Singapore: PhD Scholarships in Membrane Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

PhD Scholarships in Membrane Science, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

There are several PhD scholarships available for Jan 2010 intake at the Singapore Membrane Technology Center (SMTC), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

If you are interested in membrane technology for water and environments, and would like to apply for PhD study at SMTC, please contact A/Prof. Wang Rong (rwang[ at ] as soon as possible.

You may find detailed information of SMTC from following websites.

Austria: Postdoc Position in Numerical Analysis, University of Salzburg

Postdoc position in Numerical Analysis, University of Salzburg, Austria

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Salzburg. The position is funded through the Austrian Science Foundation project which was awarded a tow, possible three years grant for the years. The topic of research will be the numerical approximation of stochastic partial differential equation.

Here, the main emphasis will on nonlinear problems.

The applicant should be familiar with the numerical analysis of time evolutional systems (PDEs) and/or CFD. Moreover, the position requires a PhD degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or numerical analysis.

If the applicant is not already familiar with stochastic analysis then a willingness to become acquainted with this subject/field will be assumed.

Funding for this position is available for two years starting in autumn 2009.

Applications with all relevant information (including CV, list of publications and description of mathematical interests) either electronically or by ordinary post should be sent to the below contact person.

Names of references, who can attest to the candidate’s ability and potential are welcome. If there are some open questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The closing date for applications will be the 30. July 2009.

Erika Hausenblas
Department of Mathematics
Hellbrunnerstr. 34
5020 Salzburg,

Tel. ++43-662-8044/5331
Email: erika.hausenblas[ at ]

Denmark: PhD Scholarships and Postdoc Positions in Mechanical Sensors and Vehicles for Oral Drug Delivery, DTU

PhD Scholarships and Postdoc Positions in Mechanical Sensors and Vehicles for Oral Drug Delivery, DTU, Denmark

7 PhD scholarships and 3 postdoc positions for “Namec”

We are looking for PhD students and postdocs with an interest in highly cross-disciplinary, team-oriented research!

The focus of the Namec centre, `Namec - NAnoMEChanical sensors and actuators, fundamentals and new directions’, is to develop a platform for new mechanical sensors and vehicles for oral drug delivery. The centre will initiate a focused, fundamental and interdisciplinary research within nanomechanics with the goal of creating a platform for new types of nanomechanical components for drug delivery as well as realizing ultra sensitive sensors which give reliable and reproducible data. The centre focuses on pharmacological applications.

The research project is collaboration between Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Department of Mathematics and Department of Electrical Engineering at DTU and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at KU.

For information on the overall project you are welcome to contact Head of Centre and Professor Anja Boisen, tel.: (+45) 4525 5727 .

See the available PhD Scholarships and Postdoc positions for the NAMEC project on and

Application deadline: 10 August 2009

UK: PhD Studentships in Art, Media, Design and Performance , University College Falmouth

PhD Studentships in Art, Media, Design and Performance , University College Falmouth, UK

Research at University College Falmouth is about ideas: generating them, applying them, sharing them. Our emphasis is on practice-led and user-led inquiry that is collaborative in nature and multidisciplinary in scope.

We now invite applications for 16 new studentships for doctoral study, starting in October 2009, in areas that match our range of supervisory expertise in Art, Media, Design and Performance and that will contribute to the advancement of Cornwall’s knowledge economy.

In particular, and to coincide with our involvement in the Design Council’s Designs of the Time initiative in Cornwall, we would welcome proposals in aspects of user-centred design. Given our status as a national Skillset Media Academy and our plans for a new Academy for Innovation & Research, we are also particularly interested in questions around emerging media technologies, sustainable design, arts and the environment, creative communities, industries and networks.

We strongly recommend that applicants discuss potential proposals with one of the following members of staff - all of whom are well-placed to refer inquiries to the most appropriate colleague.

ContactsDesign | Dr Katie Bunnell: katie.bunnell[ at ]

Emerging media technologies | Prof. Jason Whittaker: jason.whittaker[ at ]

Creative Communities | Dr Deborah Sugg Ryan: deborah.suggryan[ at ]

Contemporary Art Practices | Dr Daro Montag: daro.montag[ at ]

Contemporary Performance Practices and their Contexts (Choreography, Devised Theatre, Music, Performance Writing) | Dr John Hall: john.hall[ at ]

About the Studentships
The three-year, full-time studentships cover all fees and include an annual maintenance grant of £13,200. The successful applicants will be expected to deliver up to 90 hours of undergraduate teaching or curriculum support per year. Awards are payable in instalments on enrolment and continuation is subject to satisfactory annual progression.

