22 January 2014

PhD student position for Paradime project pel BSC

The Computer Architecture for Parallel Paradigms group from the Computer Science Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is offering a full-time PhD student position within the ParaDime project. The successful candidate will complete a PhD degree in computer architecture in topics related to energy efficient multi core architectures.
The student will join a research group of 4 postdocs, 16 PhD students, and 1 engineer, The group also helps to run the BSC-Microsoft research centre (www.bscmsrc.eu) and coordinates the EU FP7 framework ParaDIME (www.paradime-project.eu).  The successful candidate will be enrolled in the doctorate program in the Department of Computer Architecture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Main Responsibilities:
The objective of this position is to complete a PhD in the field of energy efficient multi-core computer architectures.  The specific research topic will be hardware support for efficient message passing leveraging on scale out programming models.
Skill Specifications:
We seek a highly motivated and academically excellent student with:
  • Strong knowledge of computer architecture
  • Computing skills in programming languages (C/C++, Scala) and experience with Unix/Linux environments.
  • Knowledge about networks on chip is desirable
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
Qualifications & Experience:
  • M.Sc in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Candidates with B.Sc in computer science and outstanding academic record are also encouraged to apply
  • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse staff base
  • Must be willing to travel
Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
  • CV with contact data
  • Cover letter
The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Science department.
Closing date 16/02/2014
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