The Constraint Reasoning and Optimization group, led by Dr. Matti Jarvisalo at the University of Helsinki, Finland, is looking for one or more talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work with us.

The positions are related to our current projects

-Decision Procedures for the Polynomial Hierarchy, Boolean Optimization, and Model Counting; and -Harnessing Constraint Reasoning for Structure Discovery.

Postdoc periods from six months up to two years can be considered, with a possibility of extending the contract under mutual agreement. Starting times are negotiable, primarily within 2015. Candidates are expected to have gained their doctorate before the start of the postdoc period (not necessarily at the time of applying).

The salary of a starting postdoc is around 3300-3500 EUR per month before taxes. Health care is included, and money for traveling (to international conferences and research visits) is available.

Individuals with strong implementation skills and/or a strong theory background (ideally, a combination of both) are encouraged to apply. The research focus will be tailored to fit the background and interests of the successful applicants. Previous research experience in SAT/SMT/ASP/CP/MIP, in terms of either solver development, declarative modelling, or theoretical analysis, is expected, as witnessed e.g. by published papers in well-established international conferences (such as IJCAI, AAAI, KR, CP, SAT, UAI, IJCAR, CADE, FMCAD, TACAS, ICALP, ICAPS, ICLP, or similar) and/or related journals.

To apply, please send the following information as a single PDF file by email to matti.jarvisalo[AT] .

  1. CV
  2. List of publications
  3. Copy of PhD certificate or equivalent (or a plan for finishing the PhD)
  4. Statement of research interests (at most four pages)
  5. Names and contact information of at least two persons willing to provide letters of recommendation
  6. Proposed postdoc period (starting time, length)

For full consideration, apply by March 2, 2015. Applications may be reviewed as they are received, and new applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

For more information, visit the research group’s webpage and contact the group leader Dr. Matti Jarvisalo by email