Dec 19, 2010

Eiffel Scholarships 2011 / 2012, France

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.

2011/2012 Session timetable
Application forms put online: 27 September 2010
Deadline for reception of applications by Égide: 7 January 2011
Announcement of results: week of 21 March 2011

Rules
Eiffel Programme guide – 2011/2012 Session PDF format (in french only)
Eiffel Programme guide – 2010/2011 Session PDF format (in french only)

Application documents
Master under word format / au PDF format (in french only)
Doctorat under word format / au PDF format (in french only)

Quality Chart
Quality chart under PDF format (in french only)

Evaluation chart
Evaluation chart under PDF format (in french only)

Contact
Égide – Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris

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Dec 13, 2010

Postdoctoral position: Purinergic signaling and inflammation IGF CNRS Montpellier, France

A two years postdoctoral position is available in the group of Francois Rassendren at the Institute Functional Genomics in Montpellier, France.

Our group is interested in the involvement of P2X purinergic receptors in inflammation at cellular and integrated levels.

Our current project aims at deciphering intracellular molecular events downstream of P2X receptors, leading to the activation of inflammatory pathways. Through a proteomic approach, we plan to identify the signaling complex associated with P2X receptors in immune cells that are involved in the activation of intracellular pathways leading to the release of pro-inflammatory mediators.

The successful applicant should have a PhD degree, or being about to finish a PhD thesis and have strong backgrounds in biochemistry, particularly proteomics, molecular and cellular biology. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in membrane protein biochemistry and primary cell culture. Prior knowledge in cellular immunology, lentiviral-mediated gene transfer, microscopy and imaging is a plus.

The Institute of Functional Genomics enjoys a dynamic and international scientific life animated by weekly seminars, scientific retreats and high-level meetings. For further details, please visit the website: http://www.igf.cnrs.fr/?lang=en. Application details: Interested applicants should submit a CV and list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names of three referees with contact information to:

Francois Rassendren
IGF-Institute of Functional Genomic
CNRS UMR 53203 – INSERM U661 – Université Montpellier
141 rue de la Cardonille
34094 MONTPELLIER CEDEX 5
France
E-mail: francois.rassendren @igf.cnrs. fr


IGF (Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle), 141 rue de la Cardonille,
Montpellier, F-34094 Cedex 5, France
Tél. +33 (0) 4 34 35 93 04, Fax +33 (0) 4 67 14 29 96, Courriel
:francois.rassendren @igf.cnrs. fr

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CfA: Training Program on Entrepreneurship, Analytica, SEED, Macedonia

Entrepreneurship for change

Training program on entrepreneurship “ call for applicants

Would you like to start your own business? Do you have a business idea but do not know how to move your first step? Analytica in cooperation with the Swiss NGO SEED� (www.seedlearn.org) welcomes people of age 18-30 to take advantage of our project on micro-entrepreneurs hip. The project is funded by CSD and Youth for Development.

The goal of the project is to train 20 young men and women in Macedonia in starting new businesses as a way for social development.

Project activities

Development of business ideas: online tutoring (31 January 2011 - 31 March, 2011)

Development of your business plan: entrepreneurship workshop in Skopje, Macedonia (11 - 15 April, 2011)

Refinement of business plans: online tutoring (April-May, 2011)

Final Workshop with local enterprises in Skopje, Macedonia (16 September, 2011)

About the trainers

Luca Botturi holds a Ph.D in Communication Sciences from the Università della Svizzera Italiana, and is now coordinator of research ad the Department Formation and Learning in Locarno, and project coordiantor of seed, a Swiss social business which he funded. Luca is active as adult trainer in teacher education and entrepreneurship support. In past years he worked as free-lance web designer, as IT consultant and as trainer, both in distance and face-to-face programs.

Vanessa Viganò holds a Bachelor degree in Communication Sciences from the Università della Svizzera Italiana, and has enjoyed a rich and varied self-entrepreneursh ip career in graphic design, web design and jewelry-making. She collaborated with seed in a micro-enterprise support project in 2010 in Ecuador.

Terms of enrollment

Candidates should be students, young graduates, working individuals as well as young entrepreneurs. The call is open to residents of Macedonia only.

English is the working language for the entire program; therefore good command of English is a
prerequisite for enrollment.

The program will allow you to work on your concrete business ideas. In order to apply for enrollment, candidates should send (a) a motivation letter (b) a short CV and (c) a sketch
of their business idea in English to info@analyticamk. org or aselami@analyticamk .org. Up to three people can enroll for working on the same business idea.

Enrollment in this program is free of charge.

Deadline for application: 20th December, 2010.

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CfA: Conflict Management in the Balkans Summer Seminar, 18.6-11.7.2011

The Conflict Management in the Balkans Program offers an amazing opportunity to examine past conflicts and consequences firsthand. This credit-bearing summer program is ideal for students of international relations, political science, Slavic studies, and anyone interested in peace and justice. The Balkans will be your classroom as you learn from eminent academics and experts, representatives from NATO/UN/OSCE and other key intergovernmental organizations, as well as from people who have lived through these conflicts.

Program Highlights:

* Study Tour to past flashpoints of conflict like Vukovar, Sarajevo, Mostar, and Brcko
* Conflict Seminar of stimulating lectures, discussions and site visits
* Excellent teaching, library and computing facilities
* Site visits to state agencies, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs
* Residence halls within five minutes' walking distance of class
* Exciting musical and cultural festivals
* Optional activities in the Alps and the Adriatic Sea

The Summer 2011 program begins 18th June and will finish on 10th July. Applications are due 1st February 2011.

This program is hosted and accredited by the Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia's largest and most prestigious university. FDV is housed in a modern facility with electronically equipped lecture rooms, a research library, cafeteria and outdoor café. All lectures will be taught in English.

Our descriptive and colorful website includes further details of the program. Past participants are willing to speak with any student interested in this unique and special experience.

Please visit us at http://www.academic-solutions.com/empower/program-opportunities/conflict-management-in-the-balkans/

Ryan Lorenz, Director
Academic Solutions
ryan@academic- solutions. com


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Erasmus Mundus EMASIAREGIONAL 2011

EMASIAREGIONAL

Welcome to the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 LOT 11 with Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand and North Korea. This programme foresees mobility for undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral students and academic staff, from Asian universities to European institutions.

