Smartgysum-Esr09: "Edge Computing Platform For Fault Tolerant, High Reliable And Resilient Power...

Universities and Institutes of France


January 25, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Cergy Paris Université
  • Research Field: Engineering › Computer engineering Engineering › Electronic engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 25/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Cergy-Pontoise
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/03/2022
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Reference Number: SMARTGYSUM-ESR09
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 955614

    CY Cergy Paris University is a French University close to Paris that gathers the University Cergy-Pontoise, EPSS and ILEPS with the ESSEC Business School. CY is committed to respecting the HR Charter and Code of Conduct and is involved in the HRS4R labelling process.

    CY hosts about 25,000 students and focusing more on research, gathers more than 400 PhD students and 500 researchers in over 23 laboratories. It is part of the CY Alliance, which has been awarded by the French government's “Investments for the Future” program for its capacity to become a world-class university with excellent research and training. CY is also a member of the EUTOPIA European University that aims to develop an open and inclusive academy for 2050.

    The Laboratory of Systems & Applications of Information & Energy Technologies - SATIE is a research laboratory in electronics and electrical engineering. Its research activities are focused on systems and applications of information and electrical energy technologies. SATIE is a medium sized laboratory with around 90 Academic staff, around 20 technical and administrative staff, and around 100 doctoral and post-doctoral research students. It is mainly located in Paris region. Its Components and Systems for Electrical Energy division (CSEE) has several laboratory platforms in the field of power electronics, drives, magnetic materials and micro-grids. CSEE is also engaged in many industrial partnerships and institutional projects.


    SMARTGYsum (SMART Green energY Systems and bUsiness Models) project groups together leading European Universities and Institutions (the consortium is composed by 13 universities and 14 companies/institutions) with the aim to implement a multidisciplinary and innovative research and training program, bringing to enable a new generation of Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to foster a New Green Energy Economy in Europe. ESR will acquire the knowledge, methods and skills across a wide range of disciplines around the Energy ecosystem, Renewable Electric Energy Systems and Business Models for the deployment of the Green Energy System. Trained ESR will have the technical and economical knowledge to break the barriers for the deployment of energy transition as market and social barriers (price distortion through externalities, low priority of energy issues, split incentives); financial barriers (investment, high up-front costs, lack of access to capital); information failures (lack of awareness, knowledge and competence); or regulatory barriers (restrictive procurement rules).

    CYU-SATIE invite applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Green Energy Systems to research in “ Edge Computing Platform for Fault Tolerant, High Reliable and Resilient Power Electronic in Prosumers Applications ”.

    The research topic will be contextualized in WP4 – End user of Energy and Prosumers , being supervised by Prof. Eric Monmasson and co-supervised by Prof. Oleksandr Velihorskyi , and with a complementary secondment in Chernihiv National University of Technology (CNUT, Ukraine) and TERA (Ukraine) as an industrial partner.

    The student will acquire expertise in interdisciplinary fields, gaining through this training program a set of skills that are highly appreciated by semiconductor corporations, providing him/her a valuable expertise background for a future career in the green energy industry.

    The ESR will take part in the whole researching process, starting with the proposal of new ideas, going from the design to the experimental validation of prototypes in the laboratory and industry facilities, and finishing with the developing of the business models.


    The position is in the frame of a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action for Early Stage Researchers within the project SMARTGYsum (Research and Training Network for Smart and Green Energy Systems and Business Models). ESR09 fellow to be recruited in March 2022. The grant covers up to 3 years (contract will be for 1 year with renewing possibility) of full time research according to salary table established in the grant for France.


    For consideration, interested applicants should submit the required information by completing the form in https: // www. based on the instructions given. An attached document must be uploaded containing REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, at least the curriculum vitae, applicant's academic results, a letter of interest and contact details of two references. All documentation should be in English and merged in a single PDF document. Please, note that applications which do not follow the announcement's guidelines will not be considered.

    For further information, please contact Dr. Eva Gonzalez-Romera ( for questions about application procedure or Prof. Eric Monmasson ( for questions about research objectives.


    Tuesday, the 25th of January 2022


    SMARTGYsum project is aimed to train 15 creative and innovative researchers in the field of green energy system and business models. It will incorporate multidisciplinary knowledge, covering Power Electronics, Electric Engineering, Material Sciences, ICT, Data Sciences, Value Chains, Finance and Investments, Management of Energy Markets, Economical and Policy instruments.

    The researchers trained in this network will be able to convert state-of-the art knowledge and ideas into new products for economic and social benefit and promoting the energy transition.

    As a trained researcher you will have many opportunities to develop an industrial career in any part of the world, but especially in the EU. You will be trained in electric, power electronic and ITC technologies and in business models, and have a secondment in a complimentary training environment as part of your assignments.

    You also will be in a very good position to join R+D departments of Energy Companies and to apply for a postdoc position in any of the top EU academic institutions. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree (If possible, a Double PhD Degree, International or Industry mention will be established) and, potentially, International patents.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants must satisfy the eligibility conditions for MSCA Early Stage Researchers, i.e., they must have obtained their master's degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in France for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.

    Be eligible to enroll or be enrolled in the University PhD program Electrical Engineering (Génie électrique) https: // francaise/doctorat-a-cy/les-ecoles-doctorales/sciences-et-ingenierie

    Selection process

    Applications will be marked and ranked according to the Academic curriculum, Research activities and Technical and transversal skills. Best candidates could be interviewed using an on-line conference system

    Additional comments


  • An Initial Research Project (IRP) will be assigned to the ESR at the beginning of the fellowship. The ESR will have the responsibility of executing all the tasks described in the IRP, which will involve research and organization tasks, mobility requirements, milestone accomplishments and deliverable submission.
  • Enroll in the Ecole Doctorale Sciences et Ingénierie (ED SI)– CYU Doctoral program at Cergy Paris Université in Cergy-Pontoise, FRANCE, and carry out all the activities required to make a high-quality PhD dissertation within the expected timeframe. Publications in high impact- factor international journals are expected.
  • COVID-19's outbreak: on-site presence at the recruitment institution will be required if health recommendations authorize it.
  • Web site for additional job details

    https: //

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent


    Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a master's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or any other related discipline, with skills in Energy, Power Electronics or ITC. Applicants who are in the final phase of their master's degree are also encouraged to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.

    Motivation and potential for research activities. Ability to work independently and in a team. Be innovative and creative. Keep an open mind.

    Expertise with the following topics : analog and digital circuits, data acquisition and signal processing, embedded systems programming, control theory, power electronics.

    Expertise with the following engineering tools and programming languages : Matlab Simulink, Python, C/C++, VHDL/Verilog.

    Prior experience on any of these topics will be valued:

  • Experience with programming of microcontrollers, System-on-Chip and FPGA. Experience with Linux OS for embedded systems.
  • Experience with network interfaces and databases
  • Experience with data sensors acquisition and measurement.
  • Electronic board design.
  • Specific Requirements

    Excellent English language skills (both oral and written). English level certification at least at CEFR B2 level will be a plus if English is not the native language.

    Optional FRENCH (intermediate)

    Optional UKRAINIAN/RUSSIAN (basic))

    Publications in international journals/conferences will be valued.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Cergy Paris Université
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Country: France
  • City: Cergy-Pontoise
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