[CITASA] Postdoctoral Researchers, Microsoft Research

danah boyd danah-asa at danah.org
Tue Oct 6 11:26:34 EDT 2009

Microsoft Research (http://research.microsoft.com/) is seeking  
applicants for postdoctoral researchers.  Microsoft Research provides  
a vibrant research environment with an open publications policy and  
with close links to top academic institutions across the United  
States, Europe, and Asia. Postdoc researcher positions provide an  
opportunity to develop your research career and to interact with some  
of the top minds in the research community, with the potential to have  
your research realized in products and services that will be used  
worldwide. Postdoc researchers are invited to define their own  
research agenda and demonstrate their ability to drive forward an  
effective program of research. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D.  
and a well-established research track record as demonstrated by  
journal publications and conference papers, as well as participation  
on program committees, editorial boards, and advisory panels.

Postdoc researchers receive a competitive salary and benefits package,  
and are eligible for relocation expenses. Postdoc researchers are  
hired for a one or two year fixed term appointment. Successful Postdoc  
researchers may be invited to apply for permanent positions if  
available towards the end of fixed term period.

Qualifications include a strong academic record in anthropology,  
communications, computer science, economics, information science,  
sociology, or related fields. Applicants must have completed the  
requirements for a PhD, including submission of their thesis, prior to  
joining Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Research New England is especially looking for postdoc  
researchers working in areas related to social media and social  
networks, particularly from a social science perspective.  Those  
interested in such a social science postdoc should be certain to apply  
by December 15 and indicate "danah boyd" as the full-time researcher  
they are seeking to work with.

Qualified candidates should submit their applications online:

Applicants are welcome to apply for positions in multiple labs.  
Applicants are encouraged to specify areas of research in which they  
are most interested and specific researchers with whom they would like  
to work.  To explore current researchers at Microsoft Research, see: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/dp/pe/people.aspx

Current PhD students are also encouraged to explore internship  
opportunities.  To learn more about or apply for an internship, see: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/jobs/intern/apply.aspx

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