The Programming Languages Group of Ghent University invites applicants for a PhD position. This position centers around the modular treatment of side-effects in purely functional programs and models. It is part of the project "Modular handling of effects in purely functional programs and models" project under the direction of Tom Schrijvers.
The successful applicant has a master degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Ideally, she/he will also have a strong, documented interest in doing research. Strong problem-solving and programming skills are essential. Prior knowledge of purely functional programming (e.g., Haskell) and models of side-effects (e.g., monads) is an advantage.
The PhD position is for 4 years. It starts between January and October 2012. The position is a fully-funded post. The salary is compatible with other Belgian PhD rates and among the better ones in Europe and abroad.
Ghent University has position 89 in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2011. It is located in the beautiful city of Ghent, which is one of Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2011. For more information on life as a PhD researcher at UGent see here.
Please direct inquiries and applications, preferably by e-mail, to:
Professor Tom Schrijvers
Vakgroep Toegepaste Wiskunde en Informatica
Krijgslaan 281 S9 WE02
B-9000 Gent, BELGIUM
Notice of interest (including motivation and CV) should be received as soon as possible. The start date is determined in consultation with the selected candidate.