DEADLINE: January 31st 2011, 00:00 hr CET (Central European Time)

http://emasiaregional.com

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USA: Scholarships at Drew University

*Drew University is...*

* is located in Madison, New Jersey - just 45 minutes from NYC
* makes NYC your classroom with semester programs on Wall Street, at the UN, on Theater Row and in the Contemporary Arts
* is dedicated to small classes and personal attention - 1,700 students, average class size of 17 and a 12:1 student to teacher ratio
* has a stellar academic reputation with strong programs in political science, history, pre-medical, pre-law, biology, neuroscience, English, business, psychology, art, theater and 40+
other programs
* was voted #1 for best college theater by the Princeton Review
* offers over 60 study abroad opportunities
* has over 15,000 internship opportunities
* students work side-by-side with faculty members or retired scientists conducting cutting-edge research
* *gave out over $27 million in grants and scholarships - 97% of students received aid from Drew*
* *awards special scholarships to students interested in the arts or sciences and to students with extensive community service records.

**For more information visit drew.edu/cla/scholarships

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Great Scholarship from GE Foundation

Through the *GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program*, outstanding second year undergraduate students studying in the Czech Republic are awarded a total of 3000 Euros, a shadowing day opportunity with GE, and participation in a regional Leadership Development Program.

Applicants should be coming from the following fields: economics, management, engineering or technology. They should demonstrate good academic standing as well as leadership potential.

Program announcement with details coming soon - look out for updates!

Contact: gefoundation@iie.eu

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Dec 12, 2010

PhD Scholarship in Water Management - Univ. of Yamanashi Japan

*The International Special Doctoral Course for*

*Integrated River Basin Management,*

*Global COE Program*

*University of Yamanashi*

* *

*http://www.gcoe.yamanashi.ac.jp/*

*Tentative Qualifications (Qualifications in effect will be fixed soon)*

*(1) Age: Applicants must be born after the 1st of April 1976 for MEXT full scholarship. *

*No age limitation for RA job of UY-GCOE program.*

*(2) Academic Background: Applicants must meet either of the following.*

*(a) Students have/will have a Masterâ's degree in a foreign graduate school by September 30, 2011.*

*(b) Students are recognized by University of Yamanashi as having an academic level the equivalent*

*of or higher than a Master's degree.*

*(3) Language: Good English for reading, writing and communication is
required.*

*(4) GPA: Over 3.2 is desirable for MEXT scholarship as well as RA.*

*(5) Enrollment: October 2011*

*(6) Nationality: Applicants must be from a country officially recognized by the Japanese Government*

*as of October 1, 2011.*

*University of Yamanashi *

*Professor(s), Research field,*[Proposed project]and Requirement for students

*Suetsugi: Development and application of hydraulic model* [Study on prediction of inundation by flood simulation model] Understanding of flooding phenomena, Basic knowledge of flood simulation model.

*Ishidaira: Hydrology* [Development and application of hydrological model]
Good skill of mathematics and computer programming and knowledge of hydrology.

*Ichikawa: Hydrology and Hydraulics* [ Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling and its Applications to Water Management] Good skill of mathematics and computer programming and knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics.

*Magome: Hydro-Infomatics* [Surface water monitoring using satellite observations and its integration to distributed hydrological model] Skill and Interest of GIS, Remote sensing, Database and Hydrological modeling.

*Kazama: Water Environment and Treatment *[Water Quality Assessmentand modeling (by using stable isotope)] [Small scale water treatment for developing countries] Knowledge on water quality and/or biological water treatment.

*Nishida: Environmental Dynamics*[Analysis of microorganisms in groundwater] [Development of transport model of microorganisms/ DOC in river systems] Skill&knowledgeof numerical simulation, ArcGIS, analysis&fieldsurve y of water quality.

*Kobayashi: Remote Sensing*[Ocean color remote sensing for Asian coastal waters] Applicants who has good mathematics skill, computational skill and field measurement experience.

*Haramoto: Microbiology* [Occurrence of waterborne pathogens in environmental water in developing countries] Applicants who are interested in the field of health-related water microbiology.

*Kaneko: Solid Waste Treatment*[Composti ng of Biological Waste] Fundamental skills of solid waste quality analysis and programming by MS Visual Basic are required.

*Mori: Environmental bio-engineering* [Analysis of microbial communities in the phytoremediationsys tem] Applicants who are interested *Tanaka *in biological remediation techniques including phytoremediationwit h good skill of microbial and chemical analysis.

*Ooyama: Regional Planning and landscape Design*[A study on the regional land use formation that avoid disaster by learning to traditional landscape] Applicants who clear the following conditions; interested in Japanese landscapedesign, Japanese history and culture; experience of fieldwork, interview and literature review; good skill of Japanese.

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Postdoctoral Position, ULB, Political Thought [DL: February 15, 2011]

Annoucement of a Postdoctoral Position

ERC Starting Grant RESIST (2010-2015)

Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Political and Legal Philosophy
The European Research Council funded research project RESIST "Human Rights versus Democracy? Towards a Conceptual Genealogy of Skepticism about Human Rights in Contemporary Political Thought" located at the Centre for Political Theory (Prof. Justine Lacroix) at the Universit€ ¦é libre de Bruxelles searches for a postodoctoral research fellow for October 1, 2011.

The aim of RESIST is to outline a conceptual genealogy and a critical typology of the theoretical arguments that have been advanced, in the name of democracy, against the dominant human rights discourse of contemporary societies. The main types of critique will be outlined, with an emphasis on their complexity and diverse nature. This typology will then be supplemented with historical contextualisation. Contemporary examples of the democratic critique of the primacy of human rights will be compared with historical examples of thinkers who criticised human rights as such, notably Bentham, Burke, Marx, De Maistre, Comte and Schmitt.

Starting Date : October 1, 2011

Eligibility : Candidates must have obtained a PhD in Politics, Law or Philosophy less than 8 years before the starting date of the contract. For fiscal reasons, Belgian citizens and candidates who will have lived for more than two years in Belgium at the starting date of the contract are not eligible.

Duration : 1 year minimum to 3 years maximun.

Salary : Depending of the candidate's scientific background, the net salary will vary between 2050 euro and 2250 euros per month.

Facilities : the postdoc will be offered a shared office at the University. Funds will be available to cover travel costs and the purchase of books/journals.

Required documents : Curriculum Vitae with a list of Publications ; Research Project (max. 3 pages) and the names of two referees.

Please send your application in PDF-format via e-mail to jlacroix@ulb. ac.be before February 15, 2011.

