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  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description


The main aim of the ESR is to develop a cloud-based process for defining data requirements for seamless transfer of asset data between supply chain partners. The specific objectives for the ESR will be to (i) to understand the requirements of asset management through academic study and secondments at asset management organisations; (ii) to learn about cloud technologies, BIM and the BSI PAS 1192 suite of standards; (iii) to develop a systematic process to identify and define through-life asset information requirements by working with CBIM partners and beneficiaries; (iv) to develop a tool that implements a cloud-based process for generating information requirements and validating the information collected; and (v) to demonstrate the tool in real industrial scenarios.

Expected Results

Guidelines and templates will be developed based on the BSI PAS 1192 suite of standards and will incorporate asset owners’ and managers’ needs considering whole-life asset management decisions and activities. This will then be used for developing a tool that automatically generates the Employers Information Requirements (EIR) and the Project Information Requirements (PIR) from the Asset Information Model. The cloud-based “closed-loop” tool will also enable proactive validation of the data to ensure that data transferred will meet the requirements of asset managers. The guidelines and templates will enable BIM and asset information solution providers to develop cloud-based tools that conform to the standards and meet the requirements of asset owners. This will remove one of the big barriers of widespread adoption of BIM because it will inspire confidence in asset owners that data collected and transferred will conform to their needs and will be easy to integrate with their systems.


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.
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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.

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