[ecoop-info] Announcement: Two funded PhD positions in the area of dependable middleware for data dissemination

Hein Meling hein.meling at uis.no
Tue Jan 18 21:50:55 CET 2011

Two open PhD positions for the Tidal News project at the University of
Stavanger, Norway

Tidal News is a collaborative research project between the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Stavanger
(UiS) and the Networks and Distributed systems group at the Informatics
Department, University of Oslo. One position is funded by the Norwegian
Research Council, and another PhD position may be funded by the
University of Stavanger if a suitable candidate is found.

The research will be carried out in collaboration several highly reputed
research groups, including the Computer Systems group of VU University
Amsterdam, the Middleware Systems Research Group at the University of
Toronto, Canada, the University of Trento, Italy, and the University of
California, San Diego.

Within this project framework, there are two available PhD positions at
the University of Stavanger. Students hired in the project will be
co-supervised by members of the Tidal News consortium.

The deadline for applications is 7 February, 2011.

Suitable Background and Requirements

Applicants must have a degree in Computer Science, or in a related
study, with excellent results. They must also be able to demonstrate
interest in scientific research. The ideal candidate for the position
will have strong background in distributed systems.

You may apply if you have not yet completed your degree, but expect to
do so before the position starts.

Knowledge of Norwegian is not a prerequisite for application. English is
our working language for research. Most people in Norway can communicate
conveniently in English. The current PhD students and postdocs in our
group are coming from more than 5 different countries. We also have an
international master's degree program in computer science that attracts
students from many different countries.

Details about Employment

A PhD position is a regular job with social benefits and with salary
starting from 383,900 NOK per year (approximately 65,000 USD). The
position is for the period of three years.

For additional details about the position and instructions on how to
apply, please visit the web site:

For additional information about the positions, please contact:
hein.meling at uis.no

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