If you have any question, please send an email to jlacroix@ulb. ac.be

Damiana OTOIU
CEVIPOL - ULB
Institut de Sociologie
44, Avenue Jeanne
1050, Bruxelles
T€ ¦él: +32(0)26503449


http://www.cevipol.site.ulb.ac.be/fr/membres_otoiu-damianagabriela.html


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9 PhD Scholarships at Giessen University, Germany

Giessen University's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), funded by the German federal government's Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.

From 01st October 2011, the GCSC offers

up to 9 PhD scholarships and

1 postdoctoral scholarship.

PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately 1.100 and are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year. The postdoctoral scholarship, with a monthly stipend of about 1.500, is limited to two years. All scholarships start on 01st October, 2011. Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at least one GCSC graduate research group. PhD scholarship holders must register as PhD students at Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately 200 per semester. All scholarship holders are expected to take up residency in or near Giessen.

Eligibility

We invite applications contributing to the study of culture in various historical contexts as well as those analyzing contemporary phenomena The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A.-degree (or equivalent) in one of the GCSC's academic subjects or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences. Candidates applying for a post-doctoral scholarship should hold a PhD in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences, have an excellent academic record, and pursue a research project relevant to the GCSC's research areas. Fluency in either English or German is required.

Application Procedure and Deadline

The main selection criteria are the candidates' academic qualification, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC's research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from overseas.

The application deadline is March 1st, 2011 (date of receipt). All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC-website) have to be submitted online. Please find all information on the two-stage application procedure on our website.

If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at gcsc-application@ uni-giessen. de. On 24th January 2011, the GCSC will host an Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig- University Giessen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Giessen. The Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff and students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the chance to obtain more information on the research areas and academic objectives of the GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, and conferences, the research support on offer, our international networks and partner institutions, as well as on publishing and funding opportunities available to GCSC-members.

Please continue with our notes on the two-stage application procedure.

http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/GCSC_eng/Scholarship_2011_eng/

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USA: Smithsonian Institution Research Fellowships

Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff.

For the full list of fellowships, visit http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm


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PhD scholarship at Central European University's Department

The Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP) at Central European University (CEU), Budapest, is inviting Masters degree holders with an interest in the research areas of the Center to apply for the PhD program of CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Successful candidates will pursue a doctoral degree at the Department while taking part in research activities of 3CSEP and working on a related dissertation topic under the supervision of Prof. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Director of 3CSEP.

The research agenda will be developed to closely match the candidate’s interests and capacities. Core areas of research currently undertaken at 3CSEP include the contribution of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources to climate change mitigation, with a particular focus on energy used in buildings, as well as co-benefits of sustainable energy solutions (economic
impacts, alleviation of fuel poverty, etc.). Much of the research is policy-related and contributes to the governance of international and national decision-making processes related to climate change and sustainable energy. For more details please consult the Center’s website at http://3csep.ceu.hu/, especially the section on current and former research projects.

Candidates for this position must hold a Masters degree in an area relevant for the interdisciplinary research conducted at 3CSEP, such as economics, engineering, environmental studies or related subjects. Candidates should have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a passion for research and commitment to academic success. Strong quantitative analytical skills as well as good writing abilities in English are a distinct advantage.

The Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD Program provides a unique opportunity to pursue fundamental and applied research to address some of the most urgent challenges in the world. The program is designed to specifically develop and target students' interests towards achieving the experience, knowledge, and skills warranting their status as a PhD within three years. Our
graduates emerge from the program with a broad understanding of diverse approaches to environmental and climate problems, extensive practical research experience, professional networks and analytical and practical thinking skills.

Central European University is a fully English-speaking international university accredited in both the United States and Hungary. The doctoral program is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (USA). CEU provides a full tuition waiver as well as a living stipend for 3 years for all full-time PhD students. Furthermore, PhD students taking part in 3CSEP research are likely to get opportunities for additional paid work on research projects of the Center.

Applications for the PhD course starting in September 2011 can be submitted online through http://www.ceu.hu/admissions until January 24 for non-native English speakers and March 14 for native speakers of English. Please note that, in addition to standard CEU admissions requirements, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy requires applicants to submit a research proposal (max. 2,000 words), which is an important part of the selection
process.

For specific inquiries about PhD research at 3CSEP (not about the general admission procedure) please contact the Center’s research project manager, Mr. Felix Bubenheimer: BubenheimerF@ ceu.hu

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PhD student Biostatistics

PhD student Biostatistics (2x2 years)
(mandate 101/32/37)

Job description
PhD in Mathematics, applied to research in ‘Biostatistics and Bioinformatics’

The research topic consists of biostatistical applications to answer scientific questions in pharmaceutical discovery and development. Data coming from different phases in the pharmaceutical research will be available to focus on statistical method development for allometric scalling. Some of the data come from the area of pharmacokinetics, in-vitro and in-vivo experimentation including clinical trial data. The data of the different phases will have to be analyzed on an individual basis. However development of statistical methods to link the different phases to one another will also be an important part of the research. Statistical models that will be considered include : linear and non-linear mixed models, surrogate-marker methodology, multivariate projection methods and meta-analysis.

Profile
* Experience in the design and analysis of experiments concerning pharmaceutical matter and the statistical analysis thereof;
* Experience in the use of statistical software such as SAS, S-Plus, R, StatXact, etc. ;
* Excellent knowledge of the English language and good scientific writing skills;
* Be intrinsically motivated, think analytically and creatively, work in an organized and focused manner;
* Enjoy working in an multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

Diploma
Master degree in (Bio-)Statistics or an equivalent degree. Research experience is considered an advantage (e.g. by M.Sc. dissertation) . Applicants should have a good knowledge of English. Presentation of TOEFL-results or an equivalent certificate of knowledge of English is considered a definite plus.

Offer
The appointment takes effect on 16.02.2011, for a period of 2 x 2 years (with evaluation after 2 years).

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* Prof. dr. Geert Molenberghs, +32 11-26 82 38, geert.molenberghs@ uhasselt. be
* Dr. Luc Bijnens, +32 14-60 63 56, LBijnens@its. jnj.com
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Yves Soen, 011-26 80 85, yves.soen@uhasselt. be

Application
Official application forms
* can be downloaded here: http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.doc and sent by e-mail to: jobs@uhasselt. be
* or are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 10

The completed application forms must reach us no later than January 7th 2011.

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PhD student in (Statistical) Bioinformatics

Hasselt University, in collaboration with Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), announces the following position (m/f)

PhD student in (Statistical) Bioinformatics (2x2 jaar)
(mandate 101/32/38)

Job description
The candidate will conduct research in statistical and (bio)informatics methods supporting the design and analysis of peptide centric mass-spectrometry experiments. The research will be situated in the context of the studies conducted at VITO. The candidate will be active in both institutes (50/50).

