France; PhD Studentship Genomic DNA

Studying the mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs on the kinetics of DNA replication
Eukaryotic cells replicate their
DNA from hundreds to thousands of chromosomal sites
termed replication initiation sites or replication origins. Initiation of
DNAreplication involves
interactions between these replication origins and a network of cell cycle regulatory proteins. Several
types of anti-cancer drugs (and its candidates) act as an inhibitor of
We are looking for a Ph.D student to study the effect of anti-cancer drug on
DNA replication
program using our single molecule approach.
DNA replication analysis with molecular combing
(Replication Combing Assay,
RCA) is a direct method to monitor the effect of chemicals compounds
on the kinetic of
DNA replication. This project is a part of an interdisciplinary training network called
DDR (High Resolution Microscopy in the DNA damage response)” and supported by the
Commission of the European Communities. The appointee will therefore have opportunities to learn
live cell imaging, high-resolution microscopy and other techniques through an interdisciplinary
training approach that includes specially designed summer schools, workshops and meetings
encompassing all network participants.

The ideal candidate will have:
- A Master’s Degree in Engineering (biochemical, biophysical), molecular or cellular
biology with relevant laboratory experience.
- Knowledge of English is essential
- A strong motivation and a proven ability through experience in academic or industrial
research environment
- Excellent organization expertise.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent team player skills and be a highly proactive person, who takes initiative and
who interacts constructively with other group members.
Ideally these skills will be complemented by one of the following:
- Research-level knowledge of
DNA replication/cell cycle regulation
- Genomics Imaging of single molecule of biological sample

About Genomic Vision:
Genomic Vision is a start-up company, located in Paris, developing novel diagnostic and drug
discovery solutions based on its world-leading nanotechnology for
DNAanalysis: Molecular Combing.
Molecular combing technology allows fixing high molecular weight
DNAmolecules uniformly on a
solid support with constant stretching factor, to form an array of fibers. Immunodetection of
pre-incorporated and hybridized probes on stretched
DNA can directly visualize genomic content.
Genomic Vision holds strong relationship with top-institutes such as Pasteur Institute, Curie institute,
ENS, etc. through this technology.

Jun Komatsu, PhD
Project Leader – Diagnostics Division
Genomic Vision
+33 1 55 42 29 14

[Korea] Scholarship for M.S.-Ph.D. students in Mechanics of Materials Lab. at Chonnam National university in

We are looking for prospective M.S./Ph.D. students who has interests in a research topic , ‘Construction of Optical X-ray System for Nondestructive Evaluation’ which is co-worked with ‘Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences’.

Students who have knowledge in Solid mechanics, Microfabrication process, Finite element method, and Characteristics of X-ray will be welcomed. Also, some experiences about X-ray mirrors, tomographic images, 3D reconstruction using the tomographic images, geometric modeling, biomechanics related to biological materials will be helpful for this research

Scholarship from our project fund is 900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S., respectively.
Depending on the TOEIC score (Minimum PBT 527 points, CBT 197 points, IBT 71 points, IELTS 6.0), tuition fee can be exempted.

Depending on the publication results and coursework grade, BK21 Scholarship of our School (900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S.) is additionally awarded (need to overcome the harsh competition).

The application semester will be spring 2010.

Interested students are encouraged to apply their Curriculum Vitae to the email address below:
Insu Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering
Chonnam National University
300 Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-757, Republic of Korea
Tel. : +82-62-530-1688
Fax. : +82-62-530-1689
e-mail :,
Contact Adress:
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering,

Chonnam National University,
300 Yongbong-dong,
Buk-gu, Gwangju,
Republic of Korea

[USA] Undergraduate Scholarship Tuttle Science & Technology Scholarship

Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle, USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara A. Tuttle Science & Technology Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students working full time toward an undergraduate Bachelor of Science technology degree at any fully accredited institution in the United States. Students must major in one of the following fields such as those offered by schools like ITT Tech, DeVry or Lincoln Tech: Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Network Systems, or Information Systems Security.

Please Note: Distance Learning or OnLine Programs will not qualify.

Candidate must be a U. S. citizen enrolled full time in a technology major and be a sophomore or junior at the time of application – minimum second-year students please. Primary consideration will be given to a military enlisted candidate.

PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation printed on school stationery with signature will be required from field-of-study professors. Address to:
Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date. These items can be sent separately but not to arrive prior to October 15, 2009.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.

Contact Info:
Name: Norma Corrales
Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149
Online applications will be posted in September for the November 2009 deadline
- please check back then.

[Sweden] Postdoctoral scholarships – The Swedish Research Council

Postdoctoral scholarships

The aim of postdoctoral scholarships is to provide young researchers within the areas of responsibility of Formas with the opportunity of working abroad for a certain period in an internationally prominent research environment. The application for a post-doctoral scholarship is to be written by the recipient of the scholarship. If there are special conditions (which must be fully motivated) a Swedish university or research institute may be considered, but it must be different from the one where the doctoral degree was obtained.

