The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 240 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Information about the division
The High-Performance Computer Architecture Group, in the Division of Computer Engineering, under the leadership of Professor Per Stenström, is conducting research on design principles for the next generations of computer systems. To ease the programming task and yet achieve high and predictable computational performance at as high energy efficiency as possible is an important objective in the knowledge generation process that the group contributes with. To this end, the group has a solid track record and a long-term focus on contributing to design principles of parallel computers. Three senior faculty members, two junior professors, and 12 PhD students are engaged in research in computer architecture.

The group is also a founding partner of the HiPEAC European Network of Excellence and the FET EuroLab-4-HPC and engaged in several EU and national projects with strong ties to industry. A driving theme regards new hardware/software interfaces to ease the task of designing software for exploiting the computational performance of heterogeneous multi/many-core computers.

The primary ambition of the LEGaTO project is to develop a scalable energy-efficient heterogeneous software stack. The starting point is a Made-in-Europe mature software stack (OmpSs) and a novel resource management scheme developed at Chalmers. During the project this stack will be co-optimized to support energy-efficient computing on a commercial cutting-edge European-developed CPU-GPU-FPGA heterogeneous hardware substrate. The goal is to achieve an order of magnitude increase in energy efficiency.

Major responsibilities
The PhD students will be involved in the research of runtime systems for cooperative HW/SW scheduling of parallel tasks. The focus will be on heterogeneous systems. Energy-efficient scheduling and energy-aware performance tools will be two major goals of the project. The candidates will also be involved in the development of tools to support the programming of task-based applications.

Position summary
The advertised position is a full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years. During this time you are expected to obtain a PhD degree. This encompasses 20% departmental duties (typically teaching), 20% studies for credits towards your PhD and 60% research.

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or in a related field with a good foundation in computer architecture. You are highly motivated, self-propelled, energetic, independent and with a well-developed analytical problem-solving ability. As a person, you are empathetic, loyal and have high ethical standards. Your communication skills in English (literal as well as oral) are of a high quality. Since the research work involves developing runtime systems, good programming skills are required.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180035 and writ ten in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 March, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Assistant professor Miquel Pericas, Computer Engineering
Phone: +46 31-772 17 05

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!