PhD Assistantship in Management – Austria

I am seeking to fill two positions for Ph.D. students, employed as Research and Teaching Assistants (UniversitätsassistentIn mit Master/Diplom), at the Department of International Management at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria by February 1st, 2010.

Deadline for applications is 28.10.2009. Knowledge of German language is an advantage but not a requirement. Should you have any questions, please contact Professor Tina C. Ambos. email:

The Johannes Kepler University in Linz, one of the most modern universities in Austria, was founded in 1966 as an Academy for Social and Economic Science. Johannes Kepler University is an impulse center for science and society and prides itself on a very distinguished international reputation. It is the largest academic institution in the federal state of Upper Austria. Situated on the north-eastern outskirts in the Upper Austrian capital of Linz, the campus accommodates approximately 14,000 students and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff. JKU currently offers 29 bachelor, masters and doctoral programs. The university’s core areas of competence include the Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Law as well as Engineering and Natural Sciences
The Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (SoWi) is the only faculty of its kind in Austria to offer such an extensive range of study programs in the social sciences, economics and business. The SoWi Faculty develops its study programs according to national and international guidelines and quality standards.

University of Tsukuba Undergraduate Scholarship for August 2009

*2010 University of Tsukuba “Tsukuba Scholarship” for undergraduate English
course students*

The University of Tsukuba invites applications from international students for the 2010 University of Tsukuba “Tsukuba Scholarship” as per the guidelines outlined below. The University of Tsukuba’s “English Course
Program”, which will commence in the 2010 academic year, is newly established program through which international students studying at the University of Tsukuba at the undergraduate level can earn their academic
degrees by taking classes only in English.

1. Purpose
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for exceptional international students who are applying to enter the University of Tsukuba’s English Course Program at the undergraduate level, thereby
contributing to the cultivation of people who can make future contributions to international society.

2. Application Qualifications and Conditions
Applicants for this scholarship must fulfill the following conditions:

Nationality: Applicants whose nationality is of a country other than Japan (limited to those countries with which Japan has diplomatic relations). Applicants who fulfill the qualifications for entering the English Course
Program in any of the following undergraduate schools:
(reference) Courses to be established in 2010

Undergraduate Program of International Social Studies, School of Social and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Course of Life and Environmental Sciences, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Applicants who, upon entering the University of Tsukuba, do not receive nor expect to receive a scholarship or scholarships from any other scholarship-granting organizations or bodies for the purpose of studying

3. Duration of Scholarship
The duration of the scholarship will be from the first month of entering the university until the end of the applicable academic year (August 2010 to March 2011). From April 2011, students may apply for other scholarships from the University of Tsukuba or from other scholarship-granting organizations
or bodies.

4. Scholarship Amount Details
Travel expenses: The scholarship will pay a uniform amount of 100,000 yen for travel expenses to Japan from abroad when entering the University of Tsukuba. However, this travel expense payment is limited to those recipients who will be newly coming to Japan from abroad for the purposes of entering the University of Tsukuba.
Monthly stipend: Scholarship recipients will receive one of the following monthly stipends based on their results in the entrance examination etc.
Class 1:100,000 yen per month
Class 2: 60,000 yen per month
Enrollment fee and first-year tuition exemptions: In addition to the above noted travel expenses and monthly stipend, scholarship recipients will receive exemptions from paying their enrollment fee (a one-time only fee of
282,000 yen) and their first-year tuition (from August 2010 to March 2011, 357,200 yen), for a total of 639,200 yen.
5. Number of Scholarships Available
Class 1:5 scholarships
Class 2: 8 scholarships
6. Application Documents
2010 University of Tsukuba “Tsukuba Scholarship” Application Form (attached
form) 1 copy

7. Application Period
Applicants for this scholarship should send by mail the “2010 University of Tsukuba ‘Tsukuba Scholarship’ Application Form” (see Item 6) to the following address during the application period indicated in the application guidelines for the English Course Program. Please note that application documentation arriving later than the prescribed application period will not be accepted.
Address for submitting application documentation:
International Student Center
University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1
Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken JAPAN

8. Selection and Notice of Decision
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on a comprehensive assessment of their application documentation, the results of their interview (in cases where interviews are conducted for university admission), and the content of their scholarship applications. Results of the scholarship selection will be sent to all applicants for university admission together with the notice of their entrance examination results.
Please note: All information that applicants for the 2010 Tsukuba Scholarship submit on the “2010 Tsukuba Scholarship Application Form” will be held in strictest confidence and be used only for the selection of
scholarship recipients.
This information will NOT be used in connection with the University of Tsukuba entrance examination or admission to the applicant’s prospective undergraduate school, and this information has no bearing whatsoever on the results of the entrance examination.

9. Obligations of Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship recipients are expected to fully understand the educational purpose of the English Course Program that is conducted in their affiliated undergraduate school. Furthermore, it is expected that scholarship recipients consistently display leadership skills in educational activities
undertaken with other students at the University of Tsukuba as well as any other activities.

10. Special Note
The scholarship will be revoked if any of the following situations occur:

If the scholarship recipient has falsified any part of the application documentation.
If the scholarship recipient take a leave of absence, withdraws or is expelled from his/her program of study because of disciplinary measures. If the scholarship recipient has displayed behavior in his/her studies or
lifestyle that is deemed unsuitable.

