[ecoop-info] Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) Positions in Cloud Computing at SEERC (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Dimitrios Kourtesis dkourtesis at seerc.org
Fri Apr 15 23:21:39 CEST 2011

Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) Positions in Marie Curie Initial Training Network RELATE (2 posts) 

South-East European Research Centre (SEERC), City College – International Faculty of the University of Sheffield (Thessaloniki, Greece) 

The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) invites applications for two Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) positions in the frame of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network RELATE (Trans-European Research Training Network on Engineering and Provisioning of Service Based Cloud Applications). 

SEERC (www.seerc.org) is an overseas research centre of the University of Sheffield, established as a non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The centre is linked to City College – the University's International Faculty in Greece – and is conducting multidisciplinary research in the fields of Enterprise, Innovation & Development, Information & Communication Technologies, and Society & Human Development. The RELATE network (www.relate-itn.eu), in which SEERC participates, provides an opportunity for researchers in early stages of their careers to study the latest advancements in the field of cloud computing. 

The particular posts are concerned with research in the areas of: 
- evolution, change, and interoperability in service-based systems and cloud applications (RELATE ESR#7, post starting September 2011) 
- formal modelling and verification of web service behaviour (RELATE ESR#6, post starting December 2011)

For a period of 36 months the post holders will be employed by SEERC in Thessaloniki, Greece, under full-time fixed-term contracts with full social security coverage and all benefits in accordance to Marie Curie ITN fellowship regulations for Early Stage Researchers (living, mobility, travel, and career exploratory allowances). In addition, the persons to be appointed will register to read for a PhD degree in Computer Science of the University of Sheffield through the Doctoral Programme of SEERC. 

Research activities will be carried out at the premises of SEERC, in Thessaloniki, Greece, but in close collaboration with other researchers from the RELATE network as well as researchers from the University of Sheffield – the Computer Science Departments at the Faculty of Engineering and the International Faculty (City College). The first post (ESR#7) includes two research visits to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and CAS Software AG in Karlsruhe, Germany for a total period of 6 months. The second post (ESR#6) includes research visits to King’s College London and CAS Software AG for a total period of 4 months. 

Candidate profile
Applicants should hold a good first degree in Computer Science or a closely related area, as well as a good postgraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or relevant. Previous project experience in the fields of cloud computing or service-oriented computing will be evaluated positively. Women are especially encouraged to apply. 

The post holders are expected to have an excellent academic record, be highly motivated and proactive, have excellent organisation and communication skills, and be eager to disseminate research results by preparing journal articles and papers, and presenting at international conferences and seminars.  Fluency in English is a prerequisite (an IELTS point score of 6.5 or above is required). 

Duration of posts: The posts are fixed-term for 36 months starting September 2011 (ESR#7), and December 2011 (ESR#6). 

Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Early Stage Researchers under Marie Curie rules.

Salary: 27,225 € per annum (gross estimate before deduction of taxes and employee's insurance contributions under current Greek regulations). The post holder will additionally receive mobility, travel, and career exploratory allowances as per Marie Curie ITN rules.

Closing dates: 31 May 2011 (ESR#7), 31 August 2011 (ESR#6)

Further information
For additional information, including eligibility criteria and application submission instructions, please refer to the full job descriptions: 
- ESR#7: http://www.seerc.org/docs/vacancies/relate_phd_esr7.pdf  
- ESR#6: http://www.seerc.org/docs/vacancies/relate_phd_esr6.pdf  

Please circulate to anyone who you think might be interested.

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