Current EngD vacancies at the TSBE Centre

Current vacancies

Evaluating and forecasting weather and climate impacts on telecommunications infrastructure

This is a 4 year fully funded research studentship working with the University of Reading’s internationally renowned Department of Meteorology and the R & D team in BT Group.
Research within BT has shown that adverse weather is a significant contributing factor to network faults. Thus, weather affects customer service, increases costs of operating the infrastructure and increases BT’s Carbon Footprint through hundreds of thousands of “truck rolls” by engineers. BT, therefore, wish to develop a better understanding of these weather impacts, the extent to which they can be predicted days and months ahead, and how the likelihood of disruptive weather may be altered by climate change. The aim is to find methods to make the best possible use of knowledge derived from state-of-the-art weather and climate models within an infrastructure business.
We are seeking self-motivated, pro-active and ambitious applicants that are capable of engaging enthusiastically with colleagues and business partners on this exciting multi-disciplinary project. Applicants should have a strong background in a numerate physical science (e.g., physics, mathematics, meteorology or engineering) and must possess a good relevant degree (2:1 or higher) or MSc in a related area.

 BT vacancy

To apply: www.reading.ac.uk/pgapply

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 26 August 2013. Interviews will be held 6 September for a proposed start date in October 2013.

Understanding the radiative performance of urban trees

We are seeking a self-motivated, pro-active and ambitious applicants with an interest within physics, biological sciences and urban design for this exciting new research project. Applicants must possess a good relevant degree (2:1 or higher) or MSc in a related area.
This is a 4 year research collaboration with Forest Research. The interactions between trees/vegetation and buildings can significantly influence the urban thermal environment. This research will enable a step change in the understanding of this important aspect of urban trees and provide quantitative and systematic information, which facilitates tree species selection and built environment design.

Forest Research vacancy

To apply: www.reading.ac.uk/pgapply

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 22 July 2013 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held ASAP for credible candidates for a proposed start date in October 2013.

Developing new sensing and monitoring techniques for continuous improvement of the built environment

This new research project (EngD) will apply the development of new sensing and data analysis technologies.

URS is a leading provider of engineering construction and technical services for private sector and public agencies around the world and is uniquely positioned in smart grid research in the UK and Internationally.

To apply: www.reading.ac.uk/pgapply

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 22 July 2013 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held 28/29 July for a proposed start date in October 2013.

Silverstone vacancy

This is an exciting research opportunity to address the challenges of energy and sustainability associated with the planned expansion of Silverstone circuit and infrastructure through new build and retro-fit.

It is divided into two separate Engineering Doctorate (EngD) research projects, named the Becketts Project and the Stowe Project. The two projects focus on different yet complimentary elements associated with achieving a low carbon motorsport facility as part of Silverstone’s sustainability planning.

The Stowe Project post has now been filled but we are still accepting applications for the Beckett’s Project.

To apply: www.reading.ac.uk/pgapply

Proposed start: tbc

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