Profile
* You have a strong quantitative background;
* You are intrinsically motivated, think analytically and creatively, work in an organised and focused manner ;
* You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment (bioinformatics, statistics, computer sciences, molecular biology, analytical chemistry);
* Experience in the use of statistical/ mathematical software such as SAS, R, Matlab etc., is strongly recommended.

Diploma
Licentiate, Master, or equivalent diploma in bioinformatics, (bio)statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational biology, bioengineering, or related field. Research experience is considered an advantage (e.g. by M.Sc. dissertation). Applicants should have a good knowledge of English. Presentation of TOEFL-results or an equivalent certificate of knowledge of English is considered a definite plus.

Offer
The appointment takes effect from 01.02.2011 for a period of 2 years, extendable to a total period of 4 years. The candidate will be simultaneously appointed at the Center for Statistics, the UHasselt entity of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, and at the Environmental Analysis and Technology business unit of VITO.

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* Prof. dr. Tomasz Burzykowski +32 11-26 82 43, tomasz.burzykowski@ uhasselt. be
* Dr. Dirk Valkenborg, +32 3-265 33 87, dirk.valkenborg@ vito.be
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Yves Soen, 011-26 80 85, yves.soen@uhasselt. be

Application
Official application forms
* can be downloaded here: http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.doc and sent by e-mail to: jobs@uhasselt.be
* or are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 10

The completed application forms must reach us no later than January 7th 2011.


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Ph.D position: Experimental Linguistics, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax Experimental Linguistics

Institution/ Organization: Queen Mary, University of London

Department: Linguistics

Web Address: http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/linguistics/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Semantics; Syntax Experimental Linguistics

Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film) has one AHRC Doctoral Studentship to award to a student embarking on a PhD in the department starting in September 2011. The award comprises three years' full-time fees and maintenance.

Interested applicants should submit their applications for doctoral study to QMUL by 31 January 2011. Applications received after this deadline will still be considered for acceptance to the programme but will be ineligible for AHRC funding.

Applications can be completed online or submitted via hard-copy. Full application information for the programme is available on the School's website: http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/ . Specific information on the AHRC studentship (including additional application materials that must be submitted) is available on the QMUL website:

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/hss/funding/ahrc/index.html.

Before applying, you should establish contact with an appropriate supervisor in the department, sending her/him full details of your academic background and proposed topic. Once you have secured agreement to supervise, you should develop your PhD proposal with the supervisor's guidance. For information about the department, including members of staff and their specialist areas, see the department's website (address above).

Students interested in theoretical syntax, morphology, and semantics and the relations between these and/or experimental approaches to these topics are particularly encouraged to apply.

AHRC Doctoral Studentships may be awarded to cover tuition fees and a maintenance grant for UK residents (both UK citizens and EU nationals). EU nationals not resident in the UK are eligible for a fees only award. Non-EU nationals are not eligible for AHRC awards, with the exception of persons who have been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain and who can demonstrate a relevant connection to the UK. For more information, see http://www.ahrc.ac.uk.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Web Address for Applications:
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/index.html#procedure

Contact Information:

Sharon Bernor

sllf-pg@qmul. ac.uk

Phone:+44 (0)20 7882 8332

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Ph.D position: General Linguistics, Phonetics, Language Variation/Change

Institution/ Organization: University of York, UK

Department: Language and Linguistic Science Web Address: http://www.york.ac.uk/language/

Level: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Phonetics/LVC

Description:

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York has an AHRC Doctoral Studentship in any area of Linguistics and a Teaching Studentship in either Phonetics or Language Variation and Change to award to students entering the PhD programme in September 2011.

Applications for the AHRC Doctoral Studentship must be received by 2 March 2011. Applications for the Teaching Studentship must be received by 30 April 2011.

We also have a Master's scholarship for the new MA in Phonological Development in Childhood to offer for study beginning September 2011. Scholarship applications must be received by 30 April 2011.

The PhD awards provide three years' full-time fees and maintenance for Home/EU students, and the Master's scholarship offers a tuition fee waiver (at the home/EU rate). The scholarship covers one year of full time registration.

For more information about the awards at the University of York, please visit:

http://www.york.ac.uk/language/prospective/postgraduate/phd-and-research/funding/

http://www.york.ac.uk/language/prospective/postgraduate/taught/funding/

All potential PhD applicants should discuss their application with a relevant member of staff from the Department. Information about Linguistics at the University of York is available at:

http://www.york.ac.uk/language/

Web address for applications:

http://www.york.ac.uk/graduatestudy/applying/index.htm

Please see contact information below.

Application Deadline: 02-Mar-2011

Web Address for Applications:
http://www.york.ac.uk/graduatestudy/applying/index.htm

Contact Information:

Carmen Llamas

carmen.llamas@york.ac.uk

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Finland: Erasmus Mundus Master in IT

Call for applications is now open for two international MSc programmes in IT: CIMET and CBU ICT.

- Erasmus Mundus Master's programme CIMET. Instructions for applying, and further information on the programme can be found in the following link:

http://www.master-erasmusmundus-color.eu/

The deadline for students applying for the Erasmus Mundus grant is January 28th 2011. Grants are available for non-European and European students.

The two-year CIMET Master's programme (Colour in Informatics and Media Technology) is offered by a consortium of four European universities: University of Saint-Etienne (France, coordinator), University of Granada (Spain), University of Eastern Finland (Finland) and Gjovik University
College (Norway). The study programme is interdisciplinary, encompassing photonics, computer vision and imaging science, computer science and multimedia technology.

- Cross-Border University MSc programme in Information and Communications Technology (CBU ICT). Instructions for applying, and further information on the programme can be found in the following links:

http://cs.joensuu.fi/CBU/
http://cbu.fi/en/

The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2011.

The programme is organised jointly by three Finnish and three Russian partner universities: University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, Lappeenranta University of Technology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and Petrozavodsk State University.

If you have any questions concerning the programmes, I will be happy to answer.

Thank you for your co-operation!

Best regards,

Laura Hurmalainen
Planning Officer

University of Eastern Finland
School of Computing / Joensuu Campus
International Master's Degree Programmes

Tel. +358 13 251 3490
P.O.Box 111, FI-80101 JOENSUU, Finland

www.uef.fi
www.master-erasmusm undus-color.eu/
www.cbu.fi

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9 PhD positions offered by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Enviornments

The prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in 'Interactive and Cognitive Environments' (EMJD ICE) opens 9 (nine) PhD positions for excellent Master graduate students from all over the World.

