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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral research fellowship in formal verification, Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University 
is currently expanding its research team and is looking for highly motivated and talented 
individuals to a three year-fixed term post.

The position is available to participate in a project focused on formal verification of complex 
computational systems with special emphasis on combination of explicit and symbolic methods.

The Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory aims at intensifying the basic and applied 
research in the area of parallel and distributed method s for the specification, modelling, 
analysis, and verification of parallel and distributed systems. The mainspring of the research is 
the development an d application of theories which underlie mentioned system development activities.
The objective is to bridge the gap between academics and industry by exploiting academically 
well-founded formal methods and by promoting theory formation in the academic sense on the major 
issues of selected industrial areas. We want to come-up with practical solutions an d tooling to 
address the needs found in current and innovative development industry projects.

The topic of the advertised research position is the development of new original methods and 
techniques for the automated verification and analy sis of large-scale computer systems. The main 
obstacle in reaching the goal i s the computational complexity of the task. Several methods have 
been propo sed to fight the problem, however only few of them are used in combination. Our goal 
is to employ a synergy of explicit and symbolic methods in disstribu ted and parallel verifications
to overcome the computational barrier.

Requirements Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) awarded after 1 April 2008, should 
be highly motivated and have a strong background in informatics. Candidate must have excellent 
analytical skills, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2012. The gross salary is abou t 2200  per month. The 
post is available from 1 September 2012, but the precise starting date is negotiable.

Interested candidates should email their CV, list of publications, brief statement of interest and 
career goals, names and contact information for
3 references contained in one single PDF file to: Prof. Ivana Cerna Masaryk University Brno Faculty
 of Informatics Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno Czech Republic Email: cerna at fi dot muni dot cz