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Academic/Research

From: CP
Date: 27 Oct 2006
Subject: Goldstine Post-Doc position at IBM research, Yorktown Heights, NY

2007-2008 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2007-2008 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at the Research Center. The Research Center is located in Westchester County, less than an hour north of New York City.

The Mathematical Sciences Department provides an atmosphere in which basic research is combined with work on technical problems arising in industry. Currently, about 100 permanent members, academic visitors, and post-doctoral fellows are pursuing research in pure and applied mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer science. Areas of research include: algorithms (approximation, randomized, and on-line); coding theory; cryptography; data mining (machine learning, pattern recognition, and computational statistics); dynamical systems and differential equations; high-performance computation (including scientific computing and parallel computing); numerical analysis; optimization (discrete, continuous, and stochastic); probability theory (stochastic models, risk management, queues and queueing networks); statistics (time-series, multivariate analysis, design, and reliability); and supply-chain and operations management (pricing, optimization and performance modeling).

Close interaction with permanent department members is expected, but fellows are free to pursue their own research interests.

One fellowship will be awarded. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. degree after September 2002 or should expect to receive one before the fellowship commences in the second half of 2007. The fellowship has a period of one year, and may be extended another year by mutual agreement. The stipend is expected to be between $95,000 and $115,000, depending on the area and length of experience. An additional allowance for moving expenses will be provided.

Applications will be accepted between October 1, 2006 and December 25, 2006 via e-mail only. For proper and timely handling of your application, it is essential that you carefully follow the submission instructions below.

The complete application must be sent as a single e-mail to goldpost@watson.ibm.com. The subject field of the application must contain the string "2006 GOLDSTINE APPLICATION" . The e-mail must have the following files attached (please follow the file names and types as listed below). A cover letter is not required.

  • Complete and attach the applicant profile ( goldform.txt ).
  • Attach your full CV (cv.pdf / cv.ps / cv.doc).
  • Attach the abstract of your Ph.D. dissertation (abstract.pdf / abstract.ps / abstract.doc).
  • Prepare and attach a 2-3 page research statement describing your current research and the research plan that you would like to pursue if offered the fellowship (research.pdf / research.ps / research.doc).
  • Finally, you may attach up to three of your most important papers (paper-1.pdf/ps/doc, paper-2.ps/pdf/doc, paper-3.pdf/ps/doc).
Applicants are also responsible for arranging for three or more letters of recommendation, including one from the thesis advisor. The letters must be e-mailed to goldpost@watson.ibm.com, must have Recommendation letter for first_name last_name in the subject field, and must arrive before December 25, 2006. A few selected applicants will later be asked to arrange for official transcripts listing graduate-level courses and grades received.

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.


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