Deadline: 10 January 2011

These nine grants will be covered by the European Commission funds and students will be enrolled under a three year employment contract, leading to the acknowledgement of a joint or a double PhD title recognized by ICE partner universities which are:

Eindhoven University of Technology – TUE (The Netherlands)
Queen Mary, University of London - QMUL(United Kingdom)
Università degli Studi di Genova – UNIGE (Italy)
Universitaet Klagenfurt – UNIKLU (Austria)
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – UPC (Spain)

PhD projects are offered in the areas of
- assistive technologies (UPC),
- improving quality of life (TUE),
- network embedded systems (UNIKLU),
- multi-sensor surveillance (QMUL), and
- people inspired technologies (UNIGE).

Please visit http://www.icephd.org/research_areas

The total gross amount of each grant is € 43,300 per year, no tuition fee, and other benefits. For more information and for application please visit www.icephd.org


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Indian Government Scholarships 2011

The Government of India offers, every year, 20 scholarship slots to meritorious students from Indonesia to pursue their higher studies in Indian universities and colleges. The scholarships are granted for studies at Undergraduate & Post-graduate levels and in research subjects under M.Phil. and Ph.D.

The scholarships are administered by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) under its General Cultural Scholarships Scheme (GCSS). Applications for scholarships under this scheme are invited in the month of November- December every year. These scholarships are also available for nationals of Timor Leste.

Applications need to be submitted to the Embassy of India in Jakarta only and not direct to ICCR or the concerned University.

Under the Scheme, Living Allowance, Contingent Grant, accommodation charges, Tuition Fee and other benefits, including medical and study tour to the students selected for scholarships are provided. However, the cost of air passage to India and back is not covered.

Further details of the scholarships, including the eligibility criteria and the terms & conditions of the scholarships, can be perused in the following documents:

Scholarship Information Brochure
Scholarship Application Booklet

http://www.indianembassyjakarta.com/edu_scholarship.html

Deadline: 22 January 2011


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Dec 9, 2010

Open PhD Positions at ETH Zurich Switzerland

Open PhD Positions

Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
(ETH Zurich) Switzerland

PhD positions will be available at Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland. We seek strong candidates who are interested in novel mechanical designs and exploration of
unconventional materials for bio-inspired robots.

(1) Requirements
Applicants should have master degrees in one of the following disciplines, but degrees from the other areas are also considered if relevant.
* Mechanical, Electronic, Control Engineering, Robotics
* Physics, Biology, Biomechanics, Material science
* Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

(2) Conditions
* Main duty includes research activities, lab organization, and teaching assistant
* Starting immediately or at your earliest convenience
* The position will be funded based on the ETHZ regulations

(3) To Apply
Please send an email to (application at birl.mavt.ethz. ch) with your cv, a brief introduction of your research interests and plans, and transcripts of your bachelor and master studies. The selection process will be closed as soon as the position is filled.

Brief Description of the BIRL:
The research interests of the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab lie at the intersection of robotics and biology. Through abstraction of the design principles of biological systems, we develop core competences which are the design and control of dynamic mechatronics systems, bionic sensor
technologies, and computational optimization techniques. Our main goals are to contribute to a deeper understanding of adaptivity and autonomy of animals through the investigation of dynamic robots, and to engineer novel robotic applications which are more adaptive, resilient, and
energy efficient.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.birl.ethz.ch/

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Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Programme 2011 - University of Oxford

The Medical Sciences Division is pleased to announce that 5 PhD Fellowships are available for the following 4-Year Wellcome Trust Doctoral Programme:

· Neuroscience

The 4-year programme will comprise a combined first year and a 3-year individual research project. The first year will include taught modules and laboratory rotations designed to equip students with the knowledge to make an informed choice of doctoral project.

The programme is available for admission in October 2011 and is open to all Home/EU and overseas students. A starting stipend of approximately £19,339 per annum will be provided. Tuition fees will be paid at the Home/EU rate. The deadline for receipt of applications is 7th January 2011.

Further information on "How to Apply" is available at http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/graduate/msdtc/4-year-dphil-programs/how-to-apply . Enquiries should be directed to enquiries@msdtc. ox.ac.uk

Find out more about this programme http://www.neuroscience.ox.ac.uk/study

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Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship - Ethics of Collaborative

2011 Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship

Ethics of Collaborative Global Health Research

University of Oxford - The Ethox Centre, Department of Public Health

(Start date October 2011)

The Ethox Centre has been awarded a major Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award to establish an international research network on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The network, which is a joint initiative of the Ethox Centre in Oxford and the Wellcome-KEMRI Unit in Kilifi, Kenya, will build ethics expertise and capacity both in the United Kingdom and in developing countries - with a particular emphasis on building capacity at the Wellcome Trust's Major Overseas Programme sites.

The research activities of the network will focus on five themes: community engagement; global ethics governance; the ethics of research collaboration; the roles and responsibilities of research actors; and challenges in empirical ethics research.

The award will fund DPhil studentships, the development of on-line resources, and a range of training activities. The network will also act as a focus for the encouragement of local research initiatives in developing country sites. The network's Principal Investigator is Professor Michael Parker.

Applications are invited for the third Wellcome Trust studentship to carry out doctoral research on the ethics of collaborative global health research. The studentship will be held at the Ethox Centre, which is a research centre located in the Division of Public Health at the University of Oxford. More information about the Ethox Centre and its research programmes can be found at www.ethox.org.uk . It is expected that the successful applicant will spend a significant proportion of the time of their studentship working in a developing country.

The successful applicant will carry out research in one of the Network's five areas of interest, as outlined above. Applicants must be eligible for admission as a probationer research student to the University of Oxford (see graduate studies entrance requirements at: http://www.ox. ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/apply/application_guide.html ).

Studentships will be for a fixed term of three years and will cover all fees plus an annual stipend at Wellcome Studentship rates (for 2011 this will be £19,339).

Further particulars and details of how to apply can be obtained from our website www.dphpc.ox.ac.uk or by emailing: personnel@dphpc. ox.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon GMT on 7th January 2011.

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PhD internships - Bank of England

PhD Internships

Bank of England

Monetary Analysis and Financial Stability Areas

Central London

The Bank of England is the central bank for the United Kingdom. Its core purposes are to ensure monetary stability and to support financial stability. In addition, it manages the UK's foreign currency reserves, issues banknotes and acts as the bankers' bank.

