Doctoral courses in Denmark, Fall 2010

Doctoral courses in Denmark, Fall 2010
The Danish National Doctoral School offers eight international ph.d. courses in the fall of 2010. For further information about the courses, please consult (menu item: KURSER). Some application deadlines are imminent.

Participation in the courses is free of charge for participating ph.d. students. You will have to pay your own travel and accommodation costs, and a fee will be charged to cover meals, coffee during intervals, texts, etc. during the course.

· *Organizational Communication - between functionalism and interpretivism – with Cynthia Stohl*. 15-17 September 2010, Aarhus School of Business.

· *Emotions, Media and Crime*. Aarhus University, September 29 - October 1, 2010.

· *Media, citizenship, social movements, and processes of democratization*, 4-6 October 2010, Aarhus University.

· *Games Research and Ethics: Current Issues, Possible Resolutions / with Charles Ess*. 25-26 October, Aarhus University.

· *New Media, New Theories, New Methods. Cross media analysis, web sphere analysis, network analysis*. Ph.d. course organized by NordForsk and FMKJ. 14-17 November, Aarhus University.

· *Challenging genres – genre challenges. Transformations of genre in the contemporary media landscape*, November 17-19, 2010, The University of Copenhagen.

· *The sociology of journalism – traditions and new perspectives. Masterclass with Gaye Tuchman*. University of Copenhagen 17-18 November 2010. A co-event of FMKJ and the NordForsk Journalism Network

· *Gaming and Gameness. Relating Avatars, Bodies, Perceptions, Actions, Virtualities, and Materialities in Computer Games*. 22-24 November, Sandbjerg Gods/Aarhus University.

Kim Christian Schrøder
Professor, Department of Communication
Roskilde University, Building 43.3
Universitetsvej 1, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Direct line: (+45) 46 74 38 08, telefax: (+45) 46 74 30 75
Email: ,

Postdoc and Junior-researcher Positions in Semantic Search, Linked Data, and Adaptive Web

Postdoc and Junior-researcher Positions in Semantic Search, Linked Data, and Adaptive Web
The Web Information Systems group in TU Delft (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands) concentrates in its research on large-scale information systems, specifically information systems that involve Web and Semantic Web technology. Main topics in the group's research activities are:

- engineering and science of the adaptive web, including semantics-based adaptation and personalization,
- semantic search and retrieval,
- semantic integration and linked data.

The objective is the development of and experimentation with techniques for semantic search, creation and use of linked data, and adaptive web applications. Candidates should have a solid background in Computer Science or related disciplines and be interested in Web and Semantic Web technology.

They should have good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing, and candidates are expected to realize research ideas in terms of software tools. Applications are invited for Postdoc positions as well as Junior-researcher positions on one or more of the above topics. The group offers the chance to perform high-quality and cutting-edge research in an international environment. Successful candidates will work in European and/or national projects, in close collaboration with the members of the WIS group.

The position of postdoc is available for a period of 1 year with the possibility to extend, depending on the fit with specific projects. The postdoc candidate should have a relevant background and experience in the field, demonstrated by a PhD and publications, and is expected to help lead junior-researchers, PhD-students and MSc-students perform their research.

Postdoc candidates will have the opportunity to perform independent research on the topics of the group, which qualifies them for an academic career and allows them to establish themselves as an independent researcher in the research community.

The position of junior-researcher is available for candidates with a relevante MSc-degree for a period of at least 6 months, preferably 1 year. The junior-researcher candidate should have a relevant background in research and software development, with an MSc in Computer Science or related disciplines, and is expected to assist in the group's research mainly in tool development. Junior-researcher candidates will receive guidance and support in developing the necessary skills to produce high-quality research necessary to earn a PhD degree: depending on the performance and the fit with projects, a junior-researcher candidate could become a PhD-student in the group.

Candidates can express their interest by sending an email with a CV, a motivation letter indicating also the group's topics they are most interested in, as well as copy of their MSc/PhD thesis (as pdf) to Geert-Jan Houben at wis@ewi.tudelft. nl (mentioning the subject "PositionsJune2010" . More information can be found at wis.ewi.tudelft. nl. The deadline for applications is July 10th, but applications will be processed as they are received.

Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa

Students from a developing country in the Commonwealth who meet the entrance requirements for postgraduate study at the respective institutions are eligible to apply for Commonwealth Scholarships in South Africa.

Each institution (listed below) has its own application and selection procedure and it is imperative for interested applicants to contact the institutions directly for more information.

The following institutions are offering scholarships under the auspices of the Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Scheme:

Rhodes University ( Masters degree study in any field of study – Humanities, Science, Commerce, Education, Pharmacy & Law Applicants should submit a full CV and Academic record (verified) to by 15 October. Please contact John Gillam at telephone number +27 46 6038179 or email j.p.gillam[at] for any enquiries and further information.
University of Johannesburg ( 2 PhD Fellowships & 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Please contact Ms Nandarani Maistry at the University of Johannesburg on telephone number +27 11 559 6383 or email nmaistry[at] for information on the application process and closing date.
University of Pretoria ( 2 PhD Scholarships & 1 Postdoctoral Scholarship.Click here for full details on the PhD Scholarships and Click here for full details on the Postdoctoral Scholarship. Please note that the application deadline is 14 January.
Tshwane University of Technology ( Contact Dilla Wright at telephone number +27 12 382 5154 or email wrightd[at]
University of Cape Town ( Postgraduate studies
University of KwaZulu Natal ( Postgraduate studies.
For further details, and application materials please contact:

Japanese Fellowship Programs 2010 in Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to promote Japanese Studies, this program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Fellowship Programs

Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) (2-12 months): Scholars and researchers in the humanities or social sciences.
Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) (21-59 days): Scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences who need to conduct intensive research in Japan.
Doctoral Candidates (4-12 months): Doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
The application deadline is Monday, November 1, 2010.


Joint Japan-World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for Masters in Infrastructure Management, Yokohama National University

Since 1995 Yokohama National University has been providing prominent mid-career engineering professionals with chances to study infrastructure management under its inter-faculty Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management (IMP) funded by the Japanese Government and administered by the World Bank Institute. Fifty-three scholars have already graduated and have been actively working in their countries with their full knowledge and experience gained in Japan.

Infrastructure plays an important role in economic growth, improving social welfare and equitable distribution of income among people and regions. Appropriate infrastructure management is crucial to fully utilize expensive infrastructure for the above objectives. Yokohama is one of the most suitable places to study such subject because the development of the city itself shows the evidence of the importance of infrastructure development and its appropriate management.

IMP is an interdisciplinary program jointly organized by graduate schools of law, economics, business administration, engineering and environment. Stress is placed on management rather than engineering. The program offers lectures in the fields of engineering, environment, economics, management and law, together with practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques and other basic subjects in the first year. During the second year, students engage in internship programs related to their areas of studies. Finally students submit thesis, which is a requirement for the completion of the Master’s program. Presently students are from Africa, Asia and Europe. Mid-career engineering professionals who have active role in their country’s development in the World Bank developing member countries are eligible to apply for IMP.

