Postdoc Position in Networked Systems

Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Sweden

Postdoc in Networked Systems

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

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.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline, and exhibit a high degree of scientific skills. 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.

Requirements

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Preferred qualifications

Teaching abilities and awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality are meriting.
We place great emphasis on personal qualities such as independence and collaboration skills.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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

Application

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

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • 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

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

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-0795
Contact
Anna Olanås Jansson, annaoj@kth.se
Dejan Kostic, dmk@kth.se
Marco Chiesa, mchiesa@kth.se
Published 25.Mar.2021
Last application date 31.May.2021 11:59 PM CET


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