Thursday, December 31, 2009

10 PhD Fellowships at CNIO, Spain

CNIO / "la Caixa" PhD Programme

In 2008 "la Caixa" Foundation launched a scholarship programme to offer interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to outstanding young graduate students of any nationality to pursue a PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship – 2010 Intake

The Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship is a means to groom Indonesia's future business leaders. Sampoerna Foundation provides one (1) scholarship to pursue a Master's of Business Administration degree at leading university overseas. Upon completing the program, the scholarship recipient is required to return to Indonesia and endeavor to transfer his/ her knowledge to his/ her fellow citizens.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Master´s programme in Geographical Information Systems

The LUMA-GIS program provides the student with comprehensive skills and understanding in GIS theories and analyses. The student will gain a critical view of geographical data regarding precision and quality, and treats both theoretical and practical aspects in digital geographical analyses. The first part of the program (first semester for fulltime studies) consists of three compulsive modules providing a theoretical and practical base for the usage of GIS regarding analysis and focuses on managing geographical databases and implementation of GIS in organizations. The second part of the program provides elective choice of courses depending on interest and specialty may be focused within areas such as:
  • - Physical planning
  • - Natural resources
  • - Environmental surveying
  • - Geo-statistics
  • - Algoritm theories
  • - Spatial modelling
  • - Remote sensing
  • - Web-GIS
  • - Biodiversity

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Doctoral Students in Automatic Control

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:

Doctoral Students in Automatic Control

For further information please contact: Professor Anders Rantzer, +46-46-2228778, or Professor Tore Hägglund, +46-46-2228798,
Reference number:  PA 2009/4618
More information:
The positions will be tied to upcoming research projects at the department.

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

The selection of applicants will be based on an assessment of the ability of the applicant to benefit from their studies. The applicant’s ability to benefit from their studies will be judged mainly on their academic results at undergraduate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) level.

The Doctoral student positions is mainly devoted to the postgraduate studies (80% of the time), but includes 20% department service, usually teaching. Most of the teaching at Automatic Control, LTH is performed using the Swedish language. This significantly limits the funds for students who do not speak Swedish.
 Rules for employment as a Doctoral student is stated in "The Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5".

Lund University encourages especially women to apply for the position.
Salary is determined within certain guidelines for this type of position.

Your application should contain the following documents:
-Letter of application including the correct reference number for the position PA 2009/4618. (The application should be written in Swedish or English.)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of certificates and copies of any other document that you wish to include in your application.

The application should be addressed to the Faculty of Engineering and sent to: Registry Office, Lund University, P.O. Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND or to (use pdf-format and pack all your attachments in one file).

Last day for applying is: January 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Master of Science Programme in Informatics

60 ECTS (1 year) or 120 ECTS (2 years)
Degree - please notice that the one-year-version leads to a degree comparable to a Swedish "magisterexamen". The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education has decided (spring 2007) that the English translation for the Swedish degree of "magister" should be "Degree of Master (One Year)". The two-years-version leads to a "Degree of Master (Two Years)".

Autumn 2010:
Programme Start: August 30, 2010
Programme End: June, 2012 (if you choose the 1-year-programme it end is June, 2011)

Rate of Studies: Full time
Type of Programme: Master's level
Language of Instruction: English

MBA Programme at the Blekinge Institute of Technology

Welcome to the MBA programme at the Blekinge Institute of Technology!

Our MBA programme gives you the opportunity to add managerial competence to your previous academic background. After graduating, you will be ready to take on new challenges in your professional career. We offer two versions of the programme:
1. MBA programme, full time, starting in September and ending in June the following year.
2. MBA programme, part time, starting in September and ending in June two years later.
The programme is conducted as an online programme, meaning that you can take part in the programme wherever you are in the world. Only one written comprehensive exam requires your presence on campus.
Applications for the programme starting in September 2010 will be open at two separate occasions: The first opens on December 1st and closes on January 15th. International students apply in this early session, since all information here will be in English. The second, which will be available only in the Swedish language, is open between March 15th and April 15th. You apply at which is a joint application system for all Swedish universities.

Scholarships - Doctoral Student in Electronic Circuit Design

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Doctoral student in Combustion Physics

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:
Doctoral student in Combustion Physics

Doctoral student in materials chemistry

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Doctoral Student in Thermal Power Engineering

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MIMS Ph.D. Program - Study of Mathematical Sciences

Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. Program
A selected project for Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program :
Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and

Overview of MIMS Ph. D. Program
http://www.mims. jp/education/ phd-e.html
The key educational component of the Global COE Program for the `Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis' is the Ph.D. program provided by MIMS, an
affiliated research institute of the Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Property, Meiji University.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Non Degree Monbukagakusho Scholarship

Non Degree Monbukagakusho Scholarship in Japanese Studies Program

Application deadline: January 29, 2010.

Japanese Studies Program is one of the Japanese Government scholarship programs (Monbukagakusho) specifically designed for japanese studies students to enhanced Japanese language skills and deepen understanding of Japanese culture. This program is a non-degree programs and the length is 1 year from October 2010.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

15 PhD Scholarships in Humanities at Univ of Copenhagen, Denmark

15 PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

The Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 15 PhD scholarships all starting 1 September 2010 for a period of up to three years.

Applications must relate to one of the nine research topics mentioned below.

1) Pedagogical and/or Technical Audiology (Subject area 1: Scandinavian Studies, Linguistics)

2) Media, Citizenship and Rhetoric (Subject area 2: Education, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)

3) Power, Knowledge and Politics in Europe and the European Cultural Area (Subject area 3: History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin)

4) Cultural Memory and the Construction of Individual Identities in the Modern World (Subject area 4: Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Arctic Studies, Study of Religions, Native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies)

5) Transnational and Migration Studies (Subject area 5: English, German and Romance Studies)

6) Cultural Memory: Aesthetics and Functions (Subject area 6: Art History, Theatre Studies, Dance Studies, Comparative Literature, Musicology)

7) Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages (Subject area 7: Old Norse-Icelandic, Dialect Studies, Name Studies, Runology)

8) Language Technology (Subject area 8: Language Technology)

9) The Human Factor in Climate Change (Subject area defined by topic)

Applications shall be submitted by an electronic application system (efond). Do not submit any publications. Application form and application guidelines on research proposal and required enclosures are available at: http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/Announcement s/
For any further questions contact the PhD Centre by e-mail: phdcen-ter@hum.
or by phone +45 35 32 92 23 .

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time). No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline.


http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/Announcement s/2010

Friday, December 11, 2009

PhD Studentship: Molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins

PhD Studentship: Molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins

Design and Characterization of Bio-inspired Nanosensors Engineered by Assembly of Receptors and Ion Channels

The subject. We have devised a novel type of bio-inspired sensors, Ion-Channel Coupled Receptors
(ICCR), based on the fusion of receptors with an ion channel serving as an electrical probe. Binding of
a ligand to the receptor triggers opening of the associated ion channel and an increased ion flux that is
easily detectable using existing techniques. This concept was validated by the creation of ICCRs
between a potassium channel and several G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) [cf. Moreau et al, 2008,
Nature Nanotech 3:620-5].

The thesis shall concern the structure-function study of receptor-channel interactions in existing ICCRs
and on the design and construction of new ICCRs. Work will involve molecular engineering, biophysics,
and bioinformatics. It should establish the foundation of high-performance bioelectrical sensors while
providing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of GPCR activation and ion channel

Although this project has a strong biotechnological flavor, the approach shall remain very fundamental
with a strong focus on the structure and function of membrane proteins and on their interactions.
The place. The thesis will take place in the Channels lab within the Membrane Proteins Dept of the Institute for Structural Biology ( laboratories/ membrane- protein-lab- lpm/transporters receptors-
and-ion). The Channels lab focuses on ion channels and membrane protein engineering and is recognized for its work on K-ATP channel and proteic biosensors.