Applicants must have a strong academic background (2.i or higher, MA preferred) with a clear and compelling proposal in relation to these research strengths and the above priorities. Multi- and trans-disciplinary proposals will be particularly welcome.

How to apply

PhD Studentship Application Form (217.50 KB)

PhD Studentship Application Guidance Notes (183.35 KB)

Applications and questions should be addressed to:

Jane Walsh: jane.walsh[ at ]

Tel: +44 (0)1326 213865

Admissions Administrator
University College Falmouth
Cornwall TR11 4RH.

Schedule Deadline for receipt of applications is 28 August 2009

Interviews will be scheduled during the week of 7 September 2009

Enrolment will be on 1 October 2009.

More than three quarters of University College Falmouth’s researchers gained international recognition for excellence in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). To read more about our Research Performance click here.

Via: official announcement

Italy: Open PhD positions in Various Fields, University of Camerino

Open PhD positions in Various Fields, University of Camerino, Italy

The University of Camerino –School of Advanced Studies (from here named SAS) is opening a call for participation to doctoral courses (XXV cycle) in the areas of scientific research listed below:

1. Architecture and Design
2. Chemical, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology
3. Earth Sciences
4. Information Science and Complex Systems
5. Legal, Political and Social Sciences
6. Life Sciences
7. Physics
8. Veterinary Sciences

The course length is three years with a final thesis to be written in English. In addition to activities for the preparation of the final thesis, doctoral candidates are expected to participate in training
activities organized by the SAS. Conducting some research in public or private laboratories external to the host University is strongly encouraged. To attain the final qualification there should be at least six months residence at a non-Italian research or higher education Institution.

Scholarships will be awarded to the best doctoral candidates and maintained for three years, monitoring the results each year. The number of scholarships will be available on the web site.

Candidates without scholarship will also be admitted by a number not exceeding that of the candidates with scholarship.

The selection is open to graduates regardless of nationality, in possession of a five year university degree or its non-Italian equivalent. In cases where the University degree of the candidate is not officially recognized as equivalent, the Council of the SAS will rule on the validity of the degree qualification obtained abroad for the sole purpose of allowing participation in the admission process.

The selection is also open to candidates who do not already possess the required degree, provided conferral takes place by October 31, 2009. In this case admission will be conditional, and the candidate will be required, under D.P.R. n. 445/00 art. 47, to present the degree certificate or a notarised copy before November 10, 2009.

The Admission to doctoral courses is independent from the age of the candidate. For the award of a scholarship candidates must have obtained the degree valid for admission to doctoral courses from
no more than six years on the expiring date of this call.

For application, candidates must fill out the online application formavailable at the website by 21st August 2009.

Call for application document is here.

Italy: PhD Positions in Information Engineering, Second University of Naples

PhD student positions are available at the Department of Information Engineering, Second University of Naples, Italy.

Open to: Master degree in Science and Applied Science (Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or comparable qualification)

Funding: Net salary of about 1040 Euro per month

Nationality: Any nationality is accepted

Languages: Fluency in English is required.

Topic: Electronic Engineering / Computer Science

The Information Engineering Department is ranked among the first ones as for research activities of medium-size Italian Universities. It raises funds from different European and Industrial projects.

PhD research topics include:
Active noise and vibration control, microwave diffraction tomography, non-linear electronic circuits, distributed optical fiber sensors, modeling of reliable distributed systems, robust coding and routing
for reliable communications over lossy networks, wireless broadband communications.

General information:
Aversa is a relatively small and enjoyable city, only 15 km far from Naples. The cost of living is quite affordable, f.i. a single room can be rent starting from the 100-200 Euro range. The average cost for food is 300 Euro per month.

There are good job opportunities with technological industries in the area.

For more information, please contact
Prof. Aldo Minardo, e-mail: aldo.minardo[ at ]
Prof. Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, e-mail: pierluigi.salvorossi[ at ]

Deadline: End of September 2009

Italy: Open PhD positions, Free University of Bolzano

Open PhD positions, Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Public Competition Announcement for PhD courses - 25th cycle. Application form for admission to the public competition for PhD Programmes can be obtained from this page.

MSc Scholarships at Alta Scuola Politecnica, Italy

MSc Scholarships at Alta Scuola Politecnica, Italy

Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) Calls 2009-2010

In the Academic Year 2009 - 2010 ASP enrols 150 students, 90 at Politecnico di Milano and 60 at Politecnico di Torino.

ASP students must be accepted by one of the MSc programs of Politecnico di Milano or Politecnico di Torino, therefore they should first apply to their elective MSc program.

For more information, please visit:
1. Call for application

2. Admission

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