Luxembourg : Post docs-Satellite Systems, Legal and Regulatory Challenges

Luxembourg : Post docs-Satellite Systems, Legal and Regulatory Challenges

The University of Luxembourg seeks outstanding researchers for the recently formed Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) , carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. Research is conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners. SES S.A. is one of our cooperation partners supporting a research program in Satellite Systems which includes the analysis of legal and regulatory challenges in satellite communications.
The Centre invites applications for:
Research Associates (Postdoc) positions in law (m/f)


Topics of research will be diverse and include
the field of telecommunications law with network-related issues such as neutrality
the field of data protection and privacy
the field of space law with the legal framework for orbital activities
the field of private and public law with third party liability-issues
the field of European law with competition law-related issues
the field of international law with the relevance of the World Trade Organization
All of these will include an interdisciplinary and application-oriented approach as well as touching issues of several fields in each individual research theme.
Specific questions concerning the Research Program can be directly addressed to Prof. Dr. Mark Cole

A successful candidate will conduct research in one or more of the centre projects and assist in the development of the SnT project portfolio.

Applicants should therefore have an excellent background, a PhD (or be near completion) or equivalent in law and ideally specialised knowledge in one of the above-mentioned fields and an interest to extend their research integrating economic and technical issues in cooperation with other members of the team in the Research Program on Satellite Systems. The candidate should have a strong research and publication record relevant to the field.
Language skills

Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

Fixed-term employment contract of 2 years that may be extended up to a 5 years.
Employee status
Highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer
An exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research centre.

Application should include:
Full CV, including name (and email address, etc) of three referees
Publication list
Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words).
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Applications, written in English and in PDF format only, should be sent via email to:
CC: mark.cole
SUBJECT: Postdoc - Legal and Regulatory Challenges in ICT
Deadline for applications: April 30th , 2011.
Applications will be handled in strict confidence.
For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Mark Cole

Luxembourg : Post doc Fellowship in Economics

Luxembourg : Post doc Fellowship in Economics

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a
Post-doc in Economics (M/F) in the area of Dynamic Macroeconomics
Ref: F2-110020 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
2-year contract, 40h/week, renewable for a maximum of 60 months
Employee status
The applicant should have research interests in Dynamic Macroeconomics and policy issues that require an inter-temporal analytic perspective. These include, e.g., demographics and pensions, productive government activity, government budget deficits, macro-finance, or the stability of a monetary union. Candidates are required to have accomplished their PhD in Macroeconomics.

Tasks within CREA’s Macroeconomic Research Group (Professor Irmen, Professor Sneessens, Professor Zou):

research projects both independent and in collaboration,
publications and contributions to conferences in the field of Dynamic Macroeconomics,
assistance to PhD candidates,
teaching activities up to two hours per week,
tutoring students.

PhD in Economics, preferably with a specialization in Dynamic Macroeconomics,
excellent knowledge of and ability to conduct independent research at a post-doctoral level with the objective to publish in international, peer-reviewed journals,
excellent written and oral skills in English and basic skills in French and/or German are desirable.
ability to work in a team.

a dynamic macroeconomic research unity in a newly created university,
excellent contacts to corresponding research groups in neighboring universities,
an exciting international environment,
a competitive salary.
Applications (in English, German, or French) should include the following documents:

a detailed curriculum vitae
a copy of the PhD diploma
a short research program
a list of publications
a copy of the two most relevant publications or working papers
the names, positions and addresses of two referees, with an indication of their relation to the candidate
Applications must be sent by post as well as electronically to the following address before May 31st, 2011 : Elisa.Ferreira .
Information requests about working conditions and research objectives are to be sent to the same person:
Ms Elisa Ferreira
CREA, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
University of Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg
162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
Applications will be treated in strict confidence.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 31 May 2011

Australia : PhD for the function of reef fish colour patterns: how did the coral trout get its spots

Australia : PhD for the function of reef fish colour patterns: how did the coral trout get its spots

