Research Scientists (2 or more positions) ~

20 de septiembre de 2007

Research Scientists (2 or more positions)

Computational Ecological & Environmental Sciences Group, Microsoft
Research Cambridge, UK.

The Computational Ecology & Environmental Science (CEES) group at
Microsoft Research, based in Cambridge, England, undertakes research to
deepen our understanding of critical basic and applied problems in the
environmental sciences, and develops novel computational methods and tools
for addressing these problems. The group is linked to a team that develops
the computational methods generated by the CEES into useable, freely
available software for use by the scientific community. To complement
existing strengths in multi-trophic ecology, theoretical ecology, plant
community ecology, spatial ecology and behavioural ecology, we seek to
hire a permanent research scientist and one or more postdoctoral

For the permanent position, we are seeking a scientist with a focus on
microbial ecology, microbial systems biology, and / or biogeochemistry,
broadly defined. The candidate will be expected to develop a diverse
program of collaborative research projects with academic and other partner
institutions. This position requires at least 2 years of postdoctoral
research experience.

One of the postdoctoral positions provides an opportunity to work with Dr.
Drew Purves on plant community ecology from local to global scales,
theoretical ecology, and / or studies of the terrestrial carbon cycle and
climate change. Otherwise, the group wishes to hear from any potential
postdoctoral scientists whose research interests are compatible with the
group's. Postdoctoral candidates will also be expected to pursue
collaborative projects.

A demonstrated interest and strong background in computational ecology /
environmental science, interest in research at the interface of ecology,
biology, computer science and other related disciplines, an interest in
novel computational methods and a willingness to engage with technology
development are required. Interested candidates are welcome to contact
any member of the CEES for informal discussions prior to applying.
Application should include a statement of research interests and
curriculum vita. Review of applications will begin Oct 1st and continue
until the positions are filled.

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