USA: Senior Fellowship Program on International Peace and Security

USA: Senior Fellowship Program on International Peace and Security
The *Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program *provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the United State Institute of Peace, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.

Senior Fellowships usually last for ten months, starting in October, but shorter-term fellowships are also available.

Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

The 2011-2012 Senior Fellowship Application is due on *September 8, 2010*.

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PhD: Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC Embedded optimization for motion con

PhD: Optimization in Engineering Center OPTEC
Embedded optimization for motion control


The aim of this phd project is to develop, implement and
experimentally validate efficient numerical solution methods for optimizing in real-time the motion of machine tools and robot manipulators.

Both open- and closed-loop methods are considered. The former methods generate
optimal motion trajectories on-line, which are then given to the lower level
controller; the closed-loop methods are fast MPC algorithms. For both types
of control problems, optimality with respect to execution time, energy, dynamic
machine loading and residual vibrations will be investigated, taking into account
system constraints such as actuator saturation, maximal velocity and acceleration.

The main challenge is the high sampling rate, in the range of kHz, at which the
embedded optimization problems must be solved. Different problem classes can be
defined according to complexity of the considered system and degree of desired
motion accuracy and robustness: linear time invariant systems, linear parameter
varying systems, nonlinear dynamic (robot) systems, considering parameter
uncertainty and tracking accuracy tolerances. The developed optimal control
algorithms will be implemented and experimentally validated on an industrial
pick-and-place machine and robot manipulator.

This research project is a continuation of the research described on:

Besides a competitive salary we offer a stimulating research environment within
our division PMA ( and the Optimization in
Engineering Center OPTEC( This phd project will
be supervised by Prof. Jan Swevers, and Prof. Moritz Diehl.

The requirements are a strong background in control and dynamic system modeling, numerical optimization, programming, the ability to communicate with mathematical optimizers, strong interest and experience for work on real-world experiments, and enthusiasm for the project. Proficiency in English is a requirement.

Apply now if you are interested in this PhD position. Send your electronic
application to Professor Jan Swevers:

Subject of your email should be: “Embedded optimization for motion Control”.
Include a CV, certificates with university marks, Toefl test results (if applicable),
a list of publications, names and email addresses of two possible references, and a brief description of your research interests are most welcome.

Post-Doc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Post-Doc: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The Delft Center for Systems and Control of the Delft University of
Technology, The Netherlands, announces an open position for a Postdoc position
(12 months) on the topic

Adaptive and Learning Control for Robotics
Department description
The Delft Centre for Systems and Control (DCSC) coordinates the education and
research activities in systems and control at Delft University of Technology.
The Centre’s research mission is to conduct fundamental research in systems
dynamics and control, involving dynamic modelling, advanced control theory,
optimization and signal analysis. The research is motivated by advanced technology
development in mechatronics and microsystems, sustainable industrial processes,
transportation and automotive systems, and physical imaging systems. The group
actively participates in the Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC).

Job/project description
At the Delft Center for Systems and Control we are exploring new ideas about
learning control, by augmenting traditionally model-based controllers with
adaptation and learning capabilities. Ultimately, we aim to develop novel
control paradigms for autonomous mobile robots, moving away from the traditional
well-structured settings typically found in the area of industrial robotics.
Drawing analogies from nature, we find that a priori knowledge can play a fundamental
role in the learning speed of a generic learning controller. Although animal
brains are very plastic, (at the extreme level) it is the prior information
encoded in their DNA that endows them with, not only their physical morphology,
but also with the proper brain ''wiring'' that allows for learning to actually
be possible. The research subject of this particular Postdoc vacancy is to explore
and develop novel learning control frameworks that can be realized in physical
robots. To that end, our group has a number robotic platforms including wheeled
mobile robots, bi-pedal and multi-pedal legged robots and a humanoid robotic arm.

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in control systems, machine learning, or
similar, with a strong background in mathematics. It is preferable that the
candidate has excellent knowledge and skills in programming (C++, Matlab,
Mathematica). Required are good communication skills in writing as well as oral,
in English (knowledge of Dutch is not required). The starting date is as soon
as possible.

