Postdoctoral researcher (2 years), Distributed systems

Umeå University, Department of Computing Science

Umeå, Sweden

Job posting number: #7058330 (Ref:AN 2.2.1-1701-19)

Posted: July 9, 2019

Application Deadline: October 7, 2019

Job Description

The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking candidates for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in the University’s Distributed Systems group. This is a well-recognized research group 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.
The appointment is for 2 years full-time employment. The employment is planned for a start early 2020.

Project description and working tasks
The positions are aimed to strengthen or extend the group’s current research activities. 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, data science and analytics, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, approximate algorithms, distributed algorithms, 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.

Qualifications
Applicants must have earned a PhD or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science or a subject relevant for the position. The PhD degree should not be older than three years by the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist, such as parental leave, military services, etc. Research merits and excellent scientific publications in the field of employment are requirements. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required.
Candidates should be 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 data science and analytics, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, approximate algorithms, distributed algorithms, 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 complete application should include:
• Introductory letter including a 2-page statement of research interests and a motivation of why your expertise is appropriate for the position.
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a complete list of scientific publications
• Copies of doctoral degree certificate, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades as well as other relevant degree certificates.
• A copy of your PhD thesis
.• Copies of (max 5) original research publications relevant to the above topics, numbered according to the publication list.
• Names and contact information for three persons willing to act as references.
• Any other information relevant for the position such as description of software development experience, or previous industry experience.

The application, including attached documents, 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 October 7, 2019.

As we strive for a more balanced gender distribution within the department, we encourage women to apply.

Further information
For further information, please contact Professor Erik Elmroth, elmroth@cs.umu.se .
More information about the hosting research group and Umeå University can be found at
http:// www.cloudresearch.org/
http://www.umu.se/



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