NorduGrid related job opportunities

Storage Specialist, NeIC

NeIC is looking for a Storage Specialist to strengthen the Nordic Tier-1 team. As member of a dynamic virtual team you will have a variety of challenging tasks and involve extensive contact with research groups and specialist communities in the Nordic countries and internationally.

You are an excellent software developer skilled in Java programming with merits that include experience and interest in topics such as:

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: October 27, 2016.




Old announcements


PhD Student Positions in Cloud Computing,
Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for PhD student positions in Computing Science with focus on management systems for cloud computing. The positions are aimed for research in collaborative research projects targeting methods and software for autonomous systems management in large-scale cloud computing datacenters and come with a competitive salary for the 4-year duration of the studies.

The research is to be performed in one of Europe’s leading research groups in cloud computing at Umeå University and will be performed in collaboration with academic and industrial partners.

For information about the research group, see www.cloudresearch.org

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: August 19, 2013.

Postdoctoral researcher in High Energy Physics computing,
Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland

Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) is opening post-doc positions, and one of the positions is in High Energy Physics computing (High Energy Physics data handling as a test case for cloud computing). The project is a Big Data Strategic Centre-project "Datacenter Indirection Infrastructure for Secure HEP Data Analysis", funded by the Academy of Finland. Project partners are HIP and Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Application deadline is April 18, 2012, and the position can start as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact Paula Eerola () and Tomas Lindén ().

Postdoc and PhD students in distributed (grid and cloud) computing,
Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University, Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for 1 postdoc stipend and 2 PhD student positions within the field of distributed computing. Research topics of interest span from distributed systems fundamentals to cloud and grid computing infrastructures, virtualization technology, and their academic and industrial applications, including, e.g., eScience applications.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: February 24, 2012.

For further information, please contact P-O Östberg (), Johan Tordsson () or Erik Elmroth ().

System Speciaist and Grid Administrator positions in CSC, Finland

CSC - IT Center for Science, in Espoo, Finland, has two open positions:

These are permanent positions, based in Finland.

Both positions descriptions are available from the CSC site. Deadline: 23rd November 2011.

For further information, please contact Vera Hansper ().

Grid researcher position at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway

University of Oslo invites candidates for a Grid researcher position to work within the EU EMI project. A successful candidate should be an experienced researcher or software developer with a strong background and interest in middleware development for the Grid. Experience with Grid technologies and good technical knowledge of one or more services in the EMI distribution is recommended. Experience with the ARC middleware is an advantage. Excellent communication skills and a sense of responsibility are big assets.

It is expected that the candidate will contribute to one of the following tasks:

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

For further information, please contact Prof. Farid Ould-Saada ().

Post-docs, PhD student, and system developer positions in Cloud computing,
Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University, Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for 2-3 post-doc fellowships, 1 PhD student position, and 1-2 system developers within the field of Cloud computing. Research topics of interest span from distributed systems fundamentals to Cloud and Grid computing infrastructures, virtualization technology, and their academic and industrial applications, including, e.g., e-Science applications.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: May 10, 2011.

For further information, please contact Assistant Professor Johan Tordsson () or Professor and Head of department Erik Elmroth ().

Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Researcher positions
in University of Oslo, Norway

Two to three positions for Postdoctoral Research Fellows/Researchers, ref. number 2010/15485, are open at The Department of Physics University of Oslo, in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The University of Oslo is one of the founding members of the NorduGrid collaboration and co-creators of the ARC middleware and one of the 26 partners in the EU-funded European Middleware Initiative (EMI).

The positions will cover the remaining period of the EMI project, which ends April 30th 2013. The successful candidates should be prepared to start as soon as possible, in any case by March 1st.

We are looking for two to three experienced researchers or software developers with a strong background and interest in middleware development for the Grid. Experience with the ARC middleware is an advantage.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: January 7, 2011.

For further information, please contact Prof. Farid Ould-Saada ().

Computer Scientist in the Grid Computing group
at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden

Uppsala University declares two Computer Scientist positions to be open for application in the Grid Computing group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The positions are to be filled soon for a period of two years.

