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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two 18 month postdoctoral positions on Automated Verification of Probabilistic Programmes, Oxford

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/news/122-full.html

Two 18-Month postdoctoral positions on
Automated Verification of Probabilistic Programs
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The Oxford University Computing Laboratory is looking to recruit two Grade 7 Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work on the EPSRC-funded project "Automated Verification of Probabilistic Programs", under the direction of Joel Ouaknine, Andrzej Murawski, and James Worrell.

Applicants should have (or shortly expect to receive) a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, and ** EITHER ** strong programming skills, some experience of tool construction, and basic knowledge of program analysis, ** OR ** a strong background in theoretical computer science or mathematics and exposure to topics in system or program verification.

The work will take place within the Verification group in Oxford University Computing Laboratory, which comprises, in addition to the three investigators, world-leading experts in probabilistic verification and model checking such as Marta Kwiatkowska, Daniel Kroening, Gavin Lowe, Tom Melham, Luke Ong, and Bill Roscoe.

The posts are for fixed term appointments of up to 18 months, will have a salary on the University grade 7 scale (currently 28,839 to 35,469 UK pounds per annum; includes membership of USS; will have an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods), and are available from 1st November 2009.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available
from:

http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/news/122-full.html

or by email request to: job1@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Potential applicants are also very welcome to send informal inquiries to any of the investigators:

Joel Ouaknine (joel@comlab.ox.ac.uk)
Andrzej Murawski (andrzej.murawski@comlab.ox.ac.uk)
James Worrell (jbw@comlab.ox.ac.uk)

*** The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th September 2009. ***

The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that all staff be offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her age, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, racial group or disability.