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Grade 07S Post-doctoral Research Assistant on the Verification of Shared-Memory Concurrent Software Project

Posted: 12th March 2010

Project "Verification of Shared-Memory Concurrent Software"

Grade 07S Post-doctoral Research Assistant Post

The Automated Formal Verification Group is offering a post for a Grade 7 Research Assistant to work on the automated verification of concurrent pro grams that make use of shared memory under the direction of Daniel Kroening and Joël Ouaknine in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory. Applicants should have (or shortly expect to receive) a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field. The primary selection criteria are strong programming and systems skills, some experience of tool construction, and basic knowledge of Programme analysis. A background in theoretical computer science or mathematics is desirable. Candidates with prior experience with programming for the x86 memory model are especially encouraged to contact us, although this is by no means a necessary requirement.

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

The post, which is a full time appointment, is available initially for 1 year in the first instance with scope for extension. The post has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £28,983-£35,646), will includes membership of USS as well as an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).


Further details of the post, including the selection criteria and method of application are available here

The closing date for applications is Friday 14th May 2010.  


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