Laboratory for Software Design Recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow

February 05, 2017

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The Laboratory for Software Design in the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the Boa project. The Boa project is developing an infrastructure for big code mining and using the infrastructure for such software engineering goals as specification inference. For more details about the project please refer to The initial position is for one year with the possibility of extensions up to three years. A qualified candidate has: (1) a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a closely related field, and (2) outstanding ability to carry out research. Candidates who are in the final stages of obtaining their Ph.D. will also be considered.

The nature of our project will provide an excellent opportunity for a young scientist to be trained at the interface of programming languages, software engineering, and data science. Our philosophy of postdoctoral mentoring recognizes that the postdoctoral tenure is a time of transition into an independent scientific career, and thus we take the primary goals in mentoring as helping the young scientists to establish strong research credentials and make informed choices regarding a future direction in academia or industry. The incumbent will be a key member of our research team and be involved in organizing and coordinating all scientific aspects of this project, including experimental design, the guidance of graduate students, writing of manuscripts, and preparing project meetings and progress reports.

To apply please send the following to Prof. Hridesh Rajan at

  1. a cover letter briefly summarizing your qualifications and describing your interest in the position and anticipated start date
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. contact information for three references familiar with your work

Review of applications will begin on Mar 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. You will be contacted if more information is needed. Notifications will be given via email when the position is filled. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see

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