PhD Research Position on Foundations of XML Databases, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

PhD Research Position on Foundations of XML Databases at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
The PhD is part of a project supported by the Marsden fund council from Government funding, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. We invite applications from excellent domestic or international candidates who have a Master’s degree in mathematics or computer science (or equivalent), and an interest in applying methods from logic, discrete math and complexity theory to database research.

Stipend: 25,000 NZD per year (tax-free) plus fees
Additional income: The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supplement the stipend by contributing to undergraduate teaching.

Duration: available for 3 years, commencing 01 March 2009 (or earlier)

How to apply
An application that includes an explanation of the candidates interest in the position and background, a full CV, an academic transcript and a confirmation of the prerequisite qualification, a two-page summary of the Master’s thesis, and the name and contact details of at least one referee, should be sent to sebastian.link[ at ]vuw.ac.nz by 21 November 2008. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

New Zealand is rated one of the top destinations in the world with its clean green natural image, scenery, Lord of the Rings film setting, adventure, culture and value for money (http://www.tourism.net.nz/). New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, is an experience that will reveal the creative, political and cultural nature of New Zealand, but still provide blockbuster scenery (http://www.wellingtonnz.com/). Information about the Victoria University of Wellington can be obtained at http://www.vuw.ac.nz/

For further details: contact sebastian.link[ at ]vuw.ac.nz or sven.hartmann[ at ]tu-clausthal.de