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Post-doctoral Researcher Position in WSN at University of Trento, Italy

The D3S group at the University of Trento, Italy, invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher position in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). D3S is a cross-institution research group focusing on dynamic, decentralised, distributed systems. In the context of WSNs, the D3S group has been successful in bringing research results into real-world, long-term, operational deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a medieval tower, and the closed-loop control of lighting in a road tunnel, which both received a Best Paper Award at IPSN (2009 and 2011).

We are seeking a candidate to conduct research on novel directions for WSNs, geared towards simplifying their development and maximising their adoption in real-world contexts. The issues involved go all across the board including programming platforms, communication protocols, and tools supporting in-field deployment. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on curiosity-driven and application-driven projects, as well as initiate new ones.

The position is partially tied to the makeSense EU project, whose goal is to simplify the programming of WSNs, and increase their impact through integration with business processes. The candidate is expected to contribute to the design and implementation of programming abstractions and the protocols supporting their efficient distributed execution in the WSN.

The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science is a leading and fast-growing research institution, characterised by a young and international faculty and by a large, international student population. Indicators for scientific production place the department among the top in Europe. Trento is a vibrant city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy. It offers a variety of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2011. Applications should be sent via e-mail (subject: “D3S postdoc application”) to gianpietro.picco[AT_sign]unitn.it.

More information available here

Research Scientist Position Available

A research Scientist Position in Cyber-Physical Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks is available at CISTER/ISEP.  The successful candidates are expected to coordinate and primarily execute R&D activities within international projects on cyber-physical systems and wireless sensor networks, in topics such as reliable and real-time communication protocols, scalable data processing and mobility management, engineering WSN/CPS systems such as for structural health monitoring, industrial noise monitoring and energy-efficient data centres/buildings. This position also involves  supervision of graduate students, including doctoral candidates and teaching graduate-level courses. To get further insight on ongoing research activities and projects refer to WSN and CPS pages.

The candidate should have a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields, with particular expertise in Cyber-Physical Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks. The candidate should also have a strong international publication record and demonstrated ability to do independent research. This position involves a 3-year contract. Salary will be 2.650,00€ per month (after taxes) paid 12 times per year. Other benefits include private health insurance, social security and 25 days of paid vacation.

More info  here

Research Position

CISTER Research Unit, associated with the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal, invites applications for an “Invited Scientist” position to conduct research in the areas of Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems. This position is initially aimed for 3 years, but a subsequent extension of the term is negotiable. Successful candidates are expected to devise and lead a research program in the aforementioned areas. Responsibilities include graduate student supervision, research proposal preparation for national and international grants, research collaboration both within and outside the unit, and graduate-level teaching of CISTER’s PhD students alongside students of other research groups in the context of doctoral programs at the University of Porto.

Contact Person: Stefan M. Petters
Salary: 31800 Euros / Year (after taxes)
Duration: 3 years (negotiable)

More info on this position available here

PhD in Dynamic Distributed Systems

The D3S group at the University of Trento and the FBK-IRST research center, both in Trento (Italy), is a cross-institution group of researchers involved in projects with both theoretical background and practical applications. The group has availability for researchers interested in pursuing a PhD in dynamic distributed systems, a label encompassing topics from WSNs to P2P networking.

A description of the position, application procedure, the group activities and a view of recent achievements is available here.

Applications must be filed online before 30 June 2009.

Senior Research Position at CISTER

The CISTER/ISEP Research Unit has a Research Position available for a Senior Researcher to work in WSN. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate and primarily execute the activities of CISTER in the ARTEMIS funded project EMMON. The scope of the project is large scale wireless sensor networks’ communication protocols and data aggregation methods.

This position is for a three year contract. Salary will be 2.650,00€ per month (after taxes). CISTER research facilities and expertise offer an excellent research environment for leveraging research skills. The unit is located in the Polo Universitario in the nice city of Porto, Portugal.

See responsibilities, other benefits and application procedure here.

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