More information:

Post-Doc: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Post-Doc: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Wyle Information Systems
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

Post-doctoral Research Scientist is needed to utilize remote sensing technology
to monitor, predict, and facilitate the control of infectious disease transmission.
Climate changes are now apparent across the globe and expected to grow. The observed
changes are causing a wide range of impacts – rising temperature, changing precipitation patterns, significant shift in ecosystems, and increased invasive species and disease pathogens.

As environmental and climatic factors have a profound role in initiating,
promoting and sustaining the transmission of infectious diseases, the objective of
the research is to develop empirical and theoretical models and techniques for
disease surveillance and control. This research includes aspects of ecological
modeling in climate change scenarios.

The position requires a recent Ph.D. (within 2 years from graduation) in Earth
sciences, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, theoretical ecology or engineering
with emphases on modeling diseases or biological systems. Familiarity with statistical methods (biostatistics desirable), numerical methods, artificial intelligence techniques, dynamic system modeling, common geospatial and GIS techniques, and in particular, with C, R, Matlab and ArcGIS are definite assets. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Applicants should send a CV and names of three technical references to Dr. Lawrence
Klein, Group Manager, Wyle Information Systems, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, .

PhD: INRIA Grenoble -Rhone-Alpes (France)

PhD: INRIA Grenoble -Rhone-Alpes (France)
A PhD position in the field of Distributed estimation is opened at INRIA
Grenoble -Rhone-Alpes (France). The thesis focuses on space-time distributed
estimation/filtering using wireless sensor networks with application to the
problem of parameter estimation of the characteristic curves used for representing
the flow/density in a road traffic and to detection of capacity changes due to
roadworks or accidents in a given road section.

The derived algorithms will be validated using real-time data, provided by the Grenoble Traffic Lab (GTL), from measurements performed by a new wireless sensor network for traffic monitoring and control implemented in the Grenoble roccade sud. The research activity will be conducted within the NeCS team ( The project is well suited to candidates with a master degree having good skills in system/control theory, estimation/filtering and optimization.

Additional information can be found at (Thesis offer no 212).

Interested candidates should contact:
Alain Kibangou:
Carlos Canudas de Wit :

PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona (Spain)

PhD: Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona (Spain)
We seek for candidates to apply for PhD grants with the Research Group Control, Dynamics and Applications (CoDAlab) at the Department of Applied Mathematics III of the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona (Spain). These positions are in the framework of two research projects: (1) Identification and control of structural systems with hysteresis and (2) Decentralized control of networked systems with application to large structures.

Grants are for 3-4 years and the salary is around 1100 euros per month plus insurance. The tuition fees for the PhD program are also covered. Our group is composed by engineers and mathematicians. We are preferably seeking for engineers with background in control systems and acceptable mathematical level or mathematicians with background in dynamical systems and control and motivation for
applied research. Typical profiles would be: civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, control engineers and applied mathematicians.

For further details, candidates should contact as soon as possible to Dr. Francesc Pozo ( or Dr. Leonardo Acho (

Send by e-mail a CV (with picture) along with the academic record.

100 PhD Fellowships at The Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)

100 PhD Fellowships at The Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)
The Singapore Ministry of Education has established 100 four-year fellowships for new doctoral students at NTU or NUS who will conduct their research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART Centre).

The establishment of this Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU and NUS the best and most talented doctoral students from Singapore, the region, and beyond and educate them to be future leaders in science and technology for Singapore and beyond. The Fellowship will provide them with the opportunity to be involved in the strategic research programmes at the SMART Centre and provide them with the opportunity to be co-advised by an MIT faculty member. The student may spend up to six months doing research at MIT.

The SMA Graduate Fellowship at SMART provides:

-up to four years of full tuition fees at the student's home university;

-a monthly stipend of S$3,200;

-a scholarly allowance of up to S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six month research residency at MIT;

-and co-supervision by an MIT and NTU/NUS faculty.

There is no bond associated with this fellowship.

