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Development of cloud-based work processes operating within distributed data environments

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Objectives

The main task of this ESR will be the development of cloud-based work processes operating within distributed data environments. Working within cloud-based environments will require radically different approaches in developing software and in using software compared to current practice that by large still relies on desktop-based software. ESR10 will develop the process guidelines based on an international comparison of practices at partners in the UK and Germany (LOR, ARC, DEB). The results of this comparative development effort will then be matched with the advanced possibilities a cloud-based environment offers that will be developed together with project partner Fundacion CARTIF.

Expected Results

The ESR will provide process maps for the major use cases developed in the CBIM project together with a thorough evaluation of how the use cases can be improved using cloud-based BIM distributed data environment. Generalizable process patterns will be extracted to help establish similar cloud-based processes and infrastructure for a wide range of other civil engineering products. The workflows for specific civil engineering products will be established, verified, and validated on real-world projects: ARC will be providing information on bridge refurbishment projects, and DEB on train station refurbishment projects providing in depth demonstrations of the potential and benefits of CBIM practice.

Network

This ESR position is part of the CBIM network, a consortium of European partners with complementary world-leading expertise from academia and industry, is offering 14 fully funded PhD and one Post Doc position for highly talented people who are eligible for study at any one of its partner universities. Each ESR will be employed full time at one of the CBIM partner universities or at one of the three CBIM beneficiary companies. Those employed directly by the universities will enrol for PhD study at the same university; those employed by partner companies will enrol at one of the five universities for external PhD studies. CBIM is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network call under grant no. 860555.
Please see https://cbim2020.net.technion.ac.il/

Recruitment, Eligibility and Mobility

Successful candidates will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receive a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment.

 All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). An ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
 Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: on the date of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. Date of Recruitment normally means the first day of the employment of the fellow for the purposes of the project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
 Researchers can be of any nationality.
 There is no age limit.
 Applicants must hold a research (thesis) Master’s degree in engineering, architecture or computer science.

Candidates should send CV and certificates to: Contact details for checking PhD Eligibility: Erika Krieger-von Stephani

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