IBS is a renowned institute in the field of structural and molecular biology. It is part of the Grenoble
scientific polygon with numerous research intitutes and colleges as well as several large instruments
such as the European Synchrotron. The site offers a stimulating scientific environment in the natural
surroundings of the French Alps.

The candidate. Strong academic background. Experience or interest in molecular biology, electrophysiology, or bioinformatics.The granting agency (CEA) will only consider candidates with top-tier academic records. There are no other restrictive conditions and foreigners can, and should, apply.

The position. The position is for three years starting in October 2010. The salary is very competitive
(~2000 €/month). Send a one-page CV to Michel Vivaudou (vivaudou@cea. fr). A full-fledged application will be requested  subsequently.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PhD Position in Open Source Software

PhD position (Open Source Software)

The Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich, offers a position for a PhD student working in the project "On the Interplay between Social Interactions and Software Architecture in Open Source" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), starting as soon as possible.

This project brings together the fields of software engineering, statistical physics, and management to reap synergies between them and to advance the understanding of the complex socio-technological dynamics underlying Open Source Software, beyond the scope of one particular discipline.

The aims of this project are:
  • To establish a holistic picture of the phenomenon of Open Source
  • To understand the statistical laws governing the evolution of the software architecture, which may help developers to steer development towards favorable architectures
  • To study the self-organization of projects and the resulting social dynamics, on the level of both software users and developers
  • To analyze the link between software architecture and the project organization, as well as between the corresponding dynamics, which may enable new management principles or provide tools for smoothening the interface between software, developers, and users

* MSc degree or equivalent in computer science or a related field
* ability to develop formal models and computer simulations
* ability to combine data analysis and modeling
* good knowledge about graph algorithms and social network analysis is a plus
* strong abilities to communicate in an interdisciplinary scientific environment
* interest in becoming acquainted with methods from physics, economics, and management

We offer excellent working conditions in a lively team and cooperations with leading institutions worldwide.

Applicants are kindly requested to send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, names of at least three references, and an overview of their research interests (all in PDF files), to

Ms. Rahel Dulik
rdulik@ethz. ch

For specific inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer (fschweitzer@

website link: tions/phd_ oss

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Postdoc Bio-informatics

Vacancy: Postdoc Bio-informatics

We are a microbiology and infectious diseases group in The Netherlands, investigating microbial flora in health and disease in relation to prevention of bacterial infections.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow bioinformatics/ -statistics who will help us to analyze complex metagenomic data in relation to epidemiological parameters. Besides the complex problem of interpreting phylogenetic data of microbiota, we find there are currently no
generally accepted statistical methods available to analyze complex communities in relation to epidemiological determinants, especially not in multivariate ways.

Our final goal is to model complex microbiota with the help of environmental and individual characteristics, with the ultimate goal to predict when disease will develop and to design preventive strategies.

We are looking for someone with experience in the field of metagenomics, bio-informatics, or adjacent fields, who does not dislike statistics and epidemiology, is not afraid of developing new tools, is creative, efficient, independent, and likes to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

The position is guaranteed for at least 3 years. The salary is depending on previous experience and according to the CAO for university medical centres (CAO-UMC: salary scale

If you are interested, please contact:

D. Bogaert, MD, PhD
UMC Utrecht-WKZ
Department of Pediatric Immunology
Lundlaan 6 (room KC.03.068.0)
3584 EA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-88-7551754
E-mail: dbogaert@umcutrecht .nl

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oxford Scholarships - OCIS

Launched in 2009, the OCIS - Oxford Scholarships support British Muslim students as well as those from developing countries in Asia and Africa to read for degrees at the University of Oxford. Under the programme, up to five scholarships each year are available for undergraduate students from Muslim communities in Britain. A further five scholarships are available for postgraduate students, at least two of whom will be UK students from Muslim communities, while the rest will be students from specified countries in Asia or Africa. The scholarships are available to students undertaking study in a range of fields relevant to the needs of Muslim societies.

Applications for OCIS - Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011 are invited through the University's normal admissions procedures. The scholarships cover University and college fees and a grant for living costs. An application for a scholarship is made at the time of completion of the Graduate Application Form. Further information is available from the University's web site. Details of the 'Scholarship Profile' for 2010 entry is now available.
http://www.ox. /postgraduate_ courses/
http://www.admin. studentfunding/ scholarship_ profiles/ ocis.shtml

Two Ph.D. studentships in the Dept. Aerospace Engineering

Two Ph.D. studentships and one Postdoctoral fellowship are available  in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, and Space Sensors and Actuators. The student will work in the Department of Aerospace  Engineering, Ryerson University (www.ryerson. ca/aerospace) . The research will be supervised by Dr. Krishna Kumar, Canada Research Chair. Dr. Kumar's areas of research include Nonlinear Dynamics and  Control, Sensors and Actuators, Sliding Mode Control, Intelligent Control, Orbit and Attitude Dynamics and Control, Formation Flying, and Underactuated Systems (refer to the web page:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Scholarships for Applications Master of Human Rights

Scholarships and Call for Applications Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD).

The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester of study at the University of Sydney, and then a second semester at one of the four partner universities:
Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
Mahidol University (Thailand)
Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Graduates of the course will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Data Mining and Knowledge Management

Call for application Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (EM-DMKM).


Erasmus Mundus is a certification of excellence which is delivered by the European community to the best international master programs in Europe, and it is supported by very attractive scholarships.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM) proposes specialist training in this field. This is a two years course.
The higher education consortium that organizes the master is composed of six universities in four countries:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Opening for 8 Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships

Opening for 8 Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships

at the Bonn-Aachen International Research School of Applied
Information Technology (B-IT Research School), Aachen/Bonn, Germany
http://www.b- it-center. de/research- school

Application deadline: January 2nd, 2010
Submit electronically to: rs-applications@ b-it-center. de
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

The Institute of Structural Biology (IBS) in Grenoble and the Laboratory LEGI
collaborate within the project Nanobiodrop.
This project involves the formation of artificial biological membranes to study the insertion of
transmembrane transport proteins and measure their activity. The technique based on the manipulation of nanodroplets has proven effective in vitro and its integration into mi-crosystems is a challenge today that opens interesting perspectives in biotechnology and biology such
as drug screening or the study of artificial cells networks.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Position Women/Gender, Five Colleges, Research Associateship

Five Colleges, Incorporated - Research Associateship in Women/Gender

Location: Massachusetts, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Visiting Scholar
Submitted: Monday, November 23rd, 2009
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Main Category: Women/Gender
Secondary Categories: Fellowships/ Grants/Interns

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12 PhD Positions in Applied Math at University of Heidelberg

The Research Training Group (RTG 1653) funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and associated with the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, offers 12 Doctoral Positions (TV-L 13) for research projects focusing on statistical and optimization aspects of modeling, learning and inference with probabilistic graphical models, and related challenging applications of image analysis in computer vision, environmental science, life sciences and industry.

PhD position in Quantitative Modeling at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

PhD Position (Quantitative Modeling)

At the Chair of Systems Design, we use methods from complex systems theory to understand the dynamics of social and economic systems. This includes methods from statistical physics, evolutionary game theory, micro economics, mathematics, and computational sciences.

We are looking for candidates with a strong quantitative background in one of these fields to fill in a doctoral student position starting as soon as possible, or by agreement. We offer excellent working conditions in a lively team and innovative research in close collaboration with leading teams all over the world.

Applicants should have excellent credentials and a proven interest in interdisciplinary research to explore scientific problems beyond the beaten track, both within the team and independently. But most of all, they should be highly motivated to work in the genuinely transdisciplinary environment of our team consisting of economists, physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. This also requires strong communication skills and fluently spoken and written English.

