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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science & Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Non-Senate
Salary range: See Table 23 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480 - $77,237 annually.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: June 1, 2024
Position duration: 2 years

Application Window

Open date: May 10, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 8, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

A full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position is currently open in Dr. Xiaoyi Lu’s PADSYS Lab, focusing on the exploration of high-performance and scalable systems for emerging scientific applications, real-time Big Data processing, machine/deep/federated learning, among other areas. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be tasked with conducting innovative research, delving into advanced storage devices like NVMe-SSD and Persistent/CXL Memory, as well as parallel and distributed computing.

Additionally, the Postdoctoral Scholar will collaborate closely with the PI to produce research articles aimed at disseminating the findings obtained from PADSYS Lab's research. This will include working with the PI’s team to perform the planned research tasks, collect, and analyze the results, and present papers if accepted in some top computer science conferences. Moreover, the role entails actively mentoring graduate and undergraduate students within the lab.


Basic qualifications

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering or a related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Additional qualifications

Experience in one or more of the following: persistent/CXL memory, static analysis (LLVM), virtual machine (QEMU), file systems (EXT4, XFS), parallel file systems (BeeGFS, Lustre), and so on. The successful candidate should have at least 1-2 peer-reviewed research papers in major storage conferences (e.g., FAST, SYSTOR).

Preferred qualifications

Applicants are preferred to have a strong background in storage systems. Additional publications in other areas will be a plus.

In addition applicants that are highly self-motivated individuals, who have demonstrated the ability to work independently are desirable.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please provide any relevant experience in the cover letter.

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required
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