Monday, August 2, 2010

Want to work on XtreemFS?

We have positions for PhD students at the Zuse Institute Berlin (Germany) where you have the opportunity to work on XtreemFS within the CONTRAIL project. You can email ( or call (+49-30-841-85-328) us for more information. Deadline is October 15th.

Here is the official job description:

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is a non-university research institute under public law of the state of Berlin. In close interdisciplinary co-operation with the Berlin universities as well as national and international scientific institutions, ZIB conducts research and development in the field of information technology, applied mathematics, and computer science. To support research and development efforts in EU- and BMBF-funded projects, the department Parallel and Distributed Systems invites applications for several PhD Student or PostDoc Positions (f/m) for the duration of two years - Vgr. IIa/Ib BAT/Anwendungs-TV Land Berlin - Application code WA 22/10 As a research assistant you will explore, design, implement and evaluate scalable, fault-tolerant and distributed algorithms and systems for processing large-scale scientific data. We have developed a range of systems including: Scalaris, a structured peer-to-peer storage system; XtreemFS, a distributed and replicated file system, and BabuDB, a replicated key-value store. In co-operation with partners from science and industry we validate, extend, and optimize our solutions in production environments.  

  • Master's degree or Diploma in computer science 
  • Solid fundamentals in distributed systems and algorithms 
  • Experience with distributed file systems, databases or peer-to-peer technology 
  • Demonstrated coding skills in C++, Java or Erlang 
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux 
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and international teams 
  • Fluency in English 

You will work in an inspiring and pleasant environment and will receive adequate professional support. We offer challenging scientific tasks, a high degree of autonomy, and state-of-the-art technical infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to pursue a PhD or Habilitation supervised by Prof. Reinefeld. The position will be initially financed for a period of two years with the possibility of extension. The salary is based upon wage group IIa/Ib as per Berlin Collective Agreement for the Public Sector. Zuse Institute Berlin is an equal opportunity employer. We prefer to balance the number of female and male employees in our institute. Thus, we kindly encourage female candidates to apply to this job offer. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified candidates. Please send your complete application, referring to application code WA 22/10, including cover letter, CV and relevant certificates/GPA/university transcripts until 15. October 2010 to Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fuer Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB), - Verwaltung -, Takustr. 7, 14195 Berlin, Germany