Applicants are asked to send their curriculum vitae, list of (and links to) their publications, names of at least three references, and an overview of their research interests (all in PDF files and in English) to

Ms. Rahel Dulik
rdulik@ethz. ch

For specific inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer (fschweitzer@
website link: tions/phd

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PhD project in Space and Solar Plasma Physics Queen Mary, University of London

PhD project in Space and Solar Plasma Physics Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for a SEPnet funded (South-East Physics network, http://www.sepnet. PhD Studentship within the Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The project is related to exciting, major unsolved problems of solar physics such as coronal heating http://imagine. gsfc.nasa. gov/docs/ science/mysterie s_l1/corona. html and solar flare dynamics. Type III radio bursts are believed to come from solar flare electrons that travel upwards, away from the Sun, on open magnetic field lines. The proposed work aims to fill the gap in understanding how the upwards moving electrons are accelerated and produce the observed radio emission. This will be achieved through kinetic-scale modelling of the phenomenon and numerical simulation results will be compared with radio and other wavelength observations. The project benefits from access to large-scale parallel 1000 core processor cluster via UKMHD consortium, while the radio data will be available via participation of QMUL in LOFAR-UK and SEPnet Astro consortia (http://astro. SEPNET/). The LOw Frequency ARray, LOFAR (http://www.lofar-, is a next-generation software-driven telescope currently under construction in the Netherlands and UK.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two PhD positions in Knowledge & Data Engineering Group

The Hertie Chair of Knowledge and Data Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany, opens two positions for Research Assistants (Wiss. Mitarbeiter/in, BAT IIa).

As the position requires at least basic knowlede of the German language, the remainder of this mail will be in German. We apologise to all non-German speakers.

An der Universität Kassel wird im Rahmen der hessischen Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ö konomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE) der interdisziplinä re Forschungsschwerpun kt "Gestaltung technisch-sozialer Vernetzung in situativen ubiquitären Systemen (VENUS)" eingerichtet.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Doctoral Position in Economics at University of Goettingen

Doctoral Position in Economics at University of Goettingen

The Chair of Development Economics and International Economics offers two positions as
Doctoral Student (50%) to be filled by January 1, 2010.

Job description: The vacant positions enter an interdisciplinary environment at the intersection of applied economics and political science. Our areas of expertise include macroeconomics, international economics, political economy, and international organizations – all with particular focus on economic development. Background skills in econometrics are required.

Job profile and requirements: Candidates are expected to have an excellent university degree (master or diploma) in economics or political science with emphasis on applied methods. Proficiency in English in speaking and writing is essential. Knowledge of German is helpful but not required.

We offer a two-year fixed-term contract, potentially renewable for another two years. As a doctoral student, you are expected to write your dissertation in an area related to the economics of international migration, human trafficking, human trafficking- related crimes (such as transnational organized crimes and corruption) and human rights. Salary is based on the collective bargaining agreement of the German federal states (TV-L, salary level 13). The position involves no teaching.

Your application: Candidates should e-mail their CV, transcripts, and a letter in which they explain their interest in the position to:

Axel Dreher
mail@axel-dreher. de

Note that we cannot reimburse travel expenses.
The University of Goettingen wishes to increase the proportion of female academic staff and welcomes applications from women. Equally qualified handicapped persons are given preference. Applications have to be received by December 10, 2009.

For further information, please contact Axel Dreher (mail@axel-dreher. de) or refer to http://www.axel-

PhD Scholarships, GIGA, Univ of Hamburg

PhD Scholarships GIGA (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) University of Hamburg, Regional Powers

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies - 8 Ph.D. scholarships at the Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers

Location: Germany
Institution Type: Other
Position Type: Doctoral Fellow
Submitted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
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Main Category: Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Secondary Categories: Political Science/Internation al Relations

Thursday, November 19, 2009

PhD Studentship in NLP (Natural Language Processing)

PhD Studentship in Natural Language Processing
Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics group, University of Geneva

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Computational
Learning and Computational Linguistics (CLCL) group of the University
of Geneva. The successful candidate will pursue research in connection
with a project on statistical machine translation funded by the Swiss
National Science Foundation, in collaboration with researchers in
Geneva's Linguistics Department and the IDIAP Research Institute.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beasiswa S1 Dalam Negeri Astro - Sampoerna Foundation

Program Department - Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square, North Tower, 27th Floor
Jl.Jend. Sudirman Kav.45, Jakarta 12930
Phone: 62 21 5772340 ext. 7153/ Fax. 62 21 5772341

Program Beasiswa Astro Kasih
Tingkat Sarjana (S1) Dalam Negeri - Bidang Studi Sains dan Non-Sains
Astro - Sampoerna Foundation (ASTRO - SF) menyediakan beasiswa bagi 40 (empat puluh) anak muda Indonesia untuk menempuh pendidikan sarjana di bidang Sains atau Non-Sains (tidak termasuk Fakultas Kedokteran Umum, Hewan dan Gigi), pada universitas- universitas di dalam negeri yang direkomendasikan oleh ASTRO - SF.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Open PhD positions at Univ of Naples-Federico II, Italy

Pre Selection - 2009/2010

Admission to research doctorate programs: pre-selection reserved to non italian residents who have obtained abroad the required educational qualifications - academic year 2009/2010

Pre - Selection
Annex A - List of PhD programs
Annex B - Application form

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thesis Fellowship - Tsunami Modelling

On behalf of Prof. Oumeraci from Leichweiss-Institut e of TU Braunschweig – Germany (www.lwi.tu-, we URGENTLY need two students (preferably master levels) to work in our laboratory (LWI) for the Tapfor Project for the duration of at least 3 months (can be extended if satisfactory) . Money to stay in Germany will be available from university fellowship (flight tickets to be confirmed). The requirements are as follows:
  1. Outstanding students and He/She should be university registered from civil engineering, oceanography, or coastal/ocean engineering
  2. Willing to do thesis on the framework of Tapfor Project (*Tsunami/ Storm Waves Attenuation by Coastal Forest*)
  3. Knowledge on Tsunami Modelling and Physical model experiments would be advantage
  4. English is a must (students should make a report in english upon the completion of the work)
  5. Recommended by the faculty
Please send a complete CV, Academic transcript, and Application letter (in english) ASAP to my email address: s.husrin@tu- (put names and contact details of the faculty)

Student can find further information about the project in our website:

or contact me personally.
We also share this information to our partner in Thailand

Leichtweiß-Institut für Wasserbau
Beethovenstr. 51a
38106 Braunschweig - DEUTSCHLAND
Tel: +49 (0)531-391 3931, Fax: +49 (0)531-391 8217

15 Doctoral positions at ITN LCG Project

15 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral positions at 10 Universities in 7 European countries

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Language, Cognition, and Gender (ITN LCG)funded by the European Commission is filling 15 Doctoral and 3 Postdoctoral positions at 10 Universities in 7 European countries (from October 2009 on until all positions are filled). ITN LCG aims at investigating the interplay of language, cognition, and gender, for the first time from cross-language and cross-cultural perspectives.

The ITN LCG research programme is organised in four work packages (WP):
- How does language shape the cognitive representations of gender (WP A);
- How do features of European languages correspond with gender equality in European societies (WP B);
- How does language contribute to social behaviour towards the sexes (WP C);
- How can gender equality be promoted through strategies for gender-fair language use (WP D).

