Apr 26, 2012

Call for Paper for International Journals. (Peer Review and fast publication)

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Apr 25, 2012

Intl Summer School "The socio-economic dimension of conflict re

The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) at the University of Marburg (Germany) is delighted to announce the Call for Applications for the international summer school "The Socio-Economic Dimension of Conflict Resolution". The CCS has been awarded a grant by the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) to organize the summer school in collaboration with the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University (RTSU) and the DAAD in Dushanbe. The summer school will take place at RTSU from August 20-26, 2012.

The objectives of the summer school are fourfold: First, the program aims at acquainting students with basic qualitative methods of conflict analysis including interview techniques as well as discourse and content analysis. Second, students will receive training in approaches to conflict resolution and mediation. Third, students will be introduced to socio-economic dimensions of conflicts and conflict resolution. Finally, students will apply the acquired skills in practice through the analysis of specific conflicts in Central Asia.

The school aims at Master students or advanced students from Central Asian countries. In addition, a small number of Master or doctoral students from Germany can also apply. All applicants are asked to submit a CV of no more than two pages and a letter of motivation. The
letter of motivation must not exceed 700 words. The letter of motivation should outline the reasons for applying and the intended benefits you expect for your further studies at university, research or professional career. Please send your application to summpacs@staff. uni-marburg. de. Submission deadline is: 15 April 2012.

Applicants who are selected they will take part in an essay competition (deadline: 10 August 2012).

Thanks to the financial support by the DAAD we can offer full funding for travel and board for all accepted applicants. Accepted applicants are asked to book tickets to Dushanbe early in advance.

Dr. Kerstin Zimmer
Center for Conflict Studies (CCS)
Marburg University-Ketzerba ch, 1135032 Marburg, Germany
Tel.: (49)-6421-2824573
kerstin.zimmer@ staff.uni- marburg.de


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JOURNAL/CFP- Beyond Brezhnevism - Cahiers du Monde russe Call for Papers for an upcoming special issue

Topic: Beyond Brezhnevism- -Growing Autonomy for Social Groups and Assimilation of Socialist Values

The image of "real Socialism" as an age of "stagnation" is gradually disappearing from studies of the Soviet Union. Indeed the clear cultural and social changes of the Brezhnev era are now part of a revised historiography. Despite the immobility of a political leadership unable to bring any serious reform to a drifting economic and social system, as political repression and ideological control slackened, Soviet citizens created, revived and occupied areas of autonomy.

At the same time, the socio-cultural processes that flourished in 1964-1982 had their own timing that preceded or extended beyond the precise dates of Brezhnev's rule: this concerns urban planning, the development of tourism, communications and media, and greater access to higher education. The study of these already reported phenomena deserves to be reviewed on the basis of the written and oral sources to which the researcher now has access. Similarly, the recent emphasis on the spread of cross-border patterns of consumption and thought and the increase in international exchanges places the geographical bounds of the Soviet Union in a wider context.

Cahiers du Monde Russe wishes to challenge "Brezhnevism" in two ways, as the incarnation of "stagnation" and as a strictly delineated temporal and spatial framework, unsuited to the study of the profound social, cultural and economic changes that prepared the way for the upheavals of the late 1980s and the collapse of the USSR.

Titles and proposals submission deadline: June 1, 2012

Short project abstracts (500 words maximum) in French, English, Russian or German should be submitted to bb.cmr@ehess. fr. Please, indicate your name, affiliation institution, and email address. The editorial committee will make a short list.

Manuscripts submission deadline: April 1, 2013

The relevant issue is due to be published in the first half of 2014. Under CMR's academic publishing rules, the articles received (60,000 signs maximum, space characters and notes included) will be submitted anonymously to two reviewers for assessment.

Editors: Marc Elie, Isabelle Ohayon

For additional information, please contact: Marc Elie, Isabelle Ohayon: bb.cmr@ehess. fr or Valérie Mélikian, editorial secretary, Cahiers du Monde russe

Isabelle Ohayon
Research Fellow, CNRS
Centre d'étude du monde russe, caucasien et est-européen (CERCEC), CNRS-EHESS
44, rue de l'Amiral Mouchez
75014 Paris
+33 1 43 13 56 78


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Postdoc, data mining, information retrieval

Yahoo! Labs in Barcelona (Spain) has several openings for postdoc positions in data mining, information retrieval, HCI, and visualization with emphasis in the areas of social-network analysis and topic modeling, within the context of EU-funded projects. Yahoo! Labs is pioneering the new sciences underlying the web. As the center of scientific excellence for Yahoo!, Yahoo! Labs delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through published research and new technologies powering the company's products.

