Jul 12, 2010

Senior Researcher (Post-Doc) at TU Berlin, Germany, DL 15.08.2010

About the Position: The Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) Group at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher for the Stratosphere (DFG Forschergruppe) Collaborative Research Unit for an initial 3-year funding period. Stratosphere objectives include conducting research in the areas of massively parallel data processing engines, programming models for parallel data programming, optimization of declarative data flow programs, re-optimization and adaptation of the execution, data cleansing, and text mining. The unit will validate its work through a benchmark of the overall system performance and by demonstrators in the areas of climate research, the biosciences and linked open data. Further information about DIMA activities may be found at http://www.dima.tu-berlin.de/menue/ dima/parameter/en.

Requirements: Interested applicants must hold a PhD with distinction and have specialization in the area of data management, ideally with additional skills in distributed systems, programming language design, parallel programming, benchmarking, or system evaluation. Knowledge in Hadoop internals, the Map/Reduce programming model, as well as database implementation skills will be helpful. Moreover, applicants should have a good command of skills in mathematics, statistics, and data mining. The candidate should have good communication and scientific writing skills in English.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will carry out independent research in Stratosphere context and drive the overall research agenda of the unit. He/She will also synchronize the various research threads among six Ph.D. students under the Stratosphere theme. The collaboration among five university professors and their groups will offer the opportunity for further academic qualification (German habilitation) in a unique, world-class research environment. The salary for a Postdoctoral position is based on the BAT Ib (future TV-L 14) pay scale in the German University System, and may vary depending on age, marital status, tax class, etc. An online tool to calculate the after-tax income may be found at http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/bat/berlin/.

Contact: The application deadline is August 15, 2010. However, applications will be processed as they are received. Interviews will be scheduled for late August/early September 2010. Applications should be directed to Prof. Dr. Volker Markl and sent via email to: sekr@dima.tu-berlin.de, preferably as a single PDF document including a CV, a letter expressing interest in the position, a list of publications, prior research activities and teaching duties. Additionally, a copy of either a recent publication or PhD thesis must also be included. Candidates should explicitly mention that they are Applying for the Stratosphere Research Coordinator Position in the email subject line.

For further details regarding the Stratosphere project, the cooperating research institutions involved, and more about Berlin please visit: http://www.dima.tu-berlin.de/menue/research/current_projects/stratosphere/parameter/en/

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