Young fellows' individual projects will be integrated into one comprehensive research and training network. They will be offered an innovative training in a unique combination of scientific methods that span from neuroimaging and electrophysiology over experimental techniques of cognitive and social psychology to linguistic methods of language analysis and scientific training strategies. The network is strongly based on the exchange and transfer of
knowledge between academia and public and private organisations and will provide its fellows with network-wide training activities (4 workshops, 3 summer schools, 1 scientific symposium) and training-in- collaborations (working visits and secondments) . For detailed information (e.g. about the individual research projects) please contact the project manager Dr. Rachel Jossen (rachel.jossen@ psy.unibe. ch).

The young fellows will enjoy full salary employment contracts with all social securities(assuranc es). PhD students will get a 3 years contract, Postdocs a 2 years contract. Moreover, different surcharges as, e.g., mobility allowance, travel allowance and career exploratory allowance will be paid. The contracts can start after October 1, 2009, at the earliest convenience of the chosen candidates, once the work permit has been obtained.

web site for additional job details

The candidates' dossier should be send as an electronic file to the Manager of ITN LCG, Dr. Rachel Jossen, at the University of Bern (rachel.jossen@ psy.unibe. ch). The application dossiers will be forwarded to the partner/s in charge of the respective individual research projects. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

rachel.jossen@ psy.unibe. ch

Application Deadline

How To Apply

Required Education Level
The eligibility conditions for recruitment are the following: Candidates can be nationals of any country other than the country of the host university where they will carry out their project. Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host university for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment (transmobility requirement) . For PhD positions, students should have a diploma, which gives them the right to inscribe for PhD studies. They have to be in the first five years (or full-time equivalent) of their careers in research. For Postdoctoral positions, applicants have a PhD or at least 4 years of research experience. In all cases eligibility will be determined at the time of recruitment.

Further Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in Social Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, or Neuroscience, an excellent command of English and a high motivation to learn the language studied at the employing institution. We expect a strong interest for and motivation to work on the interplay of language, cognition, and gender, the willingness to invest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and the ability to work in teams.

Open PhD positions at University of Camerino, Italy

The University of Camerino –School of Advanced Studies (from here named SAS) is opening a call for participation to doctoral courses (XXV cycle) in the areas of scientific research listed below:

1. Architecture and Design
2. Chemical, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology
3. Earth Sciences
4. Information Science and Complex Systems
5. Legal, Political and Social Sciences
6. Life Sciences
7. Physics
8. Veterinary Sciences

The course length is three years with a final thesis to be written in English. In addition to activities for the preparation of the final thesis, doctoral candidates are expected to participate in training
activities organized by the SAS. Conducting some research in public or private laboratories external to the host University is strongly encouraged. To attain the final qualification there should be at least six months residence at a non-Italian research or higher education Institution.

Scholarships will be awarded to the best doctoral candidates and maintained for three years, monitoring the results each year. The number of scholarships will be available on the web site
http://www.unicam. it/laureati/ dottorato/ index.asp
Candidates without scholarship will also be admitted by a number not exceeding that of the candidates with scholarship.

The selection is open to graduates regardless of nationality, in possession of a five year university degree or its non-Italian equivalent. In cases where the University degree of the candidate is not officially recognized as equivalent, the Council of the SAS will rule on the validity of the degree qualification obtained abroad for the sole purpose of allowing participation in the admission

The selection is also open to candidates who do not already possess the required degree, provided conferral takes place by October 31, 2009. In this case admission will be conditional, and the candidate will be required, under D.P.R. n. 445/00 art. 47, to present the degree certificate or a notarised copy before November 10, 2009.
The Admission to doctoral courses is independent from the age of the candidate. For the award of a scholarship candidates must have obtained the degree valid for admission to doctoral courses from
no more than six years on the expiring date of this call.

For application, candidates must fill out the online application form available at the website http://www.unicam. it/laureati/ dottorato/ call.asp by 21st August 2009.

Call for application:
http://web.unicam. it/laureati/ dottorato/ call.asp
http://web.unicam. it/laureati/ dottorato/ documenti/ bd_concorsoXXV_ ciclo_en. pdf

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

PhD Scholarships in Biocatalysis, Germany

Open scholarships for PhD and Postdoctoral studies The graduate school Biocatalysis in non-conventional media (BioNoCo) isoffering scholarships to perform PhD and postdoctoral studies. The graduate school,which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DeutscheForschungs gemeinschaft, DFG), is located at RWTH Aachen University withForschungszentr um Jülich and Heinrich-Heine- University Düsseldorf as associatedpartners.

The graduate school offers education and research in a stimulating environmentwithin the highly competitive area of White Biotechnology. Joint supervision in atleast two different teams, interdisciplinary research and close collaboration within theinternational community promote high level qualification and open interesting careeropportunities .

The successful applicants are expected to hold a high level Masters or Diplomadegree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, (bio-)chemical engineering or aneighbouring area. Equal opportunity is one of our aims.

The following openscholarships are currently available:o Ab initio investigation of the thermodynamics of monophasic reactive systems(PhD)o Model-based analysis and optimization of immobilized enzyme catalysis in apacked bed reactor (PhD)o Process optimization for oxidoreductions in organic solvents (PhD)o Analysis of pressure and immobilisation influence on the enzymatic gas phasereaction (PhD)o Molecular modelling of enzymes in non-conventional media and prediction ofamino acid substitutions for activity improvement (PostDoc).You will find more detailed information on our homepage, or http://www.bionoco.rwth- For instructions regarding the applicationprocedur e, please see the reverse side.

Instructions for applicationApplicat ions for scholarships should address one of the announced projects via thecorresponding e-mail address given below. All documents should be in English.Obligatory for application are:o Covering letter explaining in detail your interest in the chosen project and theoutcome expected from participation in the graduate school.o Curriculum vitae, including a photograph and specially answering thequestions: o Where and when did you perform a scientific presentation, e.g. a posteror talk?o Are you the author of a scientific publication? Describe your part inwriting and add a copy of the publication( s).o Did you ever participate in organising an event, e.g. a workshop,seminar, excursion or web presence?o Do you/ did you fulfil an official position at work, during studies or inyour free time? Explain your duties and responsibilities. o Do you have international experiences apart from holiday trips?o School and university certificates revealing marks for particular courses.

Forreports from foreign universities, an official, national ranking of the attendeduniversitie s will be most welcome. Candidates with a degree from a Germanuniversity, please note that in general only an average result of "very good"will be acceptable.o Short abstract (one page at maximum) of your diploma or master thesis.A complete set of the required documents should be sent to the following e-mail address: bionoco.admin@avt.rwth- We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thesis Fellowship - Tsunami Modelling

On behalf of Prof. Oumeraci from Leichweiss-Institut e of TU Braunschweig – Germany (www.lwi.tu-, we URGENTLY need two students (preferably master levels) to work in our laboratory (LWI) for the Tapfor Project for the duration of at least 3 months (can be extended if satisfactory) . Money to stay in Germany will be available from university fellowship (flight tickets to be confirmed). The requirements are as follows:
  1. Outstanding students and He/She should be university registered from civil engineering, oceanography, or coastal/ocean engineering
  2. Willing to do thesis on the framework of Tapfor Project (*Tsunami/ Storm Waves Attenuation by Coastal Forest*)
  3. Knowledge on Tsunami Modelling and Physical model experiments would be advantage
  4. English is a must (students should make a report in english upon the completion of the work)
  5. Recommended by the faculty
Please send a complete CV, Academic transcript, and Application letter (in english) ASAP to my email address: s.husrin@tu- (put names and contact details of the faculty)

Student can find further information about the project in our website:

or contact me personally.
We also share this information to our partner in Thailand

Leichtweiß-Institut für Wasserbau
Beethovenstr. 51a
38106 Braunschweig - DEUTSCHLAND
Tel: +49 (0)531-391 3931, Fax: +49 (0)531-391 8217

PhD research assistanships - Arizona State University

PhD research assistantship positions in coupled human-natural systems modeling at Arizona State University (ASU). The position is available starting fall 2009 to assist in the development of dynamic, coupled models of recreational fishing behavior and fish populations. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with and learn cutting edge statistical, simulation, and optimization techniques as they relate to natural resource economics and fishery management.