The Grid Computing group is developing tools for creating and using distributed computing infrastructures. The group consists of members from the IT department, the department of Physics and Astronomy and the Uppmax computing centre.

Currently the group is taking part in two projects funded by EU’s 7th framework programme: the European Middleware Initiative (EMI) and the Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE). We are currently looking for one computing scientist for each of the above projects. A specific task will be to assist researchers from various sciences in adapting their software to the distributed computing infrastructures available at Uppmax and elsewhere. This work will be undertaken in close contact with Uppmax staff. Both positions offer the opportunity to work closely together with scientists from other European countries.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the job advertisement. Deadline: November 15, 2010.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mattias Ellert ().

Post doctoral, PhD student and system developer positions in Grid and Cloud computing
at the Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for 3 Post Doctoral, 3 PhD Student, and 2 Systems Developer positions. All positions focus on design of algorithms, architectures and software prototypes for service-oriented Grid and Cloud computing infrastructures. See www.gird.se for an overview of current research. The group is affiliated with RESERVOIR, NESSI, the CoreGRID Network of Excellence, SweGrid, NDGF, the Globus Alliance, and the eSSENCE national strategic e-science collaboration. Additionally, two new large-scale EU-projects are currently under contract negotiation.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see www.gird.se. Deadline: April 30, 2010.

For further information, please contact Professor and Head of Department Erik Elmroth ().

Computing Engineer position
at Bern University, Switzerland

The Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics at the University of Bern seeks applications for an immediate opening of a Computing Engineer Position to work on the university based Tier 3 computing cluster. This cluster is used for analysing data from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The successful candidate should play a central role in the maintenance and development of the Tier 3, provide central support to users in aspects related to ATLAS software for distributed analysis, and engage in ATLAS related matters at the Swiss Tier 2 at the Swiss National Super Computing Center. The position is based in Bern, but active participation in the national and international grid activities of our laboratory is expected. The position is initially of one year duration, then renewable.

Applicants should have a degree in Computing Engineering, Informatics, Physics or equivalent. Experience with cluster administration, Linux, scripting, object oriented programming and distributed computing is needed. Familiarity with grid computing, high energy physics software, and good English communication skills are assets.

Candidates are requested to send a short letter of application, their CV, their list of publications, if applicable and the name and email address of at least one reference to the address given below. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. The position is closed.

Eligible students may not have been resided or carried out their main activity in Sweden for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the appointment.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the official announcement. For further information please contact Dr. Sigve Haug (), Dr. Hans Peter Beck (), or Dr. Antonio Ereditato ().

Project Assistant position
at Lund University, Sweden

Thanks to a grant (019629) from the European Commission 6th framework Marie Curie programme, the Department of Physics and the Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden, announce two 6-months positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in High Energy Physics.

The selected Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will perform supervised research in High Energy Physics. Possible areas are experimental or phenomenological research related to physics at the energy frontier ATLAS at the CERN LHC, heavy ion collisions ALICE at the CERN LHC or PHENIX at the Brookhaven RHIC, future electron-positron colliders, grid computing, or related areas.

The requirement for appointment is that the applicants are enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized university and well into that activity. The 6-months appointment in Lund should be a natural part of their career plan towards the PhD degree at the home university. The requirement for appointment is that the applicants are enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized university and well into that activity. The 6-months appointment in Lund should be a natural part of their career plan towards the PhD degree at the home university.

Eligible students may not have been resided or carried out their main activity in Sweden for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the appointment.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the official announcement or contact Prof. Torsten Åkesson (). Deadline: October 7, 2009.

Assistant Professor in Grid Computing
at Umeå University, Sweden

Ref no 312-569-09

The position will contribute additional research competence and capacity to the grid computing research group (see www.gird.se). The successful applicant is expected to enter a leading role in some of the group's current and future activities. The group is currently specializing on theory, algorithms and service-oriented tools for resource and job management in traditional grids for e-science applications and virtualized infrastructures for large-scale industrial data centers. Current research topics include resource brokering, distributed scheduling, accounting systems, scientific workflows, job management systems, distributed management of virtual machines, federated cloud infrastructures, etc. The research and development is partly funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), and EU FP7. International collaborations include academic and industrial partners in the RESERVOIR consortium, the former CoreGRID Network of Excellence, the Networked European Software & Services Initiative (NESSI), and the Globus Alliance. The local research context includes the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) and the UMIT Research Lab, currently being established. HPC2N is a member center of SNIC, providing expertise and state-of-the-art computing systems, including grid resources. HPC2N actively takes part in Swegrid, NDGF, NorduGrid and EGEE.

