[ecoop-info] Research Scientist Positions Available @CISTER: Parallel/distributed computing; Middleware and SoA

Luís Lino Ferreira llf at isep.ipp.pt
Fri Apr 19 19:38:16 CEST 2013

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	Parallel and distributed models and runtimes 
	Event-based middleware and service-oriented architectures

The CISTER Research Centre (http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt), an international leader in various areas of real-time and embedded computing, is currently seeking suitable candidates to strengthen its research teams dedicated to research and innovation in Parallel and distributed models and runtimes and Event-based middleware and service-oriented architectures. The main focus of the work will be on middleware and runtimes for real-time embedded systems with applications on smart-grids, industrial automation and robotics.
Applications are welcome.

Contact before April 30: 

Luis Miguel Pinho, lmp at isep.ipp.pt
Luis Lino Ferreira, llf at isep.ipp.pt

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or related fields, with particular expertise in the topics of the call. Candidates should also have an international publication record and ability to do independent research. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

The salary will be dependent on the qualifications of the candidates. The more skilled candidates will be typically offered a position with a monthly net salary of around 2500 Euros. Other benefits include social security and
22 days of paid vacation. 

Informal contact prior to the formal application is encouraged. You can in parallel send the usual documents (motivation Letter, detailed CV, contacts of potential referees).

This engagement is expected to be the starting point of a longer-term commitment. The successful candidates are expected to develop his/her own research agenda, collaborate with other national and international institutions as well as within the research centre, and contribute to PhD student supervision. 

CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems), established in 1997, is a top-ranked Research Unit based at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal.

CISTER was, in the 2004 and 2007 national evaluation processes, the only research unit in Portugal, in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Computer Science and Engineering, to be awarded the highest rating of "Excellent". This rating was awarded on account of an outstanding publication record of its researchers; CISTER is also considered to be one of the leading European units in the area of Real-Time Computing and Embedded Systems. CISTER is currently expanding, both in terms of research activities as well as in facilities, with a new building which not only doubles the current capacity of the centre, but also provides a top-quality environment for research, technology transfer, and networking activities.
Since mid-2011, CISTER is an autonomous research unit associated to INESC Technology and Science (INESC TEC), an Associate Laboratory that brings together close to 600 researchers, of which 200 have PhDs, forming a robust centre of scientific and technological development in Portugal with notable international presence.

The CISTER Research Centre is currently deeply engaged in various fundamental research as well as industrial-driven projects, in application domains that include aerospace, automotive, smart-grids, smart-cities, health and well-being, factory automation, etc. In those projects we partner with key players such as Airbus, Embraer, ABB, Critical Software, Intecs, Thales, Boeing, Honeywell, Portugal Telecom, Schneider-Electric, Siemens, Finmecannica, among many others.

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