Research Position at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel invites applications for a fully-funded 4 year PhD research position, or a 80%-funded 4 year post-doctoral research position, to begin January 2008 or soon after.

This research position is attached to the G.0152.08-project on "Reasoning about quantum information: a modal logic perspective on the foundations of quantum mechanics and its philosophical implications", funded by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research in Belgium. The project proposes (1) the investigation of the qualitative and semantic aspects of quantum information and (2) research on the use of modal operators in the logical foundations of quantum mechanics. The project connects to the work of Dr. S. Smets on dynamic quantum logic (see http://www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/SS/).

The principal investigators on this project are Dr. Sonja Smets and Prof. Dr. Jean Paul Van Bendegem. The successful applicant will be expected to fully engage in the research on this project. Applications are welcome from applicants who have a strong interest in modal logics and/or applications of formal methods in philosophy of physics and/or logics for reasoning about quantum information and computation. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

Candidates for the PhD position hold a masters degree in Philosophy, Computer Science, Mathematics or any related area that connects to logic. The successful candidate is expected to enroll as a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The net monthly salary (after tax) ranges from +/- 1530 euro in the first year to +/- 1600 euro in the fourth year.

Candidates for the Post-doc position hold a PhD degree in any area that connects to logic. The net monthly salary (after tax) for a Post-doctoral researcher on this project is approximately 1600 euro.

We invite applications by email: include a curriculum vitae with accompanying letter of interest, the names and contact details of two referees and a sample of written academic work. Applicants for the PhD position should include a list of courses taken (including grades).

Applications should be sent by the 1st of December 2007 to Dr. Sonja Smets (sonsmets@vub.ac.be).

For further information, please contact Dr Sonja Smets at sonsmets@vub.ac.be

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