The research project IoT4Win Grant Agreement 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. The successful candidate will work alongside Professor Wenyan Wu within the Centre of Engineering at 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:
Position1: 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 (BCU, UK).
Position 2: IoT smart framework and dynamic web platform for Integrated Knowledge Management in Urban Water Networks(SWN) (Singular Logic, Romania).
Position 3: Data intelligence and security in water management by exploring smart sensing data and IoT to enhance water security and resilience in smart water networks(BCU, UK).
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 could be eligible for a mobility allowance if they are relocating from overseas.
Applicants of any nationalities are eligible and must comply with the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Guidelines mobility rules. In particular, they must not have performed their main activity in UK for more than 12 months of the 36 months preceding the position. Early-Stage Researchers must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
Applicants should have the following qualifications / experience:
MSc or equivalent 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. Applications should include proposal, CV, list of 3 referees and a motivation letter.