School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

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

Special emphasis will be paid to low latency, resilient frameworks for machine learning (including distributed and federated learning). Examples of other services to be built include advanced highly streamlined server software, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) chains at the true speed of the underlying hardware, intra datacenter load balancing, 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.

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.
  • Access to top-notch research infrastructure
  • Large degree of academic freedom

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • You should also have a solid background in distributed systems, networking, programming and operating systems, 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 any scripting language.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a willingness to experiment and explore and have international publications in journals and top conferences.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Teaching abilities and awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality are meriting. Your are a good collaborator but can also work independently.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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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.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • 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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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2023-0487
  • Dejan Kostic, Professor,
  • Marco Chiesa, Associate professor, Docent,
Published 23.Feb.2023
Last application date 17.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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