The successful applicant is expected to have an excellent research track record in grid computing with a publication record including leading international journals and conference proceedings. In order to effectively contribute to supervision of PhD students and to lead tasks in the group’s current and future national and international collaborations, the applicant’s research focus should preferably be in or sufficiently close to the group’s current research activities. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required. Ability to collaborate within the research group and with industrial and academic collaboration partners is vital. As the majority of the current personnel are men, we especially encourage female applicants.

For further information about the position, please contact associate professor, head of department, Erik Elmroth, phone +46 90 786 6986 or +46 70 315 3928, e-mail .

Deadline for applications is August 15, 2009.

For instructions how to apply, see the official announcement.

Post doctoral and PhD student positions in Grid computing and virtualization technology
at the Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå University, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for 1 Researcher, 1-2 Post Doctoral and 1-2 PhD Student positions. All positions focus on design of service-oriented Grid infrastructure in projects funded by the Swedish Research Council and the EU. See www.gird.se for current research. The group is affiliated with the Globus Alliance, RESERVOIR, NESSI, the CoreGRID Network of Excellence, SweGrid, NDGF, and EGEE.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see www.gird.se or http://www8.umu.se/umu/aktuellt/arkiv/lediga_tjanster/315-4460,4610-08.html. Deadline: March 3, 2009.

For further information, please contact Erik Elmroth ().

Grid middleware developer
with the Nordic DataGrid Facility

NDGF is seeking staff to expand its grid middleware development activities. NDGF is a distributed organisation that runs a Nordic Grid infrastructure build around NorduGrid ARC and dCache. The infrastructure is used to host the common Nordic Tier-1 for the LHC experiments ATLAS and ALICE, WLCG Tier-2's for ATLAS, ALICE and CMS, projects in bioinformatics, computational chemistry, environmental sciences.

We are looking for creative people with a background in software development, especially:

For one of the positions familiarity with the ATLAS data management systems will be preferred.

Positions can be located at relevant research institutions in the Nordic counties. For people with special knowledge location close to a relevant research group will be much preferred.

For further information or applications contact:

Research Fellowship (stipendiat) in Grid computing
at the University of Oslo

Applications are invited for a research fellowship ("stipendiat") in the field of Grid Computing at the University of Oslo, Norway. The position is for a period of three years and the starting date is 15 January 2009 or soon thereafter.

The position is at the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The position is partly within the NGIn project funded by the Nordunet3 programme, and partly by the University Center for Information Technology (USIT), University of Oslo. The middleware to be developed in the project will be based on the NorduGrid collaboration's Advanced Resource Connector (ARC) middleware.

See the official announcement for details. The closing date for applications is: 30 December 2008.

For further information please contact Professor Farid Ould-Saada, tel. +47 22 85 50 56, e-mail:

Early Stage Researcher positions
at Lund University, Sweden

Thanks to a grant (019629) from the European Commission 6th framework Marie Curie programme, the Department of Physics and the Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science, Lund University, Sweden, announce four 6-months positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in High Energy Physics.

The selected Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will perform supervised research in High Energy Physics. Possible areas are experimental or phenomenological research related to physics at the energy frontier ATLAS at the CERN LHC, heavy ion collisions ALICE at the CERN LHC or PHENIX at the Brookhaven RHIC, future electron-positron colliders, grid computing, or related areas.

The requirement for appointment is that the applicants are enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized university and well into that activity. The 6-months appointment in Lund should be a natural part of their career plan towards the PhD degree at the home university. The requirement for appointment is that the applicants are enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized university and well into that activity. The 6-months appointment in Lund should be a natural part of their career plan towards the PhD degree at the home university.

Eligible students may not have been resided or carried out their main activity in Sweden for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the appointment.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the official announcement or contact Prof. Torsten Åkesson (). Deadline: May 30, 2008.