You are encouraged to apply for IMP if you intend to build bridges to the future in your countries. We look forward to seeing you in Yokohama.

For detail information regarding application, please visit :

Contact Adress: Infrastructure Management Program, Yokohama National University

Contact Email:

Application Deadline : 13 August 2010


Linfield College Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students

Linfield College welcomes full-time international students seeking a four-year Bachelor’s degree. For non-native speakers of English, a TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT) is required for entry directly into the regular academic programs and students are evaluated in a number of areas which commonly indicate academic potential. These include academic performance in secondary schools, writing samples, and letter of recommendation. Because participation in non-academic activities is important at Linfield, the depth and quality of an applicant’s involvement in community and school activities is also evaluated.

Application Deadlines – International
While the following dates are priority application deadlines, Linfield College will make every effort to accommodate applications beyond these dates.

Fall Entry Spring Entry
Begin accepting application materials September 1 September 1
Priority application deadline April 15 November 1
Admission and financial aid notification May 15 December 15
$2000 Enrollment Deposit date (A Certification of Eligibility I-20 will be issued after the receipt of the enrollment deposit) June 1 January 15

Germany:Ph.D. Studentship-Molecular Cancer Biology

The Department of Internal Medicine III (Hematology, Oncology, Rheumatology, and Infectious Diseases) at the University Medical Center Ulm offers a highly interactive and collaborative scientific environment with a strong focus on translational oncology research. Among the positions available is a Ph.D. studentship in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Scholl and Dr. Stefan Fröhling (

The Department of Internal Medicine III invites applications for a

Ph.D. Studentship – Molecular Cancer Biology

initially limited for 2 years. There is a possibility of an employment extension subsequently. The vacancy can be filled immediately. The integration of the successful applicant into the International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm ( is possible.

Research projects will include:
- The characterization of the mechanism(s) underlying the recently discovered synthetic lethal relationship between transforming KRAS mutations and suppression of STK33 in a broad spectrum of human cancers (Scholl, Fröhling et al. Cell 137:821-834, 2009).
- The identification of novel markers of STK33 activity that can be used for the assessment of small-molecule modulation of STK33 function.
- The development of targeted therapies based on insight into disease pathogenesis.

Your personal profile:
- We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in cancer biology to join a research group interested in the molecular pathogenesis of hematopoietic and epithelial malignancies.
- Applicants should hold a degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field and have strong laboratory and analytical skills.
- Experience in molecular biology, cancer genetics, functional genetic approaches, or protein biochemistry is preferred.

Full applications, including curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, expected availability date, a description of past research experiences and accomplishments, and two references, should be submitted to or the mailing address below.

Dr. Claudia Scholl
University Medical Center Ulm
Department of Internal Medicine III
Albert-Einstein-Allee 23
89081 Ulm, Germany

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2010

The University Medical Center Ulm aims at increasing the proportion of women and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to submit their applications.

In general, full-time positions are divisible.

Handicapped people, especially handicapped women, with equal qualifications will be employed and trained preferentially.
Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg.
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

Germany : Phd Scholarship Position in Geomicrobiology

The research group for Geomicrobiology at the Institute for Geosciences at the University of Tuebingen is looking for a PhD student working for 3 years on

‘Magnetite formation by Fe(II)-oxidizing and Fe(III)-reducing bacteria’

Iron is one of the major redox elements in the Earth crust and can be reduced and oxidized by bacteria. During these redox reactions, Fe minerals are dissolved, transformed or formed. Magnetite (Fe3O4) is a magnetic Fe(II)-Fe(III)-mineral and can be formed both by microbial Fe(II) oxidation and Fe(III) reduction. Since microbial activities (including microbial iron mineral formation) are strongly influenced by the presence of contaminants, it was suggested that magnetic properties can be used to delineate anthropogenic contamination accumulating in soil and sediments. Magnetic proxy screening may therefore serve as a fast and cost-effective, qualitative or semi-quantitative, tool for initial site characterization and for repeated measurements to observe the evolution of pollution (monitoring). However, the mechanisms and conditions controlling the reductive and oxidative formation and transformation of magnetic minerals (mainly magnetite) are not known in detail but need to !
be understood in order to apply magnetic measurements for assessment of environmental contamination.

The proposed interdisciplinary research project will be done in close collaboration with the research group for Geophysics at the University of Tübingen and aims at identifying the conditions under which magnetite is formed and transformed using field studies and laboratory experiments. Geochemical analyses (e.g. by wet-chemistry and chromatography), mineralogical studies (e.g. XRD, Mössbauer spectroscopy, magnetic measurements) and microbiological approaches (cultivation dependent and independent techniques including molecular ecological analyses based on DNA/RNA techniques) will be used to study sediments collected at a former military base. The redox conditions, iron mineralogy, and magnetic properties will be determined at the field site. Aerobic and anaerobic Fe(II)-oxidizing as well as Fe(III)-reducing bacteria will be localized, quantified, isolated and identified and iron mineral (in particular magnetite) formation by the isolated strains will be determined.

We offer a PhD position in an interdisciplinary, international, young and dynamic team of microbiologists, geochemists and environmental geoscientists. This position provides an opportunity to bring in the candidate’s own creativity and self-responsibility. Not only will you learn and apply various lab techniques, but you will also practice and improve your ability to discuss and present problems and results in a friendly atmosphere.

You should have a background in environmental sciences, (geo-)chemistry or microbiology and like working in a team in an interdisciplinary field. Applicants should have good communication skills and be highly motivated and committed to pursuing interdisciplinary research particularly focusing on environmental issues. Good computer and language skills (English) are advantageous. The studentship will be funded by the University of Tuebingen at TVL E13 (50%). The start date is October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment will be arranged by the administration of the University of Tuebingen. We particularly encourage female applicants to apply for this position. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application by email before August 31st (2010) to:
Prof. Andreas Kappler, University of Tuebingen,
Phone: 07071-2974992;
Application Deadline : 31 August 2010

Sweden:PhD student in Target Tracking Using Airborne Sensors

Target tracking is a major function in any sensor system measuring moving objects. The input consists of target observations. These observations originate from various kinds of sensor systems such as radar, transponder systems, TV, IR, sonar, and acoustic sensors. The result of the tracking algorithm is a surveillance picture describing the covered volume by multitude of objects and their character, such as movement and type of object. The surveillance picture is further used by the user of the system or automatic functions. In particular, the tracking algorithm plays an important role for data enhancement and compilation. This is due to the fact that sensor data never are perfect. The task is an intricate and elaborate process. The success of this process depends strongly on the used algorithms, and a good result gives more useful systems with a more accurate performance.
The Ph.D. student will be employed at the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers. The employment is normally for 5 years, and involves about 60% own research, 20% courses and 20% teaching duties. The department has teaching both in Swedish and English.
Job description
The Ph.D. project concerns analysis and development of new algorithms for target tracking in complicated environments, involving multiple targets and uncertain measurements due to partial occlusion, heavy clutter, etc. The project is a collaboration between the Signal Processing Group at Chalmers University of Technology, Saab Electronic Defence Systems, and Saab Bofors Dynamics, and it is sponsored by Vinnova and Swedish industry under the program NFFP 5.
Required qualifications
A suitable background is a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Automation, Engineering Physics or similar. A strong background in Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Signal Processing is an advantage. Due to the nature of the project, a Swedish citizenship is required.
Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/169) must be written on the first page of the application.
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information
For more information, contact
Prof. Mats Viberg +46 31 772 1773,
Dr. Lennart Svensson +46 31 772 1777,
Union representatives

