12/11/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

ESR-15: Smart Grids: Designing new aggregation models for Smart Grids.

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ph energia lda
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    Mathematics
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/01/2021 18:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Porto
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    953442

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are pleased to announce the opening of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions to carry out PhD thesis within the IoTalentum project (www.iotalentum.eu). IoTalentum is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The overarching objective of IoTalentum is to provide high-level training in the field of next generation IoT (Internet of Things) to a new generation of ESRs. The global research objective of IoTalentum is to develop the next generation of IoT producing coordinated advantages in the area of infrastructures and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. That global research objective is divided into three subobjectives:

To develop an integral, autonomous and flexible control (assisted by artificial intelligence techniques) for a heterogeneous infrastructure for next generation of IoT based on 5G with an optical backhaul and equipped with the distributed computing and storage resources of the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm.

To propose new cybersecurity solutions to keep the integrity of the highly-distributed infrastructure of IoTalentum by acting on different layers.

To develop smart grids using the infrastructure and the services of the next generation of IoT. To test the breakthroughs on infrastructure and cybersecurity in the smart grids sector. The global and interdisciplinary approach of IoTalentum ensures that their outcomes can be used by other sectors. IoTalentum establishes a well-balanced ITN of ten beneficiaries (six universities and four companies) and four industrial partner organizations from eight countries. IoTalentum will train the recruited ESRs through an outstanding training program that includes coordinated research in different IoT fields. All ESRs will be enrolled in PhD programmes (applicants have to fulfil entry conditions of those programs). Moreover, all ESRs will enjoy 10 months secondment in the workplace of other consortium partners (ensuring that each ESR stays at least eight months at industry). Moreover, IoTalentum also offers a continuous educational backbone over the whole duration of the project.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed-term positions (36 months) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR). 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR/PhD) positions are available in highly reputed organisations, which include, Universidad de Valladolid (UVa), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Alborg Universitet (AAU), Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Wind Tre SPA (WIND), Telefónica I+D (TID), Aarhus University (AU), Cryptera AS (CRYPTERA) and PH Energia LDA (PH ENERGIA, Simples Energia).

Any question can be sent to IoTalentum Project Management Team: pmt@iotalentum.eu

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The main task of ESR15:

To develop aggregation models and algorithms with different objectives according to the consumers characteristics. To identify synergies and opportunities of cooperation between buildings and between consumers in the same or in different buildings. To analyze the aggregation small energy consumers in the participating in Regulating Reserve. To define business models considering the interactions between different consumers and/or buildings for the participation in DR programs. Integration of aggregation models in DREAM-GO mock-up.

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Benefits

IoTalentum is financially supported by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska- Curie Actions (MSCA). The benefits of being an ESR of IoTalentum include:

You will work in a stimulating, creative and internationally learning environment through an unique interdisciplinary research training program.

• You will be enrolled in top-quality PhD programs.

• IoTalentum training program offers unique, leading edge infrastructure and expertise, which is not available at a single place.

• You will be advised by excellent group leaders – they are all outstanding in their research and trainings. The IoTalentum consortium was generated with the firm purpose of training ESRs so that you can enter the labour market both in academic and non-academic environments.

• You will be exposed to very different and complementary research environment in both academia and industrial participating organisations.

• You will spend 30% of their recruitment time in different institutions of the network. While ESRs recruited at a university will enjoy secondments of at least eight months at industrial beneficiary or partner organization, those recruited by industrial beneficiaries will take part in secondments in academic beneficiaries to participate in PhD training as well as working with other PhD students.

Strong involvement of industrial partners in training activities.

• You will have the opportunity to acquire outstanding complementary training in transferable skills (e.g. presentation techniques, networking, publishing, and outreach activities) as well as leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.

• You will have the opportunity to acquire lifetime skills and optimum opportunities to build and extend your international network available to you throughout your professional career.

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The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs. Selected candidates will have a fulltime employment contract for the duration of 3 years (36months). The ESR will be contracted according the national rules of the country with full social security benefits.

Selected candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs, constituted by a generous living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (depending on family situation).

• Living Allowance, fixed amount (gross) that depends on the country of the recruitment beneficiary. To be paid as salary in the currency of the host country to all ESRs recruited. [in Portugal: 2,753.34 €/month]

• Mobility allowance, fixed amount of 600€/month to be paid to all ESRs recruited.

• Family allowance of 500€/month, depending on family situation.

Eligibility criteria

The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:

• To have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

• At the time of recruitment by the host organization, you should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career.

• You must comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule, meaning at the time of recruitment by the host organization, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the starting employment contract date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. The positions are open to all nationalities.

Selection process

The official acceptance e-mails/letters will be sent by the supervisors of each position to the selected candidates, on behalf of the whole Evaluation Committee. In the same way, rejection e-mails will be sent personally to all ineligible and not selected candidates for each ESR position.

The evaluation of the applications will be carry out by the recruitment committee (RC) for the evaluated position. The recruitment committee which will be composed of three members: two members of the recruitment beneficiary and other from different beneficiary/partner organization that participates in the secondments of that ESR. Recruitment committee will ensure the participation of both academy and industrial sectors.

All candidates will be duly informed about their process result by the supervisors of applied each position by email (acceptance or rejection). The official acceptance e-mails/letters will be sent by the supervisors of each position to the selected candidates, on behalf of the whole Evaluation Committee. In the same way, rejection e-mails will be sent personally to all ineligible and not selected candidates for each ESR position. Be as polite as possible and (if possible but not mandatory) inform them about the reasons behind your decision.

Please carefully read the Application Guide for all specific information on the application and selection procedure. 

Eligible candidates will be ranked by the recruitment committee according to the following Recruitment Criteria:

Academic Formation: 40%: Evaluated from applicant CV (included in application form) and certificates/evidence of merits. The participation of the applicant in European mobility programs (e.g. ERASMUS+) will be positively considered.

Professional and/or research experience: 30% Evaluated from applicant CV (included in application form), certificates/evidence of merits and (sometimes) face-to-face interview.

Languages: 10% Evaluated from applicant CV (included in application form), certificates/evidence of merits and (sometimes) face-to-face interview.

Letter of motivation: 10% Each applicant has to submit a letter of motivation showing the interest in the project and indicating her/his research interest. The letter of motivation is included in the application form.

References: 10% Each applicant can indicate two references and submit a letter of support from them. Selection committees can contact references.

 

 

Additional comments

How to apply?

Do you consider applying?

Please carefully read the Application Guide for all specific information on the application and selection procedure.

Your application consists of two documents:

1. Application form (Word file)

2. Application files (PDF-file containing several documents, such as CV, Motivation letter, copy of Master´s Degree or equivalent, two references, other additional documents).

You submit your application by sending an email with both documents (Application form & Application files) attached to aleksanda.krivoglazova@energiasimples.pt with email subject "IoTalentum - application ESR-15. The maxiumum size of the attachment is 5.0 MB.

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:

• To hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.

• To be proficient in English language.

• The knowledge of Portuguese/Spanish is highly appreciated

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ph energia lda
Portugal
Porto
4150-044
Rua Aleixo da Mota, n.º86, R/C

EURAXESS offer ID: 576728

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