Postdoc position for Grid middleware development within the EU KnowARC project
at the Uppsala University, Sweden

A postdoc position at the Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics at Uppsala University with the task to develop further the ARC middleware within the KnowARC project is announced. The successful applicant will work together with the Uppsala Grid Group which have members from both the Department of Nuclear and Particle Physics and the Department of Information Technology as well as with colleagues form other partners in the KnowARC project.

The position is open from 2008-01-01 for a period of one year with a possible extension to 2009-08-31. The task is to develop grid middleware within the KnowARC project.

For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the official announcement page or contact Prof. Tord Ekelöf () and Dr. Mattias Ellert () . Deadline: December 20, 2007.

1-3 Post doctoral and 1-2 PhD student positions in Grid computing
at the Umeå University, Sweden

Umeå university, Sweden is seeking outstanding candidates for 1-3 Post Doctoral and 1-2 PhD Student positions. The positions focus on design of service-oriented Grid infrastructure in projects funded by the Swedish Research Council and EU. See the GIRD project site for current research. The group is affiliated with the Globus Alliance, NESSI, the CoreGRID Network of Excellence, SweGrid, NDGF, and EGEE. For full announcement and instructions how to apply, see the official announcement page or contact Erik Elmroth (). Deadline: October 22, 2007.

Ph.D. fellowship in Grid computing
at the Aalborg University, Denmark

The PhD stipend is available within the general study programme "Computer Science and Engineering", in relation to the NGIn project. NGin is a Nordic reseach project focusing on data management in grid systems, especially in the NorduGrid ARC middleware. This project is funded by the NorduNet3 program. The position in Aalborg will focus on development of scheduling methods for grid jobs taking into account data placement and network topology. See the official announcement for details. The closing date for applications is: 30 September 2007.

Ph.D. fellowship in Grid computing
at the University of Oslo

Applications are invited for a three-years Ph.D. research fellowship in the field of Grid Computing at the University of Oslo, Norway, in relation to the the NorduGrid project "Innovative services and tools for NorduGrid", funded by the Nordunet3 programme. See the official announcement for details. The closing date for applications is: 1 September 2006.

Researcher positions
at the University of Oslo

Applications are invited for two positions in the field of Grid Computing at the University of Oslo, Norway, in relation to the KnowARC project: Researcher (grid computing with administrative duties), and Researcher (grid computing). The closing date for applications is: 15 August 2006 or until the positions are filled.

Grid middleware developers postions
at the Nordic Data Grid Facility

The Nordic Data Grid Facility, NDGF, has an opening for a number of grid middleware developer positions. The positions are initially available from September 1st, 2006 till 31st of December 2007.

The appointed candidates will, depending on skill and experience work with improving the ARC grid middleware and its use, in particular:

The appointed candidates will take part in the virtual team of NDGF middleware developers and national coordinators spread over the Nordic countries and will be directed by the NDGF Software Coordinator. The candidates will be hosted either at the NDGF Head Quarter in Copenhagen or at a University or Research Institution in either Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Finland.

The right applicant has a good understanding of computational and storage grids, either from experience with other grid middelwares like LCG, Globus or Condor or preferably with the NorduGrid/ARC middleware. He or she will also have computational skills at system administrator level and/or in depth programming experience. Further, knowledge from scientific work related to current the ALICE, ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN will be a benefit.

The application must contain CV, resume of earlier research experience and letters of reference and should be sent to: CEO René Buch, NDGF and NORDUnet A/S, Kastruplundsgade 22, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark

Inquiries about the job, facilities, and staff can be answered by the NDGF middleware development coordinator Josva Kleist, . Deadline: September 28.

Software Cordinator position
with the Nordic Data Grid Facility

Nordic Data Grid Facility is seeking a Software Coordinator to manage, oversee and coordinate Grid middleware development. Please contact CEO René Buch at for details.