Unique opportunity to come to the University of Queesnsland to get a PhD?
We are looking for 1‐2 outstanding PhD candidates to work on a project investigating the evolution and function of reef fish colour patterns.
Students will be based at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in the Queensland Brain Institute and work in collaboration with researchers in the School of Biological Sciences, UQ and at the University of Bristol, UK. Supervisors will be Prof.Justin Marshall, Dr. Karen Cheney, Dr. Shelby Temple and/or Prof. Tom Cribb.
Applicants should have interests and preferably experience in neuroethology, neurobiology, sensory biology, fish behaviour, evolution of visual signals, and/or
animal communication mechanisms. The PhD will include behavioural experiments, field observations, field spectrophotometry, retinal anatomy and/or microspectrophotometry.
The ideal candidate would be a qualified SCUBA diver, have experience in the field, and be prepared to spend time at field stations, such as Lizard Island and Heron Island.
Prospective students will be expected to secure either an:
· Australian Postgraduate Award (APA; for Australian citizens) OR an
· International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS; International students).
N.B. to be competitive for an IPRS at least one publication, preferably as first author, may be required.
For information on these awards go to:‐school/
This PhD will provide excellent scope for integrative research, for unique skill acquisition, as well as for personal development.
For further information please contact Karen Cheney: or Shelby Temple ( )
To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter outlining past research experience to
Karen Cheney: Deadline is 15th April, 2011

Luxembourg : PhD Scholarship in the field of sociology of education

Luxembourg : PhD Scholarship in the field of sociology of education

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Early stage researcher/PhD student in the field of sociology of education (M/F)

Ref: F3-060015b
Fixed term contract 3 years, renewable 1 year, full-time (40 hours per week)
Student and employee status
The early stage researcher/PhD student will be a member of the LCMI research unit (Language, Culture, Media and Identities) within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under the tutelage of the head of the LCMI research unit Professor Dr. Daniel Tröhler and Associate Professor Dr. Andreas Hadjar.

Writing of a thesis in the domain of sociology of education; focus on educational inequalities (e.g. migration background) and characteristics of educational systems
Contribute to research in the field of educational inequalities
Contribute to teaching in the domains of educational sociology (educational systems, educational inequalities) and methods of social science research

Master’s degree or a diploma in sociology or social sciences
Profound knowledge of theories and empirical findings on educational inequalities and how different institutional settings (educational system) affect educational inequalities
Be experienced in quantitative research methods (including sound knowledge of specific software like SPSS, STATA, AMOS, MPLUS, HLM etc.)
Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: German, English, French
For further information please contact:
Associate Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar

Personal work space at the University
Attractive remuneration
Candidates should submit the following documents:
Motivation letter
Curriculum vitae
A short (3 pages) thesis proposal
List of publications (if available)
Copies of diplomas
Names and contact details of two academic referees
Please address your application in German or English until 30th April 2011 to:
Marianne Graffé
Research Unit LCMI
University of Luxembourg
Campus Walferdange
Route de Diekirch B. P. 2
L-7201 Walferdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 30 April 2011

Fully-Funded Masters Scholarships for Students from Emerging and Developing Countries at Barcelona GSE

Fully-Funded Masters Scholarships for Students from Emerging and Developing Countries at Barcelona GSE

The “la Caixa” savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.

This award covers:

master program tuition
medical insurance
round-trip airfare from the student’s country of residence
monthly stipend for expenses during the student’s stay in Barcelona
Note: “Emerging and developing countries” is an expression used to name all countries not included on the following 2008 IMF list of “advanced economies”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.

“La Caixa” Foundation is the institution which manages the resources that Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa”, devotes to its social and cultural work. Among its priorities are cooperation with developing countries and promotion of higher education. “La Caixa”, based in Barcelona, is the leading European savings bank.

