Research Associate in Computer Science

University of Virginia
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is seeking diverse candidates for one or more Postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct research in computer systems and architecture on a joint project with Professors Sandhya Dwarkadas, Kevin Skadron, and Samira Khan.

Areas of interest include systems support and architectural innovation in the context of emerging memory technologies, near-data processing, hardware accelerators, automata processing, and the scale-up and scale-out of applications. There is considerable latitude in defining topics of mutual interest. The candidate is expected to lead their own research projects as well as help mentor and supervise PhD students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field by the start date.  The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record and experience with one or more of the following: computer architecture simulation tools, parallel/distributed runtime systems, compiler development (e.g., LLVM), operating systems, or FPGA programming. The applicant should also possess good technical writing skills as evidenced by publication of papers in top computer science conferences.

TO APPLY: Apply online at and attach a cover letter indicating research interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement summarizing your prior research experience and future research and career plans, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Profs. Sandhya Dwarkadas,, Kevin Skadron,, or Samira Khan,

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

This position is eligible for health insurance through the UVA Health Plan. For more information on the benefits, see the websites for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs ( and University Human Resources (

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With one of the highest graduation rates of undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the Department and the University of Virginia are fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minoritized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experiences.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.