The Bank provides a unique environment in which economic analysis and research inform policy at the highest level. The Monetary Analysis area provides key analytical support in the setting of monetary policy to help achieve the United Kingdom's inflation target. The Bank's Financial Stability area takes a strong role in designing measures to build a more resilient financial system in the wake of the crisis and is at the forefront in developing a new macroprudential risk assessment and policy framework in preparation for the formation of the new Financial Policy Committee.

We are offering PhD internships for two to three months on projects that are relevant for monetary policy and financial stability based both in the Financial Stability and Monetary Analysis areas of the Bank. On some projects, interns may be estimating on onsite-only datasets jointly with our staff. These datasets include real-time macroeconomic data, monetary data, data on international banking groups, interbank payments and bank balance sheets.

Timings of individual internships are flexible.

Skills and experience

Candidates should be expecting to submit their PhD thesis within the next two years.

All fields are considered, although we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in:

· monetary economics

· open-economy macroeconomics and international finance

· applied econometrics

· macrofinance and asset pricing

· financial economics, including banking theory/regulation and credit risk modelling

· economics of payment systems and networks.

Salary

A daily rate of £100 per day and holiday entitlement pro rata based on 28 days per annum are offered. Overseas candidates will also receive a small accommodation allowance during their stay and be reimbursed for an economy class return flight to London.

Please note that all appointments are subject to security clearance and immigration clearance. To apply please visit our website: http://www.bankofenglandjobs.co.uk/opportunities/gap-year-internships/phd-internship/

Closing date: 4 February 2011.

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PhD Scholarships in Chemical Engineering - University of Queen

PhD scholarships

For scientists and engineers in Chemical Engineering

University of Queensland

School of Chemical Engineering

Industry sponsored PhD scholarships for scientists and engineers in Chemical Engineering

A stipend of between $25,000 and $32,500 pa AUD for three years (tax free) is available for 2 PhD students for projects concerning processing, colloidal/microstru ctural properties and rheology on the gelling and yielding properties of dairy proteins.

Many soft foods are highly complex yielding and gelling soft matter systems that are structured at the nano and micro-scale in the form of either a soft glass or gel. The colloidal nature of this structure strongly influences their physical and sensory properties, including rheology, but the exact relationship between these properties remains elusive. This lack of fundamental insight, combined with the inability to precisely control the structure and rheology during processing, is actually inhibiting food manufacturer' s efforts to create next generation foods that have substantial health benefits whilst delivering a positive consumer experience. We focus on discovering the processing-structur e-rheology relationships relevant to dairy proteins.

Project 1 aims to develop and validate rheological- based approaches and scaling rules to elucidate the influence of processing conditions on the rheology and microstructure of gelling proteins during processing. Depending on the candidate's capabilities and interests, this may also involve utilization of advanced modeling approaches.

Project 2 aims to determine novel relationships between rheological properties of protein gels with their colloidal properties as well as the nature of their self-assembled nano/microstructure s. It is anticipated that such properties will strongly influence the quality of the final product including their behavior during oral processing as well as their sensorial properties.

The projects will be performed in collaboration with an overseas industry partner.

The role: These projects require excellent engineers or scientists with an interest in performing and applying fundamental engineering and/or scientific approaches in order to obtain an advanced, and as yet unrealized, understanding of industrial processes and products. While
the key application area is towards dairy proteins, the skills and capabilities to be developed by the candidates in the fields of soft matter and rheology will be advantageous for a wide variety of industrial and academic areas. The candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary dynamic research group.

The person: Graduates with honors or masters from Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Engineering, Food science, Chemistry, and Physics with good experimental skills are encouraged to apply. Academically strong practicing engineers and scientists are also encouraged to apply.

Remuneration: Scholarships are available for outstanding PhD candidates. This will enable an excellent student to receive a full-time living allowance of $25,000 - $32,500 per annum for three years, with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.
International student fees can be waived for excellent international student under certain circumstances.

Other benefits include potential for a 3 month placement with the industrial sponsor, attendance to at least one local and one international scientific conference and participation in a range of UQ leadership and development courses.

Contact: To discuss the role, contact A/Prof Jason Stokes, telephone (07) 3365 4361 or emailjason.stokes@ uq.edu.au . Web address: http://www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers/researcher/stokesjr.html .

Applications should contain:

1. covering letter

2. up-to-date CV, and

3. academic transcript.

Send applications to:

Finance and HR Officer

School of Chemical Engineering

The University of Queensland

STt Lucia QLD 4072

Australia

or email finance@chemeng. uq.edu.au

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Overseas PhD Studentships - School of Management, University of Bath

£25,000 per annum for three years from October 2011

To help support the University of Bath's world-class research environment and to provide doctoral training for outstanding individuals seeking specifically to pursue professional academic careers, the School of Management is seeking applications for its 'Overseas' PhD Studentships.

'Overseas' PhD Studentships (worth approximately £25,000 per annum for 3 years) are open to international (ie, non-UK/EU) candidates who have both (i) exceptional academic qualifications and (ii) a strong commitment to acquiring a professional research training to become management academics.

Research interests in any field of management will be considered, from exceptional candidates from anywhere in the world (outside the EU), and from any prior disciplinary background. Applications are welcomed from genuinely outstanding graduates who must:

1. Have, or expect to receive before October 2011, exceptionally good academic qualifications (evidenced by either high GRE or GMAT scores, or high GPAs, or high degree classifications, or similar).

2. Are fluent in English.

3. Are strongly committed to, and potentially capable of, high-quality academic research in any of the Subject Groups of the School.

If you are suitably qualified, you should apply directly online https://secure.bath.ac.uk/ prospectus/cgibin/applications.pl , attaching without fail as additional documents ALL of the following:

1. A single document containing each of the following and in this order:-

a) A statement confirming that you are applying for an Overseas PhD Studentship.

b) A statement up to 100 words of why you think you should be awarded a studentship.

c) The names of at least two, but preferably three, School of Management faculty members that you think might be appropriate doctoral supervisors for your research interests.

d) A statement up to 200 words of which Subject Group of the School to which you wish to make a research contribution and why you think you will succeed in making such a contribution.

e) An additional statement up to 200 words of why you want to pursue a career as a professional management academic.

2. An original preliminary research proposal developed and written by yourself.

3. A full academic CV, including all schools, colleges and universities attended, along with all grades and other verifiable evidence of academic ability and achievement, plus any working experience, plus the full contact details of at least two academic referees who will be prepared to give academic references at possibly short notice, and a statement of willingness to be interviewed if short-listed, and proof of English fluency (for non-native English speakers only).