11. Inquiries Regarding the Tsukuba Scholarship for 2010
Inquiries may be directed to:
The Division of International Students
Department of Global Activities
University of Tsukuba
Tel: +81-29-853-6086
Fax: +81-29-853-6204

PhD Positions, various locations, Germany,

PhD Positions, various locations, Germany,

Doktorandenstellen – PhD Positions

The DFG-financed Research Group
"Specific light driven reactions in unicellular model algae" announces PhD positions on the following topics and in the following labs:

"Light harvesting regulation in diatoms " Claudia Buechel (, Frankfurt
"Chlamyrhodopsins and nuclear gene targeting" Peter Hegemann, ( Berlin
"The light and circadian clock controlled signaling pathway" Maria Mittag, ( Jena
"Characterization of light-activated adenyly/guanylyl cyclases, especially rhodopsins from green algae" Georg Nagel, ( Wuerzburg

The salary (65% positions) will be according to TV-L or BATIIa (Frankfurt). The appointments are fixed-term. Information on the projects as well as detailed addresses are available on the homepage

Please send your CV, grades and certificates as well as letter of references from former supervisors preferable as pdf-file to the email addresses above till November 15 latest.

Severely disabled persons will be preferred if equal qualifications are given. Within the frame of the research group there are resources for gender equality (e.g. extended day care for kids) available.

[Norway] PhD scholarship in dynamic analysis of multi-purpose platforms for wave and wind energy (IVT-123/09)

PhD scholarship in dynamic analysis of multi-purpose platforms for wave and wind energy (IVT-123/09)
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology Department of Marine Technology – CeSOS

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology has responsibility for the following disciplines: civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, geology and mineral resources engineering and marine technology. The Faculty has 10 Departments (, about 750 employees, 3000 Master students, and about 400 PhD candidates.

PhD scholarship in dynamic analysis of multi-purpose platforms for wave and wind energy (IVT-123/09)

Offshore wind represents a significant potential for long-term sustainable energy generation. A cost efficient exploitation of wind energy in deeper waters could benefit from a combined utilization of other technologies. One effective choice is to combine wind energy with tidal current – , or primarily, with wave energy. Assessment of the power capture and reliability and availability of such systems requires analysis of the dynamic behaviour of the whole system under wind and wave forces. The present research project will focus on development and application of methods for integrated analysis of a class of systems which include the structure and mechanical system while the electrical system will be modeled in a simplified manner. The example systems will be selected in cooperation with relevant industry partners.

The research will take place in an international research environment in CeSOS, involving several researchers and PhD candidates in the offshore wind centre Nowitech and the EU network Wavetrain2 and other programmes.

The PhD candidate must have an MSc degree in marine technology, civil- or mechanical engineering or another relevant field. The candidate must be qualified for admittance as a PhD student at NTNU and preferably have good English language skills. The candidate will be a part of a research team residing in Trondheim.

More information can be obtained from Director of CeSOS, Professor Torgeir Moan, phone +47 73 59 55 41 (

Salaries, etc. PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, grade 45 – 51 on the Norwegian State salary scale, gross NOK 355 400 to NOK 394 200 per year (before tax). PhD students are normally remunerated at wage level 45. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary.

Engagement as a PhD candidate is done in accordance with current appointment regulations with supplementary rules in force giving guidelines for scholarship appointments in universities and university colleges. The goal of each of the announced positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants are obliged to engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicant’s plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement. A contract of employment will be set up for the engagement period regulating the rights and duties of the PhD student.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants.

The fellowship is awarded for 4 years with 25 % duties for the Department.

The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Persons with immigrant background are encouraged to apply. NTNU’s objective is to increase the number of females in scientific positions. Female applicants are therefore encouraged to apply.

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. The application should preferably include a project statement of about 1 – 2 pages.

An application inclusive CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures are to be submitted via the link “Apply for this job”, IVT-123/09. Preferably, we want the attachments in one file. Application deadline: 20.10.2009.

PhD Position, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

PhD Position, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

A Ph.D. student position is available in the group of Prof. Stefan Gaubatz at the Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg/ Germany. Research in our group is focused on the transcriptional control of the cell cycle and its role in early mammalian development and in tumorigenesis.

Current projects in the lab are focused on the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor family, E2F-transcription factors and epigenetic gene regulation. We employ state-of-the- art technologies including Chromatin-immunopre cipitations (ChIP), RNA interference, cDNA microarrys and cre-lox based mouse models.

Highly motivated students with a Diploma or Master in Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Medicine are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in molecular and cellular biology and / or mouse genetics is of advantage.

Please send your CV, transcripts of records and names of at least two references by e-mail to:

Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarship, Goldsmiths University of London

Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarship, Goldsmiths University of London

There are up to 10 scholarships available to prospective international students studying for a full-time taught Master’s programme . The scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only.

To be eligible to apply you must have applied for a place on a full-time postgraduate taught degree, have an international fee liability and are self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and / or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.

Please note that current students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to apply

You will need to complete an International Postgraduate Scholarship application form(MS Word), and return it to:

Bursaries & Scholarships Officer
Student Support RHB 124
Goldsmith, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

Please note that your application form for a scholarship is processed separately from your application form for admission. You must therefore ensure that you provide COPIES of all relevant transcripts and certificates with the application.

Applications must reach us by 1 April 2010.

Selection criteria
All applications will be assessed on academic merit only – financial circumstances will not be taken into account.

Further Information
If you have any queries regarding these scholarships, please contact the Bursaries & Scholarships Officer via email to

Please note that scholarship and funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and the details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are therefore urged to check this information regularly to ensure that they are aware of available schemes, current procedures and deadlines.

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