In order to be eligible for an SMA Graduate Fellowship, a student must:

-have graduated with an undergraduate degree with first class or second-upper (or equivalent);

-be an incoming new PhD student not currently matriculated;

-have a research interest that fits within one or more of the projects currently being carried out in SMART Interdisciplinary

Research Group (IRG)s. To find out more information on the projects within the IRGs, click on the links below:
•BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM)
•Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM)
•Future Urban Mobility (FM)
•Infectious Diseases (ID)

Application period: May 17 through July 17, 2010

Post-Doc: Imperial College London

EPSRC Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, Imperial College London

A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available for 36 months in the
first instance to work with Dr Guy-Bart Stan at the new EPSRC Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation at Imperial College London. The research project will be responsive to the applicant’s research history and interests but will fall broadly into the research goals of the Centre: (i) to build foundational tools for the robust and modular design of synthetic biology circuits and (ii) to derive applications using synthetic biology. The project is also an excellent opportunity for a skilled individual to cross-over into the exciting field of synthetic biology.

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in either, Applied Mathematics,
Theoretical (Bio)physics, Control Engineering, Computational Biology, a closely
aligned discipline or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. Previous experience in nonlinear dynamical systems, control, stochastic modelling of gene expression, systems biology, or equivalent research and industrial or commercial experience is desirable. Previous research on synthetic biology is also desirable but is not a requirement.

More information can be found at Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Guy-Bart Stan:
Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following
link: (select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20100087). Please complete and upload an application form as directed and submit any other relevant supporting documents such as your full CV.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact
Barbara Skene at
Closing date: June 1, 2010

The Stowe Prize 2011 to Recognize a United States Author in Social Justice Issue, USA

Job Description: The Stowe Prize is a $10,000 award to recognize a United States author whose written work makes a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society. The inaugural Prize will be awarded in 2011, and honors the 200th anniversary of Stowe’s birth.
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin changed how Americans thought about slavery, galvanizing the antislavery movement and widening the divisions that led to the Civil War. Translated into sixty languages, Uncle Tom’s Cabin remains an international classic, read for its powerful portrayal of the struggle for freedom. It is in this tradition that the winner of the Stowe Prize will be chosen. The Prize will be awarded biennially.
To propose a nominee, complete and return the nomination form. Self-nominations are accepted.
Submission must be postmarked by June 1, 2010. The Stowe Prize winner will be announced in March 2011 and awarded in June contact

For further information

Scholarships for Eastern Europe Citizens 2010,UK

Job Decsription: Undergraduate scholarships for Eastern Europe citizens are offered by Edinburg University, UK in collaboration with Coca Cola Company. The scholarships offered are in any subject study. The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000 and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

The Eastern Europe that have eligibility are citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine. They can apply for the admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate course of study and whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.

Applicants must be self-financing. The scholarship is not available to students already on course.

Applicants should have applied through UCAS, and should have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 17 June 2010.

Application Procedure

Alternatively applicants can request a paper application form from:

The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh EH8 9YL
Telephone: +44 131 651 4070

For further information

PhD position in the research group for Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate Change at Justus-Liebig University of Giessen,Germany

We seek for a highly motivated PhD student in the 3 year funded DFG (German Science Foundation) -project “Historical Climatology of the Middle East based on Arabic sources back to AD 800“.
This is a common project with Prof. Dr. R. Glaser (University of Freiburg). It aims at using arabic sources to reconstruct past climate including hydrological variations and extremes in the Middle East and North African region back to AD 800. The results will be compared with independent climate evidence from other archives and links with North Atlantic/European and subtropical/tropical climate will be established. Paleo model output will be used to understand climate variations in the region. Another focus will be the analysis and comparison between the ‘Medieval Climate Anomaly’ and the ‘Little Ice Age’ with current conditions in an area where high resolution paleo data are yet scarse. This work is also closely linked to current national and international paleoclimate projects.

