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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in Deontic Logic, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Computer Science and Communications Research Unit ( within its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication: Junior researcher/ PhD student in Computer Science (M/F)

   *  Ref: F1-080008A
   *  Fixed-term contract of 2 years, full-time (40 hours/week), renewable
   *  Student and employee status, limited teaching activities
   *  Starting as soon as possible.


   * Perform research in the area of deontic logic in computer
     science, e.g. normative multi-agent systems
   * Prepare a doctoral thesis at the Computer Science and
     Communications(CSC) research unit in Luxembourg, working under
     the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leon van der Torre, head of the
     Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) group
   * Contribute to teaching activities, one to three hours per week
     and semester (Bachelor and/or Master)
   * Collaborate actively with other group members


   * Master degree in computer science or equivalent research fields,
     giving access to PhD studies
   * Strong background in logic-based approaches to artificial
     intelligence and/or multi-agent systems
   * Strong analytical skills and innovation potential
   * Good oral and written English skills.


   * An international dynamic research-oriented environment


   * Applications should include an introduction letter indicating
     the motivation, a detailed CV including copies of the MSc
     diploma and information about the grades, and the names and
     contact details of two referees. We accept only electronic
     submissions, which should be sent to Xavier Parent
     (xavier.parent(at) and Leon van der Torre
     (leon.vandertorre(at), quoting the reference number for
     this position : F1-0080008A.
   * The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2011. All
      applications will be handled in strict confidence.

For more info on the ICR group, visit

The University of Luxembourg offers a competitive salary. Women are
strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

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