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Two 18 Month Grade 7 Research Assistant posts on the Automated Verification of Probabilistic Programs Project

Posted: 21st August 2009

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Two 18 Month Grade 7 Research Assistant posts

The Computing Laboratory is looking to recruit two Grade 7 Postdoctoral Research Assistants to work on the Automated Verification of Probabilistic Programs projects under the direction of Joel Ouaknine, Andrzej Murawski, and James Worrell in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory.

Applicants should have (or shortly expect to receive) a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field, and either strong programming skills, some experience of tool construction, and basic knowledge of program analysis, or a strong background in theoretical computer science or mathematics and exposure to topics in system or program verification.

The work will take place within the Verification group in Oxford University Computing Laboratory, which comprises, in addition to the three investigators, world-leading experts in probabilistic verification and model checking such as Marta Kwiatkowska, Daniel Kroening, Gavin Lowe, Tom Melham, Luke Ong, and Bill Roscoe.

The  posts, which are funded by EPSRC, are for fixed term appointments of up to 18 months, will have a salary on the University grade 7 scale (currently £28,839 to £35,469 pa ); includes membership of USS; will have an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods), and are available from 1st November 2009.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available here  or by email request to:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th September 2009.


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