Selected candidates will be working together with our scientists to develop novel algorithms for processing and mining extremely large amounts of data coming from user action logs and social networks. Successful candidates should have demonstrated their ability to perform high-quality original research in the areas of data mining, social-network and social-media analysis, information- propagation analysis, social-influence analysis, and/or topic modeling. Candidates
should also be proficient in developing proof-of-concept prototypes and experimenting with novel algorithms in a variety of platforms for processing very large data sets.

Required skills/qualifications:

* Ph.D. degree in Computer Science;
* Proficiency in both written and spoken English;
* Strong problem-solving and analytical skills;
* Proven ability to perform high-quality original research in any of the areas above (data mining, information retrieval, HCI, visualization) both independently and as a member of a team;
* Experience in research and/or development of applications in the areas of social networks and/or social media and/or topic modeling;
* Proven ability to develop proof-of-concept prototypes for experimenting with novel algorithms;
* Experience in distributed processing of large data sets (Hadoop/Pig a plus)
* Proficiency in at least one of Python, Perl, C/C++, Java;
* Experience with UNIX systems;

Please submit your application, including a research statement, CV and the name of at least two reference persons, by email to bonchi@yahoo- inc.com


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CfA: Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Deadline:
May 1, 2012

Through residencies and conferences, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Northern Italy supports innovations that change the way we address complex global issues. Here, people of diverse expertise and backgrounds come together in a thought-provoking, creative, collegial environment that helps create change and have impact on a wide range of world issues.

The Residency Program allows for focused work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life, in a diverse and stimulating community of fellow residents. Residents include an international group of academics, writers, artists, scientists, journalists, non-governmental organization practitioners, and policymakers. In addition to time for dedicated work on individual projects and for reflection during the day, building new connections and collegial interaction with other residents is a defining characteristic of the Bellagio experience. Meals and informal presentations of residents' work afford an opportunity for dynamic discussion and engagement with each other. The combination of quiet time for
individual, focused work and connections with such a diverse community is unparalleled.

Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies typically last four weeks, and
spouses/life partners may accompany residents. Practitioner residencies can last between two to four weeks. Joint applications from co-authors are also welcome.

Applications for Academic Writing as well as Arts & Literary Arts residencies are due by May 1, 2012 for a residency period between February 11, 2013 and August 8, 2013. Applications from practitioners and for conferences are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, and for more information, please visit: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center or download a brochure at: http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/news/publications/rockefeller-foundation-bellagio-center.

You can also sign up for a webinar through the Application Resource Center at: http://www.iie.org/Programs/The-Rockefeller-Foundation-Bellagio-Center-Residency-Programs. These webinars are intended to provide you with information about the program, and offer tips and suggestions for completing an application. They also provide an opportunity for applicants to ask us questions at the end of each session. Please note that each one will also be archived and will therefore be accessible at any time.

Bellagio Residency Program: Arts & Literary Arts Applications
Date : March 28, 2012
Time : 8:30 AM ET

Bellagio Residency Applications: Last Minute Guidance
Date : Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time : 9:00 AM ET

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Phd Scholarship in Biogeochemistry and Hydrogeology

PhD Scholarships in Australia (Biogeochemistry and Hydrology) The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry at Southern Cross University (Lismore, Australia) is offering two PhD scholarships valued at $23,000 per year. The scholarships are tax free to both Australian and international students. Tuition and fees will be waived.

The two projects should focus on the following:
1) Influence of submarine groundwater discharge on carbon cycling in coastal waters, supervised by Dr. Isaac Santos
2) Investigating the transformation and fate of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in coastal sediments using stable isotope tracers, supervised by Dr Joanne Oakes.

Field sites for PhD projects can be negotiated, and include hydrothermal fields, sand beaches, mangroves, coastal embayments, estuaries, and coral reefs. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to prepare a 2-page research proposal and to perform a telephone interview. Starting dates can be negotiated, but ideally the candidates should start in August 2012. Candidates from non-English speaking countries may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency. International cooperation will be encouraged.

The Australian Research Council recently ranked the geochemistry group at SCU the highest rank of 5 for “outstanding performance well above world standards”. The Australian education system differs from the American system in that no course work is required for PhD students, allowing the student to engage in full time research from the start. Our Centre is equipped with cutting-edge instrumentation, has full technical support, and has well-funded projects all over Australia and overseas.

For applications, please email your preferred supervisor with a two-page CV by 30 May. Applicants may include up to two supporting scientific documents (i.e., conference abstract, thesis, technical report, etc) that demonstrate relevant research experience. Additional scholarships may be offered to outstanding students interested in joining our Centre. Information about our research can be found at http://www.scu.edu.au/coastal-biogeochemistry.

