Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity at MIT in Theoretical Computer Science

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Friday, November 4, 2011 (All day)

The Theory of Computation (TOC) group at the Computer Science andArtificial 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 of2012. 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 academicyear 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 adescription of professional interests and goals in research. Eachapplication should include a curriculum vitae and the names andaddresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters ofrecommendation. Letter writers should submit their letters directly to MIT to the address below. Please submit complete applications by January 6, 2012.

Address to submit application: all application materials andrecommendation letters should be sent electronically totheory-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 HanleyMIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryThe Stata Center, Building 32-G672A32 Vassar StreetCambridge, MA 02139, USA.