[ecoop-info] Ph.D. position in Software Engineering - University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Paris Avgeriou paris.avgeriou at gmail.com
Wed May 8 13:37:25 CEST 2019

Project description
The PhD position will be part of an ITEA project entitled VISDOM that 
deals with analysis and visualization of DevOps. The aim of the project 
is to provide simple “health check” visualizations about the state of 
the development process, software and use.
Our group will focus specifically on developing methods and tools to 
measure and visualize quality of software (particularly technical debt). 
We will look into artefacts that are linked to source code but also the 
running system: issue tracking, log files, project management data, 
performance traces, ecosystem dependencies,  etc. Using such data, our 
goal is to provide high-level and focused visualizations that would 
allow the development teams to improve their development process and the 
quality of their code (e.g. opportunities for refactoring or other forms 
of technical debt remediation).

About the host organization
The Software Engineering & Architecture group at the University of 
Groningen conducts empirical research jointly with industry on software 
architecture, with strong emphasis on architecture knowledge, evolution, 
analytics and technical debt.

For more information please check http://www.cs.rug.nl/search/

The University of Groningen has an international reputation as a dynamic 
and innovative institution of higher education, offering high-quality 
teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety 
of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and 5,500 employees to 
develop their own individual talents. The University of Groningen is 
proud to be among the global elite with a classification in the top 100 
of the Shanghai ARWU, the THE World University Rankings, the U.S. News 
‘Best Global Universities Ranking’, and the NTU Ranking. It marks the 
24th place in the global ranking of Best Places to Work in Academia, 
scoring 3rd best in Europe and 5th non-US university. Joining forces 
with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of 
Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

How to apply
You may apply for this position until 2nd of June 2019 23.59 Dutch local 
time (CET) through 

Applications for the position should include a letter of motivation, 
full CV and the names and email addresses of three professional 
references. Please state the University and GPA of your BSc and MSc, as 
well as any awards, distinctions, and publications within your 
motivation letter. Please feel free to make informal requests about the 
position to the following contact person.

Prof.dr.ir. Paris Avgeriou (http://www.cs.rug.nl/~paris/)
Head of the Software Engineering & Architecture (SEARCH) group
Tel: +31 50 3637057
E-mail: P.Avgeriou at rug.nl

Required profile
- You should have a M.Sc. or equivalent in computer science, software 
engineering or a related discipline.
- You are expected to have an excellent academic record (transcripts 
from your university degree) and be curious, creative and ambitious.
- You should be able to write scientific articles and reports (proven by 
your graduation thesis or another comparable report) and be fluent in 
- You should have affinity to research with an industrial focus, be a 
team player, open-minded and actively participate in knowledge sharing.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers the PhD candidate a salary of € 2,325 
gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,972 gross per 
month in the fourth and final year, a full-time position (1.0 FTE), a 
holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-year 
allowance. The position is limited to a period of 4 years. A PhD 
training programme is part of the agreement and you will be enrolled in 
the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

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