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Open Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions, eXascale Infolab, Fribourg--Switzerland

From: Philippe Cudre-Mauroux <pcm@unifr.ch>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:33:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4CF3ABB1.6030206@unifr.ch>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Open Ph.D. Student and Postdoc Positions
Exascale Information Management
U. of Fribourg--Switzerland
http://diuf.unifr.ch/xi

The eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg has several openings for 
Ph.D. students and Postdocs starting now. XI is a brand new lab focusing on 
creating next-generation information management infrastructures for scientific, 
semantic, and social data.  
 
We are looking for highly qualified individuals with a MSc or a PhD in 
Computer Science (or related areas), interested in inventing the future of 
information management for new application domains (such as for eScience, 
the Social Web, or the Semantic Web). Candidates must have strong analytical 
and programming skills, a good command of the English language, and a 
genuine interest in designing, building and publishing innovative approaches 
and systems to manage new types of data in very large-scale environments.
 
Salary and social benefits are extremely competitive (salaries start at 41K 
CHF for new Ph.D. students and 81K CHF for postdocs, 1CHF=1USD). XI is 
supported by a generous grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation 
and offers top-notch working conditions and cutting-edge hardware 
infrastructures. The PhD student or PostDoc will be able to join existing 
projects but also to establish his or her own research direction with the help of 
the other lab members. Current projects include building main-memory 
systems bridging the gap between transactional and analytical tools (project 
in partnership with MIT and the Hasso Plattner Institute), designing new 
algorithms to mine very large Web logs (in cooperation with VeriSign), and 
devising new techniques to store and process very large scientific arrays (with 
MIT, as part of the SciDB project http://www.scidb.org ). New projects focusing 
on the Social Web and the Data Web will begin shortly, in partnership with 
leading companies and universities in Europe.
 
The lab is hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Fribourg. The 
faculty is currently experiencing a formidable expansion and recently received 
the largest-ever donation made to a Swiss university. Ideally situated in the 
heart of Switzerland and at the foot of the Alps, the city of Fribourg lies on the 
linguistic border between the French and German-speaking parts of the 
country. In addition to being recognized as a first-class location for business 
and education, Fribourg is also a delightful and exceptional place to live and 
is often ranked first for quality of life in Western Switzerland (see for instance 
http://tinyurl.com/29e9blw ).
 
If you are interested in one of these positions or simply would like to get 
additional information, please visit the XI website: http://diuf.unifr.ch/xi or 
contact Prof. Philippe Cudre-Mauroux by email:pcm(at)unifr(dot)ch.  
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