[isabelle] Three Research Positions - Foundations of Distributed Computation
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We'd be grateful if you could draw this to the attention of any
suitable candidates. Thanks,
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/RESEARCH ASSISTANT (THREE POSTS)
Foundations of Distributed Computation
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Ref No: NR60
Grade: NRAS Salary: £20,044 - £30,002 pa.
Grade: RAST Salary: £20,044 - £22,289 pa
Limit of tenure: Up to two years for two Research Associate positions;
one year for one Research Assistant position.
Three Research Assistant/Research Associate positions are available in
the foundations of distributed computation, funded by EPSRC grants
EP/C510712 (Sewell, Gibbens, Norrish) and GR/T11715 (Sewell, Pitts).
The work spans several areas:
* Design, semantics and implementation of programming language
constructs for distribution - covering type-safe communication,
naming, version change, module systems, and dynamic linking.
* Formal specification, automated testing and proof about
real-world network protocols.
* Tool support for mechanisation of large semantic definitions.
* Reasoning about executable distributed programs.
It builds on previous work on the experimental Acute programming
language, on the NetSem semantics of real-world network protocols, and
on the concerns of the POPLmark challenge problem in semantic
mechanisation. Details of all these can be found at
For the two-year positions you should have a PhD in Computer Science,
with a strong background in one or more of the following:
* Programming Language Semantics
* Programming Language Implementation (especially with respect to OCaml)
* Automated proof assistants (especially one or more of HOL,
Isabelle, Coq, and Twelf).
* Network Protocols
* Distributed Systems
The one-year appointment may be either at the postdoctoral level
(Research Associate) as above, or at a post-graduate level (Research
Assistant). For the latter you should have a good first-class degree
in Computer Science. For a suitably experienced candidate it may be
possible to upgrade to a Senior Research Associate appointment.
Enquiries about the project should be addressed to Dr Peter Sewell,
To apply please send as soon as possible a letter of application
including a brief statement of the particular contribution you would
make to the project, a CV, a completed PD18 form
(<http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/>) and the
names and contact details (postal and email addresses) of 2 referees to
University of Cambridge
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
or by e-mail (with documents in PDF format) to personnel-admin at cl.cam.ac.uk.
Closing date: 20 April 2006.
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