Postdoc Programming Languages

Department/faculty: Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Level: Doctorate
Working hours: 38-40 hours weekly
Contract: 1 year
Salary: 3303 - 4166 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The Department Software Technology (ST) is one of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer science, employing over 150 people. The department ST is responsible for a large part of the curriculum of the bachelor’s and master’s programmes in Computer Science as well as the master’s programme Embedded Systems. The inspiration for its research topics is largely derived from technical ICT problems in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity, and web-based information analysis.     

The Programming Languages (PL) group aims at improving the correctness, reliability, and security of software. To achieve that,  they develop novel methods, techniques and tools for language engineering, program verification, static analysis, and incremental computation. The PL group is active in education at both the BSc and MSc levels, and it offers an MSc specialization track.    

Job description

The Programming Languages group at Delft University of Technology is looking for a post-doc.The topic of research, which will be determined based on the common interests of the candidate and the supervisor, will be in the development of expressive program logics for: 

- Verification of multilingual software

- Verification of asynchronous I/O

- Verification of non-functional properties (time/space/security properties/...)

- Verified compilation

This work will revolve around Iris: a higher-order concurrency separation logic framework that is implemented in the Coq proof assistant. Iris has been successfully used for a variety of applications including but not limited to logical relations for relational reasoning, program logics for relaxed memory models, program logics for object capabilities, and a safety proof for a realistic subset of the Rust programming language. 

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Robbert Krebbers and Eelco Visser   


- A PhD degree in computer science, in a topic related to program verification, proof assistants, and program semantics.

- A strong publication record.

- Previous experience with Coq and separation logic.

- Previous experience with Iris is preferred, but not necessary.

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Robbert Krebbers, Assistant Professor. email:

To apply, please e-mail a detailed resume, a motivation about the topics on which you would want to work and contact information for two references.

Please send your application material before December 1, 2018 to: When applying for this postition, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018.77


Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Working hours
38-40 hours weekly
1 year
3303 - 4166 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Closing date
Dec. 2, 2018
Vacancy nr.


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