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Grade 07S Post-doctoral Research Assistant Post on Predictable Software Systems Project

Posted: 20th April 2010

Project: Predictable Software Systems, part of Large-Scale Complex IT Systems (LSCITS) research programme


Two Year Grade 07S Post-doctoral Research Assistant Post


Professor Marta Kwiatkowska from the Oxford University Computing Laboratory (OUCL) has been awarded an EPSRC grant to for the project Predictable Software Systems, part of the Large-Scale Complex IT Systems (LSCITS) research programme. LSCITS (pronounced else-its) is a collaboration involving five institutions: Dave Cliff (Bristol, PI), Justin Keen (Leeds), Marta Kwiatkowska (Oxford), John McDermid (York) and Ian Sommerville (St Andrews). The Predictable Software Systems (PSS) is a theme led by Professor Marta Kwiatkowska. The main focus of the LSCITS programme is on novel approaches and techniques for managing change. In this context, the PSS theme aims to develop the foundations and software technology for the verification of adaptive systems, such as those that vary their response depending on scenario or context.

The PSS project has one two year vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant available immediately and not later than 1st October 2010. The role will require the post-holder to undertake innovative research as defined by the project proposal and to work with colleagues to progress the objectives of the project as part of the PSS project team. The exact scope of the research will depend on the skills of the candidates appointed who will be expected to fulfil the selection criteria defined below. The postholder may also be required to undertake some programming and teaching in areas related to the project.  More information about the PSS project can be found at:

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline, excellent knowledge of theoretical computer science, publications in areas relevant to this project as well as the ability and willingness to teach, mentor doctoral students and to participate in the development of experimental software.

The post, which is a full time, appointment for up to two years, has a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £28,983-£35,646), and will include 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 28th May 2010. 

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