Marie Curie Initial Training Networks



Peerialism Inc. in Stockholm (Sweden) announces the availability of Marie-Curie Fellowship Position for Experienced Researcher (postdoc) in Online Social Networking technologies with a focus on Decentralized Publish/Subscribe service for Distributed Online Social Networks (code: iSocial-PEER-ER3).
The position is for 18 months, starting in mid 2013. The positions are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) program iSocial, which focuses on the design of distributed and scalable overlay networking and distributed storage infrastructures for open online social networks and for innovative social network applications that preserve end-user privacy and information ownership. The main objective of the iSocial Initial Training Network is to provide world class training for a next generation of researchers, computer scientists, and Web engineers, emphasizing on a strong combination of advanced understanding in both theoretical and experimental approaches, methodologies and tools that are required to develop Decentralized Online Social Networking platforms.
For more information please contact: Dr. Sameh El-Ansary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Requirements, Eligibility Criteria and Funding
The successful candidate is expected to conduct original research in collaboration with the principal investigators of Peerialism and other iSocial partners, as well as to contribute actively to the activities planned in the context of the ITN (scientific publications, participation to meetings and events, secondments, preparation of educational material, and online courses, student advising, project management and coordination, etc.).

Peerialism is  seeking a candidate who will develop algorthims built on the company's infrastrucure for P2P communication and storage. The candidate is expected to work with the development team as well as other researchers developeing theory, algorithms  and products for P2P streaming, storage and communicaiton. We are looking for applicants with a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field from a reputable institution, who can handle the pace of events in an industrial environment as well as produce original research in the field. The candiate should have strong analytical and programming skills, proven research record, and excellent knowledge of the English language.

Eligible applicants are researchers who, at the time of recruitment are:

  • in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience;
  • have less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Also, eligible applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment.

Marie Curie fellows enjoy good salaries and working conditions, career development opportunities and work-life balance. We especially encourage women researchers to apply for the aforementioned position. In addition to the monthly salary, Marie Curie fellows will also get coverage of expenses related to the participation in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).
To communicate your expression of interest, please fill in the application form (docpdf) and send it together with your curriculum vitae, two (2) references, transcript of the grades (original and in English),  by email to "openings (at)". Please put in the subject line the code of the position of your first preference. While expressions of interest are accepted on a continuous basis, applications received by Dec 01, 2012 will be considered in the first evaluation cycle. The decisions are expected to be reached by the end of Jan 2013.

The iSocial ITN has started in October 2012 and will finish in September 2016. The following institutions participate in the iSocial ITN: Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (asst. prof. S. Girdzijauskas, prof. S. Haridi); Univ. of Cyprus (prof. M. Dikaiakos); Univ. of Insubria, Italy (prof. E. Ferrari); ICS/FORTH, Greece (prof. E. Markatos); Univ. of Barcelona (prof. M. Boguna); IBM Israel (Dr. E. Dekel); Peerialism, Sweden (Dr. S. El-Ansary), and a number of associated research and industrial partners (IMIS/ATHENA, Greece; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; TELEFONICA TID, Spain; FORTHNET, Greece; FMT Worldwide, Cyprus/Australia;, Cyprus/USA).