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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in Theoretical Computer Science, Kassel (Germany)


The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kassel, Germany, announces an open full-time position in theoretical computer science at the research assistant / associate level (paid according to EG13 TV-H). The position is available immediately and should ideally be filled no later than October 1st, 2010.

The successful candidate will join the newly formed research group "Formal Methods and Verification" headed by Prof. Martin Lange. Research of the group will focus on topics around computational logic with applications in program verification etc.

An opportunity to study and work towards a PhD is given. Still, the position could also be filled at the post-doc level. The position is initially available for two years but is expected to continue to be funded through research projects afterwards. The position carries teaching commitments of 4 hours per week during term time (roughly amounting to assisting on 1-2 courses per semester).

The successful candidate should
- possess an MSc or equivalent diploma in computer science or related areas, or be very close
 to completion of such studies;
- have a good background in theoretical computer science;
- have the skills to study towards a PhD;
- show interest in areas like computational logic, formal methods, program analysis and
 verification, etc.;
- welcome the opportunity to help build up the research group.
Knowledge of the German language prior to employment is not a formal requirement but some
of the teaching will have to be done in German. Thus, the successful candidate should be able
to quickly acquire a good knowledge of written and spoken German.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Martin Lange via
"martin  lange  uni  kassel  de" or +49/0 561 804 6261.

Applications should
- clearly state the reference number 14089,
- contain a CV, a statement explaining the candidate's research interests, and contact details of
 people who would be able to provide letters of recommendation,
- be directed to " Prsident der Universitt Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany" or electronically to
 pvabt3@uni-kassel.de.

Deadline for applications: July 16th, 2010
Official job announcement (in German):
http://www.uni-kassel.de/pvabt3/stellen/extern/14089.ghk