PhD Position in Coordinated Memory Systems
Sort on published: 2017-11-29
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology (www.it.uu.se) holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 280 employees, including 120 senior faculty and 1100 PhD students. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually.
Duties/Project description: This project will focus on how we can coordinate information and action between hardware and software to optimize performance and energy efficiency in the memory system. To accomplish this, we will develop new hardware techniques for sharing data and policies between different components of the processor and memory system, design more efficient means of locating and accessing data, and integrate high-level information from the compiler, operating system, and runtime. This project will investigate both traditional (CPUs with SRAM and DRAM) and heterogeneous (CPU and GPU) systems with hybrid memory hierarchies (SRAM, DRAM, and NVRAM). We expect that the successful applicant will work with and extend the memory system technologies pioneered the computer architecture group (Tagless caches, Direct-to-Data caches, Reuse Aware Placement, etc.). More information on the group can be found at: http://www.it.uu.se/research/uart.
Candidates should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Experience in software development (programming), parallel programming, compilers, performance evaluation, and a good understanding of computer architecture (pipelines, out-of-order, caches, etc.) are important. The applicant should be highly self-motivated, able to work well in a diverse group, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications. Please see http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/uart/applying_phd for more details.
The position is for four years of research, but will typically include 20% teaching extending the time to five years. We encourage our students to do industrial internships during their PhDs. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.
Working in Sweden
Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. PhD students are full employees, with standard salaries and paid holiday. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare. Upon completion of the PhD degree, students are entitled to permanent residency to find employment within Sweden.
The application must include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s research interests and how they will support this project, a description of MSc thesis, and evidence of the applicant’s self-motivation and ability to work in a group. The application must also include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof), publications (and specific descriptions of the candidate’s own contributions), other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. At least one letter of recommendation and contact information for references should be provided directly by the references to Dr. Black-Schaffer. Promising applicants will be first interviewed online and then invited for an in-depth interview.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: Spring 2018 or as otherwise agreed, temporary position.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Associate Professor David Black-Schaffer, Ph. +4618 471 6830, firstname.lastname@example.org, Professor Erik Hagersten, Ph. +4618 471 7342, email@example.com, or Assistant Professor Alexandra Jimborean, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph. +4618 471 2973.
Please submit your application by 21 January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4243
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at email@example.com.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4243
Last application date: 2018-01-21