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Graduate/Undergraduate Research Assistant
Qatar University

  • May 19, 2017
  • Graduate/Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Qatar University
  • Jul. 15, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Engineering - Other
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Graduate Research Assistant positions are available in two joint 1 – 3 year projects led by Prof. Farid Touati (Qatar University, QU), Prof. Damiano Crescini (University of Brescia, Italy). and Prof. Adel Ben Mnaouer (Canadian University of Dubai).

The candidate should have a strong background in embedded systems (hardware and software, socket programming, interfacing, C/C++, wireless technology, PCB board design and development).

The main objective of the project (Early Warning System for Asset & Underground Monitoring for Safe & Sustainable Environment= Structure Health Monitoring; SHM) is: Design of a wireless platform that is environmentally powered, enhanced with novel MAC network protocols and emerging IoT-enabling protocols, in order to allow remote control and interrogation of sensing units.

Specific tasks are (candidates are only concerned with TASKS 2 and 3 only):

TASK1: Fabrication of SHM sensing columns (selected sensors), each column (i.e. node) transmits own data (serial, CANOPEN bus) using to the next column (node) via mesh networking till a gateway. The columns are fabricated/available with CANOPEN serial data (Task assumed by Italy collaborator).

TASK 2- Radio & Wireless Platform and IoT TASK 4.1 – Develop/program an out-surface board (OSB) that receives/processes/transmits SHM CANOPEN data received from downwhole/underground and hops data till a gateway (column+OSB=Node). At the beginning Raspberry pi3 for example can be used. TASK 4.2 – Gateway (GW) design with data processing (Task4) TASK 4.3 – Implement power-aware and context-aware MAC protocols in OSB and/or Gateway within IoT context.

TASK 3 – Data Processing, Event Management and Storage (at OSB and/or Gateway). TASK 3.1 – Data Processing TASK 3.2 – Event Management System (EMS) TASK 3.3 – Data Storage

Successful candidates will start immediately and will be based at Qatar University. They will be offered highly competitive financial packages with fringe benefits, including:

  • Basic Monthly Salaries: 8,500-9,000 QAR (~ U.S. $2,443).
  • Benefits, according to QU’s Policy, include:
    o Accommodation allowance of 5,000 QAR
    o Local transportation allowances: 500 QAR;
    o Annual round trip air tickets to the candidates’ home countries, according to QU policies;
    o Annual paid vacations for 35 calendar days; and,
    o National health care (employees and their families).

Interested candidates should send their CVs, with cover letters and the names of three professional references, to:

Dr. Farid Touati
Department of Electrical Engineering
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar

Applications will be evaluated immediately, upon receipt.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Farid Touati
    Department of Electrical Engineering
    Qatar University
    EE Dept., College of Engineering
    Doha 2713


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