Early Stage Researchers (2)

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for two Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions as part of the project “Innovative tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (InnoCyPES)” which is funded by the European Union under the Marie Skoldowska Curie Innovative Training Networks (EU-MSCA-ITN) programme. InnoCyPES is an ambitious consortium partnering 11 universities and 9 industry partners across Europe that explores the digitalization challenges of...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01629
  • Date posted 8 April 2021
  • Closing date 6 May 2021

Job description

Job summary

Applicants are invited to apply for two Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions as part of the project “Innovative tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (InnoCyPES)” which is funded by the European Union under the Marie Skoldowska Curie Innovative Training Networks (EU-MSCA-ITN) programme. InnoCyPES is an ambitious consortium partnering 11 universities and 9 industry partners across Europe that explores the digitalization challenges of the power system in terms of cyber security, accommodation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and cyber-physical systems integration.

Early Stage Researchers employed within the project will undertake individual research projects leading to a PhD degree.

The first post will be on data-driven stability assessment of power system. You will explore machine-learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to evaluate the stability and reliability of the power system combining traditional mathematical methods with data-driven approaches.

The second post will focus on privacy-preserved power system estimation for improved network observability. You will apply and enhance load patterns extraction algorithms and power system state estimation methods on electrical network data, with a special focus on preserving the privacy and anonymity of the consumers information in light of the recent privacy regulations.

You will undertake research internships with the consortium partners to work with multi-university and multi-disciplinary teams to allow them for high-quality research and a complete set of transferable skills. In addition, you will be required to submit publications to refereed journals as part of the desirable requirement for PhD qualification. you are expected to supervise undergraduate postholders in laboratory as well as in final year individual project.

Duties and responsibilities

The responsibilities include defining the research questions and plan, reviewing literature and conducting independent research, reporting progress and disseminating results in high-impact journals, conferences and other gatherings. You will be based at Imperial, but they will also participate in activities of the consortium and perform research visits to the research partners.

Essential requirements

You should have a first degree or/and a Master’s degree (or other equivalent experience) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. You will have excellent understanding in the fields of power system stability, control and estimation with some experience in data-sciences and machine learning. 

You must also:

  • not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years
  • not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country) — unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention
  • for beneficiaries that are international European interest organisations or international organisations, not have spent with the beneficiary more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date
  • be — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early stage researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree)

Further information

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Prof Bikash Pal via email at b.pal@imperial.ac.uk.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG01629.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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