SACO Jan Lindér
ST Marie Wenander
SEKO Ralf Berndtsson
Call +46 31 772 10 00, Chalmers switchboard
Click here to Apply
Application Deadline : 7 July 2010

Sweden : PhD student position in New Nano-Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering

We are seeking a PhD candidate for EU-funded (EuroNanoMed) research program EAREG that aims at auricle (ear) reconstruction using nano-cellulose scaffold combined with human chondrocytes and stem cells. The project is truly interdisciplinary since it combines engineering investigation, such as bioimaging and biomechanics, material science expertise, biotechnology and cell biology.
The research will be performed at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biopolymer technology research group at BBV Laboratory which is situated at Biotech Center. The research group carries out several projects aiming to develop new polysaccharide based materials for new biomaterial applications. Several projects focus on engineering of structure of nano-cellulosic materials for use as implants, scaffolds for tissue engineering and organ regeneration. The research group works in close international collaboration with surgeons, cell and molecular biologists and biomechanical engineers. The group offers stimulating research and innovation environment.
Job description
Our goal in this EU program is to develop and evaluate a pre-clinical therapy for auricle reconstruction, and introduce this novel therapy to the clinic. The primarily focus will be on auricle regeneration, however, the methods and results developed here will also be applicable in the regeneration of nose, trachea, spine and articular joints.
The position involves design and fabrication of 3D auricle scaffolds based on nano-cellulose with precise control of porosity. The candidate will closely collaborate with Bioimaging and Biomechanics group at ETH in Switzerland and University Hospital in Ulm, Germany. The PhD candidate will need to learn how to transform radiology images into 3D models and design bioreactor to produce scaffold with well defined architecture. The scaffolds with different porosities will be evaluated with regards to connectivity, cell interactions and biomechanics. PhD candidate will collaborate with other partners of the program to design and fabricate the scaffold with optimal performance to become together with human cells auricle replacement. The position is centered at the interdisciplinary interface of biomedical engineering, biotechnology and materials science and technology.
Required qualifications
A suitable background for candidate is a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering with strong interest in experimental biomaterials science and engineering.
Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/142) must be written on the first page of the application.
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information
For further information concerning this project contact: Professor Paul Gatenholm
Phone: +46 (0)31-772 34 07, Email:
Union representatives
SACO: Jan Lindér
ST: Marie Wenander
SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
Apply Here
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

Sweden:PhD Student in Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

The Department of Applied Mechanics and its six divisions conduct research in the areas of vehicle design and mechanical engineering. The research is often carried out together with national and international academic and industrial partners, and it concerns both fundamental and applied problems. This position is placed within the Division of Fluid Dynamics.
Job description
The potential candidate will work with development of a new automatic and robust shape optimization tool for flow applications in ground vehicles such as busses and trucks. Different approaches such as black box optimization, optimization using adjoint CFD methods and topological optimization will be studied. As the project aims to develop a new numerical tool that is not dependent on commercial software, you will use open source software and the project will contain large amount of programming. First applications will be related to internal flows.

As a doctoral student you will, in addition to your own research, take part in the teaching of the division, as well as take courses as part of your own education to a researcher.
Required qualifications
We expect the candidate to have a background in CFD. A suitable background is a M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or an equivalent education.
Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/154) must be written on the first page of the application.
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information
Assoc. Prof. Sinisa Krajnovic
Phone: +46 31 772 52 72
Union representatives
SACO: Jan Lindér
ST: Marie Wenander
SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
Application Deadline : 1 July 2010

UNESCO:UNESCO-LOREAL Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences

Within the framework of the UNESCO Co-Sponsored Fellowships Scheme, a joint programme has been launched with the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation with a view to promoting the contribution of young women - from all over the world – in research developments in the field of life sciences.
The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL fellowships scheme focuses on UNESCO’s premise that people are the world’s greatest resource and that innovation and excellence, especially among the young women community, deserve to be supported and encouraged through the concerted efforts of the international community. The award of the fellowships constitutes a key strategy through which impetus is being given to the enhancement of the role of women in devising scientific solutions to problems confronting humankind in the twenty-first century.


The programme is designed to identify and reward fifteen deserving, committed and talented young women scientists, from all over the world, active in the field of life sciences. With a view to ensuring that a balanced geographical representation is made, a maximum of three young women, from each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be awarded fellowships.

Candidates must already be engaged in pursuing research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level in one or allied fields of life sciences including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology. Projects involving animal models (i.e. experimentation using vertebrate laboratory animals) are rejected, and proposals in the area of cosmetics research are NOT encouraged; preference is given to non cosmetic researches.

Special attention will be given to candidatures from the Least Developed Countries(LDCs).


Applicants (maximum four from each applying National Commission) must meet the following general criteria:

1- The National Commission must endorse all applications. UNESCO cannot entertain applications from individuals.

2- Candidates must be no more than 35 years old. Thus, applicants born before 1 January 1976 will not be considered under this programme.

3- Preference will be given to candidates already possessing at the time of application a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the field of the life sciences. However, candidatures from students pursuing studies/research leading to a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) will also be entertained.

4- Only candidates with the necessary qualifications, who demonstrate outstanding intellectual promise and personal qualities, will be considered under this programme.

5- Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.

6- Applicants must be in good health, both physically and mentally.

7- Candidates may not be in receipt of another fellowship/grant for the project or for the period covered by the fellowship application. If the candidate receives another award, scholarship or fellowship for the proposed research, she should inform UNESCO immediately and her application will be reviewed and may be withdrawn.


1. Field of study: Life Sciences

2. Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 June 2010

3. Duration of proposed study/research:

12 months with possibility of extension for additional 12 months

4. Duration of stay in the host country/laboratory:

At least half of the period of the fellowship must be undertaken abroad, for a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum duration of 12 months. If an extension is granted then duration abroad is minimum 12 months and maximum 22 months. In the latter case, the applicant is requested to complete the studies in her own country for a minimum of two months.

5. Possible date of commencing the project:

Any time between 1 March 2011 &1 March 2012

6. Requirements for application for an extension of the fellowship:

The following documents should be submitted 3 months before the ending date of the fellowship:

i. Three letters of recommendation issued by

(a) the host institution,
(b) the research supervisors at the host institution, and
(c) the academic institution/laboratory in the fellow’s home country;

ii. A research report on progress to date on the project and a proposal justifying the need for an extension with details of the work to be done

iii. A budget estimate specifying how the second grant will be utilised.
Applications for extension may only be made for the project for which the original fellowship was granted

7. Upon termination of the fellowship, the beneficiary must agree to return to her country so that the knowledge acquired may be put to good use in local research and training programmes.


