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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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43,130 a year or 47,200 (dependent on family status)
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Anticipated date for interviews: 15 May 2019

Two roles available: One in Electronic Engineering and one in Computer Science.

Applications are invited for 2 PhD positions “Early Stage Researchers” (ESR) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “PETER – Pan-European Training, Research & Education Network on Electromagnetic Risk Management” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

More information on the PETER project can be found at:

For both posts successful applicants will be expected to undertake secondments at partner organisations for periods of around 3 months to partner organisation in the project, and travel to project meetings and conferences. The roles require the holder to: enroll in and meet the requirements of York's full-time PhD programme in Electronic Engineering/Computer Science; conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research; analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations, public engagement and outreach activities; undertaking organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project; developing and initiating collaborative working internally and externally; work as part of a team communicating effectively with the project partners, working to deadlines, organising and planning work to meet project goals.

Applicants will be required to: have at least a good first degree in Electronics, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or equivalent;  be Fluent in English (IELTS 6.0 and above where study has not been in English); have knowledge of Electronic circuit design and Electromagnetics; have experience in writing and using scientific software for data analysis (Matlab/Python);

ESR9: Statistical Verification and Validation of Immunity and Enclosure Shielding Effectiveness – Risk of Susceptibility

This post is based in the Department of Electronic Engineering, working in the Applied Electromagnetics Lab (

 The work will consider effects of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), from enclosure to Integrated circuit (IC) level. Electromagnetic modelling and measurements will be used to develop risk assessment techniques, which can be applied by practicing engineers.

Informal enquiries to Dr John Dawson (

ESR11: Modelling and Reasoning about EMI Interactions in Autonomous and Complex Vessels

This post is based in the Department of Computer Science (, working in the High Integrity Systems Engineering Group.

In this post the ESR will develop a through-life EMI-risk-based modular safety case approach. The work will seek to understand how EMI fits into a risk-based safety assurance process for safety-critical / high integrity systems. The ESR will establish the contribution of EMI to risk can be synthesised and presented in a form suitable for all of the stakeholders in the marine industry (designers, ship builders, regulatory authorities and owners).

Informal enquiries to Dr Mark Nicholson (


The posts are being recruited as part of the wider PETER project and applicants should also lodge an application at: . Short-listed applicants will be invited to the recruitment event in Bruges on May 15th.

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