ParCoreLab (Parallel and Multicore Computing Lab) at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey is recruiting multiple PhD and Postdocs for two prestigious projects funded by the European Commission. The total projects’ budget exceeds 2 million euros. We provide one of the most competitive benefit packages in Turkey:
Start Date: Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. The candidates are expected to start Fall 2021 although preferred starting date is as soon as possible.
We are looking for people mainly for two projects:
All applicants must hold a PhD degree in computer science or related fields. The applicants should also have a strong track record in scientific publication and dissemination. The applicant should be fluent in both spoken and written English. All applicants must have research expertise in at least two of the following subjects:
If you are interested in any of the open positions and want to learn more about the projects, the group and benefits, you can watch the information webinar held on June 3rd Thursday. Here is the youtube link.
If you are interested in any of the open positions, please fill out this form. Note that this form is NOT an official application but serves as a fast evaluation form. PhD and MSc applicants still need to officially apply for the Koç University Graduate Program. See the details below.
To submit an official application for PhD and MSc Positions
Follow the instructions here for submitting an application for the Koç University graduate program. Indicate “Supercomputing” and “Systems and AI” as your research interest. Do not forget to mention Dr. Didem Unat in your Statement of Purpose.
Contact: Inquiries about the positions can be made by email to Dr. Didem Unat (firstname.lastname@example.org) Use job position ID of 20041016 in the email subject.
Koç University (KU) is an endowed, non-profit institution of higher education, located in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, its mission is to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world class education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large. KU is spread in a main campus, a separate university hospital campus and two smaller locations in Istanbul. Since its establishment, KU has quickly become one of the leading research universities in Turkey, attracting accomplished, high-caliber researchers from all over the world. The vast majority (97%) of 400 faculty members have received their Ph.D. degrees from the most highly selective and reputable universities in the world, including the United States and Europe. Majority of the students enrolled in the undergraduate programs are ranked within the top 1% in the National University Entrance Exam. Currently, the university is ranked among the top three universities in Turkey in terms of the number of international research publications per faculty member per year, based on publications in peer- reviewed journals listed by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI).
Didem Unat (Principle Investigator) is a faculty at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is known for her work in designing programming models, performance tools, and runtime systems for emerging parallel architectures. She received her Ph.D. at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and later received the prestigious and highly competitive Luis Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). She is the recipient of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Commission in 2015, the Young Scientists Award in 2019 from the Science Academy of Turkey and British Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship in 2020. She is the very first researcher from Turkey, who has received the ERC grant in Computer Science from the European Commission. More about her and her group at http://parcorelab.com