KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The advertised post-doctoral position is within an ambitious, 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Project titled “ULTRA”, led by Prof. Dejan Kostic (https://people.kth.se/~dejanko). In this 2 Million EUR project, we want to dramatically change the way Internet Services are constructed.

Your work will entail design, implementation, and evaluation of distributed systems and networks for building ultra-low latency Internet services. Examples include advanced highly streamlined server software, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) chains at the true speed of the underlying hardware, intra datacenter load-balancing, and agile and efficient geo-distributed data storage systems that meet their Service Level Objectives.

As a member of the research lab, you will be involved in experimental systems work in collaboration with faculty members and several doctoral students at our research lab. You will contribute to scientific publications as well as to new grant applications.

This is a temporary position for one year that might be extended for another year. 

Qualifications

Applicants for this position should have a PhD in Computer Science or Computer Engineering not older than three years. You should also have a solid background in distributed systems, networking, programming and operating systems, and very good knowledge of English in speech and writing.

It is important that you have very good skills in critical thinking and very good knowledge of C ++, UNIX, and in any scripting language.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a willingness to experiment and explore and have international publications in journals and at conferences.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

Application

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position),
  • Research statement (max 2 pages) and
  • Contact information for three references

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt ö.k
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-1425
Contact
  • Tysse Norlindh Falk, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
  • Dejan Kostic, dmk@kth.se
  • Marco Chiesa, mchiesa@kth.se
Published 29.May.2019
Last application date 31.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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