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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in logical methods, Kassel, GERMANY

One full-time PhD studentship is available at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer 
Science of the University of Kassel, Germany. The position is funded by the ERC project "Model 
Checking Unleashed" and is initially available for two years with the possibility of extension 
for another year but no later than 30/11/2015. There are no teaching obligations. Starting date 
is negotiable.

The project investigates applications of logical methods to various computational problems from 
diverse areas like database theory, graph theory, bio-informatics, computational linguistics, etc. 
but also in the classical domain of model checking, namely formal methods.

Applicants must have an MSc / diploma in computer science, mathematics, or related areas, or should
be very close to completion thereof. They should have a good background in theoretical computer 
science, with strong interest in logic, algorithmics, and/or possible application areas as 
mentioned above.

The project is run at the Formal Methods and Software Verification group (FMV). Working language 
is English. Knowledge of German is not a requirement for this position. Further information about 
the FMV group is available here:

For informal enquiries please contact Martin Lange via . or 
+49/0 561 8046261. Applications must be directed to the HR department of the University of Kassel 
via . They should contain a CV and names of 1-2 references, and must 
state the reference number for this announcement which is 18734.

Deadline for applications is June, 30th, 2012. The official announcement for this position is 
available here (in German):