Research Assistant and Postdoc Fellow Positions at Illinois Institute of Technology

Updated: March 15th, 2021

The Scalable Computing Software Laboratory (SCS) at Illinois Institute of Technology is looking for several graduate research assistants to work on research projects related to high performance computing (HPC) memory system/computer architecture as well as distributed and parallel I/O systems. Additionally, a postdoc fellow position in memory systems architecture is available. The SCS lab, led by Professor Xian-He Sun (, has a long history of research contributions in the HPC community. Professor Sun’s group is actively publishing on top venues in the computer systems domain and has multiple current research grants on I/O systems and memory architectures. We are looking for self-motivated candidates to build next-generation memory-centric systems. The start date is open!

For PhD applicants, please check the admission requirements of the CS PhD program and send your resume, transcript, and cover letter to Dr. Xian-He Sun at In your cover letter, please highlight the information asked here (if applicable). For postdoc fellow, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science/engineering, or related area, have an in-depth understanding of computer architecture and have experience and skills in research tools, with a proven capacity for research. The compensations are competitive and attractive.

Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech is a private, technology-focused university that combines hands-on learning and research opportunities across the disciplines to prepare students to innovate and solve real-world problems. Following the "less is more" principle, Illinois Tech maintains its small size during its more than 100 years history but is fully immersed into the culture and technical strength of the great site of Chicago. As one of the oldest computer science departments in the nation, the CS department at Illinois Tech has a long history of meeting this challenge through quality education along with local industries, such as Motorola and Boeing, and high-speed trading companies, and national laboratories, such as the Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Laboratory. Illinois Tech is ranked as a top-ten US technology college by College Gazette and Dr. Sun’s group (the HPC program) is ranked 13th in the nation by the CS ranking.