trial in Madeira Island, to study the value proposition of individual appliance consumption data, through qualitative assessments. E.g., understand the benefits of disaggregated information to the end user, through mixed research methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative research)

 

 

 

 

Workplace:

The work will be conducted at ITI/LARSYS (Funchal, Portugal), under the supervision of Prof. Lucas Pereira.

 

Legislation and regulations:

The scholarships are directed to applicants under the current conditions established on the FCT regulations (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/) and Research Grant Holder Statute.

 

Scholarship length:

The scholarship will have a length of 3 months, with an expected start of August 1st, 2019.

 

Monthly stipend:

The student will receive a stipend of 388,81€/month as determined by the FCT regulations (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). Accidents insurance is included.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE:

Candidates should have the following requirements, skills, and competencies:

 

  • Be a computer science or informatics engineering student [BIC1]
  • Good programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, Matlab) [BIC1]
  • Experience with web development (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap) [BIC1]
  • Be a student of an energy-related BSc or MSc program [BIC2]
  • Experience in the energy domain, in particular, energy disaggregation [BIC2]
  • Knowledge of data science methods is a big plus [BIC1-2]

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Candidates must send an email to hr@m-iti.org no later than 26-07-2019. The subject of the email should be MITIExcell-RH50-BICy-z (where y-z identifies the BIC. For example, BIC1-2 to apply for BICs 1 and 2; BIC1 to apply to BIC 1 only).

 

The following elements should be included in the email:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (mandatory)
  • Motivation letter (mandatory)
  • Optional recommendation letters can contribute positively to the candidate evaluation (facultative)

 

Selection Process:

The curricular selection process will be based on:

  • Motivation letter (20%)
  • Curriculum Vitae (30%)
  • Previous experience (20%)
  • Interview (30%) if there are multiple eligible candidates

 

Selection Panel:

  • Prof Lucas Pereira
  • Prof Nuno Jardim Nunes
  • Prof Fernando Morgado-Dias

 

Notification of results:

An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.

 

Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • MITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Madeira-ITI
Portugal
Funchal
9020-105
Polo Cientifico e Tecnologico da Madeira, Piso -2, Caminho da Penteada

EURAXESS offer ID: 423745

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