Two Post docs (2 years) within Distributed Systems

Umea University

Sweden

February 28, 2022

Description

Umeå University, Department of Computing Science

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The Department of Computing Science seeks two post docs who will work with research on distributed systems. The employments are full-time for two years with access by agreement.

Department of Computing science

To our department characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison we now look for two post docs in Distributed Systems. The department has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. Our workplace consists of a diverse group from different nationalities, background and fields. If you work as a post doc with us you receive the benefits of support in career development, networking, administrative and technical support functions along with good employment conditions. See more information at:

https: // www. umu.se/en/department-of-computing-science/

The research group in distributed system is internationally wellknown and comprising more than 20 people of 10 different nationalities. The group's research focuses on the (semi-)autonomous management of resources and applications to support the future digitized society. Target infrastructures range from single large-scale cloud datacenters to mobile edge clouds and includes individual servers, clusters, or disaggregated systems, such as rackscale systems. The research spans from basic research to applied research, and even innovation via spin-off companies. Collaborations are performed with industries like Google, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, and Ericsson, as well as universities and institutes such as Princeton University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, Uppsala University, Lund University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Leeds University, Barcelona Supercomputer Center, TU Vienna, TU Delft, and many more.

See www. cloudresearch.org for a presentation of the group as well as an overview of ongoing research projects and publication lists.

Is this interesting for you? Welcome with your application by February 28, 2022.

Project description and working tasks

The positions are aimed to strengthen or extend the group's current research activities, including potentially possibilities to bring projects from the candidates past research. Applicants with interest in computer systems and large-scale distributed systems at large, as well as autonomous management of resources and applications will be considered. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, cloud-native systems, serverless systems, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, distributed algorithms, data science and analytics, anomaly detection, resource allocation and management, service differentiation, performance modelling and engineering, workload modelling and prediction, software and systems aspects, e.g., for operating systems, virtual machines, container-based systems, etc. We are looking for a candidate to tackle any research challenge that is of interest to the group. Potentially, teaching up to a maximum of 20% can be included in the work tasks.

Qualifications

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required.

Ideal candidates are research driven, organized, and would like to work on challenging problems and innovative solutions. We are open for candidates with strengths in any area relevant for extending our research environment. Knowledge and experience of cloud-native systems, serverless systems, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, distributed algorithms, data science and analytics, anomaly detection, resource allocation and management, service differentiation, performance modelling and engineering, workload modelling and prediction, software and systems aspects, e.g., for operating systems, virtual machines, container-based systems, etc is desirable.

Application

A full application should include:

  • Personal letter that clarifies how your background meets the needs and expectations of this position
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,
  • Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic cources and grades,
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and up to 3 relevant articles,
  • Contact information for at least two reference persons,
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
  • The application must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. Log in to the system and apply via the button at the end of this page. The closing date is February 28, 2022.

    Further details are provided by Professor Erik Elmroth at elmroth@cs.umu.se.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment According to agreement Salary Monthly Number of positions 2 Working hours 100% City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-64-22 Contact

  • Erik Elmroth, 090-786 69 86
  • Union representative

  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
  • Published 21.Jan.2022 Last application date 28.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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