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Close position: Postdoc contract on practical software quality linked to project Iceberg funded by EU under IAPP Marie Curie Program (grant 324356)
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Hold
Date Posted Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Location Alcala de Henares (Madrid, Spain)
Duration 18 month
Company Information

Website: http://www.uah.es
Job Description

Official application deadline: September 16th, 2013   University of Alcalá (www.uah.es) was founded in 1499 and presently enrolls nearly 30,000 students, two-thirds in undergraduate degrees with a teaching staff of 1,800 professors, lecturers and researchers. In 1998 the University was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The research will be performed in the research project ICEBERG. The project is partially funded by the European Union under IAPP Marie Curie Program, and it is developed within a consortium with CINI (Italy), DEISER (Spain) and Assioma (Italy). The project is aimed at researching  how to estimate costs of poor quality and effects of implementing or not software QA in projects pursuing a novel approach to support decisions of managers. The project will collect data from previous studies in literature and from real industry projects to feed a system which will support decisions of managers.  Further particulars The contract will be for a period of 18 months. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment (up to 6 months), the contract extends up to the rest of 12 months. You may find information about UAH at www.uah.es. • 35hrs/week; • full social security health coverage Salary The salary will be in accordance with IAPP Marie Curie program regulations for experienced researchers with Ph.D. totaling 58500 euros/year, leaving  39.780€ as annual gross salary (for salary and taxes and social security payments on behalf of employee): an average monthly net salary would be around 2400€/month. Information For additional information, please contact Dr. Luis Fernández: luis.fernandezs@uah.es. Send your CV in English along with the names and contact information of at least 2 references (letters may be attached) Formal application (including copy of PhD justification, official university form and CV in English) must be registered through official procedure of University of Alcalá before deadline (September 16th, 2013). Recommended submission of CV and other documents before 13th September.

Qualifications Successful candidates should have a PhD in computer science, performing research in software quality, decision support in software projects (with analysis of economic trade-off in costs or effort) or related areas, and have a clear interest in collaboration with industry. They should enjoy working in an internationally oriented and interdisciplinary research environment. Experience in research in software quality and metrics as well as good knowledge of databases and decision-support methods (including data mining and/or statistical methods) in software projects are a must. Candidates should show strong foundations of QA techniques and quality evaluation in projects and testing.Communicative skills, experience in research dissemination through high-impact publications (mainly in ISI SCIE-indexed journals), experience in EU funded research projects, knowledge and/or experience in European research and industry and the ability to work in a team are very important. Ability to write, read and speak fluently English is a must while advanced knowledge of Spanish and some knowledge of Italian will be considered additional merits.
IAPP Marie Curie program settles the following conditions for candidates:
He/she is fully graduated in Informatics or Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent degree and he/she must, at the time of recruitment (i) be in possession of a doctoral degree in Computer Science or similar area, independently of the time taken to acquire it or (ii) have at least four years of full-time demonstrable equivalent research experience, including the period of research training, after obtaining the degree which formally allowed to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country of the host institution to which is recruited (irrespective of whether a doctorate was envisaged or not).
At the time of selection, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary home organization (University of Alcalá, Spain), for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her selection under the project. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
How to Apply
Email Resume To luis.fernandezs@uah.es

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