The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a research institute at the University of Amsterdam in which researchers from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities collaborate. Its central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, musicology and philosophy. Research is organized in three research groups: Logic and Computation (LoCo), Logic and Language (LoLa) and Language and Computation (LaCo). Check here for an overview of the research being carried out in the different groups. For the research carried out by the individual staff members of ILLC, see their personal pages via People at ILLC.
The ILLC currently has a vacancy for a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2015. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in a research area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.
Complete and defend a PhD thesis within the official appointment duration of four years. Regularly present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences, and publish them in proceedings and journals;
collaborate with the researchers in other relevant parts of ILLC;
participate in the organisation of research activities and events at ILLC, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications;
assist in teaching activities at ILLC.




A Master’s degree with excellent grades in a relevant field, such as logic, computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, musicology or cognitive science;
good academic writing and presentation skills;d organisational skills;
strong interest in a scientific career.

Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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