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PhD positions in distributed computing

Applications are invited for PhD student positions at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. The successful candidates will work under the supervision of Alexey Gotsman on the design, verification and implementation of distributed protocols. The particular research topic will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor, and can be either theoretical or practical. Possible areas include blockchains and transaction processing systems.

Who should apply?

Candidates should have a strong background in computer science or applied mathematics.


The positions are intended to last for the duration of the doctoral studies, which is usually four years.

Working at IMDEA Software

The position is based in Madrid, Spain, where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. The institute provides for travel expenses and an internationally competitive stipend. The working language at the institute is English.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at using reference code 2023-10-phd-distributed. Deadline for applications is December 22nd, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Alexey Gotsman.