1-2 Post-doctoral positions (2 years) in Distributed Systems with a focus on Cloud-Edge computing
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
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The Department of Computing science seeks up to two post-doctoral candidates who will work on a new EU research project investigating the application of AI-enabled scheduling to serverless cloud-edge systems. The employment is full-time for two years, starting 1st October 2023 or by agreement.
Department of Computing science The Department of Computing Science, Umeå University conducts world-leading research in several scientific fields and is growing rapidly. We are looking to recruit up to two Post Doctors to join the award-winning Autonomous Distributed Systems (ADS) Lab. 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 Doctor 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 ADS lab is an internationally renowned research group focusing on autonomous management of Cloud & Edge resources and applications to best support our increasingly digitized and connected society. The lab has developed international partnerships with companies including Google, IBM, Red Hat, and Ericsson, as well as universities and institutes such as Princeton University, Imperial College London, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, etc. https: // www. umu.se/en/research/groups/autonomous-distributed-systems-lab/
Is this interesting for you? We welcome your application before the end of 30 July 2023.
Project description and working tasks We are looking for 1-2 post-doctors to join the new Horizon Europe funded project “SovereignEdge.COGNIT” (https: // cognit.sovereignedge.eu/). COGNIT is a large-scale research project (6M Euros in funding) that involves ten organisations from across Europe with the aim of building an intelligent and automated platform for the cloud-edge continuum that intelligently supports efficient and adaptive serverless computation for a wide range of use cases.
COGNIT is addressing a number of unsolved challenges, many of them derived from constrained resource devices, infrastructure heterogeneity, and the need to meet criteria such as performance, resilience, security, data sovereignty, and energy efficiency. This involves making use of AI, automation, and portability to manage and adapt resources and workloads, and to respond in real time to possible incidents and security threats.
As part of the project, your responsibilities will include designing and developing a range of components, with an emphasis on an AI-enhanced orchestration engine that can efficiently monitor and make workload placement/reallocation decisions over a large scale Cloud-Edge system that aims to optimise for energy consumption, use of renewable energy, performance and latency objectives, pricing, etc.
You will work with other partner organisations (both academic and industrial) across Europe, attend project meetings in a range of countries, perform research and develop software components to support the project, and write research papers and attend conferences to publicise your contributions.
To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirements must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the appointment decision.
To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organisations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area. Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education.
Additional requirements are:
A PhD (or equivalent) degree in the Distributed Systems domain.
Good ability to co-operate and also work independently.
Power of initiative.
Strong skills in written and spoken English.
A strong background in Cloud-Edge systems research or development.
Ability to program (e.g. C, Java, Python, Rust, scripting, etc.).
A strong track-record of academic peer-reviewed publications.
A full application should include:
Cover letter in which you state your reasons for applying for the position,
Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree of doctor is expected to be obtained,
Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
Copy of doctoral thesis and up to 5 relevant articles,
Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
Contact information to two persons willing to act as references.
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 30 July 2023.
Further details are provided by Paul Townend (email@example.com), Associate Professor and Scientific Coordinator for the COGNIT Project
Umeå University strives 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.
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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time First day of employment 1st October 2023 or by agreement Salary Monthly pay Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100% City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-1224-23 Contact
Paul Townend, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 27.Jun.2023 Last application date 30.Jul.2023 11:59 PM CEST
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