More information can be obtained via email to Dr Isaac Santos (Isaac.santos@ scu.edu.au) or Dr Joanne Oakes (Joanne.Oakes@ scu.edu.au)

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Apr 24, 2012

A doctoral grant in Cancer Epidemiology and Neuroepidemology, Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet has a vacancy forA doctoral student with doctoral grant in Cancer Epidemiology and Neuroepidemology( 2 positions)
Department
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Description of research group and project

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics is among the biggest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology for different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total approximately some 250 staff. The department is situated in campus Solna. Further information can be found atwww.meb.ki. se.

We are now looking for a total of two phD-positions divided into two different research areas: Cancer Epidemiology and Neuroepidemiology.

Our breast cancer epidemiology group comprises 2 professors, 4 postdocs, and 4 PhD-students. The group has a vast international collaboration and frequently interacts with European, Singaporean and US groups. The present thesis will aim at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer prognosis. In Sweden, one woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime and approximately one fourth of breast cancer patients will die from their disease, while many more will suffer from treatment related complications. There are both host (patient) and tumor characteristics that define breast cancer prognosis, as well as treatment response and complications. Therefore our aim is to study both patient and tumor determinants of breast cancer prognosis.

Our neuroepidemiology research group studies genetic and environmental risk factors for the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis and Parkinson’s disease; and the research group consists of researchers from both Karolinska Institutet and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the United States. The present thesis will for the first time systematically investigate the relationship between metabolic disorders and ALS and improve our understating of the potentially shared aetiology of metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The role of metabolic disorders on cardiovascular diseases has been broadly investigated, while a potential role of metabolic disorders on neurodegenerative diseases including ALS is less well studied.
Duties and responsibilities
Cancer epidemiology:
Under supervision, the PhD student will be responsible for literature review, data analysis, result interpretation, scientific article writing and data presentation. We will study the long term prognosis among women treated for breast cancer using registry data. Next we want to study inheritance of breast cancer prognosis as well as tumor specific markers for disease progression. Finally we will explore a possible association between mammographic density, site of metastasis, and prognosis. Your supervisors have a broad expertise in cancer epidemiology, clinical oncology, biostatistics and molecular techniques.

Neuroepidemiology:
Under supervision, the PhD student will be responsible for literature review, data analysis, result interpretation, scientific article writing and data presentation. We will 1) assess the associations between diabetes/BMI and ALS; 2) examine whether metabolic disorders share a high comorbidity correlation with ALS; and 3) estimate predictive value of medication use profile on ALS risk. The project includes register data, lab and clinical data. Your supervisors have a broad expertise in neuroepidemiology, medicine, and environmental epidemiology. During the PhD training, the student will spend one-year research sojourn in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Eligibility/ Qualifications
To be eligible, an applicant must
1. hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree
2. have completed course requirements of at least 240 HECs, of which at least 60 at second-cycle level, or
3. have otherwise acquired essentially equivalent competence in Sweden or abroad.

Those who meet the requirements for general eligibility before July 1st, 2007, i.e. had completed a programme of higher education for at least 180 HEC or the equivalent, will continue to do so until the end of July, 2015.

Selection is made of qualified applicants on the ground of their ability to benefit from doctoral (third-cycle) education. Karolinska Institutet applies the following assessment criteria:
- Documented subject knowledge of significance to the research project
- Analytical skills confirmed by a scientific dissertation or the equivalent
- Other documented knowledge/experienc e of potential significance to doctoral (third-cycle) education in the subject
An overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications will be made.

The vacancy will be filled on condition that the successful applicant is admitted to doctoral (third-cycle) education.

For further information on doctoral (third-cycle) education at Karolinska Institutet, seewww.ki.se/ doctoral.
Form of employment:
Doctoral student
Notes
Please specify which research field you are most interested in.

For additional information on the doctoral positions:
In cancer epidemiology, please contact Prof. Kamila Czene, email: kamila.czene@ ki.se, telephone: 08-524 86144.
In neuroepidemiology, please contact Dr. Fang Fang, e-mail: fang.fang@ki. se telephone: 08-524 86131.

Union representatives:
Ulrika Zagai (SACO), e-post ulrika.zagai@ ki.se, tel. 08-524 871 84
Ann Almqvist (OFR/ST-AT), e-post ann.almqvist@ ki.se, tel. 08-524 861 99
Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), e-post gunnar.stenberg@ ki.se, tel. 08-524 880 75
Please send your application, marked with reference number 2040/2012, to reach us by no later than April 25 2012 to KI jobb or,
to Through Email: jobb@meb.ki. se or through mail: Karolinska Institutet, MEB, Att: Ove Strind, Box 281, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden. The following documents should be enclosed with your application in English or Swedish:
- Personal letter of introduction and CV
- Copy of degree certificate and grades
- Copy of degree dissertation and any previous publications



Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical
universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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