Candidate should have interests in economics, natural resource management, and/or fish (or wildlife) population dynamics. The candidate is expected to develop strong quantitative skills. Prior master's experience or experience with models and quantitative methods preferred.

The candidate is expected to pursue one of the following ASU degrees: sustainability, environmental life sciences, biology, biology and society
( php),
or applied math for life and social sciences (http://shesc. 508).

Compensation includes tuition waiver, stipend, and benefits. Other assistantship positions are also available. Contact Eli Fenichel or Josh Abbott for more information and instructions on applying.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

PhD position in bioinformatics at the Center for Human Genetics

PhD position in bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, and cancer genomics at the Center for Human Genetics, KULeuven

The Laboratory of Computational Biology together with the Laboratory for Molecular Pathogenesis of Leukemia have a joint position for a motivated PhD student interested in genomics and systems biology of cancer.

Research project
The PhD research will focus on high-throughput approaches to further decipher the leukemia genome and to identify novel oncogenic mutations or structural variations that may underlie tumorigenesis. Secondary interest goes out to variations in transcriptional networks and the characterization of the underlying cis-regulatory variations.

Available data include gene expression microarray data, GS FLX sequence data of candidate gene sets, and may even include full genome sequence data of multiple cancer patients.
The challenge of this project is to handle large amounts of public and in-house genomic data and to use, benchmark, and develop state-of-the- art bioinformatics approaches, while maintaining a clear focus on important biological questions.

Profile Master in Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Bio-engineering, or equivalent.
The candidate we are seeking should have basic programming or bioinformatics skills, with a strong interest in high-throughput technologies and genomics. Having any of the following skills is a plus: linux, R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Perl, Java, MySQL, data mining, clustering, classification, modeling, (bio)statistics, genome browsers.

Environment The successful applicant will be hosted by the Laboratory of Computational Biology, headed by Prof. Stein Aerts, and will be in close collaboration with The Laboratory
for Molecular Pathogenesis of Leukemia, headed by Prof. Jan Cools.

Both labs are part of the Center for Human Genetics at the KULeuven.

Contact Interested? Send your CV and motivation letter to

Thursday, July 2, 2009

U.S. FOOTHILL AND DE ANZA COLLEGE is coming to Jakarta

"Foothill and De Anza College," sebuah perguruan tinggi di Amerika, akan berkunjung ke Indonesia dan memberikan presentasi di kantor AMINEF Jakarta.

Presentasi akan memberikan gambaran kehidupan sekolah di Amerika, terutama di Foothill and De Anza College.

Kami mengundang para siswa/siswi yang baru lulus atau masih duduk di bangku SMA, para orang tua murid, pendidik, guru pembimbing, maupun agen pendidikan

dan siapa saja yang berminat atas informasi tentang belajar di Amerika untuk hadir pada presentasi tersebut. GRATIS!

Dean Foothill and De Anza College Mr. George Beers akan langsung memberikan presentasinya pada:

Kamis 16 Juli 2009

jam 14.00-16.00

di Kantor AMINEF

Kantor AMINEF bertempat di Gedung Balai Pustaka Lt. 6, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4 Jakarta (dekat Hotel Borobudur dan Atrium Mall Senen). Untuk informasi, dapat menghubungi 3452016 pes. 300, 301, 302. Terima kasih.

AMINEF EducationUSA Center


Informasi singkat Foothill and De Anza College:

Foothill and De Anza are two community colleges offering the first two years of a university Bachelor's degree on two campuses located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are one system with two locations that are five minutes apart. De Anza has a total enrollment of 24,000, and Foothill has 18,000 students. Together, we enroll 2,500 international students from almost 100 countries and are very popular with students coming from Indonesia. Both of our colleges rank among the top community colleges in the U.S., and we are charter members of the prestigious League for Innovation in Community Colleges. Students study with us for two years, and then transfer into their third year at the university to complete their Bachelor's degree. Currently, 47% of all students in the United States who begin higher education do so at a community college.

There are four primary reasons so many do this. First, it costs a lot less. The annual tuition is around $5,500US per year. Second, admission is a lot more flexible. We're looking for students with at least a 61 (Next Generation) or 173 (computer-based) or 500 (paper-based) TOEFL and average or better results from secondary school. For Indonesians educated in the British system, we will accept "O" level students. Third, the class sizes are small, and are all taught by regular professors, not teaching assistants like in universities. There is considerably more individualized attention both within the classroom and through the extra support that we offer just for international students. And fourth, and most important, it's easier to get into the third year of a highly selective university than it is to get into the first year, especially if a student is transferring with good grades from a highly regarded community college like Foothill or De Anza. We are #1 in transfer to the University of California and California State University systems and will be sending 70 international students this fall to Berkeley. That's far more than any other community college! In addition, last year we sent almost 40 to UCLA, almost 20 to USC, and others to Stanford, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown and Northwestern! So, Foothill or De Anza end up being a great way to complete the first two undergraduate years at less expense, and transfer to earn a Bachelor's degree from competitive American university!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

phd at Department of Electrical Engineering and of the Univer

The research division SISTA (Signals, Identification, System Theory and Automation)
(http://www.esat. kuleuven. be/scd/) is one of the largest research groups of the Department of Electrical Engineering and of the University of Leuven, Belgium (www.kuleuven. be).

Our research activities drive on numerical linear algebra, system identification and control,
algorithms for numerical optimization and machine learning (support vector machines) and
signal processing.

We also have numerous applications in industrial process control, biomedical signal processing,
bio-informatics, health decision support systems and telecommunications.

We are looking for well motivated researchers to start a 4 year PhD or for experienced postdocs to pursue research activities in these fields and application areas.

On our website (http://www.esat. kuleuven. be/scd/), one can find a description of more than 20 different specific research topics, in which we have openings for PhDs and postdocs.

We can offer a competitive salary, a stimulating research environment, settled in the nice historic
city of Leuven and its surroundings (http://www.leuven. be/showpage. asp?iPageID= 1688),
within a university the origins of which go back to 1425.

Electronic applications, including a CV, a list of publications, names of two possible references,
and a brief description of your research interests and motivation, should be submitted to

PhD at K.U.Leuven

The research
group Management Informatics of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) has two vacancies for a full-time researcher.

The researcher should have an academic degree in one of the following disciplines: Applied Economic Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics. Building upon earlier research, the researcher will be working in the fields of intelligent systems, data mining, and management informatics.

It is expected that the researcher starts a Phd. This will typically include a thorough literature study, collaboration with on-going research, and the development and validation of new research methodologies. Occasionally, the researcher will also be involved in educational support activities, such as: supervision of exams; supervision of master dissertations, and student tutoring.

The K.U.Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Candidates are invited to apply online at

For more information, please contact
prof. dr. Bart Baesens
Management Informatics Faculty of Business and Economics Naamsestraat 69 B-3000
Leuven Belgium
Bart.Baesens@ econ.kuleuven.

PhD positions in P2P Networks, TU Darmstadt, Germany

The Peer to Peer Networking Group at TU Darmstadt (Germany) is currently offering fully funded

PhD student positions (BAT IIa [1])

We are working on decentralized distributed systems (Peer to Peer, opportunistic- / disruption tolerant networks) with a special focus on their robustness to failure and their resilience to denial of service attacks. The search for new application domains in which these concepts can help to improve services constantly drives us to tackle new fields and their problems with flexibility. Some current examples from our research comprise of cloud computing, emergency first
response, as well as secure and privacy preserving online social networks, on which we are working at the moment. More information about us can be found at our website:

You have recently and very successfully received a degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field. You have strong practical and analytical skills and strong knowledge in networks, distributed systems, and/or network security. Very good English skills are a prerequisite. Basic knowledge of the German language will help in the day-to-day life but is not necessarily needed.