Admissions Dates and Timeline

The 2010-11 master program application period will open shortly. Students planning to apply should read carefully all of the information in this section. Students should also review the specific information available for each of the Barcelona GSE`s master programs as well as the Admissions FAQ page.

The Barcelona GSE has a rolling admission policy so applications are accepted throughout the year. When the total number of places in a program is covered, no more applications will be reviewed for that program. (For example, last year the Economics program closed applications on May 15). Therefore all candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoide getting closed out.

Due to visa processing time constraints, it is highly recommended that non-EU citizens submit completed applications by July 15, 2011.


University of Essex Scholarships for International Postgraduate Students, UK

University of Essex Scholarships for International Postgraduate Students, UK

Postgraduate Scholarships Funded by University of Essex for UK, EU and Overseas Students, UK

Study Subject: Program taught at the University of Essex
Employer: University of Essex
Level: PhD

University of Essex Scholarships support talented postgraduate students, particularly PhD students, to study at the University. Scholarships worth a total of more than £700,000 per academic year are distributed in the form of University of Essex Scholarships. Each university department has a share of the scholarship fund which it can use to support students. Applications for the University of Essex Scholarship close on 13 May 2011. You should complete the University of Essex Scholarship application form online via your myEssex applicant portal. This will become available to you once you have received an official offer of admission from the Graduate Admissions Office. If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail: scholarships (non-Essex users should add to create a full e-mail address). Please note: applicants for East 15 Acting School will be contacted directly by the school to make applications for a range of scholarship opportunities, including University scholarships. All scholarships are available to UK, EU and Overseas students and to both full-time and part-time students. To be eligible to be considered for a University of Essex Scholarship, you must:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011


Hawkersbury Institute Postgraduate Research Award, Australia

Hawkersbury Institute Postgraduate Research Award, Australia

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at UWS is seeking an excellent doctoral candidate to undertake a funded project entitled “Microorganisms, Ecosystem Functions and Climate Change”. About the Project This study shall investigate the effect of various climate variables (increased temperature, carbon dioxide and altered precipitation) and extreme weathers (flooding and extreme drought) on soil biodiversity, certain ecosystem functions and link this change in functions with changes in associated functional groups such as microbes involved in carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling.

The project aims to improve mechanistic understanding of feedback responses to climate change which could be further exploited to improve the national and global prediction. This is a very flexible project and could be modified according to interests of the successful candidate. As a doctoral student, you will gain experience in experimental design, GHG measurement techniques and range of state of art of molecular approaches such as Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (TRFLP), cloning and sequencing, pyrosequencing, multivariate statistical analyses, scientific writing and presentation. During the course of the project, you will have access to some of the best known scientists in this field for consultation and advice.

There is a possibility of the successful candidate spending a period of time at Imperial College, London (UK) for sample collection and training in process measurements. Criteria The successful applicant should: demonstrate excellent academic performance in the study of microorganisms, ecosystem functions and climate change or a related discipline. hold qualifications and experience equal to an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree.

Please contact the Chief Investigator to discuss your qualifications if you are unsure about your eligibility be highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to the University`s web site for information about English language requirements.

What does the scholarship provide? Tax free stipend of $32,860 per annum and a funded place in the doctoral degree. International candidates may be charged fees. Funding is also available for project costs.

How to apply?
Submit an Application Form (PDF, 271Kb), research proposal and CV by the closing date.

Applications close : May, 6th 2011

Need more information?

Contact Professor Brajesh Singh to discuss the project:; +61 2 4570 1329
Contact the Research Training, Policy and Programs Officer to discuss enrolment and scholarships: Ms Sandra Lawrence:

PhD Positions 2011 in Multimedia and Geometry at Utrecht University, Netherlands

PhD Positions 2011 in Multimedia and Geometry at Utrecht University, Netherlands

Research Position in Doctorate in the field of Multimedia and Geometry at Utrecht University in Netherlands-2011

The research involves the design and analysis of methods for trajectories of objects moving in 2- or 3-dimensional space. A proper definition of a “median trajectory” based on a collection of trajectories is sought, as well as efficient algorithms for computing such a median. The definition and algorithms should be robust when noise or outliers are present. The research continues by investigating how median trajectories can be used in various applications. These include trajectory collection visualization, trajectory clustering, classification, and related problems, for which efficient algorithms and implementations should be developed. This will be done in collaboration with researchers in these application areas, whose data will be used.