Applications that do not supply all of the above items in full of the three numbered points above will NOT be considered, so do please be sure to send ALL the items requested.

Closing date for applications: 23 December 2010.

To speed consideration of your application, please ensure that you supply all the above documents.

All applicants are advised to view the School's webpages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/

Applicants must be seeking to earn a PhD on a full-time basis and be a new PhD student to the School of Management. Annual continuation of studentships will depend on satisfactory academic performance by holders.

For any queries please contact: Graduate Division, School of Management, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom. Email: pgradmin@management .bath.ac. uk Tel: 44 (0) 1225 386714/386162.

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Dec 6, 2010

Fellowship Opportunities in American Art 2011--12

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

The collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum spans the nation's artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. Comprising more than 42,000 objects, this unparalleled collection includes special strengths in
nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, and African American art.

Artists represented in depth include George Catlin, William H. Johnson, Sean Scully, Lee Friedlander, Christo, Nam June Paik, and William T. Wiley, among others. The collection is housed in a National Historic Landmark building, shared by the National Portrait Gallery and the Archives of American Art, where the expansive holdings of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art can be accessed on a daily basis. American craft is featured in the Renwick Gallery, a curatorial department of the Museum located across from the White House in a restored building designed in 1858 by James Renwick. The gallery's permanent collection includes works in glass, ceramic, wood, fiber, and metal.

Each scholar is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office located across the street from the Museum. Available research resources there include a 180,000-volume library that specializes in American art, history, and biography; the Archives of American Art; and the graphics
collections of the American Art Museum and NPG; as well as a variety of image collections and research databases. Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Museum and Fellowship Office are a short walk from other Smithsonian museums and libraries, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art.

During their stay at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, scholars will be part of one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished fellowship programs in American art, and will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, symposiums, and professional workshops. Short research trips are also possible.

Details of the programs:
http://americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/fellows/

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Dec 5, 2010

Post-Doctoral and Researcher vacancies at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) offers research positions - subject to final authorization of project funds. Applications should be send to Johann Grüneweg, Email:grueneweg [at] pik-potsdam. de (Postal address see below).

The successful applicants will be involved in the research on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies. This research activity is led by the Research Domain Sustainable Solutions chaired by Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, who also serves as IPCC Co-chair of Working Group III on Mitigation of Climate Change.

PIK is an internationally renowned research institution in the areas of climate change, climate policy and climate economics, and provides excellent support for developing a career in these areas. As a leading institution on integrated assessment modeling of climate change, PIK provides successful applicants the opportunity to participate in a series of international comparison studies.

Please visit our homepage at
www.pik-potsdam.de/research/research-domains/sustainable-solutions

We offer four Postdoc positions. Salary is according to E13 TV-L. Fluency in English and demonstrated potential for excellence in research is requested from all applicants for the Postdoc positions.

1. Postdoc (ref. ap/01, 2 years; prospective initial date: January 2011)
Climate change mitigation, adaptation, and the land system
This position involves the further development, calibration and implementation of a global landuse-economy- energy-climate- model framework. The model will be applied to assess various climate change adaptation and mitigation options, sustainable pathways of land and water use in the 21st century, and the future energy mix. Background in applied economics (agricultural, resource, development economics), human geography, applied mathematics or physics is needed;
experience in economic modeling is helpful.

For further information, contact Dr. Alexander Popp (popp [at] pik-potsdam. de).

2. Postdoc (ref. ek/01, 2 years; prospective initial date: January 2011)
Socio-economic impact assessment
This position is linked to the EU project on the Impact Quantification of Global Changes. Based on the integrated assessment model REMIND, global change impacts on different socio-economic sectors have to be explored in a variety of scenarios without adaptation. A particular focus will be on the integration of cross-sectoral damage functions and the treatment of uncertainty about future climate damages. This position requires expertise in advanced quantitative methods and a background in environmental sciences, physics, economics, or a related field with a strong interest for inter-disciplinary research; experience in programming (preferably with GAMS) is an advantage.

For further information, contact Dr. Elmar Kriegler (kriegler [at] pik-potsdam. de).

3. Postdoc (ref. ek/02, 3 years; prospective initial date: January 2011)

Integrated assessment model comparison
This position is linked to the EU project on Robust Assessment of Climate Mitigation Pathways and Costs. The successful applicant will assist in the scientific coordination of the project in responsible position, with a particular focus on managing and analyzing an integrated assessment model comparison exercise. She or he will also work with the coupled energy-economy- climate model REMIND at PIK to upgrade its regional and sectoral specification. This position requires expertise in advanced quantitative methods, a background in environmental sciences, physics, economics, or a related field with a strong interest for inter-disciplinary research, good
managerial and social skills, and the ability to work independently; experience in programming (preferably with GAMS) is an advantage.

For further information, contact Dr. Elmar Kriegler (kriegler [at] pik-potsdam. de).

4. Postdoc (ref. ek/03, 2 years; prospective initial date: as soon as possible)
Climate mitigation and energy scenario development
This position is linked to the international project Roadmaps towards Sustainable Energy Future. The successful applicant will work with the coupled energy-economy- climate model REMIND at PIK to develop a multi-run environment and explore a large space of mitigation scenarios. She or he will also strongly contribute to the work in the project. This position requires expertise in
advanced quantitative methods, a background in environmental sciences, physics, economics, or a related field with a strong interest for inter-disciplinary research, and the ability to work independently; experience in programming( preferably with GAMS) is an advantage.

For further information, contact Dr. Elmar Kriegler (kriegler [at] pik-potsdam. de).

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be favourably regarded.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, certificates, relevant publications, and a letter of recommendation. Please understand that we only send back the documents, if an addressed and post-payed envelope is attached.

Deadline for Applications: Until positions filled
Applications should be sent to: Johann Grüneweg, Email: grueneweg [at] pik-potsdam. de, Postal address: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, P.O.Box 601203, 14412 Potsdam. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

GREENCYCLES II is a Marie Curie Research and Training Network with the aim to advance the understanding of the impacts of climate-biogeochemi stry feedbacks on the evolution of the Earth system over the coming decades.

