Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in cloud computing

Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in cloud computing
(Valid from 07/12/2021 to 08/02/2022)

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust
Job Number: UOL04326
Contract Fixed Term Contract
Duration 36 Month
Schedule Full Time
Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week
Expected 01/11/2021
Start Date:

About the SnT
SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role
in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting
highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the
right place!

Your Role
In collaboration with Proximus Luxembourg we are developing what might become the new OS for the seamless cloud continuum stretching from the Edge to the
data centre. Our vision is that developers should not need to consider infrastructure, or develop for a certain architecture or accelerator. That should
happen at higher abstraction layers.

Cloud computing has enabled elastic provisioning of computer resources and revolutionised the industry leading to basically zero cost investment needed
for infrastructure of new IT-companies. Most resources provisioned this way comes from data centres with a vast array of quite similar compute offerings.
With modern distributed client-facing applications, however, there is a need to move the resources closer to the clients, to the Edge. While this is
possible today, it is a manual time-consuming and error prone process.

The project for this position deals with automation of this process by developing a set of complementary services. We will work on programming models,
develop a technology to allow software components to be executed on heterogeneous hardware (including accelerators) without being modified. We will also
develop scheduling technology that can take performance constraints into account and run the software at the compute resources that make most sense
taking not only performance into account but also power consumption.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Mats Brorsson (also Professor at KTH Royal Institute of technology) from the University of Luxembourg
and with an industrial supervisor from Proximus, and join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Radu State. The candidate is also expected
to spend 20-30% of her/his time at the Proximus premises in Luxembourg.

This is a fully funded position for 3 years (extendable to an additional 4^thyear) connected to a partnership with Proximus, a Luxembourgish company in
cloud computing (under brand name Telindus) and telecom operator (under brand name Tango). Therefore, the objectives of the PhD project are defined in
accordance to the project directions, and also aligned with the research interest of Proximus towards their product development.

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

o Contribute to the project “ACE5G – Accelerated Cloud Edge in 5G”
o Carry out research in the predefined areas
o Disseminate results through scientific publications
o Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops

Your Profile
Qualification: The candidate should possess a Master degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer engineering, or equivalent.

Experience: The ideal candidate needs to demonstrate knowledge and skills in two or more of the following topics:

o Distributed computer system
o Cloud computing
o Parallel programming
o Computer architecture

Knowledge about Rust and WebAssembly will be considered an asset. The candidate must possess strong analytical and programming skills.

We are looking for someone who is curiosity driven and who wants to constantly learn new things.

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT
o A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with
some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
o Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite,
or help make autonomous vehicles even better
o The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than
45 industry partners
o Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
o Competitive salary package. The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living
and eating
o Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking
activities and more

But wait, there’s more!

o Complete picture of the perks we offer
o Discover our Partnership Programme
o Download the brochure: Why choose SnT for your PhD?

Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and
extracurricular activities.

In Short
o Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (up to 48 months if required)
o Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
o Location: Kirchberg
o Employee and student status
o Job Reference: UOL04326

Further Information
Applications should be submitted online and include:

o Full CV and Cover letter, explaining how the candidate fulfills the position’s requirements

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications
by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to
gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg
University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was
founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary
centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial
Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data
Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its
“international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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