Postdoc in Proof Theory at TU Vienna

A position as post-doctoral researcher is available in the Group for Computational Logic at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Vienna University of Technology. This position is part of a research project on the proof theory of induction. The aim of this project is to further deepen our understanding of the structure of proofs by induction and to develop new algorithms for the automation of inductive theorem proving. Techniques of relevance include cut-elimination, witness extraction, Herbrand’s theorem.

The sucessful candidate is expected to have (or be close to completing) a PhD in mathematics or computer science and a strong background in proof theory. Experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage: formal languages, complexity, automated theorem proving, unification theory. The ability to work in a team is an important prerequisite.

The employment is full-time (40h / week). The salary is EUR 37.400,- after taxes per year. The position is initially for 1 year – an extension is possible in case of mutual interest. The starting date is negotiable but should be in 2014. The application deadline is March 7, 2014. The application should contain:

  • cover letter (Why are you interested in this position? Why are you qualified?)
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates
  • preferred starting date
  • optionally, up to three recommendation letters or references

Send inquiries and your application to: Stefan Hetzl <stefan.hetzl AT> 

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