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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Systems and Industrial Engineering (Multiple)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Posting Number: req19150

Department: Systems and Industrial Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Postdoctoral position in Software Engineering will focus on Microservices Architecture and Cloud-Native Systems, offers an exciting opportunity for a dedicated researcher to contribute to cutting-edge studies in the field. The Successful candidate will engage in impactful research activities, developing innovative solutions and methodologies for the evolving landscape of microservices and cloud-native systems. This role involves conducting in-depth research, deriving valuable insights, and contributing to academic advancements in the realm of software engineering. Additionally, the position allows for active involvement in teaching-related activities, providing the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research Excellence: Conduct original research in the field of microservices architecture and cloud-native systems.
  • Develop and publish high-impact studies in reputable academic journals and conferences.
  • Innovative Methodologies: Propose and implement innovative methodologies and solutions to address challenges in microservices and cloud-native systems.
  • Grant Writing: Contribute to the development of research proposals and grant applications to secure funding for ongoing and future research endeavors. 
  • Collaboration and Networking: Participate in Academic conferences, workshops, and seminars to foster networking and collaboration opportunities. 
  • Teaching contributions: Engage in teaching-related activities if needed, including teaching courses or mentoring student in their academic and research pursuits. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong research background with a focus on microservices architecture and cloud-native systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in publishing research papers in reputable conferences and journals.
  • Excellent programming skills and proficiency in relevant technologies.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong research profile with Citations, active contribution, and publishing.
  • Proven
    leadership skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field. The selected candidate must have a conferred Ph.D. upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Microservice Composition and Clustering Expertise.
  • Experience in Microservice System Development.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students.
  • Industrial Experience.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $56,484 - $68,604

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Tomas Cerny

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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