Closing date: 31-08-2018
Type of contract: full time
Start date: 01-10-2018 (expected)
Duration: 12 months, eventually renewable, up to 24 months
Monthly stipend: 980 Euros + Voluntary Social Security (SSV), paid by wire transfer, according to the Portuguese directives from the ministry of science and education: www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.
The fellowship will be paid monthly by bank transfer.
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: M-ITI / LARSYS
Workplace: M-ITI / LARSYS under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Nunes (Madeira-ITI, IST)
In the scope of project ““SMILE: SMart IsLand Energy systems (grant nº 731249) from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), with the funding support by the EU/EC Horizon 2020 framework, it is now open a call for 1 (one) fully funded RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute / LARSYS (Madeira-ITI, http://m-iti.org).
Main research field: Smart Energy Systems – Smart Charging of Electric Vehicles – Environmental Technology
SMILE is an Horizon 2020 funded project with the goal of testing and demonstrating smart grid technologies, as well as business models, within large scale projects. SMILE involves three large scale pilot projects in three Island locations in Europe (Madeira in PT, Samsø in DK and Orkneys in the UK). The objective is to test solutions while establishing mutual learning processes and providing best practice guidance for replication in other regions of Europe.
The three pilots will test different combinations of technological solutions according to local specificities and conditions and the existing infrastructure and will involve all value chain actors needed to efficiently implement projects system-wide. Moreover, cross-cutting activities among the pilots will be devoted to solve common technical, organizational, legal, regulatory and market-related issues as well as to evaluate the solutions from the economic and business points of view.
The technological solutions are varied and include battery integration, heating, water storage, electric vehicles, power storage on boats and dynamic tariffs. These technologies will be applied to real pilots in the three islands, anticipating their impact and entering the market through the direct involvement of citizens. In Portugal (Island of Madeira), the pilot project will have a particular emphasis on the integration of micro-production of electric energy.
The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the Madeira partners in the deployment, maintenance and evaluation of the three pilot projects. To state more concretely, some of the duties include:
1) Organize studies and apply UX methods, interpret data and run experiments;
2) Aggregate data and apply suitable user research methods;
3) Assist in the production of scientific papers and technical reports.
Legislation and regulations: The scholarships are directed to applicants under the law n.º40/2004 of August 18th (Research Grant Holder Statute) and the current conditions established on the FCT regulations
The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
M-ITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.