Doctoral student positions in Networked Systems (3 available positions) KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden

Doctoral student positions in Networked Systems (3 available positions)
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

KTH Royal InstituteofTechnology in Stockholm has grown to becomeoneofEurope's leading technical and engineeringuniversities, as well as a keycentreofintellectual talent and innovation. WeareSweden'slargesttechnical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area includingnaturalsciences and all branchesofengineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The advertiseddoctoral student positions arewithin an ambitious, 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Project titled "ULTRA". In this 2 Million EUR project, wewant to dramaticallychange the way Internet Services areconstructed.

Yourworkwillentail design, implementation, and evaluationofdistributed systems and networks for building ultra-lowlatency Internet services. Examplesincludeadvancedhighlystreamlined server software, NetworkFunctionsVirtualization (NFV) chains at the true speed of the underlying hardware, intra datacenter load-balancing, and agile and efficient geo-distributed data storage systems thatmeettheir Service LevelObjectives.
Youwill be part of the Network Systems Laboratory (NSLab), withyour studies supervised by Professor Dejan Kostic.

In addition to yourdoctoral studies, youwill be expected to teach or performotherdepartmentaldutiesup to 20%of full-time. Doctoral student employment at KTH offers excellentconditionswithcompetitivesalaries, healthcare, social security, and contributions to pension funds.


The applicantshouldhold a Master'sof Science degree or a similardegreewhichfulfills the entryrequirements for doctoral studies at KTH.

A successfulcandidateneeds to have: (1) a strong background in distributed systems, networking, programming, and operating systems, (2) excellent knowledgeofwritten and spoken English, (3) verygoodcritical reasoning skills, (4) verygoodknowledgeof C++ and Linux/UNIX, (5) strong motivation, with a desire to experiment, explore, and diagnosecomplex problems, and (6) the ability to developinto an independent researcher in keepingwith the national learningoutcomes for a doctoral student.

The application must include the followingdocuments:

• Cover letter: a one-page summaryofyourapplication.
• Curriculum vitae: a documentofup to four (4) pages, including all your relevant academic, professional and otherachievements, and experience.
• An official copy of the MSc (or equivalent) degreecertificate and academic transcript. For applicants in the process ofobtaining the MSc (or equivalent) degree, they must statewithsupportingdocument the expected date ofdegreecompletion.
• Recommendation letters: Pleasesendtogetherwithyourapplication at leasttwo (2) recommendation letters. Pleasealsoincludedetailedcontact information for at leasttwo (2) references (including the twoyouarranged for).
• Statement ofpurpose: Pleasestatewhyyouwish to pursue a doctoraldegree in these research topics,giving an accountofyouracademic interests and yourbackground. Maximum two (2) pages long.
• Representative publications or technicalreports: Pleaseprovide, ifany, up to maximum two (2) documents, no longerthan ten (10) pages each. For longerdocuments (e.g., projecttheses), pleaseprovide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

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Yourcompleteapplication must be received at KTH no later than the last dayofapplication, midnight CET/CEST (Central EuropeanTime/Central European Summer Time).


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Disclaimer: In caseofdiscrepancybetween the Swedish original and the English translationof the jobannouncement, the Swedish version takesprecedence.
Typeofemployment Temporary position longerthan 6 months
Contracttype Full time
Firstdayofemployment In agreementwith supervisor
Salary Monthlysalaryaccording to KTH:s Doctoral student salary
Numberof positions 3
Workinghours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Referencenumber J-2018-0267
Contact • Dejan Kostic, Professor,
• Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer,
Published 22.Feb.2018
Last application date 30.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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