Position Announcement

			    EPFL Lausanne
		      Programming Methods Group
			 Prof. Martin Odersky

I am inviting applications for two

	           Associate Research Scientist

positions in the programming methods group at EPFL. The positions
are linked to the two projects

 * Programming Language Abstractions for Semi-Structured Data
 * Efficient Implementations of Scalable Languages  

which are funded by Hasler Foundation and EPFL, respectively.  The
projects have as common goal the investigation and implementation of
novel programming concepts at the borderline of functional and
object-oriented programming, with special emphasis on interacting with
data in XML format.

Requirement for the positions is a Ph.D. in computer science, and a
strong background in one or more of the following areas:

    - programming language implementation,
    - type systems,
    - functional programming,
    - object-oriented programming,
    - XML and semi-structured data.

The ideal candidate will be a mature and competent implementer with a
lively interest in theory. She or he will enjoy the opportunity to
work collaboratively with other researchers and Ph.D. students at the
programming methods group at EPFL.

Appointments will be made on a renewable yearly basis, with funding
for the positions being guaranteed for three years.  The positions are
open from January 2002, with a starting date in spring or fall 2003
also being possible. The expected gross salary is between CHF 75K and
80K (roughly US$/Euro 50K - 53K) per year, depending on age and

Informal inquiries about the positions should be addressed to
martin.odersky@epfl.ch. Formal applications should be sent by e-mail

  Mme. Yvette Dubuis
  Tel. +41 21 693 5202
  Fax  +41 21 693 6660

To be guaranteed full consideration, applications should be received
by October 30th, 2000. Applications should consist of a curriculum
vitae, a publication list, and the names of three personal references.

Lausanne is situated in very attractive surroundings in the
French-speaking part of Switzerland, bordering Lake Geneva, in close
proximity to the Alps.  EPFL Lausanne is one of two federal research
universities in Switzerland. It has one of the most nationally diverse
research, teaching and learning communities in Europe. The school of
information and communication sciences is slated for substantial
growth in the coming years (see http://admwww.epfl.ch/pres/comp_sci.html 
for a recent faculty position announcement).  Teaching language in 
EPFL's graduate school and the most common speaking language in the 
programming methods group is English.

Prof. Martin Odersky                                 Tel: +41 21 693 6863
School of Computer and Communication Sciences        Fax: +41 21 693 6660
Programming Methods Laboratory (LAMP)
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
IN (Ecublens)                                http://diwww.epfl.ch/~odersky
CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland               mailto: Martin.Odersky@epfl.ch