Experienced Researcher Position at the RENESENG Marie Curie Project

December 15, 2015

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering
Location: Guildford
Salary: £42,373
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Sunday 20 December 2015
Reference: 080115
Salary will be at the fixed rate of £42373 per annum in addition to
mobility allowance of up to £8506.33 (Depending on family circumstances).

An Experienced Researcher is required to conduct research on the integration of data, models and tools with focus on bio-refining and using knowledge models (ontology), developing respective platform and publishing results on semantic web.

You will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary team working on the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) research programme Renewable Energy Systems Engineering (RENESENG) funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. You will be seconded for 1 month at Imperial College in London, UK, gain skill in visualisation of graphical and others systems, and for 1 month at Quantis, Lausanne, Switzerland, to experience industrial aspects of knowledge modelling. Attendance to selected workshops and conferences in Europe and worldwide will also be provided.

You will gain experience in working with a group of international researchers of the highest standard and from RENESENG project, as well as from the research training activities offered by the Process and Information Systems Engineering Research Centre (PRISE) at the University of Surrey. Through this process, you will develop understanding of integration of process models at different scales, integration of data and models and validation and verification with experimental and real-life data, developing respective software platform interacting using semantic web. You will explore a number of choices and trade-offs of integration using flexible knowledge model guided approach. You will aim to develop new insights into some of the issues and implications associated with theuse of knowledge models (ontologies) and their practical implementations.

Further information about the RENESENG project can be found at

To qualify for the role, you must meet the following criteria:

You must have been awarded a doctorate degree or have research experience of no less than 4 years (full-time equivalent).

Must have no more than 5 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience at the time of recruitment .

Must not be the resident or carried out your studies/work in the UK for more than 12 months out of the previous three years.

Applicants should ensure that they meet the criteria for employment at http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/documents/about-mca/actions/iof/marie-curie-actions-fellowships-people-wp-201301_en.pdf

You should have a PhD (or proven 4 year research experience equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Process Systems, Control Systems, Computer Science, or a related discipline. You must have background indicating you have skills in at least two of the following areas:

Process Systems Modelling and Optimisation including skill in modelling tools such as ASPEN Plus and MatLab

Optimisation and Decision Making

Knowledge Representation and Processing

Software Development

Information and Data Processing and Integration

Applicants close to completion of their PhD will also be considered.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Antonis Kokossis (Email: akokossis@mail.ntua.gr), .Dr Franjo Cecelja (Email: f.cecelja@surrey.ac.uk).