The scholarship is awarded for one or up to two years. The visit may be divided into several periods, with a minimum length of three months each. Applications for extensions to post-doctoral grants awarded no later than 2007 can be submitted consecutively.

To be eligible to apply for a postdoctoral scholarship, the doctoral degree must have been obtained five years before the closing date for the call, counted from January in the year when the applicant received her/his Doctoral degree. Parental leave, illness, military service or other similar circumstance which have prevented research activities after the degree was awarded are acceptable reasons to make an exception from the five-year rule. If the applicant has not been awarded the Doctoral degree by the time the application is submitted the, a copy of the degree diploma/certificate must be submitted to Formas, no later than 1st of November in the year of the main annual call.

Applicants for the post-doctoral scholarship must have Swedish citizenship or permanent residence permit in Sweden.

The recipient is granted a personal scholarship according to the following:

  • An annual scholarship of SEK 250,000-350,000 depending on the costs of living in the host country and the number of accompanying family members. The scholarship conforms to the levels established by EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation,
  • Formas covers expenses for return tickets for the recipient of the scholarship and accompanying family members. The most economical travelling option should be chosen.
  • A total standard sum of SEK 50,000 for research costs.

The application for a post-doctoral scholarship should be organised in applicable areas in the same manner as a regular grant application, but the research plan should be written for one or up to two years. However, the budget (Appendix B) need not be filled in. The signature appendix (Appendix S) is signed by the applicant only (as the scholarship is personal, no other signature is necessary). The scholarship is personal, and no administrative bodies need to be indicated in the application form. The applicant’s home address should be provided instead of the institution’s. The research plan should include information regarding the proposed host institution as well as a justification for the choice.

The application must contain a letter of invitation from the host institution verifying that the applicant will be able to participate in the institution’s research as well as be able to carry out her/his own research. The application is reinforced by a letter of recommendation from the faculty professor or the previous supervisor indicating the importance of the postdoctoral visit.

The following documents must be supplied via the Formas Direct web based form:

  • Application form, including a popular science description.
  • Appendix A. Research programme comprising is limited to a maximum of 18,000 characters, including references
  • Appendix C. Brief CV (maximum of 8000 characters)
  • Appendix D. List of publications (maximum of 8000 characters).
  • Appendix G. Letter of invitation from the host institution. Letter(s) of recommendation from previous supervisor(s) are mandatory but reinforces the application. Non-Swedish citizens should include a certificate indicating permanent residence permit.
  • Appendix I. Copy of Diploma or certificate of the doctoral degree.
  • Appendix J (figures, tables or other illustrations relating to the research programme in Appendix A) is optional (maximum length of two pages).

Please note that the signature appendix (Appendix S) which is automatically generated upon registration is to be signed by the applicant for the postdoctoral scholarship only.

Extensions up to one year, for postdoctoral scholarships awarded no later than 2007, can be applied for consecutively (not later than 3 months before the visit ends). The continuation application should include a progress report as well as a confirmation letter from the institution. The progress report must include a fully motivated justification for the extension.

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Kungsbron 21
P.O. Box 1206
SE-111 82 Stockholm
Tel +46 (0)8-775 40 00
Fax +46 (0)8-775 40 10
Org. 202100-5232

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[Korea] 2009 Scholarships for International Students, Smart Structures Lab, Chonbuk National University

Looking for Prospective Graduate Students

We are building a research team of graduate students or post-doctorate for our laboratory. Our projects are related to the application of laser ultrasound technologies and fiber-optics sensors technologies to the non-destructive test and evaluation (NDT&E), and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of important engineering structures, such as wind turbine, space launch vehicle, nuclear power plant, and aircraft. All the projects are application based with supports from the industries or government and have great potential to be commercialized. If you are highly motivated, we want to invite you to join our research team.

Basic Requirements:

  • Mechanical / Aeronautics / Aerospace / E&E / Mechatronics engineering background
  • Good English language proficiency.

Financial Supports:

  • Research assistantship will be provided. Starting pay is 900,000 Korean Won for PhD or 600,000 Korean Won for master. Salary for post-doc is between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 Korean Won.
  • Annual increment of 50,000 ~ 100,000 Korean Won.
  • Incentive bonus for publication.
  • Tuition fee discount depending on the grade of the coursework for each semester. Previous records show that an average student could get 40% discount from the total tuition fee.

Application Semester: Fall 2009

For more information:

Send your enquiries to: (laser ultrasound group) (fiber-optics sensor group)
Prof. Jung-Ryul, LEE
Smart Structures Laboratory
Chonbuk National University, South Korea.

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