Within GREENCYCLES II, PIK is looking for applicants for the following two research positions based in Potsdam, Germany:
1. T5.3 Feedback analysis and evaluation using the CLIMBER model An Early-Stage Researcher (PhD candidate), to investigate feedbacks between climate and vegetation using the CLIMBER family of intermediate- complexity Earth-system models developed at PIK. Specifically, the established CLIMBER-2 model will be used to evaluate biosphere-climate interactions at global and
continental scales. This will be complemented by more detailed investigations of feedbacks resulting from large-scale modifications of the land surface such as due to expanded biofuel production with the CLIMBER-3 model currently under development.

The successful candidate will actively participate in network-wide workshops and training events.

The position is expected to start on 1 January 2011 and run until 31 December 2013. Applications should arrive before 1.10.2010, but will be also accepted until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a half-page statement of interest, copies of your high-school and academic certificates, the names of two referees and a completed Eligibility Form (http://www.greencyc les.org/vacancie s/) to Dr. Andrey Ganopolski, preferably by e-mail (Andrey.Ganopolski( at)pik-potsdam. de) or by post (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PF 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany).

2. T5.6 Land use, biofuels, and global biogeochemistry
An Experienced Researcher (PhD) to investigate the effects of the growing demand for land from the production of food crops and biofuels and its influence on the coupled Earth system, in particular the biogeochemical responses and their climatic consequences. This includes the development of a parameterisation of biofuel crops for the dynamic vegetation model LPJmL and the global land and water use model MAgPIE. The successful candidate will actively participate in network-wide workshops and training events.

The position is expected to start on 1 October 2011 and run for 24 months. Applications should arrive before 1.7.2011, but will be also accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV, a half-page statement of interest, copies of your high-school and academic certificates and the names of two referees to Prof. Wolfgang Cramer, preferably by e-mail (Wolfgang.Cramer( at)pik-potsdam. de) or by post (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PF 60 12 03, 14412 Potsdam, Germany). Please also attach the 1-3 most representative and valuable examples of your past scientific work (submitted manuscripts will be treated confidentially) and a completed Eligibility Form (http://www.greencycles.org/vacancies/).

Payment of both positions will be according to Marie Curie rules (http://ec.europa.eu/research/ mariecurieactions/), including an allowance for transnational travel and mobility.

Researchers holding a PhD are eligible for this GREENCYCLES- II Post-Doc within their first five years of their career (including the time taken to obtain the PhD). At the start of their fellowship, researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years. German nationals are eligible only if they have been active in research in a non-Associated Third Country for at least three of the last four years.

http://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/jobs/two-research-positions-in-greencycles-ii-project


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CFP: Social Theory Forum

We wish to draw your attention to a dynamic conference coming up at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in April 2011-seeking papers on all aspects of contemporary social theory.

The Social Theory Forum is an annual international conference that creatively explores, develops, promotes and publishes cross-disciplinary social theory in an applied and critical framework.

DETAILS-AND THE COMPLETE CALL FOR PAPERS-APPEAR BELOW.

Please send a one-page abstract or proposal as an email attachment (MS Word Format) to Conference Organizers-Professors Jorge Capetillo and Glenn Jacobs-at SocialTheoryProposals@libraryofsocialscience.com.

The deadline is January 15, 2010. However, we know that scholars often send proposals a few days before the deadline. We would be grateful, therefore, if you can send your proposal by December 22, 2010 (three days before Christmas). This will facilitate planning of the conference-as well as of the publication that will be based on the papers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit Boston-and to participate in an exciting meeting exploring contemporary social theory.

With regards,
Hugh Galford,
Marketing Director
Library of Social Science
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Call for Papers:

The VIII Annual SOCIAL THEORY FORUM

University of Massachusetts Boston . April 13 and 14, 2011

Italian Social Theory: from Antonio Gramsci to Giorgio Agamben

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The Social Theory Forum cordially invites the submission of papers and proposals for its 8th annual meeting, to be held April 13-14, 2011 at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The theme of the conference is: Italian Social Theory from Antonio Gramsci to Giorgio Agamben. We invite proposals addressing the span of modern Italian social theory, including but not limited to thinkers such as Galvano Della Volpe, Norberto Bobbio, Paolo Virno, Giovanni Arrighi, Antonio Negri, and Umberto Eco.

Relevant themes may include: hegemony, culture wars, neo-Gramscianism and international relations, globalization, shifts in global capitalism; biopolitics, homo sacer, immigration, ethnicity and the war on terror, resistance, state sovereignty and power, nationalism, propaganda and agitation, Negri's theory of "exodus"; technology experience, social media, digital labor, and Agamben's "bare life."

Conference organizers also welcome topics bearing on the relevance of Italian Social Thought for the understanding of cultural studies, semiotics, textual analysis, linguistics, structuralism, psychoanalysis, and literary criticism in contemporary scholarship and scientific research.

The conference will feature both invited and submitted papers and presentations, as well as audiovisual materials. Please send a one-page abstract or proposals as email attachment (MS Word Format) to Conference Organizers-Professors Jorge Capetillo and Glenn Jacobs-at
SocialTheoryProposals@libraryofsocialscience.com.

Upon selection and notification of approval by the organizing committee, submitters must send completed presentation paper manuscripts (12-15 pages, preferably in ASA format) by March 15, 2011.

We are in the process of securing a publishing venue for selected papers. Papers will be anonymously peer-reviewed for possible publication. Details will be announced prior to the conference.

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About the Social Theory Forum
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Boston

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Histories of sociology describe how the discipline formed through nineteenth century struggles to understand the combined upheavals of socio-political revolutions and global expansion of the industrial revolution. These events radically altered established orders and posed questions that remain with us today: class, race, gender, and processes of social change, among others. The twentieth century brought even more tumultuous change, bringing with it great implications for social theory.

The Social Theory Forum (STF) is an annual international conference organized jointly by the sociology and other departments, interested faculty and students at University of Massachusetts Boston, in order to creatively explore, develop, promote, and publish cross-disciplinary social theory in an applied and critical framework. STF offers faculty and students of UMass Boston and other national and international colleges and universities an interactive medium to discuss various aspects of the way in which particular theoretical traditions can be relevant to present everyday issues, as well as to the current state and the future of social theory.

STF's goals are:

To critically engage with and evaluate classical and contemporary social theories in a cross-disciplinary and comparative cross-cultural framework in order to develop new integrative theoretical structures and practices;

To foster individual and collective self-reflexivity in exploring social theories in global and world-historical contexts to aid people effectively address social problems;

To foster an interactive and dialogical learning experience and research in theory within and across faculty, students, and community divides on and off campus; and

To foster exchange of ideas open to constructive and integrative exploration of diverse and conflicting viewpoints, modes of thinking, and world-views.


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