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PhD Studentship in Reconfigurable High-Performance Computing at Amsterdam University

The Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is delighted to invite applications for a PhD award in the field of Reconfigurable High-Performance Computing. Eligible candidates should have a relevant Educational background in computer science or computer engineering. The winning students will receive benefit of monthly salary of €2,717. The application deadline is 4 September 2015.

Project Description
EXTRA (an acronym standing for ‘Exploiting eXascale Technology with Reconfigurable Architectures’) is a project gra’nted by the EU as part of the FET-PROACTIVE Horizon 2020 call ‘TOWARDS EXASCALE HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING’ call. UvA will work together with partners from UK (Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, Maxeler), Italy (Politecnico di Milano), Greece (Telecommunications Systems Institute, Synelixis), and Germany (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), under the coordination of University of Gent.

Award Value
The salary is in accordance with the university regulations for academic personnel. The salary will range from €2,125 (first year) up to a maximum of €2,717 (last year) before tax per month (scale P) based on a full-time appointment. There are also secondary benefits, such as 8% holiday allowance per year and the end of year allowance of 8.3%.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree in Reconfigurable High-Performance Computing.

Place of Study
At the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all students must be satisfying the criteria as follow:

  • have completed a MSc in computer science or computer engineering, or will acquire such a degree not later than October 2015;
  • have prior knowledge (through courses and/or projects) of high performance computing, parallel and heterogeneous computing, performance evaluation and analysis, and application design and development. Proficiency in mathematics and statistics is appreciated. Knowledge on reconfigurable computing is a plus, but is not mandatory if the candidate is willing to acquire it within the first 3-6 months of the project;
  • have good communication skills – both for presentations and scientific writing, be a good team player, and be willing to collaborate with the rest of the consortium partners;
  • be proficient in English for reading, writing, listening, and speaking since the working language for the project is English.

Applicants’ Nationality
Dutch students are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
The application should be made online through the online system at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
4 September 2015.

Website and Application Link

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