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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PostDoc Position in Information and Image Based System Management, France

The Information and Image Based System Management research group at the
Laboratoire LE2I-CNRS (http://www.le2i.com )
is seeking excellent post doctoral candidates with strong background in
distributed information systems
for a one year (non renewable) appointment starting by January 2008.

The prospective candidates must:

* have a PhD (5 years or less) in Computer Science or equivalent degree.
* not have the French citizenship and have never worked in France
* have knowledge in the theoretical aspects of one or more of the following:
    - distributed databases
    - multimedia data management
    - information retrieval and indexing in P2P systems

* have well-developed social skills directed to work in a team;
* have a good command of English (some knowledge of French is desirable, but not

The position offers:

* a full time (non renewable) appointment for a period of 12 months, starting by
January 2008
* 2000 euros net monthly salary
* health and social security package (married candidate must seek extra heath
coverage for
  family members)
* attractive and good working environments


The selected candidate will work in one or more of the ongoing research themes
of our group on the management and sharing of complex multimedia data in large
distributed and P2P environments.

Application details:

please apply as soon as possible. A first selection of candidates
will be carried out on October 08th. Later applications will be examined on a
rolling basis until the position is filled.

* Please send:
    - a CV (including publication record)
    - a brief research description presenting your Phd and related research
interests (1-2 page(s))
    - your two best publications

* The application must be sent by email to:

    Dr Kokou Yetongnon (kokou@u-bourgogne.fr)
    Dr Richard Chbeir (richard.chbeir@u-bourgogne.fr)