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Postdoctoral Position in the automation of scientific reasoning at the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, University of Bristol, UK
Postdoctoral Position in the automation of scientific reasoning at the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, University of Bristol An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant or Associate to perform high quality research in an EPSRC-funded project to provide enhanced logical support for automated scientific discovery in systems biology. The aim of the work is to develop a new method of non-monotonic meta-logical inference and apply it to a functional genomics study involving a state-of-the-art robot scientist. In so doing, we hope to demonstrate the ability of a robot scientist to learn from its mistakes and to fully automate multiple cycles of the scientific method. The project will make significant contributions to the fields of symbolic inference and scientific automation. It will involve a close collaboration with our colleagues in the University of Manchester (who have developed the robot scientist platform) and at the University of Potsdam (who will assist in the implementation of the logical techniques). The work is expected to result in high quality publications and opportunities for follow-on work. Applicants should be highly motivated with a strong background in Logic Programming or Answer Set Programming. They must be proficient in both procedural and declarative programming with a good understanding of formal logic and an interest in Biology. The closing date for applications is the 5th of January 2014. Interviews will be held in mid-January. The successful candidate will start work by early March. This is a full time position for one calendar year and it is supervised by Dr Oliver Ray. For further information and a link to the application process, please visit www.bris.ac.uk/jobs and enter the vacancy number ACAD100630 into the job search.