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Ph.D. position in Software Engineering

About the research group

The Software Engineering & Architecture group at the University of Groningen is committed to advancing the state of the art in the field of software architecture. The group aims to achieve that by carrying out joint research projects with universities, research institutes, and industrial partners, thus combining academic know-how with industrial practice. The research group’s core business is software architecture, with strong emphasis on architecture modeling, knowledge, evolution, patterns and technical debt.

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Project description

The PhD position will be part of an H2020 project entitled SDK4ED - Software Development toolKit for Energy optimization and technical Debt elimination.

The vision of SDK4ED is to minimize cost, time and complexity of low-energy software development processes, by providing tools for automatic optimization of both software quality and non-functional requirements such as energy efficiency, dependability and performance, with the capacity to tackle the interplay between design quality and run-time constraints. Through its envisaged toolbox, SDK4ED will comprise a set of software programming add-ons for preventing the degradation of run-time qualities and especially energy consumption, while allowing for efficient measuring of the accumulated Technical Debt during the development of new low-energy computing software applications, including embedded systems and IoT products.

How to apply

The position is immediately available and will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications for the position should include a full CV (name, address, degree(s), dates, etc.) and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Please include the University and GPA of your BSc and MSc, as well as any awards, distinctions, and publications within the body of your email. Please send your application to the following contact person and feel free to make informal requests about the position. Paris Avgeriou
Head of the Software Engineering & Architecture (SEARCH) group
Tel: +31 50 3637057

Required profile

  • You should have a M.Sc. or equivalent in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline.
  • You are expected to have an excellent academic record (transcripts from your university degree) and be curious, creative and ambitious.
  • You should be able to write scientific articles and reports (proven by your graduation thesis or another comparable report) and be fluent in English.
  • You should have affinity to research with an industrial focus, be a team player, open-minded and actively participate in knowledge sharing.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers the PhD candidate a salary of €2,222 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of €2,840 gross per month in the final year (based on a full-time employment of 1.0 fte).

The position requires residence in Groningen, 38 hours per week research and research training, and must yield a PhD dissertation. The candidate will first be appointed for 1 year. After nine months, an assessment will take place of the candidate's results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued to a total of 4 years.