Work description:
The candidate will analyse local/regional climate and the large-scale influence/teleconnections on the Middle East region/Northeastern Africa climate within the instrumental period at daily to multidecadal time scales. She/he will derive improved temperature and precipitation reconstructions using new statistical methods in the area using detailed Arabic sources from parts of Iraq, Syria, Israel, Palestine, western Saudia Arabia and the Nile region back to AD 800. The new climate evidence will be analysed, dynamically interpreted and compared with independent reconstructions from natural archives and paleo climate model runs. The possible links and temporal stability to North Atlantic/European and subtropical/tropical climate will be studied.
The candidate will present the results at national and international conferences and publish them in international peer-reviewed journals.
The successful candidate has a MSc degree or equivalent experience in a quantitative science, in an area related to paleoclimatology, meteorology or hydrology. Experience in statistics and computer programming skills are required. Experience in historical climatology or working with climate models is a plus. The candicate should be motivated, well organised and a creative team player.
We provide a dynamical and interdisciplinary environment with mathematicians, physicists, meteorologists, geographers, geologists and historians and a good national and international network in paleoclimatology.
The post will start as soon as possible. All applications arriving until 18 June 2010 will be considered, later applications until the position is filled.
Applicants should prepare a one page letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, the contact details of three referees and copies of the master certificate.
Please note that only an electronic version of the application in one *single* pdf File will be considered.
Please send your application electronically to Prof. Dr. Luterbacher

The University of Giessen is an equal opportunity employer. To increase the number of women in the faculty, female applicants are recommended to apply for this position. Applicants with severe disabilities will be favoured if they are equally qualified as the other candidates.

European Master Program 2010/12-Transnational Trade Law/Finance-Europe

The European Master in Transnational Trade Law & Finance Program is offered for the year 2010/12 in Europe

This Master is a joint Postgraduate Program offered by 4 European Leading Universities and coordinated by the School of Law of the University of Deusto. As for the Academic Year 2010/2012 European students are also eligible for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships -EM Category B scholarship. Third country students are eligible under EM Category A scholarships (i.e. similar conditions of the last years).


Admission may be granted to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Candidates must be have completed at least a good level first cycle degree in a discipline related to Law and Business Administration (ILF accepts only Law, Economics or Business Administration graduates).
The Course seeks those who demonstrate a proven interest in issues of Transnational law and finance and/or have related international work experience.
Candidates are required to have a recognized qualification in the languages of instruction of the university that they plan to attend. Applicants will have to enclose the documentation attesting their level of English (TOEFL test results 580* or IELTS 6.5) or French (DELF, DALF or other diploma), if they apply for the Strasbourg Track.
Study mobility periods abroad and practical experience in European and/or international organizations and institutions is valued.
Selection criteria include motivation, academic qualifications, languages skills, research experience, and professional experience.
How to apply:

Apply online at
Following documents are required:
Copy of the applicant’s passport.
Academic credentials, with a copy of diploma (if this document is not in English then it must be officially translated) and, if available, diploma supplement.
Certified copies of academic transcripts.
Academic and/or professional CV.
Letter of motivation (type your motivation letter in the “Personal Statement Section” within the Application form on-line).
Original English proficiency test: TOEFL test results 580 or IELTS 6.5 (the ILF requires TOEFL test results 600).
Copy of any other language Diploma (e.g. the French DELF or DALF Diploma).
2 reference letters.
Program Deadline:

MAY 15th 2010 (0:00 GMT).


Bolsas de Estudo para Aperfei�oamento Profissional nos Estados Unidos ? THE HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2011/2012,Brazil

