PhD Position in Rule-based Programming Systems

The Programming Languages Group of Ghent University invites applicants for a PhD position. This position centers around the development of efficient rule-based programming systems and is part of our new project “Constraint Programming for advanced joins in rule-based programming languages”. The project is 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 rule-based/query/logic/constraint programming languages and/or database theory is an advantage, but not required.

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
Universiteit Gent
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.