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Research Associate in Computer Science Logic

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £35,333 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 22nd December 2022
Job Ref: UOS035577
 

Contract type: Fixed term for six months, if start date after 1st May 2023 then a fixed end date of 31st October 2023

Are you interested in working for a top computer science department in the UK? Would you like to contribute to work on logical foundations of probabilistic data and complexity theory utilising real numbers? Are you interested in a logical approach to quantum information theory?  Do you have expertise in finite model theory, logic in computer science, or foundation of quantum information theory? Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Dr Virtema in a German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project “Logical approach to quantum mechanics”.

The position is situated within the theory theme of the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield, which is composed of the verification and algorithms research groups encompassing around 10 academic staff. Within the project, you will have the opportunity to work with leading groups and academics (e.g., from University of Helsinki, Hasselt University, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and UC Santa Cruz) that have significant expertise in finite model theory, complexity theory, on the logical foundations of databases and quantum information theory, and on theoretical computer science as a whole.

With researchers at the partner universities, you will develop theory related probabilistic team semantics, descriptive complexity of real number computation and/or their connections to quantum information theory. Collaboration with project partners will provide you with the opportunity to further extend and develop your knowledge in a range of areas associated with finite model theory and logical foundations.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant subject (or be working toward a PhD in a relevant topic). You should also have experience in finite model theory, logic in computer science, or foundations of quantum information theory. Familiarity in mathematics related to real numbers, quantum information theory or logics with team semantics is seen as an advantage. You will need to have good communication skills in order to disseminate your findings in international conferences and workshops.

For informal inquiries about the job, contact: Dr Jonni Virtema on j.t.virtema@sheffield.ac.uk. More information can also be found on his academic website www.virtema.fi.

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