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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity


The Goodwill Computing Lab seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Goodwill Computer Lab researches on a variety of computer systems topics including HPC resilience, data center power management, large-scale job scheduling and performance tuning, parallel storage systems and scientific data management. Recent research project details and outcomes can be found in computer systems conference proceedings, such as HPCA, FAST, SC, DSN, HPDC, IPDPS, and DAC.


Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the research is complete.

The major responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Research Associate includes contributing to multiple projects including resilience-aware scheduling, deep learning workload job scheduling, and storage system performance tuning. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in multiple projects lead by the graduate students in the group and co-advise the graduate students. The candidate is expected to publish and present research findings in the computer science research conferences.


PhD in computer science with file systems, GPU architecture experience. Proven ability to articulate research work and findings in peer-reviewed proceedings. Knowledge of systems programming skills and concepts Experience with fundamental OS and storage concepts. Experience with programming heterogenous architecture.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with CUDA programming; Experience programming distributed systems; Experience with parallel and distributed File Systems (e.g., Lustre, GPFS, Ceph) development. Advanced experience with high-performance computing and/or large-scale data centers; Advanced experience with large-scale software development and support; Advanced knowledge of Linux kernel internals and systems programming methods; Advanced knowledge of large-scale application and/or kernel debugging techniques.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit www.northeastern.edu/benefits for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.