All applications must be submitted with the required documentation on the prescribed and enclosed application forms. Each Member State may nominate up to a maximum of four candidatures. It is the National Commission’s responsibility to select candidates that it wishes to submit to UNESCO. The National Commission is also invited to seek the cooperation of the local scientific community to ensure high standard candidatures that will then have more chances of being selected. The application(s) should reach the Fellowships Programme Section (ERC/RPO/FEL), UNESCO (7, Place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07P) before 30 June 2010. An electronic copy of this letter and the application form is available in the UNESCO Fellowships' website. Advance copy may be sent by fax: +331. or by e-mail: and (MSWord or PDF format document exclusively).

1. The application must have the following attachments:

a) The UNESCO Fellowship application form duly completed, in English or in French, in duplicate. Two recent photographs should be included with the form.
b) An e-mail address regularly used by the candidate.
c) Certified copies of degree or diplomas (including transcript of grades) in duplicate. Proof either of having obtained a Ph.D. degree or of being in the process of studying for a Ph.D. degree must be included.
d) A list of publications, if any.
e) A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the candidate’s work.
f) A host institute’s letter of acceptance (i.e. the institute that has accepted the candidate for work should she be selected for a fellowship). This letter of acceptance must indicate the name of the academic supervisor, the date and duration, and the host institute’s willingness to provide the relevant training facilities required by the candidate in the chosen field of specialization.
g) The certificate of language proficiency (on UNESCO form) duly completed in duplicate for the language of the country of study (should this be different from the candidate’s mother tongue) and signed by the competent authority.
h) A detailed description, one to two page(s) (maximum), in either English or French, of the research work for which the candidature is being put forward.

The research proposal should cover the following points:

• Why? The concrete nature of the proposed project’s contribution to the life sciences; its innovative, original aspects; and the scope and purpose of the research project. The candidate should demonstrate that the reasons of the theoretical and practical knowledge or training acquired at the host laboratory would be beneficial to her on-going research project.
• What? The expected results or impact of the research project being undertaken.
• How? Describe the proposed arrangements for conducting the research.
• Where? The proposed country, where research will be undertaken and the name and address of the host institute/laboratory.
• When? The time-framework explicitly stating the proposed starting date and the suggested duration of research which should be of twelve months maximum. Because the possibility for extension exists, it would be useful also to give an indication of further development of the project beyond the 1-year time frame.
• How much? A detailed budget estimate indicating the resources required for the candidate to undertake the proposed research. The amount should not exceed USD20,000. All figures must be shown in US dollars and must be stated on a separate page. The total amount indicated should cover, exclusively, the international or domestic travel costs for the proposed itinerary and tuition fees, if any, including personal subsistence abroad, etc. Applicants should be realistic in compiling their estimated budgets, and consider that an average of USD1,500 per month for accommodation and meals (including local transportation and incidentals) should not be exceeded. Applications where funds requested are judged to be excessive in relation to the objectives and importance of the project are likely to be considered for a smaller grant.

The following costs are not eligible:

Computer or equipment purchases; publication costs; attendance at conferences, unless a case can be made that such attendance is an integral part of the research and would make a direct and significant contribution to the outcome of the development of life sciences.

2. UNESCO and the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation allocate the greatest importance to originality and quality. Consideration will be given only to well-structured projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity and relevance, and which are likely to contribute to enhance knowledge in life sciences.

3. Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline for application, as well as candidatures that do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.

4. Additional information on the results of the past years’ programme can be obtained by consulting the following website:


The awards financed by the L’ORÉAL Corporate Foundation, and managed and administered by UNESCO will consist of the following:

- A financial contribution, not to exceed US $20,000 per year for each selected beneficiary to support her on-going research proposal, with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
- Round-trip travel for the selected beneficiaries from their country of residence to Paris, France, (date not yet determined) to attend an awards ceremony (sine qua non condition for the award of the fellowship).
- Lodging and pocket money during the stay in Paris for the awards ceremony.
- A certificate attesting to the special award.


A special Selection Committee made up of representatives of UNESCO, L’ORÉAL, and Life Sciences research community or institutions will make the selection of the candidates. The International Basic Science Programme (IBSP) will be also consulted during the selection process. A member of the IBSP may take part in the selection.

Only selected candidates will be contacted by UNESCO.

Candidates who have not been informed of thier selection by the end of September 20010 should consider that their application have not been approved in the selection process.
Project Document
Website URL
Application Deadline : 30 June 2010

Sweden : PhD student position in Production Area of Advance - People and Automation in Complex Production Systems

Do you want to be part of creating the production systems of the future? We are looking for an ambitious PhD candidate for a position at Chalmers' Division of Production Systems. The PhD project focuses on development of complex production systems where automation and people will collaborate.
Job description
As PhD student you are part of a larger research team mainly working with applied research in the area of Advanced Production Systems. Your focus project, COMPLEX, deals with ways to reduce complexity in future assembly systems for automotive and consumer products. In addition to the Chalmers research group, you will work closely to research institutes, industry, and universities in Sweden and Belgium. Together, we will establish methods and create technology to deal with information flow, levels of automation, and complex work situations. An important part of the work will be to develop mobile communication solutions for operators and maintenance personnel, based on iOS and Android device platforms. You will work with support tools, models, and standards to increase the cognitive automation in the production operator work situation.

In addition, you will participate in courses within the graduate school ProViking ( Also, the PhD position includes teaching responsibilities up 20% of the time, mainly as classroom teaching, project supervision, and lab-work supervision.
Required qualifications
The applicant should hold a recent M.Sc. degree related to production systems, automation, or similar. (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and similar)
Good analytical skills and ability to work independently towards set research goals.
High social skills, ability to create networks, and ambition to take on responsibility.
High proficiency in English. The project will include interviewing situations which also require proficiency in Swedish
Additional desired applicant skills: Programming (e.g. xml, iOS, and Android), database management (SQL), visualization, human factors engineering, and mobile communication.

The division of production systems focuses on three areas: Sustainable Production, Virtual Production, and Production Ergonomics. We are 15 persons, including researchers, teachers, and PhD students. Our research and education is applied n several industrial sectors, e.g. automotive, food, process, and aerospace. A good balance between humans and technology is a core factor in our work.

The PhD project is part of Chalmers' Area of Advance Production and The Sustainable Production Initiative.
Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/144) must be written on the first page of the application.
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information
Professor Johan Stahre; 031-772 12 88;
Lic. Tech. Ã…sa Fasth; 031-772 36 86;

For general information about the Department of Product and Production Development, please see
Union representatives
SACO: Jan Lindér
ST: Marie Wenander
SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
Apply for this Position
Application Deadline : 16 July 2010

Sweden:PhD student position in Production Area of Advance-Virtual Production Systems

The Department of Product and Production Development, Division of Production Systems is announcing a PhD position within the Virtual Production group. The group focuses on applied research, both national and international, normally in close collaboration with industry.

