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Umeå University - with its 29,000 students and over 4,000 employees – is an organisation in constant change and development. The university’s researchers carry out excellence within several areas of research, and many of them are among the world’s elite. We are one of Sweden’s largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programmes. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here. We wish to co-operate with companies and organisations throughout the Umeå region and all over the world.

Post doctoral and PhD student positions in grid computing and virtualization technology

Umeå university is seeking outstanding candidates for 1 researcher position, 1-2 post doc positions, and 1-2 PhD student positions at the Department of Computing Science. The grid computing research at the department is currently focusing on the design and analysis of methods, algorithms and software for service-oriented grid and cloud computing infrastructures. Current research topics include resource brokering, accounting, grid-wide fairshare scheduling, multi-level job management systems, workflow management, portals, and the integrated use of virtualization techniques in grids. Topics like grid architecture design, service-oriented architectures, and standardization awareness are central to all these projects. See www.gird.se for an overview of ongoing projects.

Part of the research is performed within the EU FP7 funded project RESERVOIR (Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers). Software is contributed to NorduGrid/ARC and the Globus Toolkit, the latter as a member of the Globus Academic Affiliate Program. The group is also an associated member of the CoreGRID Network of Excellence and member of the NESSI workgroup on service-oriented infrastructure.

The research is performed in close collaboration with the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N). HPC2N is a member center of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), providing competence and computing resources, including grid resources. HPC2N actively takes part in Swegrid, NDGF, NorduGrid and EGEE.

The current positions are aimed to strengthen and broaden our current
research, and includes collaboration with our international academic and industrial partners. The topics for each individual position will depend on the background, qualifications, and interests of the applicants. The positions will be partly funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the EU. Specific details about the positions follows below.

Post-doctoral fellowships (1 year)
(1-2 positions)
Dnr: 315-4460-08

The positions are aimed for post doctoral research jointly with researchers in our group and with our collaboration partners. The positions are for one year with possible extension of a second year and includes either a competitive salary or a competitive tax-free stipend.

Successful candidates should have earned a PhD in computer science or some other field relevant for the position, preferably not more than three years old. In addition to excellent academic track record, the positions require documented experience of software development. Experience from development of service-oriented architectures (SOA) or expertize in virtualization technologies are considered meritous. Industrial experience is also considered highly valuable. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

PhD students
(1-2 positions)
Dnr: 315-4610-08

The positions are aimed for PhD studies and research jointly with researchers in our group and with our collaboration partners, leading to a PhD exam. The positions include a competitive salary for a period of up to four years research time, provided that expected study and research results are achieved. The positions may also include part-time teaching (20%)". If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly (up to maximum five years).

Successful candidates should have earned a MSc or similar in computer science or some other field relevant for the position. (MSc students soon to complete their theses may also be considered.) In addition to excellent study results, solid programming skills are required. Industrial experience is also considered highly valuable. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.


Researcher (2 years)
(1 position)
Dnr: 316-4630-08

The position is aimed for research, co-supervision of PhD students, work on research grant preparation and other research related work jointly with researchers in our group and with our collaboration partners. The position is for two years and includes a competitive salary.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in computer science or some other field relevant for the position. In addition to excellent academic track record, personal qualities and suitability for co-supervision and collaboration is very important. The position requires documented experience of software development. Experience from development of service-oriented architectures (SOA) or expertize in virtualization technologies is a merit. Industrial experience is also considered highly valuable. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.


Further information

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Erik Elmroth (email: elmroth@cs.umu.se, phone: +46 90 786 6986).

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO civil, +46-(0)90-786 52 96, and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

Submitting your application

A complete application should include:

  • Introductory letter with a statement of research interest.
  • CV.
  • Copy of completed thesis (PhD for researcher and post doc positions and MSc for PhD student position).
  • Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and their grades.
  • Copies of original research publications. (May not be applicable if applying for PhD student position).
  • Documentation/description of software development experience.
  • Contact information to three persons willing to act as references.
  • Any other information relevant for the position.

All material should be submitted electronically or in one printed copy.

Applications will be discarded or, if the applicant so wishes, returned two years after the position has been filled. Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with the relevant reference number, should be sent to jobb@umu.se (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive March 3, 2009 at the latest.

We look forward receiving your application!

 
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