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PhD position at ILLC

The ILLC invites applications for a PhD position in the field of Mathematical Logic for research on the (mathematical) theory of modal logic and/or set theory. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in mathematical logic and an interest in writing a dissertation on the (mathematical) theory of modal logic, or on set theory (for instance, descriptive set theory or infinite games). We will give preference to candidates presenting an interest in both areas, and especially to those who present a proposal for research that combines these areas. While the focus of the appointment is on research training, it will include moderate teaching duties in courses on mathematical logic in the MSc in Logic and/or the BSc in Mathematics.

The appointment will be for a period of four years and should lead to a dissertation. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from € 1,813 (first year) up to a maximum of € 2,283 (fourth year).

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a transcript of grades and courses from the applicant's MSc degree, two letters of reference (one from the MSc thesis supervisor) and a motivated declaration of research interests (max. 1000 words). The envelope should be marked 'strictly confidential' in the upper left-hand corner.

Applications must be sent before 1 July 2005 to: Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculty of Science, Dept PZ, Attn. Mrs L.M. Steneker, Kruislaan 404, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Applications by e-mail will also be accepted. They should be sent to Please refer to the job reference code. The job reference code for this position is 05-1029.

See for information about the research program of ILLC. Further information about the PhD position can be obtained from, from Dr B. Löwe (e-mail , web site, or from Dr Y. Venema (e-mail , web site httpL//

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