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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in deontic logic, LUXEMBOURG

The University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for a

    * PhD student junior researcher position in Computer Science

in the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ( of Prof. 
Leon van der Torre at the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (

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


    * Deontic logic in computer science, Normative multi-agent systems


    * An international dynamic research-oriented environment
    * A competitive salary


    * Perform research in the area of deontic reasoning in computer science
    * Prepare a doctoral thesis at the University of Luxembourg,
      working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leon van der Torre,
      Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) group
    * Contribute to teaching activities, 1-3 hours/semester week
    * 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.


    * 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 Leon van der Torre
      (leon.vandertorre(at) and Xavier Parent
      (xavier.parent(at), quoting the reference number for
      this position : F1-0080008A.
    * Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    * The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
    * Deadline: 15 Sep 2011