PhD Position in medical image analysis based on grid networks
Medical informatics, Geneva University and Hospitals

Applications are invited for a position as a PhD candidate in the Medical Informatics Service, University and University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland. The successful applicant will join a team of researchers working on infrastructures, algorithms, and representations of medical knowledge using structured and unstructured textual data as well as images. The use of grid networks for the computationally intensive tasks of image analysis and retrieval are in the center of the work. The work will be carried out in the context of a European Union 6th Framework project called KnowARC. The middleware developed in the project will be based on the Nordugrid ARC middleware. The work carried out will consist in supplying adapting current image analysis applications towards grid-enabled applications and profit from the possibilities that grids offer to develop new applications. The work will include a close contact with infrastructure specialists at the University and the Hospitals to find ways to use grid infrastructures in large organizations and to avoid obstacles, for example regarding security issues.

The candidate is expected to have a Masters/Diploma degree in computer science, mathematics or a closely related field, and to have strong programming skills particularly on Linux platforms. Knowledge in image processing and/or grid networks is of advantage. More details are available in the job announcement. For more information on the project or the application process please contact Dr. Henning Mueller,

Post Doctoral/Researcher positions
University of Oslo, Norway

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, announces several Post Doctoral or Researcher positions in High Energy Particle Physics and associated Grid computing

3 Post Doctoral or Researcher positions are funded by the Research Council of Norway mainly under the project "CERN-Related High Energy Particle Physics Research", with a small contribution from the project "Instrumentation for High Energy Particle and Nuclear Physics". The selected post-doc or researcher fellows are expected to work on the ATLAS project. One of the positions will be based at CERN, at least from 2007. For more details, see announcement REF. NR.: 06/4764. The closing date for application is: May 9, 2006.

1 Post Doctoral or Researcher position is funded by the Research Council of Norway mainly under the project "CERN-Related High Energy Particle Physics Research", with a contribution from the programme "eVITA". The selected candidate is expected, in particular, to develop grid-computing software and middleware: the position will be counted as an in-kind contribution from Norway to the LHC-Computing Grid project (LCG). For details, see the announcement REF. NR.: 06/4836. The closing date for application is: May 10, 2006.

Post Doctoral Researcher in Grid Computing
Umeå University, Sweden

The Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Sweden is seeking qualified candidates for a post doctoral position in Grid computing.

Current Grid computing research at the department is focused on the design and analysis of methods, algorithms and software for Grid resource brokering, Grid accounting, Grid-wide fairshare scheduling, job management support, Grid portals, and data replication systems. Software is contributed to NorduGrid/ARC and the Globus Toolkit, the latter as a member of the Globus Academic Affiliate Program. The project is partly funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). (For project overviews, see http://www.cs.umu.se/research/grid/)

The successful candidate will join the existing research group and conduct joint research on Grid computing topics of mutual interest. Such topics include, but are not restricted to general middleware components, tools, environments, and applications.

The candidate should have earned a PhD in an area relevant for this research, and have documented experience in software development for Grid environments using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. The applicant should also propose a research plan.

See http://www.cs.umu.se/openpos/postdoc_grid.html for the full announcement and instructions. Deadline is May 15, 2006.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Erik Elmroth () or Professor Bo Kagstrom ().

PhD student position
Uppsala University, Sweden

Sub-department of High Energy Physics at Uppsala University announces a PhD position for Particle Physics data analysis in the ATLAS Experiment at CERN using and optimizing SweGrid, in particular its data storage function. Application deadline is September 15 2005.

Open Post. Doc./Research Assistant positions
with the Nordic DataGrid Facility

National test-beds for R&D in Grid-technology are now being set up in all the Nordic Countries. To ease the integration of Grid technology in the Nordic countries the research councils have decided to fund the Nordic DataGRID Facility, which aims to help build and integrate Grid initiatives in the member countries.

To help with this process we are currently looking to fill 3 Post. Doc./Research Assistant positions, one each in Denmark, Norway and Sweden respectively.

The successful applicant is expected to have extensive experience in system administration and development. Experience with Grid software and systems will be an advantage.

The applicants must have an affiliation with an agency (e.g. University, Institute) and for the period of the project (until 31/12 2004) payments of salary will be made through this agency with possible prolongation. Applicants must provide a letter from this agency, which states their willingness to host the Nordic DataGRID Facility Post. Doc./Research Assistant for the period in question. Salary level will be based on competence and experience and follow normal university levels for comparable positions.