Job Description: O Programa oferece bolsas de estudos nos Estados Unidos para profissionais brasileiros do setor público e do terceiro setor (ONGs) em meio de carreira, preferencialmente empreendedores socials, com comprovado potencial de liderança e atuantes nas áreas de:
• Desenvolvimento e Economia Agrícola;
• Direito (com foco em Direitos Humanos);
• Drogas (Educação, Prevenção e Tratamento);
• Manejo de Recursos Naturais e Meio Ambiente;
• Planejamento Urbano e Regional (com foco em habitação popular);
• Políticas e Administração de Saúde Pública;
• Política e Administração de Tecnologia (com foco em inovação);
• Políticas e Planejamento Educacional (democratização, acesso e equidade do ensino superior);
• Tráfico de pessoas (políticas de prevenção).
Durante os onze meses de bolsa nos EUA os participantes terão oportunidade de ampliar e adquirir experiências profissionais relacionadas às suas áreas de trabalho, numa combinação acadêmica e profissional. As candidaturas serão avaliadas pelo Comitê de Seleção no Brasil, que indicará os candidatos brasileiros ao Comitê Internacional, responsável pela seleção final em nível mundial.
Terão prioridade candidatos:
• Provenientes de setores sub-representados, por razões socioeconômicas, em programas internacionais de aprimoramento educacional e profissional;
• Talentosos, com capacidade de liderança, que queiram aprimorar seus conhecimentos em sua área de atuação;
• Com vinculação profissional com o setor público ou, preferencialmente, com o terceiro setor (ONGs);
• Com experiência em trabalho ou atividades relacionadas ao desenvolvimento de sua comunidade, grupo social, região ou do País;
• Sem experiência educacional ou profissional no exterior.
Não serão consideradas inscrições de:
• Professores universitários e/ou pesquisadores que não estejam envolvidos com a área administrativa (exceto na área de Drogas – Educação, Prevenção e Tratamento);
• Candidatos que estudaram um ano ou mais em universidade norte-americana nos últimos sete anos (até agosto de 2010);
• Candidatos com experiência de mais de seis meses nos EUA nos últimos cinco anos (até agosto/2010).
Documentos para candidatura:
• Formulário de inscrição on-line:
• O formulário de Drug Abuse (parte integrante do formulário de inscrição on-line) deverá ser preenchido somente pelos candidatos da área de Drogas (Educação, Prevenção e Tratamento);
• Duas cartas de recomendação, sendo uma delas do supervisor imediato do candidato. As cartas devem ser escritas em inglês, ou devem ser acompanhadas de tradução e submetidas on-line;
• Diploma e histórico escolar de graduação e pós-graduação (se for o caso).
Informações importantes:
• Todos os candidatos convidados para entrevista deverão apresentar resultado de teste preliminar de proficiência de inglês (TELP, TOEFL ou IELTS);
• O English Language Report Form (parte integrante do formulário on-line) deve ser preenchido pelo professor de inglês, no momento que o candidato se submeter ao teste de proficiência e apresentado pelo candidato na entrevista;
• O TOEFL será exigido de todos os candidatos recomendados na seleção nacional após a entrevista. O resultado do TOEFL deve estar disponível até 3 de setembro de 2010. A pontuação mínima aceita pelo Programa varia de acordo com a modalidade do teste: 525/195/71 pontos (Paper Based Test/ PBT, Computer Based Test/CBT, Internet Based Test/IBT). A validade do TOEFL é de dois anos. Portanto, só serão aceitos resultados de testes realizados após abril/ 2009.
• Ao se inscrever para o TOEFL, o candidato deve incluir os seguintes códigos institucionais para que a Coordenação do Programa Humprhey e a Comissão Fulbright recebam o resultado do teste: Institute of Internatioanl Education (IIE): 9616, Comissão Fulbright Brasil: 8557
Requisitos básicos para concessão da bolsa:
• Possuir nacionalidade brasileira e não ter nacionalidade norte-americana;
• Ser graduado em curso com duração superior a quatro anos;
• Ter no mínimo cinco anos de experiência profissional, até agosto de 2011, após a conclusão do bacharelado;
• Ter fluência em inglês.
A critério do Comitê de Seleção, candidatos provenientes de setores sub-representados, que não têm proficiência mínima em inglês exigida, podem ser recomendados para programas de treinamento intensivo de inglês, com duração de 20 a 25 semanas em universidade norte-americana, imediatamente anterior ao início do programa acadêmico/ profissional Humphrey.
• Bolsa mensal para manutenção: de $1,700 a $ 2,500 de acordo com a localidade;
• Auxílio instalação: $800 (parcela única);
• Auxílio para livros: $750 (parcela única);
• Subsídio para compra de computador: $500 (se necessário, parcela única);
• Auxílio para desenvolvimento profissional: de 1,700 a $2,200 de acordo com a localidade (parcela única);
• Passagem de ida e volta aos Estados Unidos;
• Auxílio para viagem internacional de ida ao EUA: $200 (parcela única);
• Auxílio para viagem de retorno ao Brasil: $400
• Anuidade e taxas escolares;
• Seguro-saúde.
• Data limite de envio da inscrição à Comissão Fulbright: 13 de junho de 2010;
• Pré-seleção e Convocação para entrevista: até 9 de julho de 2010;
• Entrevista dos candidatos pré-selecionados: até 30 de julho de 2010;
• Divulgação do resultado da seleção nacional: até 6 de agosto 2010;
• Apresentação de resultado do TOEFL e documentação complementar (tradução de histórico escolar e diploma) dos candidatos recomendados: até 3 de setembro de 2010;
• Divulgação do resultado da seleção internacional: fevereiro de 2011;
• Início do programa: julho/setembro de 2011;
• Conclusão do programa nos EUA: 11 junho de 2012.
Mais informações:
Comissão Fulbright: (61) 3248-8600, ou
Inscrições abertas até 13 de junho de 2010
For further information

