Are you interested in a fast track career in Power Systems Engineering that is allied to an environmentally sustainable energy future? We are looking to recruit a full time PhD student to research the project “Novel Design, Development and Deployment of WAMS on a Cloud Computing Platform”.
You would be funded by our prestigious EPSRC sponsored 3.5 year Brunel Industrial Doctorate Scheme (BIDS) in Smart Power Networks
. Our programme offers environmentally focussed research, in an industrial setting, along with personal and professional development. . Successful applicants will receive payment of their tuition fees as well as an annual (tax free) stipend of £17,000
and be based at GE Grid Solutions, WAMS Centre of Excellence, Edinburgh.
The PhD student research project will investigate and develop innovative cloud computing approaches to enable scalable and secure analysis of massive PMU data using state of the art infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technology that can be effectively deployed in order to:
- Implement novel scalable and on-demand wide area monitoring solutions
- Design, develop and deploy the most computationally effective cloud computing software solutions
- Co-operate in designing and deploying big data analytics for interpreting information, and presenting results intuitively to end users using advanced user interface technologies
- Enable secure multiple access to wide area monitoring systems and data.
Informal enquiries should be sent to Professor Gareth Taylor at email@example.com
You should have or be expecting to gain a first or upper-second class honours degree in computer science, electronic and electrical engineering, or a closely related discipline. A Masters qualification is an advantage but not essential. Ideally having a strong personal interest in power systems and developing environmentally beneficial technology for the transmission and distribution of electrical power. You must also have a relevant connection with the UK, for example by having resided in the UK for 3 years not wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education, to meet EPSRC’s eligibility criteria for funding of an award.
Please e-mail your application comprising all of the documents listed below by Noon on Monday 10th October 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your up-to-date CV;
- A one A4 page statement setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e.: your skills and experience);
- A copy of your highest degree certificate and transcript;
- Evidence of English language skills to IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent), if appropriate;
- Two academic references.
Interviews will take place at GE Grid Solutions, Edinburgh in October or November 2016. You should be available for a December 2016 or January 2017 start.