The department of Information and Computing Sciences actively takes part in this dynamic and fast evolving world. We are on the edge of research and educate enthusiastic students to become thorough professionals in these fields. The department of Information and Computing Sciences is one of the leading institutions in the Netherlands for research and teaching in the information and computing sciences. Our mission is to discover new principles for information and computing systems, to create new techniques for the design and use of intelligent systems in science and business, to educate first-rate students, and to enjoy the great things in our field.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 April 2011


British Chevening Scholarship for Foreign Nationals

British Chevening Scholarship for Foreign Nationals

The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. Funded by the UK`s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 scholars.

This is a prestigious award that gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to experience UK life and meet other Chevening scholars. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover a lot of opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.

Eligible Candidates

You can apply for a Chevening scholarship if:

You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field you have between two and five years working experience (depending on the country you are applying in), with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements and your potential to use the skills gained during your scholarship to make a difference in your country
You have achieved an excellent mark for you undergraduate degree and can provide a transcript of your academic record. Specific academic requirements are available from the British Council offices in your country.
You are 21 years or older (there are upper age limits for specific countries so please ensure you check this during your applications process)
You are a resident in your country when you apply and provide your birth certificate (with translation) You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses)
What costs are covered by a Chevening Scholarship?

A full scholarship will cover the cost for a UK visa, a return air ticket to the UK, all tuition fees, and a monthly stipend and allowances.

When to apply ?

Applications are only open at certain times of the year and differ per country. The dates will be advertised here on this site and in the local newspapers.

Areas of study

Applicants will normally be selected from those who wish to take courses in:

Human rights
Public administration
Project planning
Political science
International relations
Diplomatic training
Environmental studies
Although applicants for other courses (as varied as counter-terrorism, religion and energy/climate change) may be considered. You are expected to show a commitment to return to your country, where you will contribute to the country`s socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.


You will need to submit the following documents to us when the application season is open:

Complete the application online
Birth certificate (with translation)
Supporting letters from two referees.
Photocopies of academic certificates
Transcript/record of exams that you have passed
The application and selection process for the Chevening scheme is underway in many countries. However, before making an application you should visit the local British Embassy or High Commission or British Council office website, where any details about how the scheme will run locally will be published; including if the Chevening programme is running in your country, any local guidance or criteria, as well as application opening and closing dates.


2011 The Karel Vinck Award ? MBA for Civil Engineers, USA

2011 The Karel Vinck Award – MBA for Civil Engineers, USA

Award in the field of MBA for Civil Engineers for the applicants of Belgium by Belgian American Educational Foundation in USA-2011
Study Subject: MBA
Employer: Belgian American Educational Foundation
Level: Masters
Supporting the education of civil engineering graduates has always been a personal preoccupation of Karel Vinck, a civil engineer from a Belgian university, who obtained an MBA in the United States. To be eligible, the candidates should have a Belgian master degree in civil engineering and show evidence of their admission at a renowned business school in the U.S..
In addition to the “Karel Vinck Award” the recipient will receive from the Belgian American Educational Foundation a conditional grant of up to $100,000 as an interest-free loan, which must be repaid within five years after graduation. The conditional grant covers tuition and compulsory fees including health insurance for two academic years of study in residence at a U.S. business school.
Must be a Belgian citizen;
have a civil engineering master’s degree from a Belgian University with outstanding academic record
have a good command of the English language;
have some evidence of meaningful work experience;
submit evidence of acceptance or of being waitlisted by one of the following U.S. Business schools
Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1st,2011

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