PhD positions are available at the Jagiellonian University,Poland

The programme is designed to improve the standard of scientific research conducted at the Faculty of Chemistry by outstanding researchers in the course of preparing their doctoral dissertations, and to intensify international co-operation.
The programme aims to train future scientists able to work in highly competitive environment and with abilities to work across disciplines. For this purpose we selected 20 topics from among the most-innovative and most-desired modern chemistry and to-chemistry-related material science.

Students from all countries are invited to apply. Duration of each project is 4 years,including 6-24 months spent abroad in the foreign partner institutions.

Within the programme the personal stipends for PhD students are funded.

In order to be eligible, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
have a master degree in chemistry, material science, or related fields have a good background in chemistry and skills expected for the appropriate subject of PhD-Programme:-
1.have a good command in English be under 30 years of age.
2.have a master degree in chemistry, material science, or related fields
3.have a good background in chemistry and skills expected for the appropriate subject of PhD Programme
4.have a good command in English
be under 30 years of age.

Deadline for sending the applications – June 20, 2010
Information and recruitment procedure:

PhD position ? ?NanoBITS ? Exchangeable and Customizable Scanning Probe Tips?,Denmark

An international research project is being established in collaboration between the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology(DTU Nanotech) and a range of european companies and academic partners. The aim is to develop a new, highly flexible type of scanning probe tips for advanced microscopy, where the tip morphology can be accurately shaped to match the application and the tip is assembled by nanomanipulation. The long term perspective is to improve characterization of devices in the semiconductor and photonics industry.
The Ph.D. will be associated with the Nanointegration group at the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. We are a dynamic research team, doing research in integration of nanomaterials and nanostructures with silicon microfabrication, engineering of nanomaterials (particular carbon based such as graphene and nanotubes), and development of advanced metrology tools and nanomanipulation/nanorobotics devices, such as microgrippers. We are part of NSE – Nanosystems Engineering – a multidisciplinary nanotech section with strong activities in bio-, chemical and physical sensors and metrology.
The ideal applicant is an engineer or Master of Science, has an educational background in physics, mechanical engineering and/or microfabrication and a strong interest in working experimentally and in an international environment. Relevant experiences include: characterization by TEM, SEM and AFM, conventional silicon microfabrication in a cleanroom, materials science, nanolithography such as focused ion beam milling and electron beam lithography, finite element calculations of mechanical structures.
Approval and Enrolment
The PhD scholarship is subject to academic approval and the candidate will be enrol¬led in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appoint¬¬ment terms :
The salary and appoint¬¬ment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD students at DTU. The position is available for a period of 3 years.
We must have your online application by June 1, 2010 at the latest. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach all the following documents:
a) Curriculum vitae of the applicant including a list of publications
b) A letter motivating the application
c) Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomae) Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades
Interviews will be held in the period from June 1 to the August 15 of 2010. The position can shoud start as soon as possible after September 1, 2010.
Candidates may apply prior to ob¬tai¬ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
DTU needs diver¬sity and supports equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, and ethnic background.
Additional information:
Additional information may be obtained from Associate Professor Peter Bøggild, phone (+45) 4525 5723, e-mail:

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PhD position ? NANOVATION ? Innovative industrial exploitation of nanotechnology,Denmark

