Umea University, Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for 2 PhD student positions within the field of distributed computing. Research topics of interest span from distributed systems fundamentals to cloud and grid computing infrastructures, virtualization technology, and their academic and industrial applications, including, e.g., eScience applications.
Applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree in computer science or a related field. In addition to excellent study results, excellence in systems development, software engineering practices, and proficiency in modern programming languages and software development tools are expected. Strong systems skills with in-depth knowledge of grid computing, cloud computing, high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, and/or other types of distributed systems are highly valuable. Experience of open source environments and from software or research-oriented industry are other desirable merits. Important personal abilities are coordination and organization skills as well as good communication skills in written and spoken English.