Postdoc, MSc and PhD positions: Call for Expression of Interest

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 will be 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).


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 containing your curriculum vitae.



FORTH is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Panagiota Fatourou (the coordinator of PERSIST) is a woman, very active in supporting women in computing. All possible efforts will be made to increase participation of women researchers in the project.




The Institute of Computer Science (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. It has strong international collaborations, and has formed several alliances with industrial partners both inside Greece and internationally.

FORTH ICS provides all the required facilities for a successful career in computer science. It is located at the relatively-new, modern building of FORTH which provides all required infrastructure. Some of its facilities include several computer labs, fully equipped seminar halls, access to auditorium, and a library with a rich collection to support the research and educational needs of the project.

ESRs that envision a PhD in computer science,  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 (follow the links for more information).



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 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.

The island offers a wide range of outdoor activities,  from mountaineering to all kind of water-sports, to tennis, basketball and football. Rock climbing, paragliding, parapente, parachute, hiking (i.e., through the spectacular Europe's longest Samaria Gorge as well as through many other smaller but well-known gorgeous gorges of the island), mountain bike, all kind of sea sports (from swimming to diving at a wonderful undersea world, to sailing, etc.), cave exploration, as well as a plethora of other activities (like horse riding, participation in local feasts, etc.) are only some of the adventurous choices offered on the island.

Other attractions include the remains of the Minoan civilization at Knossos, as well as a wide collection of other archeological sites of interest, the astonishing Archaeological Museum in Iraklio, picturesque villages spread all around the island, the well-known traditional Cretan food, and the wonderful beaches on the southern side of Crete.

Several beautiful small islands (like Gavdos, Chrissi, etc.) are very close to Crete and are popular destinations for one day cruises. Moreover, Crete is just two hours sailing away from the magnificent island of Santorini (Thira) in Cyclades from which most of the Cyclades islands can be reached.

Last Modified: Sat, Feb 19, 1:45:30 EET DST 2022, by Panagiota Fatourou