Junior research position at Ghent University

Posted by: Joris WALRAEVENS
Date:2017-08-21
Contact:Joris.Walraevens@UGent.be

Dear colleagues,

we would like to alert you to an open junior research position at the Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Communication Systems Research Group, Department of Telecommunications and Information Processing, Ghent University.

We would be grateful if you could distribute this to interested students.

Kind regards,
Joris Walraevens and Dieter Fiems.

Job Description: The junior researcher will be involved in research on performance modeling and analysis of distributed storage systems. These systems store billions of objects of millions of users and performance modeling, analysis and optimization is of the utmost importance. Depending on the specific candidate, the research will either be fundamental or of a more applied nature (in cooperation with a company specialized in software for storage solutions). The research has the potential to lead to a PhD.

Job Profile:
- The candidate is expected to perform high-quality scientific research. The research is to be conducted under supervision and guidance of Professors Joris Walraevens and Dieter Fiems, in an open intellectual environment with priority to creative thinking and room for discussion.
- The candidate must hold a Master degree (or equivalent) at the time of hire, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research or Mathematics.
- The candidate must have a strong mathematical background.
- Good communication skills in English are required.
- Knowledge of queueing theory and/or simulation techniques would be a plus.

Job offer: A stimulating dynamic working environment: the research will be performed in the SMACS Research Group, headed by Prof. H. Bruneel, consisting of about 20 researchers. This group's interests lie predominantly in queueing theory, stochastic modeling and their applications. Collaboration with other researchers in the group is encouraged.

Start of contract: to be negotiated

Duration: 1 year – extendable

How to Apply: An application should enclose a C.V. including a list of courses followed and grades obtained, a short motivation statement explaining your interest in this position, and the names of two persons (preferably professors or researchers with whom you have interacted) who are willing to provide a recommendation letter for your application. Applications should be sent to Prof. Joris Walraevens (Joris.Walraevens@UGent.be).