Reference number 2011/194
Application deadline 2011-09-30
The department of Computer Science and Engineering provides a strong, international, and dynamic research environment with about 70 faculty and 70 PhD students from about 30 countries. For more information, see www.chalmers.se/cse/EN/.
The Distributed Computing and Systems research group www.cse.chalmers.se/research/group/dcs/ conducts research with high-impact internationally on the design and analysis of distributed algorithms and systems, fault tolerance (with emphasis on self-stabilization and game theory), runtime systems, and parallel algorithms and data structures for highly parallel, heterogeneous, many-core systems. The group is running a set of national and international projects in the area and participates on a recently started European Project on vehicular systems and their networks (KARYON).
The research focuses on vehicular systems and networks with an emphasis on their algorithms and programming. The project’s context is on the algorithmic design of communication protocols for vehicular networks (VANETs), replication schemes for VANETs, algorithmic support for vehicle cooperation and reliable distributed assessment of global system state. This work involves both the system algorithmic design and proof of concept implementation.
The employment is expected to start autumn 2011 (small deviations are negotiable). As a Ph.D. student you are employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements (starting salary at present: approx. 25000SEK before taxes). A maximum of 20% of your time will be devoted to other duties at the department, mainly teaching. The remaining time will be devoted to your own courses and research within the project and you are expected to obtain a Ph.D. within a maximum of 5 years.
Applicants shall have a Master’s Degree or corresponding (Sw. civilingenjörsexamen) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in a related discipline. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, orally as well as literally, are needed. Further, since the research work normally involves developing and testing analytical techniques, good programming skills are important. A successful candidate should have a profound interest in distributed algorithms and programming for wireless communication systems.
It will be very useful if your application includes parts of your own work, such as theses and articles that you have authored or co-authored. Please notice also that it is highly recommended that you include or e-mail letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request individual letters.
You may apply even though you might not have completed your degree yet, but expect to do so before the position starts. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language for research, and we publish internationally. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Half of our researchers and PhD students at the department come from more than 30 different countries.
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
1. An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
2. Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2011/194) must be written on the first page of the application.
It will be very useful if your application includes parts of your own work such as theses and articles that you have authored or co-authored. Please notice also that it is highly recommended that you include or e-mail letters of recommendation; we typically get a large number of applications, and it is not feasible for us to request individual letters.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us:
Research level: Elad Michael Schiller
Doctoral education level: Jan Jonsson
Division level: Peter Lundin
· SACO: Jan Lindér
· ST: Marie Wenander
· SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
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