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PhD position in Logic, Coalgebra and Semantics of Computing (1.0 FTE)

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 4-year PhD position in Logic and Semantics of Computing at the Fundamental Computing group at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen.

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3111 - € 3111 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 4-year PhD position in Logic and Semantics of Computing at the Fundamental Computing group at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen.

We are looking for an excellent PhD candidate who is interested in doing research at the interface of mathematical logic, program semantics and (co)algebra. Coalgebra is a branch of applied category theory that provides a framework for reasoning uniformly about many different types of systems, including automata, transition systems and Markov decision processes. There is a beautiful relationship between coalgebra and modal logic which mirrors the one between algebra and equational logic, and the framework of coalgebraic modal logic allows us to study modal logics at the abstract level of coalgebras. Potential research topics include coalgebraic dynamic logics for compositional reasoning about program correctness, and (co)algebraic foundations of reinforcement learning. However, the PhD candidate will have a great deal of freedom to define their own research project.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by prof.dr. Helle Hvid Hansen . Interested candidates are encouraged to contact her to discuss their interests and potential research topics.

As a PhD candidate, you will conduct original research leading to a PhD thesis, completed within the 4 years of the appointment and defended at the University of Groningen. You are expected to present your research results at seminars and international conferences, and to publish in conference proceedings and journals. You are expected to make a small contribution (at most 10%) to teaching e.g. as a teaching assistant or supervising student projects.

Functie-eisen

The successful candidate should have:

● a Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g., Honours degree) in logic, computer science, mathematics or another relevant field
● an excellent academic record, and a keen interest in doing fundamental research
● a strong background in logic or theoretical computer science is essential, but prior knowledge of coalgebra is not required; only the motivation to learn
● good communication skills in English (written and spoken).

Conditions

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

● a salary of € 2,434 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,111 gross per month in the fourth and final year for a full-time working week
● a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus
● the ‘30% ruling’ tax benefit may apply to non-Dutch applicants
● a full-time position (1.0 FTE). The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is to be expected. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement, and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.


Additional information

Prof. Helle Hvid Hansen
h.h.hansen@rug.nl

Prof. Helle Hvid Hansen
Fundamental Computing group
Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligenc