Recruitment for the project:

MOIRA_1/W6/01/2021 - PhD candidate

Scientific discipline:
Environmental engineering, mining and energy
Referention number:
MOIRA_1/W6/01/2021
Type:
Scientific position
Type of offer:
Offers from the competition
Contract type:
Contract of employment on specified time
Workplace:
Wrocław University of Technology (WUST)
Organizational unit:
Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology
Working time:
4/4

Job description

​The Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), Faculty of Geoengineering Mining and Geology, Digital Mining Center Research Group (DMC) is searching for a PhD candidate to join its team and to take up a H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie ESR fellowship within the MOIRA ITN project.

Title of the task: “Modelling & analysis of long-term historical data of time-varying complex systems in the presence of impulsive noise for condition monitoring”.

Offer

Tasks:

  1. The PhD candidate will work on the analysis of long-term, heterogeneous, historical big-data from time-varying systems operating under impulsive, non-Gaussian noise. We will focus on mining machines as they are very specific: unique, complex and designed for heavy-duty, they operate under non-stationary conditions, they can experience multiple faults and they are frequently overloaded (especially during start-up or emergency stops). The condition monitoring of these machines is complicated. Often, diagnostics measurements are affected by environmental conditions (temperature) and impulsive disturbances (impulsive noise). The monitoring of such machines requires the processing of a huge number of different variables and the nearly online validation and processing of data. The PhD candidate will develop methodologies in order to extract and exploit the knowledge about the evolution of the monitoring process, exploiting information from different types of sensors and signals. The PhD candidate will closely collaborate with other members of DMC as they have experience with the problem and appropriate data and record of publications.
  2. The research is hosted by the WUST – as part of the Digital Mining Center (DMC), which currently counts >20 researchers. The research group is new (1y old), but their members have a long track record of combining excellent fundamental academic research with industrially relevant applications, leading to dissemination in both highly ranked academic journals as well as on industrial fora. More information on the research group can be found on the website: dmc.pwr.edu.plThe PhD candidate will be supervised by Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz. The PhD candidate will be part of an international team in WorkPackage 1 “Information Extraction from Heterogeneous Data” (WP1) led by KU Leuven. The PhD Candidate will have also industrial supervisor (prof Tomasz Barszcz, AMC Vibro, Poland) and secondment supervisor (prof Ph. Tretten, Lulea Uni of Tech, Sweden).

Requirements:

If you recognize yourself in the story below, then you have the profile that fits the project and the research group.

  • I have a master degree in engineering, physics or mathematics.
  • I am Early Stage Researcher (ESR), i.e. a person who has not been involved in research for more than 4 years (full-time equivalent) starting to count the date this person graduates his/her first MSc degree.
  • I am mobile, i.e. I have not been in Poland for more than 12 months in the past 3 years immediately before the date of recruitment.
  • I am proficient in written and spoken English.
  • During my courses or prior professional activities, I have gathered experience with signal processing, machine condition monitoring systems, tribology, machine dynamics and design, vibrations, acoustics and I have a profound interest in these topics.
  • As PhD researcher of the WUST DMC Research Group, I perform research in a structured and scientifically sound manner. I read technical papers, understand the nuances between different theories and implement and improve methodologies myself.
  • I work goal-oriented and have a getting-things-done attitude, always with scientific rigour.
  • In frequent reporting, varying between weekly to monthly, I show the results that I have obtained and I give a well-founded interpretation of those results. I iterate on my work and my approach based on the feedback of my supervisors which steer the direction of my research.
  • I feel comfortable to work as a team member and I am eager to share my results to inspire and being inspired by my colleagues.
  • I value being part of a large research group which is well connected to the machine and transportation industry and I am eager to learn how academic research can be linked to industrial innovation roadmaps.
  • During my PhD, I want to grow towards following up the project that I am involved in and representing the research group on project meetings or conferences. I see these events as an occasion to disseminate my work to an audience of international experts and research colleagues, and to learn about the larger context of my research and the research project.

Required documents:

To apply for this position, please follow the application tool and enclose:

1) Full CV – mandatory
2) Motivation letter – mandatory
3) Full list of credits and grades of both BSc and MSc degrees (as well as their transcription to English if possible) – mandatory (when you haven’t finished your degree yet, just provide us with the partial list of already available credits and grades)
4) Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, …) – if available
5) Two reference letters – if available
6) An English version of MSc or PhD thesis, or of a recent publication or assignment – if available
7) Please copy the clause below, print it and sign it.

We offer:

  • A remuneration package in line with Marie Sklodowska Curie ITN regulations, which is competitive with industry standards.
  • An opportunity to pursue a PhD in wide discipline “Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy”, in a stimulating and ambitious research environment, with 3 years funding within the MOIRA ITN project.
  • An opportunity to work within a challenging European research project with leading industry players across Europe.
  • A stay in a vibrant environment in the young laboratory in very beautiful Wroclaw. The university is located in Wroclaw, capital of Lower Silesia Region, a town of approximately 700,000 inhabitants, located close (3h by car) to Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Cracow and 20 minutes by bus from Wroclaw International Airport.
  • This strategic positioning and the strong presence of the WUST university, as well as other universities, schools and research institutes, and industry, lead to a safe town with high quality of life, welcome to non-Polish speaking people and with ample opportunities for social and sports activities. The mixture of cultures and research fields are some of the ingredients making the WUST university interesting place to study.

Deadline for submitting offers:

2021-03-02 00:00:00

Planned date of employment:

2021-04-01 00:00:00

Additional information:

For more information please contact Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz (radoslaw.zimroz@pwr.edu.pl) by mail and mention MOIRA_ESR9 in the title. You can apply for this job no later than March 02, 2021. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact Prof. Radoslaw Zimroz directly.

Attachments

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955681

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