Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Ref No: NR60
Grade: NRAS Salary: £20,044 - £30,002 pa. Grade: RAST Salary: £20,044 - £22,289 pa
Limit of tenure: Up to two years for two Research Associate positions; one year for one Research Assistant position.

Three Research Assistant/Research Associate positions are available in the foundations of distributed computation, funded by EPSRC grants EP/C510712 (Sewell, Gibbens, Norrish) and GR/T11715 (Sewell, Pitts).

The work spans several areas:

It builds on previous work on the experimental Acute programming language, on the NetSem semantics of real-world network protocols, and on the concerns of the POPLmark challenge problem in semantic mechanisation. Details of all these can be found at

For the two-year positions you should have (or expect soon to obtain) a PhD in Computer Science, with a strong background in one or more of the following:

The one-year appointment may be either at the postdoctoral level (Research Associate) as above, or at a post-graduate level (Research Assistant). For the latter you should have a good first-class degree in Computer Science. For a suitably experienced candidate it may be possible to upgrade to a Senior Research Associate appointment.

Enquiries about the project should be addressed to Dr Peter Sewell,

To apply please send as soon as possible a letter of application including a brief statement of the particular contribution you would make to the project, a CV, a completed PD18 form ( and the names and contact details (postal and email addresses) of 2 referees to

Kate Ellis
University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
United Kingdom

or by e-mail (with documents in PDF format) to: Closing date: 20 April 2006.
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