Job description
The offered PhD position is part of a research project aimed at developing a tool for analysis of Ecologic and Economic Impact throughout the complete lifecycle of industrial products. In the project, simulation of material flow in production (Discrete Event Simulation) is combined with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). We want to enable companies to increase their competitiveness by improving both sustainability and productivity. The project is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) ProViking ( You will work in close collaboration with other researchers in the group and with industrial partners. Three main research challenges will be addressed:
Efficient management of environmental data. How can required data for production performance and environmental impact be collected and processed efficiently?
Selecting system delimitations. How are the system delimitations chosen to ensure objective measurements and enable comparison?
Modeling methodology through an entire product lifecycle. How are models built and communicated between companies involved in the product lifecycle?
Your main focus within the group will be to develop and validate a demonstrator tool showing how to measure and evaluate the environmental impact for a product during its lifecycle.
Required qualifications
The applicant should hold a M.Sc. degree (civilingenjörsexamen) related to production systems and/or sustainability analysis.
Good analytical skills and good ability to work independently towards the research goals.
Good knowledge in virtual tools for product and production evaluation.
High social skills, ability to create effective networks, and ambition to take on a technical responsibility role in the future.
Proficiency in English, which is our working language, and good knowledge of Swedish is considered favorable.
Additional desired skills stand in favor for the applicant: Programming, lifecycle assessment, discrete event simulation, data management, visualization
Details about employment: The PhD student positions are limited to five years and will include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties. You can apply prior the completion of your degree but you are expected to have a degree when the position starts.
Application procedure
The application shall be written in English and include the following items:
An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position
Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)
The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/135) must be written on the first page of the application.
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg
Further information
Assistant Professor Björn Johansson, head of Virtual Production group.

Professor Johan Stahre, head of Production Systems division.

For more general information about the Department of Product and Production Development, se:
Union representatives
SACO: Jan Lindér
ST: Marie Wenander
SEKO: Johan Persson
All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00
Apply for this Scholarship
Application Deadline : 19 July 2010

Luxembourg :Assistant (PhD student) in Economics, with a specialisation in Macro-finance dynamic general equilibrium models

The University of Luxembourg has an opening in its Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for an
Assistant (PhD student) in Economics (M/F), with a specialisation in “Macro-finance” dynamic general equilibrium models

Ref: F2-080015 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
2-year fixed-term contract, 40h/week, renewable once.
Student and employee status
The assistant will be working within the Centre for Research and Economic Analysis (CREA), the research unit of the Economics Department. The assistant is expected to contribute to research projects in the area of macroeconomics, under the supervision of Prof. H. Sneessens.

Write a PhD thesis in the field of macro-economics and contribute in this way to the research output of the CREA. The thesis has to be done at the University of Luxembourg but can be part of a joint supervision with another university.
Contribute to the teaching at the rate of one or three hours per week of small group teaching and tutorials.

Master’s degree in Economics (no later than September 2010).
Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in either English or French, good understanding of the second language and possibly a third language, German in particular, will be considered an advantage.

Personal work space at the University (full-time contract requires the assistant to work on the University premises).
Applications should be submitted in English, French or German and must include the following:
A motivation letter.
A detailed curriculum vitae and copies of publications, if applicable.
A transcript of results of university studies.
The name, current position, and address of one referee (please indicate relationship to the applicant).
Applications must be sent by post as well as electronically to the following address before July 15th 2010 :

Ms Elisa Ferreira
CREA , Faculté de Droit, Économie et Finance
Université du Luxembourg
Campus Limpertsberg
162a Avenue de la Faïencerie
L-1511 Luxembourg
email : elisa.ferreira
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 15 July 2010

Germany:Ph.D. position in Bioinformatics-Computational Biophysics, TU Munich

t the Theoretical Chemical Biology and Protein Modelling group of the Technical University of Munich

1 Ph.D. position

is available, starting September 2010, in the context a DFG funded collaboration project in the area of Protein Engineering and Design. The goal of the project is to extend the group software DynaCell, which was successfully introduced for Computer-aided Drug Design, to protein engineering applications with a focus on the design and optimization of enzymatic binding sites. The project will involve methods development in the area of statistical sampling and scoring function optimization. The evaluation and application of the approach will be performed in close collaboration with experimental groups on campus and within the CIPM excellence cluster.

The Theoretical Chemical Biology and Computer-Aided Drug Design group is an integral part of the center of excellence “Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich“ (CIPSM) and is located at the Life Science Campus of the Technical University, both offering an excellent environment for innovative and collaborative research across disciplines.

Successful applicants should have a strong background in either bioinformatics or in chemistry or physics with a focus on computational/theoretical work. Experience in structural modeling of biological or chemical systems would be advantageous. Candidates are expected to engage in interdisciplinary research and to foster collaborations with experimental groups from biochemistry, biology, and biotechnology.

Please send the usual application material, including at least two letters of reference, as a single PDF file to: (preferred) or via surface mail to:

Prof. Dr. Iris Antes
Technical University of Munich
Fachgebiet Protein Modelling
Emil-Erlenmeyer-Forum 8
D-85354 Freising-Weihenstephan

For further information please visit our website at:
Application Deadline : 15 July 2010

Germany:Doctoral Position Agricultural function of grassland biodiversity in productive farming systems, PhD Program Biodiversity and Society

Grasslands in Central Europe strongly contribute to the biodiversity in rural landscapes. Intensive agriculture has a detrimental effect on biodiversity. However, recent research has shown that diversity also has the potential to support grassland production systems by stabilizing or even increasing yields. So far, these findings have hardly been applied or verified in current productive farming systems. In a multidisciplinary approach, agronomic, economic, philosophical and social dimensions of ecological results will be discussed (for details

MSc degree in agriculture or biology or related disciplines. Interest in independent and multidisciplinary research. Good knowledge in grassland and vegetation science, knowledge in statistics is desirable.

Scholarship and conditions
Scholarship is 1365 Euro per month. Start date: October 1, 2010. The position is for three years. The doctoral thesis will be done as a series of English manuscripts.

Applicants should send their documents in one single pdf-file to the following email address as soon as possible (latest July 1, 2010):
The following information is required:
Tabular description of your professional career; educational certificates/diplomas, including other work experiences, internships etc.; letter of intent describing your interest in signing up for the PhD study course; assertion that, until now, you have not begun or completed a PhD project; document certifying a successful language test for German or English, if you did not obtain your degree in Germany.

For more detailled information please contact: Prof. Dr. Johannes Isselstein (
Application Deadline : 1 July 2010

UK:Bournemouth University International Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to international (non-EU) applicants for BU postgraduate degrees beginning in September 2010 or January 2011. You will be eligible to apply for a BU Postgraduate International Scholarship if you can demonstrate an outstanding academic profile relevant to your course. An outstanding academic profile is one which is considered to be equivalent to a UK 1st class Honours degree as assessed by NARIC.
Which nationalities may apply for this scholarship?

All applicants paying fees at the 'international' (non-EU) rate are eligible to apply.
To which courses does this scholarship apply?

Applicants for all taught full-time postgraduate (Masters) courses in the following Schools may apply:
School of Conservation Sciences
School of Design, Engineering & Computing
School of Health & Social Care
School of Services Management.
How many scholarships are awarded annually?

School of Conservation Sciences - 10 scholarships
School of Design, Engineering & Computing - 10 scholarships
School of Health & Social Care - 2 scholarships
School of Services Management - 10 scholarships.
How much is the scholarship worth?

