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Job description

Network Systems Lab (https://www.kth.se/en/ict/forskning/cos/research/nslab), led by Prof. Dejan Kostic (https://people.kth.se/~dejanko) at KTH School of Information and Communication Technology in Kista, Sweden is announcing a Post-doctoral position.

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. More specifically, you will be conducting research in a larger project titled “Time-Critical Clouds” with researchers both from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and RISE.

In this project, we seek to ensure latency bounds of key building blocks (e.g., geo-distributed key-value stores) that are used for important societal services (for example, Intelligent Transportation Systems). Your work will entail design, implementation, and evaluation of networked systems for time-critical cloud-based services and networks.

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


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.

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The application must include the following documents:

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

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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 According to the agreement, preferably soonest possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-3050
  • Dejan Kostic/Professor, , dmk@kth.se
  • Marco Chiesa/Assistant Professor, , mchiesa@kth.se
  • Petra Persson/HR Officer, petrp@kth.se
Published 14.Dec.2018
Last application date 31.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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