Postdoc Researcher in Digital Infrastructure for Experimental Research Automation

Postdoc Researcher in Digital Infrastructure for Experimental Research Automation

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19 Apr 31 May Amsterdam

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Job description

The CCI group is looking for a Postdoc Researcher to work on the EU funded project SLICES-PP that support developments to build the future SLICES Research Infrastructure (RI) that will create European infrastructure for research on the future computer and network technologies. The CCI will focus on the SLICES-RI architecture development, experimental research automation, heterogeneous services interoperability and integration framework. Special attention will be given to the data management infrastructure, technical aspects of the FAIR data principles implementation, interoperability with EOSC and international testbeds.

What are you going to do?
The SLICES-PP project will design architecture and infrastructure services for the future research infrastructure on digital technologies including smart infrastructure operation and management, design and validation of new Cloud/Edge/Fog infrastructure, 5G end-to-end slicing including radio and terrestrial network infrastructure, advanced wireless networking, infrastructure and data security and trust management.

Tasks and responsibilities
It is expected that the candidate will be:
  • working with a variety of modern networking technologies, Big Data infrastructure technologies and platforms;
  • developing cloud native applications and adopting edge computing and microservices for experimental research automation;
  • researching on and developing solutions for programmable networks, data management processes and applications;
  • identifying trends and proposing solutions for the project infrastructure and testbed deployment.
Knowledge and experience with the Data Analytics and cloud based-tools for services provisioning and data management is an advantage.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Your experience and profile
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
  • A PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning. Candidates with MSc in Computer Science, Information Management or closely related fields may be also considered.
  • An interest to new research domain of the future digital and hyperconverged infrastructures, understanding cloud native technologies and cloud based applications design;
  • Good knowledge of and sufficient experience with cloud based Big Data platforms and services, cloud based development process and tools; experience with DevOps and tools is an advantage;
  • Ideally, experience with research data management and intrinsic understanding of the FAIR data principles;
  • Ability to communicate with large number of cooperating senior and junior researchers, advise them on coordinated actions and share experience;
  • Good communicative skills in English, both written and oral.
Beneficially if you have knowledge of the Dutch research area and experience in participating in European projects related to research data infrastructure.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 29 months with a probationary period of two months. The preferred starting date is 1 July 2023 or earlier.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant workexperience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you're moving from abroad.
Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.


Faculty of Science

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

The Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) research group at the University of Amsterdam conducts research in the area of complex infrastructure services provisioning, including cloud resource, optical and hybrid networking for high performance and data intensive application (also referred to as Big Data). CCI research also includes Big Data architecture, trusted data exchange and federated infrastructure services, network and application security, microservices and programmable networks for the Future Internet and Internet of Things (IoT). The CCI group is involved in a number of national and EU funded project contributing to the development of the novel concepts in the area of new and emerging technologies.

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  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €2960 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 11485


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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