Up to 5 Post-docs in Embedded Systems
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Duties/Project description: The functionality as well as economical value of most industrial systems and products, such as cars, airplanes, drones/blimps, and medical devices, is defined and realized by software as an embedded system. A key challenge in the design of such systems is the ability to update software: to add new features, to customize a system, or to fix security vulnerabilities. Uppsala University has two new exciting projects about updatable, next-generation embedded systems: the ERC project CUSTOMER, and the Wallenberg project UPDATE. The projects bring together world-leading research groups in several areas related to Embedded Systems Design and Implementation: the Uppsala Networked Objects group, the Verification and Testing group, and the Embedded Systems group.
In particular, we will develop the following: a new system architecture for embedded systems that supports the ability to deploy incremental updates, allowing components to be seamlessly integrated and updated, while guaranteeing the deterministic behavior of systems; scalable methods and verification tools that automatically verify, in-the-field, that intended updates preserve and ensure safety conditions; efficient scheduling algorithms for optimal resource utilization for state-of-the-art computing platforms to enable dynamic updates; robust protocols and run-time techniques for secure deployment and enforcement of verified and accepted updates even in safety-critical environments such as drones/blimps.
We are therefore looking for motivated PhD students in the following areas:
- System architectures for Embedded Systems
- Modelling and verification
- Real-time scheduling and analysis
- Code generation for multi-core platforms
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Proficiency in English (spoken and written) is required.
The application must contain:
- A curriculum vitae (CV),
- A copy of relevant grade documents (translated into Swedish or English),
- A list of publications
- Up to five selected publications in electronic format
- A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
- Contact information for two references.
- A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of employment: Temporary position for 2 years according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %.
Please submit your application by 4th December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4058.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 5
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4058
Last application date: 2020-12-04
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