Postdoc, MSc and PhD positions in Heraklion, Crete Institute of Computer Science (ICS) Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)


A postdoc position, a PhD position and MSc positions are available at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece.
These positions are funded by an excellence grant approved by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation.

The duration of the appointment for the postdoc researcher is 18 months (maximum), for the PhD student 3 years and for an MSc student 1 year. Postdoc applications for smaller periods
will also be considered.

The PhD and the MSc applicants will have to follow the PhD mechanisms of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete, one of the top universities in Greece (see and for more information on the Department
of Computer Science and the University of Crete, respectively).

The positions will be open until appropriate candidates are found.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants with a strong interest in concurrent and distributed algorithms and data structures. In particular, the project focuses on building the
theoretical underpinning for non-volatile memory computing and on designing recoverable algorithms.

Next generation computer systems will rely on emerging memory technologies, such as Non-Volatile Main Memory (NVMM), to address the high computational demands of modern applications and provide persistence. One research goal of the project is to build the theoretical underpinning for NVMM-based computing.
Specifically, the project aspires to develop a sound theoretical framework that will facilitate the review of algorithmic techniques for NVMM-based concurrent computing in a unified way.
The project will also focus on designing fundamental synchronization primitives, and essential concurrent data structures and algorithms, including indexing structures for big data, and in particular of data series analytics, whose execution will be recoverable at no significant cost.

Please send an e-mail to faturuatcsd [dot] uoc [dot] gr (<>) containing your curriculum vitae.

FORTH is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Institute of Computer Science (FORTH ICS) is one of the leading research centres in Greece with well-organized facilities and highly qualified staff. It has an internationally acknowledged reputation in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and providing services. FORTH ICS has strong international collaborations, and has formed several alliances with industrial partners both inside Greece and internationally.

The Institute of Computer Science is located at the relatively-new, modern building of FORTH which provides all required infrastructure. More information about FORTH ICS can be found at:

Living in Crete, the biggest (and one of the most beautiful) island in Greece, can become an exciting experience. Crete is a multicolored mosaic of mythology, history, culture, friendly and proud people, rough and stony mountains, gorges, the always bright cretan sun and the deep sea that surrounds the island. In addition to the facilities offered by its big cities, one can really enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the mountains.