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Research Engineer in Energy-Efficient IoT Monitoring (KTP Associate)

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Industry: Science and Technology
Description: At Essex, we are passionate about business impact, growth and innovation that complements our research. We were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for our determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.
Job Description

THE PROJECT

The University of Essex in partnership with AND Technology Research Ltd (AND) offers an exciting opportunity for a graduate with the relevant skills and knowledge to develop a first-in-class suite of self-powered, battery-less sensors utilising low-powered processing and an intelligent multi-source energy harvesting system to deliver continuous monitoring capability.

This post is fixed term for 24 months and is based at AND’s offices in Theydon Bois, Epping.

DUTIES OF THE POST

  • Developing and testing the embedded software and hardware used by AND, including the Renesas SOTB chips
  • Assessing the relevance of the latest research to the challenge of developing a multi-source energy harvesting system, and auditing existing technologies
  • Identifying and implementing the most effective techniques for the transfer of data that maximise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising local processing power needs
  • Investigating and leading the decision-making on low-power alternatives to GPS for location tracking
  • Investigating and leading the decision-making on the configuration of hardware and lower level embedded code to minimise power usage
  • Publishing academic journal articles and drafting patent applications, where required
  • Preparing and presenting results of the research programme to both technical panel meetings and lay audiences


SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • BSc in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • MSc in Electronic Engineering, Embedded Systems, IoT or a related discipline, or relevant industry experience
  • Good theoretical and applied knowledge of the latest techniques in energy harvesting (photovoltaic, vibration, ambient EM etc.)
  • Knowledge of IoT and wireless sensor networks, and the challenges associated with these fields
  • An understanding of electronics and hands on experience
  • Ability to deploy the latest machine learning techniques to develop an intelligent multi-source energy harvesting system
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Salary: £35,000 - £36,500
Employment Type: Contract Based
Contact Information
Name: Dr Hossein Anisi