The positions are available and the candidates can start immediately.

Please send your application comprising of a motivational letter, your cv, certificates and references to:

Thorsten Strufe, Peer-to-Peer Networking Group, Hochschulstraß e 10, 64289 Darmstadt or by email to:
TU Darmstadt is an equal opportunities employer but aims at increasing
the employment of women and especially encourages women to apply.
Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities who are
equally qualified.

Founded in 1877, TU Darmstadt was the first university worldwide to establish a faculty and a course of study in electrical engineering in 1882. With about 19.000 enrolled students in 13 departments and 270 professors, it is considered one of the top universities for computer
science research in Germany.

Darmstadt is noted for it's history as center of Art Nouveau, and, centrally located in the Rhein-Main Area, it is close to Heidelberg, Cologne, and Frankfurt, with Germany's biggest airport. You will find more information on Darmstadt here:

[1] The positions are open for 24 (+12) months, the salary is
29k€-49k€ p.a. gross depending on qualification and age.

Thorsten Strufe Peer-to-Peer Networks
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

93 PhD Scholarships at University of Siena, Italy


The University of Siena has set up a number of Doctoral Schools for the academic year 2009/2010. Admission requirements for each school are specified in the relevant regulations for participation.
General information is given below.

Deadline: 24 July 2009

Further info: http://dottorati. bandi/ciclo25_ giugno.asp

Monday, June 29, 2009

Photonics - Scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany

Photonics - Scholarships from the Federal Government of Germany
http://www.asp. uni-jena. de/Scholarships. html

International students wishing to go for a Master at the Abbe School of Photonics can
apply for a scholarship, which is granted in cooperation with partners
from the German Optics & Photonics industry, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the County of Thuringia.

Scholarships include a stipend of 715 Euro per month , covering of
university fees, free local transport and health ensurance. In
addition, one trip home per year and a language course are reimbursed.
Scholarships are restricted to international students. For 2009/2010 a total amount
of 50 scholarships is available for these students.

Application Deadline: The Application Deadline has been extended until
July, 15th, 2009. Please note that applications are evaluated on a
rolling admission basis.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

PG Student Recruiting at HKUST

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is recruiting PhD students to start in Fall 2010. We are looking for outstanding undergraduate students as well as outstanding graduate students with master's degree with some research experience.

We are looking for postgraduate students in all areas in computer science and related areas, including but not limited to, artificial intelligence, data and knowledge management, networks and networking systems, software technologies, theoretical computer science and vision and graphics. We also encourage students interested in multi-disciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, risk management and business intelligence and computational finance. To find out more about us, please visit our CSE website at

Our department consists of outstanding faculty members and graduate students with over 40 faculty members and over 100 PhD students. Our medium of teaching and research is English. Besides having a strong publication track record, our faculty and students are among the first to develop advanced and popular P2P systems, industry standards on RFID and sensor networks,
computer graphics and vision systems, large-scale data mining and machine learning systems for Web search, GPU and parallel computing for database query processing, to name a few.

After getting their PhDs, our students find jobs in worldwide research labs such as Microsoft Research, Google, IBM and top universities in Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A student who has a master's degree is expected to graduate with a PhD in 3 years, and an undergraduate degree to graduate in 4 years.

Starting in 2010, we are particularly happy to offer the prestigious Hong Kong PHD Fellowship of HK$20,000 (~USD 2,580) per month, plus a travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~USD 1,290) for three years. Exceptionally qualified PhD applicants (top 10% in class, >85% GPA, excellent English command) are welcome to contact potential faculty supervisors and apply by Dec 1, 2009. This fellowship award is offered centrally by University Grant Council of Hong Kong.

We also offer a large number of postgraduate research studentship awards at HK$156,000 per year (~USD 20,000/year) . Our admission requirement for English is one of recent TOEFL(cbt)>= 580, IELTS>=7, or TOEFL(ibt)>= 92 by the time you enter HKUST. Applicants can send application material to our PG program at any time, but preferably before March 15, 2010. More information is available at, or write: pgadmin@cse.

You can learn more about our Postgraduate Programs at ( http://www.cse. and see where our PhD graduates go at ( http://www.cse. ourgraduates/).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

PhD Studentships in Computing at Napier University

PhD Studentships
Centre for Informatics Research
School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University

Applications are invited for a number of funded three-year PhD studentships within the Centre for Informatics Research. The studentships will cover tuition fees to home/EU level, with the possibility of a standard living allowance (stipend), currently £13,290 per annum for 2009/10 becoming available. Overseas students are eligible to apply, but will be liable to pay the difference between home/EU and overseas fees. Note that fees are subject to change annually throughout the programme of study. The studentship is expected to start on 01 October 2009.
The Centre for Informatics Research contains a number of research centres and undertakes research across a broad range of areas in computing and informatics. These include: bioinformatics; computer security and digital forensics; data mining; e-Democracy and e-Government; e-Health; emergent computing (optimisation, computer games & information retrieval); human-computer interaction; information society; information visualization; interaction design; knowledge management; mobile and distributed computing; pervasive adaptation; social informatics; and software reuse. Details of the research areas and research centres can be found at http://www.cir. soc.napier.

Applicants should hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours, or Masters, degree in a discipline relevant to the area of study. Applicants should submit a clear proposal for their research programme that demonstrates an understanding of the background to the area and outlines the questions that the applicant is interested in researching. Candidates whose first language is not English must meet the University's English language requirements.

An application form (RD1 form) and more general details on research can be found at http://www.napier. prospectiveresea rchstudents/ Pages/Applicatio ns%20and% 20studentships. aspx

Please send all formal applications, a research proposal, a CV and a completed "Supplementary Personal Information Form" and "Tuition Fee Classification Questionnaire" 01 August 2009 to:

Caroline Graham, Research Office, Edinburgh Napier University, Room 423, Craighouse Campus, Edinburgh, EH10 5LG

Email: c.graham@napier.

Phone:0131 455 6132

Informal enquiries can be made to Michael Smyth, Reader, m.smyth@napier., Phone: 0131 455 6132

Beasiswa Kedubes Jepang

Info Kedubes Jepang bisa dilihat di: emb-japan. slta.html

Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut silakan menghubungi :
Bagian Pendidikan Kedutaan Besar Jepang
Jl. MH Thamrin no.24 Jakarta 10350
Telp. (021) 3192-4308 ext.175 atau 176

PhD studentship at Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robot

PhD studentship available at Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics
University of Paris 6 (

The position is available within the framework an interdisciplinary project HuPer and Lunettes Intelligentes on "Cognitive navigation in space ; application to design of mobility assistance for visually impaired". Cooperation with London University (professor Steve Maybank).
Project summary. ISIR (Institute of Intelligent Systems & Robotics) (former Laboratoire de
Robotique de Paris,) of Paris 6 University studies neuro-cognitive human-space interaction in order to design and realize prototypes of intelligent systems, robotics and mechatronics systems, highly autonomous and/or able to assist healthy and handicapped (especially visually impaired), in performing everyday life tasks. The provision of autonomous mobility for the visually impaired is a difficult but important societal problem. Solutions based on GPS and a digital map of the environment are not suitable because of the low, 10m, precision of GPS, poor satellite
signal reception in urban areas and indoors, and the difficulty of responding to changes in the environment. Artificial vision in the form of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) provides a satisfactory solution for autonomous mobile robots. However, SLAM is not suitable for assisting the visually impaired, because human navigation is far more complex than that of a mobile robot. Human navigation leads to the definition of natural visual SLAM (SLAM-VN). SLAM-VN is a simulation of the visual perception-motion loop, including feedback from inertial
sensors to the imaging system, in analogy with the human vestibulo-ocular feedback.

