Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Post by Jim Holme » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00




> Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox
> Research
> Centre, Cambridge

Yuck! Sorry about the hideous formatting of my previous message.

I can blame it on Netscape, who are also responsible for my having
to type this extraneous text simply to have more new lines than
quoted ones.

 
 
 

Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Post by Jim Holme » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox
Research
Centre, Cambridge

Rank Xerox Research Centre, Cambridge Laboratory is part of an expanding
European based research centre which includes a second site in
Grenoble.  The
Cambridge Laboratory carries out interdisciplinary research in the
development
and use of technologies for supporting distributed organisations, with a
strong
emphasis on the human and organisational aspects of technology in use.
The
laboratory has close links with a number of divisions of Xerox and Rank
Xerox,
and collaborates with other research groups in the UK, continental
Europe and
the US.

Our research programme (Studies of Technology, Organisations and Work)
combines
social science and technical perspectives on the design of systems for
use in
the workplace. Our current research projects are examining the
boundaries
across which distributed document work is conducted. In formulating our
long-term research strategy we are focusing on investigating these in
terms of
personal; inter- and intra- organisational; work-practice; cultural;
temporal,
and geographical boundaries, and developing ways to take account of
their
implications for system design.

We are seeking a research scientist to play a major role in developing
new
approaches to distributed document technology from this perspective. The
appointee is likely to have a background in computer science or a
related
discipline, with an understanding of distributed and collaborative
technologies. Applicants are expected to have a keen interest not only
in the
infrastructural issues of distributed systems, but also in incorporating
social, organisational and psychological dimensions of work into the
design and
development of novel networked systems. The appointed person will take
primary
responsibility for the technological component of our programme and will
join a
multi-disciplinary team involving computer science, pychology and
sociology.

(Applicants for the recently advertised post in Requirements for
Distributed
Services need not re-apply as they will automatically be considered for
this
position.)

Informal enquiries may be made to:


Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae to:
   Sian Wicklow (ref. S1)
   Rank Xerox Research Centre
   61 Regent Street,
   Cambridge  CB2 1AB,
   U.K.


   Tel:+44 1223 341553
   Fax: +44 1223 341510

http://www.xerox.com/RXRC/

 
 
 

Research Position in Distributed Document Technologies at Rank Xerox Research Centre, Cambridge, UK

Post by polsk.. » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Encouraged by the fact that social as well as physical
environments are being considered in hi tech!

Regards,

Susan L.Fox
Graduate research in gerontology