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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theory of Computation, Cambridge MA


*Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in Theoretical Computer Science*

The Theory of Computation (TOC) group at the Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT is seeking candidates
for a post-doctoral position in the general area of the theory of
computation. Applicants in /all areas/ of theory are encouraged to
apply, including (but not exclusive to) algorithms, complexity theory,
combinatorial optimization, cryptography, distributed computing, game
theory and computation, geometry, parallel computing, and quantum
computing. This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the
Simons Foundation.

The fellowship is a two year position, starting the summer or fall of
2010. The fellowship stipend is gauged to attract the highest caliber of
applicants. Generous funds for scientific travel will be available for
use at the fellow's discretion. Fellows will be assigned a faculty
member close to their research interests from the TOC group. Fellows
will be encouraged (although not required) to teach a graduate seminar
in their area of research.

*Eligibility: *Candidates must receive their PhD during the academic
year immediately preceding that in which the fellowship would begin.
There are no other restrictions based on nationality or any other basis.

*Application Process:* Candidate applications should include a
description of professional interests and goals in research. Each
application should include a curriculum vitae and the names and
addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of
recommendation. Letter writers should submit their letters directly to
MIT to the address below. Please submit complete applications by January
1st, 2010.

*Address to submit application*: all application materials and
recommendation letters should be sent electronically to
theory-postdoc@csail.mit.edu . The
candidates name should be included in the subject line of the email.
Alternatively, the materials can be also sent to the following address:
Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship, c/o Joanne Hanley
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The Stata Center, Building 32 G682
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.