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Faculty of Business and Information Technology - Post-Doctoral Fellow - UOIT14-151

Competition Number: UOIT14-151

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Number of Positions: 1

Appointment Type:  Limited Term (12 months)

Level: Commensurate with skills and experience

Posting Date: May 8, 2014

Closing Date: June 15, 2014


Job Summary:

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology invites applications for one post-doctoral fellow position in the area of software-defined networks. The position is offered for up to 12 months, with a flexible start date between June and September 2014. The position is subject to budgetary approval.


The successful candidate will contribute to research on flow optimization in software-defined networks. The project is expected to be supported jointly by Ericsson Canada and MITACS. The location of the work is the University of Ontario Institute of Technology North campus in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Up to 25% of the work may have to be done at Ericsson’s offices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This individual will work under the direction of the project’s principal investigator and will collaborate with the various stakeholders involved in the project. The main responsibilities for the position include: conducting a comprehensive analysis of the performance of software-defined wide-area networks in various failure scenarios; formulating a flow optimization problem for software-defined wide-area networks; implementing and verifying the performance of the proposed methods using simulation or test beds; preparing reports for the project sponsors and/or high quality papers for publication in conference proceedings and journals.


Candidates are expected to show a proven record of independent research and the ability to produce high-quality scientific results. The requirements for the position include:

  • A completed PhD in Information Technology, Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering from a reputed academic institution.
  • Strong research background and publication record in the area of network optimization or software-defined networking.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Skills in programming and algorithmics.
  • Proven ability to exercise independent judgment, work with minimal supervision, lead junior team members in their work, and collaborate with people from different disciplines.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, resume and the names of two referees to quoting competition UOIT14-151 and their name in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.  We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

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