An international research project is being established in collaboration between the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology (DTU Nanotech) and partners within industry as well as academia. The aim of the PhD position is to develop systematic methodologies for shape optimization of nanostructured surfaces, to characterize and compare different structuring approaches in terms of performance and industrial relevance, and finally explore the possibilities for application in collaboration with Danish companies.
The successful candidate, who must have a master’s degree and a good background in mathematical physics, is expected to work theoretically and numerically on optimizing the energy systems involved in the project. This involves in parti¬cu¬lar modelling of complex surface-fluid interfaces. The ideal can¬di¬date has a strong background in microfluidics theory and simulation, and knowledge of optimization theory will be preferable. As the project also involves experimental realisation and characterisation of nanostructured surfaces, some experience with experimental and/or fabrication work will be highly beneficial. Good communication skills and a wish to engage in a lively collaboration are also required, as frequent interaction with academic as well as industrial partners is anticipated.

Approval and Enrolment:
The PhD scholarship is subject to academic approval and the candidate will be enrol¬led in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the PhD studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Salary and appoint¬¬ment terms
The salary and appoint¬¬ment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD students at DTU. The position is available for a period of 3 years.

We must have your online application by June 1, 2010 at the latest. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach all the following documents:

a) Curriculum vitae of the applicant including a list of publications
b) A letter motivating the application
c) Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
d) Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades

Interviews will be held in the period from June 1 to the August 15 of 2010. The position should start as soon as possible.

Candidates may apply prior to ob¬tai¬ning their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

DTU needs diver¬sity and supports equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, and ethnic background.

Additional information
Additional information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Fridolin Okkels, phone (+45) 4525 5749, e-mail:, or Assoc. Prof. Peter Bøggild

For more details

The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO Awards for Young People, Japan

Job description: Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCOEndorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Japan Broadcasting Corporation,
Nikkei Inc., Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” and 2005-2014 as the “United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.” Additionally, 2010 celebrates the International Year of Youth as well as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures. Young people are encouraged to participate in these global initiatives and play a leading role in promoting peace and understanding among all cultures.
What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?
Guidelines: 1. Essays may be submitted by anyone up to 25 years old (as of June 30, 2010) in one of the following age categories:
a) Children (ages up to 14) b) Youth (ages 15 – 25)
2. Essays must be 800 words or less in English, French, Spanish or German; or 1600 characters or less in Japanese, typed or printed.
3. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Children or Youth) (2) essay title(3) your name (4) mailing address (5) phone number (6) e-mail address (7) nationality (8) age as of June 30, 2010 (9) sex (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group. Please enclose a list of participants’ names and the name and contact information of the submitting teacher or director.
(Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.)
4. Entries may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail.
(Email entries must be in text or MS Word format, with the cover page and essay sent together as one document.)
5. Essays must be original and unpublished.
6. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted.
7. Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizers.
Deadline: Entries must be received by June 30, 2010.
Awards: The following awards will be given in the Children’s category and Youth category respectively: 1st Prize: Certificate and prize of 100,000 Yen (approx. US$1,000) … 1 entrant
2nd Prize: Certificate and prize of 50,000 Yen (approx. US$500) … 2 entrants
3rd Prize: Certificate and gift … 5 entrants
Honorable Mention: Certificate and gift … 25 entrants
* 1st prize winners will be invited to the award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan scheduled for November 2010. (Travel expenses will be covered by the organizers.)
** All prize winners will be announced in November 2010 on the Goi Peace Foundation web site ( and UNESCO web site (
Please send your entries to: International Essay Contest c/o The Goi Peace Foundation
1-4-5 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan
* We are unable to confirm receipt of individual essays.

For further information


EPSRC MRes/PhD Studentships 2010/11-Newcastle University-UK

The University of Newcastle offers The EPSRC MRes/PhD Studentships in Microcantilever Mass Sensors for Detection of Infectious Organisms for the year 2010/11 in UK

The studentship will involve collaboration between Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology and the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. The highly interdisciplinary MRes project will be important in allowing the student to experience the laboratory environment in each of the individual disciplines and will provide training in techniques and transferable skills. Initially the MRes project will allow the student to gain experience of bioinformatics approaches to the identification of target proteins on the surface of bacteria with Professor Wipat. The second part of the MRes project will be conducted in the Gallacher laboratory learning microfabrication and photolithographic technologies associated with the manufacture of the microcantilevers which will then be tested towards biomedical diagnostic measurements with Professor McNeil and Dr Manning. The student will therefore gain extremely valuable experience of application driven, cutting-edge multi-disciplinary translational research.

