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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student and postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science, Erlangen, GERMANY

In the newly founded Theoretical Computer Science group (Chair 8) at the University of 
Erlangen-Nrnberg, several research positions are available that can be filled at the doctoral 
or post-doctoral level. These include project positions of up to two years, in the TV-L E13 or 
E14 pay scale depending on qualification of the applicant; project topics include

 	- coalgebraic logic
 	- probabilistic description logic
 	- formal methods in mechanical engineering.

Additionally, at least one position is available that is not tied to a specific research project 
but does carry a teaching obligation of 5h per week; in this case, research work can be positioned 
in any of the core fields of the group including

 	- modal logic
 	- knowledge representation
 	- coalgebra
 	- formal methods
 	- program semantics
 	- applications of semantic technologies

Such positions can be filled at TV-L E13 for an initial appointment of three years, with a 
possibility of extension for another three years subject to provisions by German laws on temporal 
employment in academia; postdoctoral applicants from EU countries can be appointed at the A13 
payscale ("akademischer Rat") (which pays better and has better benefits) for two periods of 
three years, with a possible extension of two periods of two years at the A14 payscale 
("akademischer Oberrat") for candidates who successfully complete a habilitation during the 
first six years.

Please send applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and contact details of three 
references by email to There is no particular application deadline; 
positions will be filled when suitable candidates are found.