The Complex Systems Institute, Paris ĂŽle-de-France (ISC-PIF) is hiring two Guest Researchers on 18-month fellowships. Submission deadline (for full consideration): February 22, 2009
Interviews of selected candidates: March (TBA)
Start of employment (tentative): April 1, 2009
The Fellowship program at ISC-PIF offers research support for scholars who have recently received a doctoral degree and want to conduct independent research. ISC-PIF Guest Researcher Fellows pursue research questions of their own, with bridges to projects and themes developed by ISC-PIF. They engage in collaborations with other researchers from ISC-PIF, the ĂŽle-de-France Region (Paris area), Europe and beyond. Fellows pursue projects that lie at the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines and create new fields of inquiry.
Research at ISC-PIF is integrative, as there are no formal programs or departments. Individual research projects can draw input from a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, and political science. We welcome applications from any of these fields, as well as other scientific topics pertaining to complex systems that are not necessarily listed here. Descriptions of the thematic domains and projects of the faculty and current Guest Researchers Fellows can be found on the ISC-PIF website (www.iscpif.fr). Although most of the research at ISC-PIF focuses on theoretical and computational approaches, applicants whose research includes experimental or data-collection aspects are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or expect to receive one in the spring of 2009), a strong academic record, and a proven ability to work independently. We especially welcome applicants who have an interest in transdisciplinary interactions and collaborations, and have demonstrated the potential to think outside traditional paradigms.
For more information, please visit the announcement web page : http://iscpif.fr/Guest-Researchers-2009