The value of each scholarship will depend on the course as follows:
School of Conservation Sciences - (£1,500)
School of Design, Engineering & Computing - (£1,000)
School of Health & Social Care - (£3,000)
School of Services Management - (£1,000).
How is this scholarship paid?

Scholarships are paid by a reduction in tuition fee or by cheque.
What are the criteria for this scholarship?

You must be able to demonstrate an exceptional academic profile (equivalent to UK 1st Class Honours degree as assessed by NARIC)
You must be able to demonstrate an outstanding personal profile as evidenced in your personal statement.
Other information about this scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarship
Financial need will not be taken into consideration.
How do I apply?

You can download the BU Postgraduate Scholarship application form here:
BU Postgraduate Scholarship form (PDF - 95kb)
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2010 for entry in September 2010 and 30 November 2010 for entry in January 2011 although you can apply at the same time or after you have submitted your course application form.
When will I hear if I have been successful?

The successful applicants will be notified within four weeks of the decision being made.
Further information:

askBU Students Service
Bournemouth University
The Base
Poole House
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB
Application Deadline : 31 July 2010

Austria:International PhD Programme in Molecular Life Sciences

The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD programme was created in 1993 with the aim of providing biology students from all over the world with the possibility for training and research in the attractive scientific environment of the Vienna Biocenter. Successful candidates are accepted as PhD students initially for three years with the possibility of an extension into the fourth year. The PhD degree will be obtained from the Life Sciences Faculty of the Vienna University or the Medical University of Vienna. The Vienna Biocenter International PhD programme in Molecular Life Sciences is the longest running and most successful PhD programme at the Vienna Biocenter. Successful candidates in this programme have access to excellent facilities and remuneration at one of the highest levels in Europe.

Research at the VBC covers a range of topics which include: neurobiology, epigenetics, plant biology, cell biology, immunology, development & disease, structural biology, computational biology and RNA biology. The VBC PhD programme supports its students in their scientific explorations, providing state-of-the-art equipment, expert scientific advisors, and extensive scientific and administrative support. The VBC PhD programme is the place for young researchers to put their creativity, ideas, and enthusiasm to work, addressing fundamental questions about how life works.

Highly qualified applicants from all over the world are invited to apply, provided that they are not older than 30 years at the time of application. The applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Natural Sciences. It is also possible to apply when the master's degree is received within six months after the application deadline. This university degree should qualify for the start of a doctorate thesis in their home country and ideally should be equivalent to a European university diploma/degree.

There are two selections each year, the application deadlines are as follows:
Winter selection – 15 November (website opens for applications on 15 September)
Summer selection – 30 April (website opens for applications on 1 March)

Vienna is consistently rated as one of the top cities in Europe for quality of life. It is a fun, young city embedded in beautiful old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, and traditional coffee houses. It is a modern, international metropolis in the heart of Central Europe, a city with a quality lifestyle and an embraceable joy for living.

For further information see the website or contact:
Christopher Robinson
VBC PhD Programme Administrator
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (I.M.P.)
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 7
A-1030 Vienna
Application Deadline : 15 November 2010

Germany:Phd Scholarship position in Machine Learning and Signal Processing

The Robotics Group of the University of Bremen, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated researcher (PhD student or Postdoc) to work in a project dealing with the online evaluation of EEG data using machine-learning algorithms. Behavioral and fMRI data will also be analyzed during the project. Applicants without a PhD are expected to use their work in order to write a dissertation. The position is planned for 3 years.

The interdisciplinary project cooperates very closely with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz, DFKI). The successful applicant will work together with scientists from many different disciplines (e.g. engineers, computer scientists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians).

Requirements: Applicants must have a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in computer science (or a related field covering the topic, e.g. computational neuroscience or physics) with a strong background in machine learning. Experience with Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCIs), autonomous mobile robotic systems and/or acquisition of EEG, fMRI or behavioral data is advantageous. Furthermore, experience in programming with C/C++ and/or Python is a benefit.
While English is mandatory, knowledge of German is a plus.

Applications should be sent electronically to using the key number A42/10.
Application Deadline : 31 July 2010

Switzerland:POSTDOC position in Computational Systems Biology-ETH Zurich

With 9/2010 the Automatic Control Lab at ETH Zurich will establish a new group on computational systems biology, headed by Heinz Koeppl who will join the lab as an assistant professor. Focus will be put on the development of advanced algorithms for the analysis and design of biomolecular circuits. This includes, but is not limited to, application of interval and robust control methods, reachability analysis of uncertain nonlinear systems, Bayesian inference for ODE models and Markov process models and the application of formal methods (model checking, static analysis) for the analysis of hybrid, process calculi, and graph rewriting representations of biomolecular circuits. For this new group we are seeking Post-Doc candidates.

Successful candidates will have a strong computational and mathematical background, an interest in systems biology and the drive to proactively interact with research groups from other fields, such as biochemistry. Candidates may hold a Ph.D. degree in applied math, computer science, bioinformatics, biochemistry, physics, engineering or in a related field. Any wetlab experience is highly appreciated. The application including list of publications and CV with contact details of at least three references, should be sent (in a single pdf file) to Heinz Koeppl ( until July 2.
Application Deadline : 2 July 2010

Germany:PhD & PostDoc Positions in Computer Vision at the University of Freiburg

The Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group headed by Prof. Thomas Brox has openings for PostDoc and PhD positions in Computer Vision. We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in performing cutting edge research in this very active and exciting research area.

Successful candidates will join a young and dynamic research group pursuing research that has strong impact in the field. The group’s core research areas are video analysis and learning from video. You will work on recognition, structure-from-motion, or motion segmentation, but especially PostDoc candidates are encouraged to also build upon their previous research experience and may work on related computer vision or machine learning topics of their interest.

The open positions are fully funded with a salary according to TVL13 (approximately 38k-45k Euro or $46k-$54k depending on proficiency). The PhD positions come with direct supervision by the professor and support to enable completion of the thesis within 3 years. Funding for up to 2 more years is available. PostDocs will be mentored to build up their own academic career.

The University of Freiburg is one of the nine top universities in Germany, with the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group being directly involved in the bioss cluster of excellence. The Department of Computer Science hosts many top scientists, among them renowned experts in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Freiburg, the warmest spot in Germany, is located in the very southwest, and is less than 30 minutes away from both France and Switzerland. It is situated at the foot of the Schwarzwald and is close to the Alps with many possibilities for recreational activities.

Ideal candidates should have an excellent degree (M.Sc. or equivalent for the PhD position; PhD for the PostDoc position) in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field. They should have a strong mathematical background, solid programming experience in C++ and ideally Matlab. Above all, they must have a strong motivation, interest for detailed analysis, and a distinct desire to learn. Prior experience in computer vision or machine learning is advantageous and required for the PostDoc position. Fluency in English is required (both written and spoken). Skills in German are not necessary.

The University of Freiburg aims to increase the presence of women amongst its scientists, and qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Physically challenged candidates with similar qualifications will be given special consideration.

