[TYPES/announce] postdoctoral & PhD opportunities at Edinburgh

James Cheney james.cheney at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 12:38:08 EDT 2013


Applications are invited for postdoctoral and PhD studentships in the
Edinburgh Database Group.  The Database Group is part of the Laboratory for
Foundations of Computer Science, which offers an excellent environment for
research in all areas of theoretical computer science, and has a strong
tradition of research in subjects related to Types, including topics in the
intersection of databases and programming languages.

The postdoctoral position is associated with the DIACHRON project (
http://www.diachron-fp7.eu/, EU FP7 Integration Project).  The project as a
whole is about Linked Data preservation, citation, archiving and
provenance.  In detail, the position will involve a mix of foundational or
systems research, development (extending existing prototypes in our group
and elsewhere) and engagement with partners in other universities, in
industry, and at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, thus, strong
communication skills and interest in cross-disciplinary work are needed for
this position.   Applicants should have a PhD in computer science and
expertise in database or programming languages research.  Familiarity or
expertise with dynamic information flow, Web programming,
language-integrated query, data citation, provenance, or other research
areas relevant to the project would be a plus (from my point of view at

The closing date is July 19, 5pm GMT.  The position is initially available
starting September 1, 2013 for up to 24 months with potential renewal
contingent on funding.   It is on the UE07 scale (£30,424 - £36,298).  For
more details or to apply, see:


Two fully-funded PhD studentships on related topics are also available:

 - one on a topic to be determined (within the scope of the DIACHRON

 - one funded by Microsoft Research, to develop language-based security
techniques for provenance in system configuration languages (

Full funding (3 years fees + stipend of approximately £13,000) is available
for a strong PhD applicant from the UK/EU, and may be available for
excellent applicants from other countries; prospective applicants should
contact us before applying to discuss the position.  The studentships are
available starting September 2013 or September 2014.

Please contact Stratis Viglas (sviglas at inf.ed.ac.uk), Peter Buneman (
opb at inf.ed.ac.uk), or me (jcheney at inf.ed.ac.uk),  for additional
information about the DIACHRON postdoctoral or PhD positions, and me or
Paul Anderson (dcspaul at ed.ac.uk) concerning the Microsoft studentship.

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