Postdoctoral contract proposal: call for applications

Postdoctoral contract proposal: call for applications

Postdoctoral contract proposal: call for applications

Title: Design, prototyping and implementation of applications for an industrial tablet

Context: In order to contribute to training through research in information sciences and technologies, the Polytech Intl group through its research laboratory PILAB (Polytech Innovation LAB) in partnership with LOGIDAS, a Tunisian company working in the field of management software development for SMEs and SMIs, propose a research topic that focuses on the design, production and implementation of an industrial tablet suitable for warehouses and factories and combining robust materials and touchpad performance. The tablet must offer multi-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G or 4G communication and benefit from several new functionalities, including easy recognition, barcode or QR code reading, etc.

Funding: The PhD student can benefit from many funding possibilities to carry out his/her research project, either directly through a MOBIDOC Post-doc grant (an application file will be prepared for this purpose), or by the Polytech Intl group in the form of a contract teaching or even by a foreign country or university.

Applications: The applicant must hold a PhD degree in one of the following specialities

  • Computer Science
  • Telecommunications

The application must include the following documents

  • A CV
  • A letter of motivation
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A doctoral degree

All documents must be sent to the head of the research laboratory as a single PDF document to the address of the head of the laboratory, Ms Malak BEN ATTIA,

The deadline for applications is 23 October 2020. Nevertheless, we strongly urge you to communicate your intention to apply as soon as possible by contacting Ms Malak BEN ATTIA.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Location: The research work will be carried out at the PILAB laboratory in the premises of the Polytech Intl group, Rue du Lac d'Annecy, Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis. The candidate will also be required to travel to the premises of the LOGIDAS company located at Rue du Lac Malaren, Immeuble Ayam, Les Berges du Lac, 1053 Tunis, if necessary.

A brief description of the postdoctoral topic is given below:

Summary of the postdoctoral topic

Nowadays, the digital transformation of any company has become an obligation, so that every lost opportunity can turn into a threat that could jeopardise the continuity of the business and even its existence. This digital transformation is at the heart of the global economy and will remain so for decades to come. Companies of all sizes are moving towards Industry 4.0 based on hyper-connectivity. This notion stems from a chain of events that have led to a search for new and innovative solutions to remain competitive, to respond to the fickle, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment and to overcome the labour shortage experienced in most companies.

The interconnection of machines within the LOGIDAS company is already well and truly integrated in order to establish and maintain a competitive advantage within its sector of activity. In this sense, the use of industrial tablets is gradually being integrated to revolutionise the industry and propel it towards new industrial organisations whose objective is the implementation of an intelligent factory.

In this context, the PI-LAB laboratory and the LOGIDAS R&D department propose to design and configure a connected industrial tablet for use in a difficult environment. The touch-sensitive tablet must have several functionalities, including easy recognition, barcode and QR code reading, recognition of rejected parts during the production cycle, etc. It must also offer multi-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G or 4G communication.

The design and prototyping of the industrial tablet requires the candidate to have a good knowledge of scientific tools, which are mainly mathematical tools, as well as a good command of algorithms and computer programming, particularly object-oriented programming.

This tablet should be able to meet the demands of the industrial market and the many challenges that the industries of the future will face in the coming decades.