Who may apply:

For eligibilty criteria visit

Amount of the Studentship:

You may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees and an annual stipend (indicative stipend £13,489 for 2010/11). A partial award covers fees only.

Application Process:

You must complete the University’s postgraduate application form. Select “Master of Research/Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Sciences) – Cellular Medicine” as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal statement required) but you must attach a copy of your CV and a covering letter, quoting the title of the studentship and reference number CL027.
For application form visit

Further Information:

For more details, please contact Professor C McNeil,

Studensthip Deadline:

This post is only available until a suitable candidate is appointed so early application is advised.


UWA China Scholarships 2010/11-Australia

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The University of Western Australia offer The UWA China Scholarships to Chinese Citizens for the year 2010/11 in Australia

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) are offering postgraduate research scholarships each year to students from the People’s Republic of China who intend to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at UWA. Only applicants intending to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program are eligible. If the selected Chinese students successfully complete the requirements of the program, they will be conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy degree by UWA.


China Scholarships will only be available to those applicants who:

Will be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application
Are not be currently working or studying abroad (outside the People’s Republic of China);
Agree to return to China upon completion of their studies and/or research;
Are awarded an unconditional offer of enrolment at The University of Western Australia, which is subject to the applicant also being successful in applying for a CSC award. They must therefore fulfil the relevant academic entry requirements set by The University of Western Australia for all international scholarship holders, including a high level of English language proficiency;
Have completed an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test and achieved the minimum results – an overall score of 6.5, with speaking and listening no less than 6.0, and reading and writing no less than 6.5.
Achieved an IELTS SCORE OF 7.5 for Law, with speaking and listening no less than 7.0, and with reading and writing no leass than 7.5;
Or have completed an iBT TOEFL test and achieved minimum results – an overall score of 95, with 23 for writing, 24 for speaking and 22 for reading and listening;
Or a P-B TOEFL with an overall score of 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English and a Test of Written English of no less than 4.5.
Scholarship Benefits:

UWA will provide a scholarship for tuition fees and health insurance for selected students and the CSC will consider the applications of these students for a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, a return airfare to Australia by the most economical route, and visa application fees.

How to apply:

Applications open on Monday, 23 August 2010, and close on Friday, 15 October 2010. These scholarships will be for study in semester 2, 2011 or semester 1 2012.
If you meet all admission requirements and are selected to receive a tuition fee scholarship from The University of Western Australia (UWA), then you will receive an offer letter.
You must then apply to the CSC for your living allowance by the relevant closing date, including your offer from UWA with your application. Please check with your home University and CSC agents for the closing date of CSC applications from your area.
Successful applicants will normally be expected to start their PhD study program at UWA within 12 months of the scholarship being awarded.
Scholarship Deadline:

Friday, 15 October 2010


International PhD Program in the Humanities,University of Warsaw ,Poland

May 6, 2010
Job Description: Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw (Poland) offers a new and unique International PhD Program in the Humanities: “THE TRADITIONS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN HUMANISM AND CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES: THE FRONTIERS OF HUMANITY” cofinanced by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.
The Program embraces:
•Fouryear International Doctoral Program in the Humanities designed by a team of 36 eminent scholars from around the world
• 13 research fields (divided into three sections: KNOWLEDGE, POWER, IDENTITY) which are interconnected through intense interdisciplinary dialogue
• 13 PhD positions open to candidates of all nationalities
• 48 months of paid fellowship, including 12-18 months abroad usually at two or three foreign universities selected from the 24 partner institutions of our Program (in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Russia, Spain, or in the USA)
• monthly stipend of 3000 PLN (over 770 euros), plus benefits
•increased monthly stipend to 4500 PLN while the doctoral student is abroad (c. 1,150 euros), and a roundtrip air ticket

Deadline for applications: July 12, 2010
For more information about the Program, research topics and recruitment process refer at

Contact Name : Magdalena Gorli?ska Email :

Contact address :

Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales”
69 Nowy Swiat str, 00-046 Warszawa, Poland

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