If you are interested, please send your complete application until August 15, 2010 by e-mail (detailed instructions at this link).
Application Deadline : 15 August 2010

Switzerland:PhD position Computational Systems Biology

With 9/2010 the Automatic Control Lab at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) will establish a new group on computational systems biology, headed by Heinz Koeppl who will join the lab as an assistant professor. Focus will be put on the development of advanced algorithms for the analysis and design of biomolecular circuits. This includes, but is not limited to, application of interval and robust control methods, reachability analysis of uncertain nonlinear systems, Bayesian inference for ODE models and Markov process models and the application of formal methods (model checking, static analysis) for the analysis of hybrid, process calculi, and graph rewriting representations of biomolecular circuits.

For this new group we are seeking Ph.D. candidates. Successful candidates will have a strong computational and mathematical background, an interest in systems biology and the drive to proactively interact with research groups from other fields, such as biochemistry. Candidates may hold a degree in applied math, computer science, bioinformatics, biochemistry, physics, engineering or in a related field. The application, including list of publications and CV with contact details of at least three references, should be sent (in a single pdf file) to Heinz Koeppl ( & until July 2.
Application Deadline : 2 July 2010

Germany:PhD position treeline seedling ecophysiology

We invite applications for a 3-year PhD position (E13, 65%) in a DFG-funded project addressing ecophysiological limitations for germination and seedling performance of a range of tree species at the alpine treeline. The goal of the project is to understand the processes that determine treeline dynamics in different tree species, distinguishing generalised and species-specific responses. Approaches used include field and laboratory germination experiments, field experiments with small seedlings, and various ecophysiological measurements (growth, chemistry, chlorophyll fluorescence). The position is based in Oldenburg, northern Germany, and involves extensive fieldwork in the French Alps.
The successful applicant will hold an MSc-degree or equivalent in Biology or a related discipline and have an interest and, preferably, experience in plant ecophysiology and ecology and/or seed and seedling biology. Further requirements include an analytical and critical mindset, the ability to work independently in potentially harsh field conditions, good English oral and writing skills and a willingness to learn French.
Closing date for applications: July 9, 2010.
Starting date: autumn/winter 2010, or a.s.a.p.
For further information: maaike.bader[at]
Please send your application, including CV and the contact details of three references, to the email address above or to: Dr. Maaike Bader, Functional Ecology of Plants, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg, P.O. Box 2503, D-26111 Oldenburg, Germany.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In order to increase the percentage of female faculty members, female candidates with equal qualification will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Application Deadline : 9 July 0201

Netherlands:Postdoctoral researcher & 2 PhD candidates in European Law, University of Amsterdam

The postdoctoral researcher and the PhD candidates will carry out research in the framework of the project Accountability of Executive Power in Europe, a research project funded by the Dutch Science Organization, as part of the Spinoza Prize awarded to Professor Curtin and complemented by funding from the University of Amsterdam. This research is also located within the broader research programme of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), Composite Constitutions in Europe (
The basic premise underlying this research project is that since EU legislative, executive, and regulatory power is expanding, formally and informally, step by step, in a growing number of domains, questions about how it should, could and is being accounted for are increasingly salient. Paradoxically both the political and administrative actors taking decisions both at the national level and at the European level are often the same (i.e., members of the national executive power, both political and administrative). This leads to distinct accountability problems because the participation of multiple actors in different contexts of rule making gives rise to the dispersion of influence and responsibility.

Tasks of the postdoctoral researcher:
Conduct independent research into the normative aspects of accountability with a possible empirical component
Assist in general leadership of the project
Assist in supervision of the PhD candidates within the ACELG
Candidates may also lecture on subjects in the Faculty's curriculum that are related to this project
Tasks of the PhD candidates:
Engage in supervised scientific research that will ultimately result in a doctoral thesis
Candidates may also lecture on subjects in the Faculty's curriculum
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 8 July 2010 at noon.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found on the University of Amsterdam's website.
Application Deadline : 8 July 2010


The international Doctoral Program in Energy Science is offered to provide foreign students and researchers, who have a Masterfs degree (or equivalent), an opportunity to further their studies toward a Doctoral degree at Kyoto University. In this Doctoral Program, Japanese proficiency is not required since students can obtain the necessary credits by choosing ones among a variety of subjects presented in English and their research works are also supervised in English. An evaluation of eligibility for admission will be made on the basis of the documents submitted to our School Affairs Office.

Allowance: 155,000 to 158,000yen per month for at most 36 months (subject to change depending upon the annual budget of each year)
Travel to and from Japan: Economy-class round trip airfare
School fees: Exemption from the entrance and tuition fees
Nationality: Any of the countries with which Japan has official diplomatic relations
Age: under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2011
Academic qualifications: Masterfs degree or equivalent (by the end of September, 2011)
Language ability: Good command of English (Japanese is not required)
For enrollment in October, 2011, the following documents must arrive before November 15, 2010 at our School Affairs Office (address given below).
Application forms, including the Certificate of Health, which can be downloaded from our homepage (see below)
Official document verifying nationality
Certificates: Bachelorfs and Masterfs Degrees (or equivalents)
Official academic records: Undergraduate and graduate levels
Recommendation letters: Dean of the graduate school and supervisor (undergraduate and/or graduate) and head of the employing organization (if currently working)
Research plan / List of scientific publications / Brief description of academic achievements
A copy of Masterfs Thesis (or equivalent)
A copy of an official GRE (General test), TOEFL or TOEIC test score, taken within the last 24 months
Each applicant should contact his/her prospective supervisor at Graduate School of Energy Science Kyoto University before applying.
The applicants will be informed of the result of the 1st stage selection by Kyoto University by around the end of March, 2011. The selected applicants will then be recommended to the Japanese Government as applicants for the scholarship. Applicants will be informed of the final result by around the end of April, 2011.
Any inquiry can be accepted at
School Affairs Office
The Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Fax: +81-75-753-4745
For further details, visit our home page;

Scholarships for International Students at University of Akron College of Business Administration

The University of Akron College of Business Administration offers numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, including full tuition scholarships.

A high percentage of Fulbright applicants are admitted and receive these scholarships, valued up to $40,000/year. The GMAT may be deferred for Fulbright scholars. Students may be admitted on the condition that they take the exam within their first semester of study.

UA is proud to have hosted nearly 40 Fulbright, Amideast and USAID students in the past eleven years. They have studied masters degree programs in the areas of e-business, accounting, finance, management, international business, marketing, health care, supply chain, information systems, human resources and taxation. THe Fulbright/Amideast and USAID students contribute to the growth of the rest of our student body and we contribute to their growth as individuals.

Akron was ranked one of the Princeton Review’s Best 301 Business Schools in 2010 and our undergraduate programs were ranked in the top 100 business programs in Business Week’s 2010 publication. A is one of 167 business schools worldwide that has all of its programs, including Accounting, accredited by AACSB. We offer extraordinary opportunities to participate in hands-on, cross-functional, entrepreneurial team projects such as Austin BioInnovation Projects, Business Plan and Case competitions.

Akron is located in a hub of business activity with Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Akron area including The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Progressive Insurance, Eaton Corporation, Parker Hannifin, Sherwin Williams, Key Corp., Timken, FirstEnergy, J.M. Smucker, A. Schulman, Lubrizol and Medical Mutual of Ohio. Top ranked Health Care Systems in our area include the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies & Children=92s Hospitals, Summa Health Systems, Akron Children=92s Hospital and Akron General Medical Center.