More information about the project is available from the Director, Brian Vinter, (+45) 6550 2357 or e-mail

Applications marked Grid Post. Doc. should be sent to: Nordic DataGRID Facility, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark. No later the April 21st 2003.

Postdoctoral Position in Physics
University of Oslo, Norway

The Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway, announces a position as postdoctoral research associate in physics, with involvement in NorduGrid activities. The closing date for application is: 18 March 2003.

PhD Student in Grid Computing
Umeå University, Sweden

The Department of Computing Science and High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) at Umeå University, Sweden, announces a PhD Student Position in Grid Computing. Closing date for application is March 11, 2003.

Postdoc Positions for a Nordic GRID Test Bed

GRID is a highly potential future scheme for providing high throughput computing. The scheme is based on the use of geographically dispersed clusters of large numbers of commodity computers (PCs, workstations) and disc memory units, connected through very high speed data links. An inter-Nordic test bed facility, aiming at the implementation of such a GRID scheme in Scandinavia, to be part of a future worldwide GRID, is presently being planned. The test bed facility will provide hardware and software infrastructure for interdisciplinary feasibility studies of GRID-like computer structures and metacomputing. The project shall collect and document experience to provide a basis for decisions on the future computer infrastructure strategy for sciences requiring distributed petabyte (1015bytes) storage capacity and processing power in the order of teraflops (1012 flops).

The test bed project is set up as an inter-Nordic collaboration between the universities in Copenhagen, Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala, Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen. The research groups at these universities, that have initiated this project, are preparing high-energy physics experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva. The LHC will start operating in 2005. A satisfactory analysis of the massive amounts of experimental data that will be produced at LHC can only be achieved if processing capacities of the order mentioned above can be made available at that time. CERN has initiated a European DATAGRID test bed project, with financial support from EC, with which the inter-Nordic GRID test bed project will be coordinated. Processing power of the same order will also be required in the future for research in Earth sciences, genomics, molecular biology, space science, astrophysics and many other branches of natural sciences and technology. The inter-Nordic GRID test bed project is, like the CERN DATAGRID project, planned to include GRID applications for sciences outside the high-energy physics.

The inter-Nordic GRID test bed project is divided into 6 Work Packages which are: 1)test bed hardware, such as networks and computer farms, 2) computer farm software, such as the Globus and Condor packages, 3) GRID monitoring services, such as problem tracing and security, 4) GRID data management, to provide features like scalability, uniformity and transparency, 5) user applications and benchmark tests, to be supplied from different disciplines and 6) dissemination of information on GRID through, e.g., Web sites and workshops.

The Nordunet2 program has allocated funds for two postdoc positions for the inter-Nordic GRID test bed project. The applicant should have experience of work with computers and programming in natural science research. The two nominees are expected to take a key role in the execution of the Work Packages. The first phase of the project will be focused on getting the hardware and software infrastructure of Work Packages 1 to 4 into an operational state. In addition to installing and maintaining already available software packages, there will be need for software development, in particular, for Work Packages 3 and 4. The project is planned for the period from January 2001 to July 2003. The positions are announced for 1+1 years, starting spring 2001, with the second year pending confirmation by the Nordunet2 council. A yearly grant, exempt from taxation, of the equivalent of about 250 000 DKK, will be paid for each position. One position will be based at Lund University and cover the activities in Copenhagen, Lund, Oslo and Bergen, and the other position will be based at Uppsala University and cover the activities in Stockholm, Uppsala and Helsinki. The application should state which of the two positions it refers to, and be accompanied by a CV, a list of publications and two letters of recommendation. It should be submitted in five copies before 25 February 2001 to:


Lektor John Renner Hansen
Dept. of Experimental High Energy Physics
Niels Bohr Institute
Blegdamsvej 17
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
DENMARK

(, tel. +45 35 325327, fax 45 35 325016).
Further information can be obtained at http://www.nordugrid.org and from Docent Paula Eerola at Lund University (, tel. +46 46 2227695) and Professor Tord Ekelöf at Uppsala University (, tel. +46 704 250210).


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