Vacancy for an Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science

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Title Vacancy for an Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science
Description The position will be fixed term 3-year position (renewed yearly with mutual consent),

as an assistant professor or a (postdoctoral) researcher, depending on the qualifications and interests of the chosen candidate. The position is supposed to start on February 1, 2015. The starting time can be negotiated (within an interval of ca. 3 months) depending the availability of the candidate. The selected candidate will perform research and teaching at the Center for Research on Embedded Systems at Halmstad University.

We ask the candidates to send the required material to rekrytering1436@hh.se with a CC to m.r.mousavi@hh.se , mentioning "Postdoc/Assistant Prof Position AUTO-CAAS" in the subject line.


Application must be received before 2014-12-30 to receive full consideration. The expected starting date is 2015-02-01, but is negotiable depending on the successful candidate's conditions.

Event Date 2015/03/01
Post Date 2014/12/01

Background

The position is funded by the AUTO-CAAS project, which is a joint project on model-based testing and diagnosis of automotive software, to be carried out in collaboration with QuviQ and ArcCore companies and to be funded by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation.


The Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) standard is gaining momentum with several automotive manufacturers (such as Volvo) and there is a growing trend towards new vehicle platforms based on the latest versions of this standard. The standard enables manufacturers to allow Tier-1 suppliers to contract arbitrary Tier-2 software developer for ECUs, as long as the developed software conforms to the specified behavior according to AUTOSAR. This is in clear contrast to earlier situation, in which a preferred Tier-2 developer was appointed to develop software for all Tier-1 hardware suppliers. This paradigm shift brings about economical and financial benefits (both for suppliers and manufacturers). However, it also introduces certain risks and challenges.


The AUTOSAR standard is complex and does leave room for interpretation and optimizations. In order to be competitive, Tier-2 developers strive after implementing several optimizations and utilizing room for interpretation of the standard to make their product out-perform the competition.


The goal of this project is to exploit the technology of model-based testing in order to detect deviations from the AUTOSAR standard and furthermore trace the consequences of such deviations into visible deviating behavior (failures).


Terms of Employment

The position will be fixed term 3-year position (renewed yearly with mutual consent), as an assistant professor or a (postdoctoral) researcher, depending on the qualifications and interests of the chosen candidate. The position is supposed to start on February 1, 2015. The starting time can be negotiated (within an interval of ca. 3 months) depending the availability of the candidate. The selected candidate will perform research and teaching at the Center for Research on Embedded Systems at Halmstad University. The teaching load for the assistant professor position will be about 20% of the time (up to 2 courses in a year).

If the candidate is selected for the assistant professor position, a plan will be devised to facilitate career development into a permanent associate professor ("universitetslektor") position. Upon availability of funds and by mutual agreement the contract may then be extended or made permanent.

For the assistant professor position the salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate. For the postdoc position, the salary level is fixed at ca. 35 SEK/month gross and 29k SEK/month net . The employed candidate enjoys the usual rights of a university employee, such as pension and other social enumerations, as well as parental leave.


Qualifications

The position is intended for someone with a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related fields not earlier than 7 years before the time limit for applying. Desirable skills include expertise in formal methods, testing, software engineering, and programming languages. The research track record should demonstrate excellence in research in one of the above-mentioned areas. For the assistant professor position, a track record of teaching or tutoring is required.

Working Environment

The selected candidate will be performing research in a very vigorous and international research environment at the Center for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES) at Halmstad University.

The research project will be carried out in collaboration with Quviq and ArcCore companies as well as several internationally renowned research groups.

For more information on CERES please see:

http://ceres.hh.se/

For more information on the Model-Based Testing research at CERES, please see:

http://ceres.hh.se/mediawiki/index.php/Research_in_Model-Based_Testing_and_Verification


Living Environment

Halmstad is a popular summer destination located on the Swedish west coast. It is situated in between two cosmopolitan areas: the Copenhagen-Malmo-Lund area and the Gothenburg area, making it a well-connected, yet a pleasantly calm place to live. It can be reached by a direct train connection from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, as well as many other local airports (e.g., Halmstad, Malmo, and Angelholm airports).

Sweden is well known for a very high quality of life and excellent social care facilities. There are excellent (incl. international) schools and day-cares around, as well as various recreational and entertainment facilities.

The working language is English and no knowledge of Swedish is required. Also for daily life, English is spoken widely and Sweden has one of the highest English proficiency levels in the world. If the student wishes to learn Swedish both the university and the local government provide extensive facilities.


Application Procedure and Deadlines

The application should comprise a single PDF file and should be received no later than December 30, 2014.


The application package shall consist of:

1. a cover letter stating the position applied for (assistant professor or postdoctoral researcher), the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans,

2. an attested CV that includes at least

a list of previous degrees, dates, and institution, transcripts for higher-education studies until most recent available a complete list of publications and a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications

3. a maximum of 8 publications

4. contact information for at least three references.


We ask the candidates to send the required material to rekrytering1436@hh.se with a CC to m.r.mousavi@hh.se , mentioning "Postdoc/Assistant Prof Position AUTO-CAAS" in the subject line.


Application must be received before 2014-12-30 to receive full consideration. The expected starting date is 2015-02-01, but is negotiable depending on the successful candidate's conditions.


For further information, please contact Professor Mohammad Mousavi (m.r.mousavi@hh.se), lab leader Dr. Jörgen Carlsson (jorgen.carlsson@hh.se) or head of school Dr. Magnus Hållander (Magnus.Hallander@hh.se). For employ­ment terms, you may contact the representative of the labor union Kristina Hildebrand (Kristina.Hildebrand@hh.se) (representative of the union Saco-S) or Jenny Engström (representative of the union OFR/S). All can be reached at telephone +46 35-16 71 00 (switchboard).