For more information on academic programs:

For scholarship information:

Myra Weakland, MBA
Assistant Director
University of Akron College of Business

PhD Positions in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt

At the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Walter Hofstetter 2 PhD positions (salary level E13, 75%) will be available from August 1st, 2010 for a total duration of three years. Both positions are part of the DFG Research Unit FOR 801 ‘Strong Correlations in Multiflavor Quantum Gases’. For more information see

The ideal candidate is expected to have a masters degree (or equivalent) in theoretical condensed matter physics or quantum optics. Research experience in the fields of ultracold atomic physics, strongly correlated electrons or numerical simulations of strongly interacting quantum many-particle systems would be beneficial. Furthermore, the successful candidate should have the capability to work independently and show dedication to the research projects of the unit.

In the summer of 2005, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University was awarded the basic certificate of the audit Family-Friendly University. Great importance is attached to the family-friendly structuring of the university work-stream. Employees will be supported in their efforts to combine their professional life with family duties. In this context, part-time employment and models of job-sharing are facilitated. Candidates returning to work after maternity/paternity leave are encouraged to apply for re-employment. Frankfurt University is committed to equal opportunities and selection on merit. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Precedence will be given to handicapped candidates at equal qualification.

The deadline for applications is July 25th, 2010. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a description of their research interests to:

Prof. Dr. Walter Hofstetter,
Institut für Theoretische Physik der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität,
Campus Riedberg, Max-von-Laue-Str. 1,
60438 Frankfurt am Main.

PhD Position in Computer Science Specialization in Mobile Distributed Systems, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Opening of a PhD position in computer science, specialization in mobile distributed systems

Position overview
The Distributed Object Programming Lab (DOPLab), at the University of Lausanne, is opening a PhD position in computer science, specialization in mobile distributed systems, coupled to an assistant position at 100%. The DOPLab is part of the Information Systems Institute (ISI) of HEC Lausanne.

Supervisor: Prof. Benoît Garbinato
Work location: University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Starting date : September 1, 2010 or to be agreed.
PhD duration : 3 years.


You just finished a Master in computer science and realize you only just touched the subjects that interest you most?
You have solid basis in computer science, in particular at the system level and at the middleware level?
You have a great interest in distributed and mobile computing systems, both from a theoretical viewpoint and from a practical viewpoint, and you wish to actively participate in their development?
You have a certain talent not only for devising and implementing technically innovating solutions, but also for explaining them in a pedagogical manner, both orally and in writing?
So join us at the DOPLab for your PhD studies, you wonʼt regret it!

Job description

Your work will essentially consists of research tasks and teaching tasks.

On the research side, your thesis subject will be related to the design of mobile and ubiquitous distributed systems. The focus will mainly be on ensuring reliability of such systems, on managing trust and web/digital reputation, typically with the goal to protect privacy. Your research methodology will not only rely on mathematical tools, such as discrete mathematics, graph theory, game modeling, but also on simulation tools and on the design and implementation of distributed algorithms.

On the teaching side, you will be asked to supervise practical exercises in the context of courses provided by the DOPLab at the Bachelor and Master levels, such as object-oriented programming and distributed programming. Besides, you might also have to supervise student projects related to research activities of the lab, more specifically linked to your research subject.

Working environment

Located on a beautiful campus shared with the EPFL, the University of Lausanne offers excellent working conditions, both in terms of its infrastructures and in terms of salary. For further information:

about Unil :
about ISI :
about DOPLab :
Application procedure

Your application should be sent via email to until July 31, 2010 and consist of:

an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (max. 2 pages)
a motivation letter (max. 2 pages),
a scientific document written by yourself (in English), e.g., your master thesis.

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Postdoc Researcher?Engineering Systems and Management, UAE

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, located in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., is a private, not-for-profit, independent, graduate-level, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal of the Institute is to develop, over a period of years, indigenous R&D capacity in Abu Dhabi, addressing issues of importance to the region in critical areas such as: renewable energy, sustainability, environment, water resources and microelectronics. The Institute offers graduate degree programs (MSc & PhD) in science and engineering disciplines with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies ( and

Two Postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the Engineering Systems and Management Program at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Projects include the optimal design of low carbon living environments, studies of regional adaptations to climate change, diffusion patterns of renewable energy technology, and environmental finance, etc.
The positions require a minimum of 1 year commitment to research projects and a Ph.D. with a strong background in any of the following two fields:
Mathematical simulation (e.g. system dynamics, agent based modeling, etc.). Optimization and programming (JAVA, etc.) skills are essential.
Finance and statistics. Advanced econometrics skill is essential.
Candidates with experience in energy and environmental researches are preferred.
Basic annual salary is between USD 50,000 to 57,500 (no tax) depending on the candidate’s qualification. Medical care and housing are provided.
Interviews will be focused on research methodology with special emphasis on how different methodologies can be applied to tackle the research subjects stated above.
To apply, please send the cover letter, CV, publications, and references to:

Zhanna Kapsalyamova
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 54224
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 56 642 3114
Fax: +971 2 698 8121


Honours & Masters of Antarctic Science Scholarships at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australia

IMAS offers an exciting rangeof options for honours study within three broad areas of research:

Sustainable Marine Resources: focuses on the Tasmanian marine natural resource field with emphasis on the development of Tasmania’s wild fishery and aquaculture industries

Climate and Antarctic Futures: focuses on marine ecosystems, including coastal and estuarine, in the context of climate change, and includes ecosystem and marine systems modeling; the consequences of change on marine biodiversity and ocean environments from Australia to Antarctica; evolution of the Southern Ocean

Australians and the Sea: focuses on the interaction of humankind on the whole marine environment, from ocean policy through harvesting regimes to bio-security, seafood quality and seafood product supply chain. IMAS will offer up to seven scholarships to full-time students commencing either:

•an honours program in the field of marine and Antarctic studies and supervised by a staff member of IMAS or;

•A Master of Antarctic Science in semester 2, 2010.A list of potential honours projects and supervisors is available at

Apply online at

For further information contact Dr Julia Jabour,

Honours Coordinator, 6226 2978, email

Closing date: 30 June 2010 for commencement in semester 2


Master Research Studentships within the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group, Trinity College Dublin

Applications are invited for an MSc by research position within the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group(KDEG). The successful candidate must be a competent java programmer with an interest in semantic web technologies and distributed systems.

This full-time MSc. position is for 2 years duration, starting in September 2010 and is supported under the HEA PRTLI4 NEMBES project . The successful candidate will have their academic fees paid in full, and will be awarded a tax-free annual stipend of 18,000 euro.

Applications that do not satisfy the requirements listed below will not be considered. Applications must include:

A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for the position
A complete CV
Full academic transcripts
Undergraduate and Postgraduate if appropriate
ranslated to English if necessary
Required: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent
English language certification if English is not your first language
Extended Closing date for applications is 16 th July 2010.

Please send applications via email with Subject Line “KDEG MSc Position” to: Jean.Maypother at


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