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Research Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Research Associate
Faculty Rank: Research Associate
Posting Number: SR0160024
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Systems Software Research Group (http://www.ssrg.ece.vt.edu/) at Virginia Tech. The position involves
developing scalable operating system (OS) architectures for emerging multicore hardware as well as high performance distributed clusters, and concomitant OS components including those for paging, scheduling, file system, interrupts, memory, and synchronization. Additionally, the position involves developing compiler, run-time, and language support for emerging heterogeneous multicore architectures, in particular those with heterogeneous instruction sets (e.g., Xeon/Xeon-Phi, ARM/x86), from node-scale to rack-scale. The position involves developing techniques and mechanisms, and contributing to open-source (e.g., LLVM, GCC) and experimental projects (e.g., Popcorn Linux).

Required Qualifications:

MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is required (BS with multiple years of strong experience can be considered equivalent). Multiple years of work experience on system software infrastructures such as Linux OS kernel, KVM, Xen, LLVM, and GCC is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must apply electronically to jobs.vt.edu to posting number SR0160024. Please follow carefully the instructions found on the employment website regarding the application process. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept paper applications. Paper applications or electronic applications submitted via e-mail will not be considered.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 02/12/2016
Review Begin Date: 03/01/2016
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/63882

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents