UK - MSc Freshwater and Coastal Sciences at Queen Mary University of London

Aquatic ecosystems are resources of high economic and ecological value. However, they are threatened by habitat degradation, pollution, species introductions and climate change on a global scale. This MSc (either one-year or part-time) aims to provide students with the necessary skills to understand and tackle these issues.

The programme is taught by world experts from the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences and the Department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Staff from a range of external agencies (eg CEH, Environment Agency, DEFRA, APEM) also contribute.

Field work is a key feature of many modules and is continued via a substantive individual research project, providing students with valuable independent research skills for further PhD research and hence into academia, or for prospective employment in the applied sector.

For further information, please contact: Postgraduate Admissions Administrator, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, E1 4NS.Tel: +44(0)20 7882 3012 / Fax: +44(0)20 8983 0973, email:

Luxembourg : Junior Researcher (PhD student) in Computer Science

The University of Luxembourg is inviting applications within its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication for a

Junior researcher (PhD student) in Computer Science M/F

  • Ref:F1-070088
  • 2-year fixed term contract, renewable another 2 years
  • Student AND employee status
The position is embedded in a project "Dynamics of Argumentation", which is a common project between the Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) group at the Computer Science and Communication Research Unit (CSC) in Luxembourg (Responsible: Leon van der Torre) and the Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens (CRIL) at the Université d'Artois, in Lens, France (Responsible: Souhila Kaci).
The position is foreseen as a co-tutuelle position, that is the student will receive a degree from both universities.
The successful candidate will be expected to work on abstract argumentation theory and belief dynamics.


  • Master degree in computer science or related areas;
  • Strong background in logic-based approaches to artificial intelligence, e.g., in knowledge representation, reasoning about uncertainty, or reasoning about preferences.
  • Proficient in mathematical reasoning and be capable of working with abstract concepts.
  • Good oral and written English skills.


  • Work in cooperation with 2 first class and highly active research groups (ICR and CRIL) in a friendly working environment;
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.
More information can be obtained from richard.booth .
Applications should include an introduction letter indicating the motivation, a detailed CV including copies of the MSc diploma and information about the grades, and the names and contact details of two referees. We only accept only electronic submissions, which should be sent to 
richard.booth andleon.vandertorre , quoting the reference number for this position: F1-070088.
ICR homepage:
CRIL homepage:
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Sweden : PhD in History of Technology

The Division of Social Sciences at the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, seeks applicants for a PhD-position in the subject of history of technology with emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples in the protected areas of Fennoscandia 

An important premise for exploitation of land-based natural resources and attendant technology use in northern Fennoscandia (Norway, Sweden and Finland) is how nature conservancy for specific areas is formulated and how the rights of the Sami peoples in these areas are formulated. In the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nature Conservancy in Fennoscandia project funded by Formas, these aspects are studied from historic, political and legal perspectives through an interdisciplinary collaboration between Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University and Tromsö University. The project runs 2010-2013 with a possibility for extension.
The objective of the project is to study the ways in which nationally distinct values, ideologies and conceptions form the basis for development of indigenous rights, and different administrative models in the area that are influenced by the rights of the Sami peoples, and how these administrative models distribute power and influence among different ethnic groups. The PhD-student will specifically study how the notion of nature as both a real and symbolic resource has changed and how cultural notions about the relationship between nature and people among societal groups have influenced the direction of decisions. This is done by examining documentation on appropriation of protected areas and choice of administrative models in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Consequently, this also touches on the relationship between the Sami, the majority population and other ethnic groups. The studies are conducted within a nature conservation discourse about what type of nature conservation is established, and an indigenous people’s discourse about the rights of native peoples to land and water. The final delimitation of the PhD-project is done in collaboration with the project managers.
In your application, you should describe why you are interested in the subject and include a brief thesis concept (two or three pages) that refers to the topic. In it, you can discuss problems, objectives, theories, methods and implementation. The final content of the thesis will be modified and developed within the framework of the project and future instruction. 
The application should also contain documented information on previous studies and grades, and copies of papers to which the applicant wishes to refer.
If you wish to direct your application toward a political science aspect, apply to political science at Umeå University (see ).  
To be eligible, applicants must have at least 90 higher education credits in history or a comparable subject. Applicants should also have an advanced degree, completed the course requirements for at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at an advanced level, or otherwise acquired essentially the same knowledge within or outside Sweden. Proficiency in Swedish and English is required and proficiency in Finnish is useful.
Employment for PhD-position is intended for those who wish to pursue PhD-studies. Salary is payable as per applicable agreements for PhD-employment.
General questions can be answered by the head of history of technology, Senior Lecturer Lars Elenius, at +46 (0)920-49 12 59,   
Related linksFor more information on the department’s research and instruction, see the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences website at Luleå University of Technology:
Further information about the project can be found at:
Send your CV along with a brief motivation for obtaining a post-doc appointment to the project to: Luleå University of Technology, Registrar, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden.   You can also send your application electronically
Include reference number 565-10 on your application.
Application deadline: 03 May 2010.

Sweden : Phd-position in computer and systems science

The Division of Information Systems Science conducts instruction and research in systems science, information security and long-term digital curation. Our division has 12 employees working closely together within the division as well as with other departments within LTU, other Swedish and international universities and companies, and government agencies. We prioritise openness, job satisfaction and interpersonal communication in projects that provoke curiosity and benefit society and industry. 

In this Phd-postition you will work with long-term digital curation in the Centre for Long-Term Digital Preservation. The centre works closely with partners such as the Swedish National Archives and the National Library of Sweden as well as other national and international institutions and disciplines. 
The position requires a master’s degree in computer and systems science or the equivalent. Knowledge of long-term digital curation is a useful qualification.

Other qualification requirements
It is necessary for the applicant to be able to work in groups, and to speak and write English and Swedish or another Nordic language, in consideration of our external partnerships. We welcome male and female applicants as well as applicants from other countries and minority groups, since we believe gender equality and diversity enriches and stimulates our workplace.
For information
Please contact Professor Ann Hägerfors, +46 920-491024,
Send your application marked with reference number 521-10 to: Luleå University of Technology, Registrar, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden. You can also send your application electronically to
Application deadline: 15 April 2010 

Italy: 18 Postdoc Positions Scholarship in Biology at the Campus IFOM-IEO

18 post doc positions are available at the Campus IFOM-IEO and Istituti clinici Humanitas for research in the field of Molecular Oncology and Immunology. Positions are offered in the context of the Structured International post doc program (SIPOD) organized by the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM) and co-funded by Marie Curie Actions

France: PhD Position in Biology and Cancer 2010

France: PhD Position in Biology and Cancer 2010
PhD position (CNRS/PACA funding) available from September 2010 in the Institute of
Developmental Biology and Cancer (UNSA CNRS UMR 6543), in the group of
Dr Franck Borgese at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis / CNRS, Nice, France.

Thesis supervisor: Dr Olivier Soriani
Our project will focus on the regulation of ion channels involved in
cancer cell behaviour
(apoptosis resistance, extra cellular matrix adhesion and degradation,
motility, proliferation).
Recently, we have demonstrated that a unique tumour biomarker, the
sigma-1 receptor
(Sig1R), was functionally associated to Cl- and K+ channels in lung cancer and leukaemia
cells. We have shown that the over-expression of Sig1R in cancer cells
enhances cell
apoptotic resistance through a decrease of volume-regulated Cl- channels activation kinetics
(Renaudo et al., 2007;
Le Guennec et al., 2008). Moreover, exogenous
sigma ligands inhibit
cell cycle through a K+ channel / p27kip1-dependent
pathway (Renaudo et al. 2004).
The project will deal on the molecular mechanisms associating the Sig1R
to ion channels
aberrantly expressed in leukaemia and breast cancer cells, in relation
to their
aggressiveness state. Finally, in vivo significance of the
described mechanisms will be
explored in a mouse metastatic model.
Main technical approaches: Molecular cell biology, genetics, microscopy
imagery and
electrophysiology (patch-clamp).
We are seeking highly talented and self-motivated candidates. A
background in the field of
electrophysiology and cell physiology will be appreciated. The position
will be available on
September 2010.
Candidates are invited to obtain application forms from or
Application deadline: Friday 30th April.
Provisional date for auditions of short listed candidates: Monday 17th
· Martial,S., Giorgelli,J.L.,
Renaudo,A., Derijard,B., and Soriani,O. (2008). SP600125 inhibits Kv
channels through a JNK-independent pathway in cancer cells. Biochem.
Biophys. Res.
Commun. 366, 944-950
· Renaudo,A., L’Hoste,S.,
Guizouarn,H., Borgese,F., and Soriani,O. (2007). Cancer cell cycle
modulated by a functional coupling between sigma receptors and Cl- channels. J. Biol. Chem.
282, 2259-2267.
· Le Guennec,J.Y., Ouadid-Ahidouch,H.,
Soriani,O., Besson,P., Ahidouch,A., and Vandier,C.
(2007). Voltage-gated ion channels, new targets in anti-cancer research. Recent Patents
Anticancer Drug Discov. 2, 189-202.
· Renaudo,A., Watry,V., Chassot,A.A.,
Ponzio,G., Ehrenfeld,J., and Soriani,O. (2004). Inhibition
of tumor cell proliferation by sigma ligands is associated with K+ Channel inhibition and
accumulation. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 311, 1105-1114.

UK: The Sir John Ramsden International PhD Scholarship Politics and International Studies

The University of Huddersfield are pleased to invite applications for the newly established Sir John Ramsden International PhD Scholarship. The scholarship will be offered to an international applicant wishing to undertake research in the area of politics and international studies broadly conceived. Proposals should be in line with the research interests of academic staff in politics within the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) Applications with a comparative focus on contemporary issues of citizenship and national identities would be of particular interest.

We welcome applicants who meet the University of Huddersfield’s minimum qualifications needed to study for a doctorate. We will also give consideration to other experience where appropriate (particularly teaching experience). Applicants are expected to demonstrate academic excellence, the ability to work independently and a high degree of motivation. If English is not your first language, a language test certificate is required with the following minimum requirements for this scholarship: IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600/250/100.
The scholarship will cover the full cost of University of Huddersfield international fees for PhD study, equivalent to £28,500 over the three years. It is anticipated that the scholarship will commence in October 2010.
If you wish to apply for the scholarship, the standard University of Huddersfield postgraduate study application form should be completed and submitted. This can be located via the following link, and section 4 should state ‘Application for the Sir John Ramsden International Scholarship’. For this award please provide a 2000 word research proposal. For further information for international students studying at University of Huddersfield please go to
Completed applications should be returned to: The Research Office Level 10, Central Services Building University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1484 472356, Fax: +44 (0) 1484 472146 Email:
The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd May and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on the week beginning 7th June 2010.
Informal enquiries to Dr Chris Gifford, email

Italy: 5 PhD Grants in International Studies at University of Trento

Doctoral School in International Studies
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 26th cycle – academic year 2010/11
Specialized curricula:
1st International and European Law
2nd International Politics and Society
3rd International Economics

Number of positions: 7
Number of grants: 5
Announcement of selection: published in Gazzetta Ufficiale nr. 23 of 23 March 2010 available in Box Download.
Application’s deadline to participate in the selection: 28 April 2010
Admissions Committee – Examination’s time and location:
See box More when available
ENROLMENT: deadlines
Enrolment in the 1st year: to come
Go to the application online
In case of questions concerning the application on line please read the admissions FAQ on the School’s webpage before writing

Italy: PhD positions at Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Notice of competitive examination XXVI cycle
(Decree Rep. n° 831 Prot. n° 5698, 5th March 2010)
Notice of competitive examination published in the Official Gazzette N. 22, 19th March 2010

- Download the notice of the competitive examination (XXVI cycle, Expiring 25 May 2010)
-Application form:
Download the notice of the competitive examination (XXVI cycle, Expiring 25 May 2010)

PhD Fellowships in Business – Austria 2010

PhD Fellowships in Business – Austria *Univ. Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos*:
The Institute for International Business (IIB) at the Vienna University
of Economics and Business is seeking to fill two positions for Research
and Teaching Associates. Positions may be filled at the doctoral level.
The successful candidates will provide part-time support to the IIB
faculty in teaching and administrative work while pursuing an active
program of research. English is the operating language of the group.

Members of the IIB group are active in research in a variety of areas of
international business, international management, and strategy. The
group maintains a strong collaborative atmosphere with active
research-oriented programs for doctoral students. IIB faculty serve on
the editorial boards of major journals including the Strategic
Management Journal, Journal of International Management, Management
International Review, and Global Strategy Journal. One of our members
currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning. We have
published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal
of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Administrative
Science Quarterly, Journal of International Management, Management
International Review, International Business Review, Research Policy,
Organization Studies and many others. IIB also regularly hosts academic
visitors from major North American, European and Asian universities.
Established in 1898, Vienna University of Economics and Business has
over 20.000 students and 400 full time faculty. It is one of the
largest business schools in Europe. The university offers Bachelors,
Masters, Executive Masters, and PhD programs in traditional and
specialized areas. The University is ranked in the Financial Times
European top 50 and the FT top 25 for Business Administration. The joint
Masters in International Management (CEMS) is ranked first in Europe by
the FT. The university maintains partnerships with 200 universities on
all continents and has strong ties to the business community.
Vienna is the capital of Austria and a major center of business for the
region. Vienna also is world renown as a center of culture. The city
offers exceptional attractions in music, art, and popular culture, as
well as world-class dining and a high standard of living. Vienna hosts a
variety of international organizations including the UN Atomic Energy
Agency, UNIDO, and OPEC. Vienna also serves as the gateway to Central
and Eastern Europe; it is the European regional headquarters of more
than 200 multinational corporations in IT, financial services,
pharmaceuticals and other industries. Vienna is consistently ranked one
of the world’s most livable cities by Mercer Consulting.
Minimum requirements for the positions: Candidates must possess a
university degree in business studies, social sciences, or a related field.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Professor Björn Ambos. Tel.
+431313365121, Email:>
To apply please visit the following link
or send your applications to Vienna University of Economics and
Business, HR Department, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria. Ref. 1532
To be considered for the position, your application including curriculum
vitae and three letters of reference must be received by 21.4.2010.

*Univ. Prof. Dr. Björn Ambos
Institute for International Marketing and Management
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Augasse 2-6, 1090 Vienna, Austria
+43 (1) 31336 5121 (direct)
+43 (1) 31336 5120 (secretary)
+43 (1) 31336 776 (fax)

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