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PhD Scholarship in Time-critical Networked Systems

A new opening PhD position is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. This position is available for two years. Applicants should apply before January 31, 2019.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

As a doctoral student you will be conducting research in a larger project titled "Time-Critical Clouds" with researchers both from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). 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.

You will be part of the Network Systems Laboratory (NSLab), supervised by Professor Dejan Kostic (https://people.kth.se/~dejanko/) and Assistant Professor Marco Chiesa (https://people.kth.se/~mchiesa/). In addition to your doctoral studies leading to a licentiate, you will be expected to teach or perform other department duties up to 20% of full-time.

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work.

A successful candidate needs to have: (1) a strong background in distributed systems, networking, programming, and operating systems, (2) excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

A Degree of Licentiate has less extensive requirements than a Doctoral Degree and can normally be obtained after two years of completed studies within one of KTH’s third-cycle subjects. The Degree of Licentiate corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and consists of courses (the amount depending on the third-cycle subject, but with a minimum of 30 ECTS credits), research work and a licentiate thesis.

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).


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