International PhD Position at Center for Industrial Electronics in Spain, 2017

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Scholarship Description: The Center for Industrial Electronics is announcing applicants to apply for its PhD Position in Spain. International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

The project intends to improve the features of security, trust ability, dependability and autonomy of IoT. UPM tasks are mainly related to railway use cases.

About University: The Center for Industrial Electronics is a University based center, integrating interdisciplinary research groups (Electronics, Power Quality, and Telecommunication), motivated to educate engineers and develop new concepts, to be transferred to the Industry

Degree Level: Position is available to pursue the PhD program.

Available Subject: This thesis will be developed in the scope of the EU-funded project SCOTT (Secure Connected Trustable Things). The project intends to improve the features of security, trustability, dependability, and autonomy of IoT. UPM tasks are mainly related to railway use cases. The PhD thesis will improve the state of the art in aspects like secured communications and QoS for highly reliable applications of WSNs (Vehicle to Vehicle and Vehicle to Infrastructure in the railway domain). The main contributions of this work will be done in the lower layers, mainly from the hardware of the IoT nodes, up to the MAC layer.

Scholarship Benefits: The salary level corresponds to the average PhD grant in Spain (around 19.000 €/year before taxes).

Eligibility Criteria: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Candidates should have a Master Degree (MSc or equivalent) in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Candidates must have taken courses in the following areas: embedded systems, wireless communications, and electronic design. In addition to this, the applicant must be able to work well in a diverse group, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in advising undergraduate students. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.
  • Excellent and proven skills in spoken and written English are required. Basic level of the Spanish language is welcome.

Eligible Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

Application Procedure: Send your applications to Teresa Riesgo (teresa.riesgo-at-upm.es) by September 15, 2017.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position,
  • A CV, including a transcript of records of the candidate’s degrees (translated into English or Spanish)
  • Two support letters
  • Other relevant documents
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