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Fundedc PhD position at Department of Computing Science, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany


The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, offers

5 Research Positions for PhD Candidates (m/f) in the second phase of the Computer Science Research Training Group
SCARE – System Correctness under Adverse Conditions

funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG GRK 1765/2).

These five positions at the Department of Computing Science constitute the second cohort of SCARE-2 starting January 1, 2018.

SCARE addresses computerized systems cooperating with their environment. System correctness requires that this cooperation satisfies desired behavioral properties. SCARE investigates system correctness under adverse, only partially predictable conditions, which can influence the behavior of the system, the system context, and the assumptions made for verifying correctness. SCARE considers three aspects of adverse conditions, both individually and in their combination: limited knowledge, unpredictable behavior, changing system environment and system structure. SCARE aims at notions of system correctness that guarantee robustness of the system behavior under such adverse conditions.

For the five doctorands SCARE offers:

  • a full salary in the TV-L E13 public sector pay scale for academics with a master’s degree;
  • a contract for three years;
  • research positions enabling the doctorands to concentrate on their PhD projects;
  • a cooperative and supportive research environment;
  • supervision by two expert professors;
  • support for traveling to conferences and visits of foreign research institutes;
  • regular visits of invited guest researchers;
  • a full spectrum of opportunities for knowledge acquisition;
  • support for equal opportunities in science.

Successful applicants for the research program should have an excellent master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or a closely related discipline like mathematics, fluency in English, and an interest in exploring new notions of system correctness. To this end, we expect skills in developing or applying formal methods. Qualified candidates who have not yet completed their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply. For these candidates a few qualifying fellowships are available.

We invite applications for the five research positions offered in the second cohort starting in January 2018. Each application must comprise

  • a CV with a photograph,
  • a detailed statement of interest in SCARE referring explicitly to one or two PhD topics proposed for SCARE-2 on the web page
  • transcripts of the records summarizing the candidate`s academic performance, and
  • names of two references
  • as four separate PDF documents and should be emailed to scare@uni-oldenburg.deby August 27, 2017.

The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in science. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply for the offered positions. According to § 21,3 NHG (the law governing universities in the German state of Lower Saxony) female applicants with equal qualifications will be preferred. Disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

Deadline: August 27, 2017

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