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Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st September 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 2087

Full time

Fixed term until 31/01/2025

We invite candidates to apply for a Research Associate within the School of Informatics. Effect handlers allow programmers to define, customise, and compose a range of crucial programming features ranging from concurrency to probability, inside the programming language. The EHOP project will develop a radical new programming paradigm called Effect Handler Oriented Programming (or EHOP for short).

The Opportunity:

EHOP will empower software developers to build modular interactive software, enabling the development of safe, secure, and reliable applications. As well as developing the theory and practice of effect handler oriented programming, EHOP will add effect handlers to systems as diverse as WebAssembly, the new target language for the web, and Hack, the language in which the Facebook app is written.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • PhD (or near completion) in Computer Science or a related field
  • Background in programming language design and/or implementation

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