PhD in Computer Systems - MagnaData project at the VU (2/3)

We are looking forward to hire a second PhD student in the MagnaData project.

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Coming soon (to open before January 1, 2018)

Embedding in University, Faculty, Department, Section, and Group

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) is a leading, innovative and growing university that is at the heart of society and actively contributes to new developments in teaching and research. Our university has ten faculties, and provides work for over 4,500 staff and scientific education for more than 23,000 students.

Research at the Faculty of Sciences focuses on the areas of Life & Health, Networked World, Fundamentals of Science, and Energy & Sustainability. The faculty’s teaching activities are directly linked to this excellent research. Cooperation with other faculties on the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam campus generates attractive, high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. At international level, the faculty cooperates closely with leading scientific institutes and other partners.

The VUA Department of Computer Science has approximately 170 members, including 35 tenured staff members and 40-50 PhD students. The tenured staff members form the essential basis for the functioning of the department. A tenured staff member is required to make significant contributions to the research and education programmes, and to spend effort on specific tasks at the department level.

The Computer Systems section of the Computer Science department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has a strong tradition in experimental computer systems research, as witnessed by outstanding publications, high-profile research projects, prestigious awards and grants, and success in raising external funds. Within this section, the Massivizing Computer Systems (MCS) group offers an unique research environment operating at the top level of the field, especially in resource management and scheduling, and performance engineering, of large-scale distributed computing systems, with research results applied to datacenter environments, cloud computing, and big data. The MCS group has a strong track record of creating free open-source software and free open-access data artifacts. The group is also leading international consortia and industry-academia partnerships.

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Requirements for Tenure

We are actively engaged in increasing diversity in computer science programmes and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an equal-opportunity employer. We explicitly welcome applications from female candidates.

The candidate must be proficient in English, and must be prepared to take courses for qualification as doctoral researcher.


For additional information please contact: Prof. Dr. ir. Alexandru Iosup Telephone: +31-20-59-89468 Secretariate: +31-20-59-83563 e-mail: You may find the following websites useful: Dr. Iosup’s research page: MCS group website: MCS group profile: Department of Computer Sciences: Amsterdam Data Sciene:

Applicants are requested to send us (1) a letter in which they describe their abilities and motivation, (2) a short (1-2-page) curriculum vitae, (3) 1-2 references (name(s) and e-mail adress(es)), and (4) if available, digital links to or copies of 1-2 relevant research articles.