The following post will be formally advertised soon on the University website:

VACANCY: Network Co-ordinator and Research Associate
	in Nature Inspired Creative Design
The Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence 
and Applications (CERCIA),
School of Computer Science (
The University of Birmingham, UK

CERCIA is leading the creation of a research network in "Nature Inspired Creative
Design" as part of the AHRB and EPSRC funded "Designing for the 21st Century"
program. We are inviting applications for the post of Network Coordinator and
Research Associate for this network.

The role of the network coordinator is to set up, promote and grow the network, to
liaise with members, other networks and industrial partners, and to manage the
activities of the network. We also expect the coordinator to help with reporting,
independent research, software development and other related tasks.

Applicants should possess excellent analytical, problem solving, software
development, communications and inter-personal skills. They should hold a good first
degree and, preferably, a postgraduate degree in computer science/engineering or a
related discipline. A background and/or experience in natural computation and
creative design is an advantage, but not essential.

The post is available immediately, until 31 December 2005 in the first instance.
Starting salary will be in the range of GBP19,460 - GBP21,640 a year. Informal
enquiries to Professor Xin Yao (, phone: 0121 414 3747),
Dr. Thorsten Schnier (, phone: 0121 414 3712) or 
Bob Hendley (, phone: 0121 414 4761).

(More details about the job number, application deadline and how to apply will
appear soon.)

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