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Postdoc position in Smart Memory Systems, Sweden

Publish Date: Jul 18, 2016

Deadline: Jul 22, 2016

About the university

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 200 employees, including 80 senior faculty and 80 PhD students. More than 3000 students are enrolled annually.

Description of the subject area

This project will address the large portion of energy consumed by modern memory systems by integrating data across multiple layers of the system (from hardware to software) to more intelligently move and place data. To accomplish this, we will develop new hardware techniques for sharing data and policies between different components of the processor and memory system, design more efficient means of locating and accessing data, and integrate high-level information from the compiler, operating system, and runtime. We expect that the successful applicant will be able to work with and extend the memory system technologies pioneered by our group (Tagless caches and Direct-to-Data caches) as well as drive the project forwards based on his or her own background and expertise. The position will be in the computer architecture group as part of a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship project.

Qualifications required

Candidates should have a Doctoral Degree (PhD or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent at most three years before the application deadline (this time will be extended for medical leave, parental leave, etc.). Candidates must have expertise in microarchitectural design and simulation of both the processor and memory system, evaluation and modeling of power and performance, and experience with hardware/software co-design (compilation, binary re-writing, JIT). The applicant should be highly self-motivated, able to work well in a diverse group, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.

The position is for two years and may include teaching (in English or Swedish) depending on availability and your interests. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.

Working in Sweden

Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. Postdocs are full employees, with standard salaries and five weeks of paid holiday. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.


The application must include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s research interests and how they will support this project and a description of PhD thesis. The application must also include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of the PhD thesis (or a draft thereof), publications (and specific descriptions of the candidate’s own contributions), other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. At least one letter of recommendation and contact information for references should be provided directly by the references to Dr. Black-Schaffer.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Local guidelines for salary placement are used.

Starting: 2016-09-01 or as soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary position until 2018-08-31.

Working hours: 100 %

You are welcome to submit your application no later than July 22 2016, UFV-PA 2016/2135

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