Marie Curie ER Fellow for the SMARTEN ITN project
The main aim of SmartEN ITN project is to establish a transnational Initial Training Network (ITN), aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary research and training programme in the field of smart management for sustainable human environment. The training programme focuses its activities on research and training in the disciplines of Wireless Sensor Networks, Sensor Signal Processing, Non-Destructive Evaluation and Smart Proactive Management. In order to facilitate integration between these disciplines, four multi-disciplinary research programmes have been defined within SmartEn. These include Smart Proactive Management of: Structural systems; Heritage and infrastructure; Transportation infrastructure systems and Urban microclimate.
More information about the SmartEn ITN project and the consortium can be found in:
The Marie Curie ER (Experienced Researcher) Fellow will conduct research in the areas of Signal Processing and Communications with reference to wireless sensor networks. The topics include:
- Multi-hop Relaying, Distributed and Cooperative Communication Schemes
- Distributed Estimation algorithms
- Distributed Source Coding
- Compressed Sensing.
Responsibilities for this position include conducting research in the above fields leading to publications in top international academic journals and conferences, and providing teaching support to various graduate courses related with the expertise of the successful candidate. Applicants must show evidence of research potential in their respective field, as well as collegial spirit.
The advertised position will give the successful candidate the opportunity to work in a well established and active group and use the facilities of a state-of-the art environment, further develop his/her skills and experience, significantly enhancing his/her career.
The duration of the job is 12 months, starting in the first quarter of 2012. Compensation includes: (a) Competitive monthly salary, and (b) travel grants to attend conferences, in addition to travel related with project requirements. For more details on salary and other benefits for the ER fellow, please refer to Marie Curie website at:
The applicant must, at the time of recruitment (i) be in possession of a doctoral degree in the fields of Electrical & Computer Engineering, independently of the time taken to acquire it, or (ii) have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience, including the period of research training, after obtaining the degree which formally allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in the host country (irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged).
The working language will be English; therefore, fluency in English is a requirement.
Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in τhe country of the hosting lab (i.e., Greece) for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. More details concerning eligibility can be found in relevant EC documents (People WorkProgramme).
The application deadline is January 31st, 2011, however, early applications are strongly encouraged and may result in an early decision.
I nterested candidates may send (via email) a CV, contact information of three references and a letter describing their research interests to:
Prof. Kostas Berberidis
Head of Signal Processing & Communications Unit
Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics
School of Engineering
University of Patras
26500 Rio - Patras, GREECE