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2 x Grade 07S Postdoctoral Research Assistants for Quantum Group

Posted: 28th July 2011

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Posts Grade 07S


The Quantum Group, based in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford is recruiting for two Research Assistants.

The Quantum Group has a multidisciplinary research activity including the areas of quantum foundations and quantum computation, category theory, computer science logic and AI including computational linguistics.  It has well over 30 members with a variety of backgrounds. It is led by Samson Abramsky and Bob Coecke.  The applicants are expected to contribute to one of the ongoing research strands within the group. One of the successful candidates is expected to contribute to the development of quantum reasoning software, and its exploitation in quantum foundations and quantum information.


The roles will require the post-holders 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 project team.


Candidates should have (or expect shortly to obtain) 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 mentor doctoral students.


The posts, which are full time, one year appointments, have salaries on the University grade 07S scale (currently £29,099-£35,788), 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 12noon on Monday 12th  September 2011. 

The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her age, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, racial group or disability.