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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in applied logic (1y), Vienna, AUSTRIA

Do you have a PhD in computer science, logic, mathematics or
equivalent? Are you interested in applying formal reasoning to
medicine?  Then this one-year position might be of interest to you.

The Medical University of Vienna, the Vienna University of Technology
(VUT) and a private company jointly develop a medical decision support
system prototype that assists in diagnosing certain diseases and
serves as a training platform. Its key components are a comprehensive
medical knowledge base (for a particular area), a clinical algorithm
for diagnosing diseases, and a reasoning component based on
computational logic.

As member of the Theory and Logic group (Faculty of Informatics, VUT)
your task will be to co-develop the reasoning component. Based on
symptoms provided by medical practitioners it computes a ranked lists
of possible diagnoses. Most likely we will use methods from
computational logic and fuzzy/vague reasoning, but you should be open
to apply other formal methods as well.

- PhD in computer science, formal logic, or mathematics
- Interest in computational logic (as documented by publications)
- Fluency in English
- Programming skills sufficient for writing experimental code
   to evaluate ideas. (The final implementation will be done by the
   company, though.)

Some knowledge of German will be useful since you will be working in
Vienna, Austria, but is no requirement.

Salary (40h/week employment): EUR 48.000,- pre-tax per year
Duration: 1 year
Application deadline: September 30, 2013
Start of position: November 2013 or later

Send inquiries and your application to
The application should consist of
- curriculum vitae
- list of publications
- scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates
- letter of motivation (Why are you interested in this position? Why
are you qualified?)
- recommendation letters or references (optional)

Gernot Salzer, 31 July 2013