This should reinforce the robustness of classical stereovision systems and solve the problem of the spatio-temporal instabilities caused by uneven ground and by sudden and unpredictable human movements. This thesis aims to define precisely the concept of SLAM-VN and model it in
hardware and software. We will use the ISIR convergent stereovision system to which we will add an inertial system, which will play the role analogous to the human vestibular system. The combined system is named intelligent glasses (IG). One of challenges of the IG system is the
correct synchronization and fusion of the visual information and the inertial information. The information about the environment obtained by SLAM-VN will be used for object recognition and tracking, and obstacle detection.

The Fisher-Rao metric will be used to quantify the accuracy with which the objects and obstacles can be described. This will lead to the design of new vision processing algorithms, never investigated before. 3D object localization (precision of ~ 0.5 m) will be established via
RANSAC type algorithms. Object tracking will use a classical approach such as a particle filter. The SLAM-VN model will be validated by experiments, including navigation in real environments by both the visually impaired and by the robot iCUB (European humanoid robotic platform of ISIR laboratory). The interface for visually impaired will include a touch stimulating interface upon which obstacles will be displayed Key words: visual perception, stereo, inertial data, data fusion, localization, object recognition, Fisher-Rao metric, RANSAC, particle filter,visually impaired mobility assistance
  • Starting date: October 2009
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Required education: Master in Computer Science, or Robotics, or Intelligent Systems, or Cognitive Science, or Human/animal Physiology/Biology obtained in 2009 in a European Union University;
  • Be 26 year old or less
  • Required skills: Programming in C and C++; good level of written/spokenEnglish (French not required)
  • Experience/studies in computer vision, image processing, robotics, VLSI is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate will be hired as PhD student and receive Ministry of Education scholarship with social benefits.
Deadline for application : June 28, 2009 (first preslection) , July 2st (final application)

If interested, please post, e-mail (pdf format only), or fax:
for preselection
  1. C.V.
  2. Copy of original study certificates with list of exams, grades, and scale (indicate min, max, and pass threshold) for Master
  3. Copy of international publications, if any (max 3)
For final application
  1. C.V.
  2. Motivation letter (career plan, motivation for PhD, statement of research interest)
  3. Copy of original study certificates with list of exams, grades, and scale (indicate min, max, and pass threshold) for Master
  4. Contact addresses of two reference persons
  5. Copy of international publications, if any (max 3)

Prof. Edwige Pissaloux
Université Paris 6
Contact : Edwige.Pissaloux@
Fax : + 33 2 32 10 69 90

Given the high number of applications and enquiries, further information can be provided only to applicants who have submitted all items listed above.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

8 Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2010 in Robotics

16 Erasmus-Mundus Studentships
Computer Vision and Robotics

Applications are currently being considered for 16 fully funded scholarships (fees and stipend for 8 EU and 8 non-EU students) on the prestigious 2-year Erasmus-Mundus European Masters programme on Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) between Heriot Watt University (UK), the Universite de Bourgogne (France) and the Universitat de Girona (Spain).
VIBOT is one of the European Union`s flagship Erasmus-Mundus courses. The key aim of VIBOT is to produce the next generation of leading engineering researchers to solve important future challenges in a broad range of engineering applications. Starting from a comprehensive coverage of the prerequisites in the field of digital imagery and basic image processing, the students will cover at specialized level all subjects of artificial vision applied to robotics, medical imagery and 3D vision.

This Masters programme will provide an unrivalled knowledge in computer vision and robotics applied to industrial problems and medical imagery. Moreover, the students will have also acquired a mobility, a broadmindedness and the language skills which constitute, in an age of globalization, a major asset for finding research work either in a public laboratory or in a private company.

VIBOT encompasses a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering research from fundamental theoretical results to applied engineering solutions that have strong industrial relevance. Individuals within the VIBOT research network are leading authorities on areas ranging from computer vision, autonomous vehicles, statistical signal processing, robotics and image processing.

The Masters candidates will experience research cultures in three different European countries and will be able to draw on the expertise from leading experts in different disciplines and different nationalities. The students spend the first semester in Scotland, the second in Spain and the third in France. The fourth semester is reserved for the 5-month Masters research project at one of the host universities or in industry.

Selection Criteria
Admission to VIBOT is highly competitive and based on academic excellence. Applicants should have a minimum of a BSc degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics. The VIBOT research programme is intended for top level non-EU and EU students with a fluent knowledge in spoken and written English (TOEFL 550). Applicants are expected to provide a statement of their research interests and motivation.

Further information and application procedure can be found at:
Closing date: 15th January 2010

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

PhD di UAE


The United Arab Emirates University announces the establishment of a new Ph.D. program for qualified Emiratis and a number of expatriate students. The program will begin Fall 2009 and it is anticipated that up to 20 students will be admitted this first year.

1. All Ph. D. students must be full time students.
2. All Ph.D. students will be supported by a scholarship that will include:

a. A monthly tax free stipend of 10,000 AED
b. University provided furnished housing
c. Health insurance for student, spouse and up to three children
d. Textbooks will be provided
e. Annual round trip air tickets to home country for student, spouse and up
to three children(for expatriate students)

3. Tuition will be charged for the Ph.D. program on a credit hour basis and
all admitted students will be eligible to receive sponsorships of tuition.
Students admitted to the Ph.D. program who do not receive external
sponsorships will be eligible for University sponsorship of tuition charges.

4. The expected duration of the Ph.D. program will be 3-4 years post
Bachelor's degree or 2-3 years post Master's degree

5. The program will consist of at least one year's graduate level course
work, passing of a qualifying examination and successful completion of a

6. The exact nature of a Ph.D. students' program will be prepared by the
host department and approved by the Board of Graduate Research Studies.

7. Fields available for study include all areas currently presented by the
faculties and colleges at UAEU. Discipline field names will be used such as
chemical engineering, physics, history, etc.


1. Minimum GPA Expectation:

a. If post Bachelor degree entry - 3.5 out of 4.0 for final 60 credit hours
b. If post Master's degree entry - 3.5 out of 4.0 for Masters Course work.

2. Minimum TOEFL score - 575 expected

3. GRE scores will be considered; GMAT scores for Business will be
considered. These scores are not required but will strengthen the

4. Two letters of recommendation are required

5. After receipt of the completed application form and supporting
information as outlined in the next section, an application proposal will be
prepared by host department and will require the approval of the department
chair and college dean. This proposal will include a statement of personal
goals from the candidate and a description of the proposal program of work.

6. The proposal will be considered by the Board of Graduate Research Studies
and a recommendation made to the Provost who will make the final decision as
to acceptance into the program.

7. Each of the following will be considered in reaching a decision whether
or not to approve enrollment and the proposed course of study:

a. Candidates suitability, academic achievements and potential
b. Suitability and research record of supervisor and, if applicable,
co-supervisor( s)
c. Suitability and research record of thesis advisory committee membership
d. Department facilities or their equivalent
e. Proposed coursework, including learning outcome goals
f. Proposed thesis topic or general area of research(exact topic may be
approved later)
g. Eligibility and admission to the Ph.D. program are independent of the
applicant's tuition sponsorship.


1. Candidate must complete and submit the online application form that may
be found at ae/PhD

2. Candidate must have official transcripts of all university work sent
directly from the appropriate universities to Office of Admissions, UAE
University, P.O. Box 17555, United Arab Emirates(use of express mail

3. Official score reports of the TOEFL, (GRE and/or GMAT) should be sent to:
Office of Admissions, UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, United Arab Emirates.

4. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to UAE University, P.O. Box
17555, Office of Admissions, United Arab Emirates.

5. Selected candidates may be invited to UAEU for an interview. Some
candidates may be interviewed via a video conferencing system.

6. Applicants are urged to contact the college and/or the department in
which they would like to study and discuss their application.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the following individuals for further
information about specific areas:

. College of Business and Economics
Professor David Graf, Dean ae

. College of Education
Dr. Abdulla Al-Za'abi Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

. College of Engineering
Dr. Ali Almarzouqi, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

. College of Law
Dr. Shadi Murtada

. College Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Ateeq Jakka, Assistant Dean for Research

. College of Science
Dr. Abdulmajeed Saif M. Al-Khajah, Assistant Dean for Research

. College of Food and Agriculture
Professor Ghaleb Hadrami, Dean

. College of Information Technology
Dr. Boumediene Belkhouche, Associate Dean

. College of Medicine
Prof. Mohamed Yousef Hasan, Vice Dean

Alao Abdur-Rasheed
Mechanical Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran 31261
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

http://www.uaeu. here/docs/ phd/20090610_ phd_important_ information

Postdoctoral Positions and Graduate Fellowships Available

Dr. Qihua Xiong won 2nd batch Singapore National Research Foundation Research Fellowship (NRF-RF) and recently joined Nanyang Technological University as a Nanyang Assistant Professor. With a strong support from both NRF and NTU, Dr. Xiong is expecting to establish a vibrant group dedicated into the research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dr. Xiong finished his B.Sc. degree in Physics at Wuhan University in 1997. After obtained his M.Sc. degree in physics from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2000, he went to United States of America to pursue his Ph.D. research. In 2006, he received his Ph.D. degree in materials science at The Pennsylvania State University under the supervision of Professor Peter Eklund. His Ph.D. research covers from fundamental physical properties especially phonon properties of semiconductor nanowires, to nanomechanical properties and twinning superlattices in nanowires. He joined Professor Charles Lieber laboratory at Harvard as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2006. During his postdoctoral training, he has extended his research to include nanoelectronics and nanoelectronic devices for single molecule biosensing.
Dr. Xiong received several awards and fellowships during his graduate and undergraduate studies, including Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) fellowship (DOE and NSF, 2006), Graduate Award for Academic Excellence (The Pennsylvania State University, 2006), Excellent Graduate Fellowship Award (1998 and 1999, CAS), Hui Kai Fellowship Award (Wuhan University, 1996), Gui Zhiting-Xu Hailan Fellowship Award (Wuhan University, 1995) and Outstanding Student Award (Wuhan University, 1994).

Dr. Xiong's group is seeking strongly motivated postdoctoral research fellows to carry out a multi-million dollar project (funded by Singapore National Research Foundation and Nanyang Technological University), which is on the cutting-edge research in nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, energy and nanoelectronic- bio interface for single molecule biosensing. Due to the highly interdisciplinary nature of the project, candidates with a Ph.D. degree in experimental condensed matter physics, electronic engineering, chemistry (physical or polymer), biochemistry and biophysics are all encouraged to apply. Annual salary ranges from S$ 36,000-60,000, depending on qualification. Starting date is flexible and multiple positions are available.
We also keep hiring Ph.D. students with full scholarships support, undergraduate students who want to expand their horizon. For perspective Ph.D. students, please be advised that TOEFL and GRE scores are recommended but NOT required. Applicants can take equivalent English test organized by the school. Interested candidates from Physics, Chemistry, Biological, MatSE or EE should contact Dr. Qihua Xiong with their CVs. We are looking for highly passionate young students who are willing to devote themselves in the world-wide ambition and enterprise of nanotechnology. A master's degree or demonstrated research experience in undergraduate is a plus.
Dr. Qihua Xiong
Tel: (65)-6513 8495
Mailing Address:
Nanyang Technological University
Division of Physics and Applied Physics
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
21 Nanyang Link, SPMS-PAP-04- 14
Singapore 637371

Monday, June 22, 2009

540 PhD Scholarships, Univ of Rome 1-La Sapienza, Italy

Corsi di dottorato di ricerca - XXV ciclo

E' istituito il XXV ciclo per i Dottorati di Ricerca. Sono indetti pubblici concorsi per esami per l'ammissione ai corsi di Dottorato di Ricerca istituiti che si elencano nel bando con l'indicazione della struttura di afferenza, del numero dei posti messi a concorso, del numero delle borse di studio disponibili e, in alcuni casi, del calendario delle prove concorsuali. Tutti i Corsi di Dottorato hanno durata triennale. Si evidenzia che, in linea con le recenti indicazioni ministeriali, con la finalità di realizzare una migliore organizzazione del terzo livello di formazione universitaria, sono, altresì, istituite le Scuole di Dottorato che raccolgono al loro interno e organizzano alcuni Corsi di Dottorato. Nella elencazione dei Corsi di Dottorato, di seguito riportata, è indicata anche la denominazione della Scuola di appartenenza, laddove prevista. bando [238KB] - Allegato A [19KB]
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2010

University of Sydney
New South Wales, Australia

New Postdoctoral Fellowships are being offered to attract outstanding researchers within 2-6 years from the award of their PhD to conduct full-time research in any of the schools and departments at the University of Sydney.

These will be available from January 2010 for a maximum duration of 3 years, with a starting salary of A$76,097 and a research support grant of A$25,000.

Applications close: 11 September 2009.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must contact the head of the host school/department before 7 August 2009.

For eligibility and application details see au/research/ fellowships

Contact Jane Zhang for more information
Tel: (+61 2) 8627 8103
Email: j.zhang@usyd. au

PhD student Systems Biology of Yield

-- PhD student Systems Biology of Yield --

Job description:
For our group, we are looking for enthusiastic PhD students in bioinformatics/ systems biology. You will be involved in a project which is highly complementary to ongoing research in the group, where microarray, proteomics and interaction data related to growth control is generated. You will be responsible for the application and development of computational methods to analyze and integrate these data. You will collaborate with both experimental and computational biologists to obtain a systems-level understanding of leaf growth ( groups/systems- biology-of- yield-group).

  • You have a degree in Bioinformatics, Informatics or in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Bioengineering.
  • You have a good knowledge/experienc e in programming (Perl, R, Java and/or C++).
  • You have knowledge or experience with databases (mySQL).
  • You have an interest in web design (PHP).
  • You speak English fluently.
  • You have good communication skills. You are a team player. You are independent and like to take initiative. You are flexible.
We offer a contract of 2 years, within University Gent, with the possibility of prolongation.
We offer a diverse job in a young team, an open and informal work atmosphere and in modern facilities. The Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, University Gent (www.psb.ugent. be) is an internationally renowned and dynamic research institute that employs molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to unravel developmental processes in plants and is led by Prof. Dirk Inzé.

Start date: as soon as possible, the position remains vacant until a suitable candidate is found.

Information: Further information can be obtained by contacting Stefanie De Bodt (stefanie.debodt@psb.ugent. be)
Application: Send your letter of motivation, your CV and if possible references to:
Hilde Diegenant
Department of Plant Systems Biology
Technologiepark 927
9052 Gent
Tel: +32 93313806

or through email to hilde.diegenant@psb.ugent. be

PhD student: A systems analysis of rodent animal models of human disease

PhD student: A systems analysis of rodent animal models of human disease

Function title PhD student Where Bioinformatics Laboratory, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam Apply before July 15, 2009 Project Model organisms have been essential for improving our knowledge of human disease. Especially rodents, mainly mouse and rat, are often used for this purpose, as well as for pre-clinical trials of new drugs and toxicology screens.

However, often animal models fail to mimic human disease adequately. As a consequence drugs successfully tested in animal models fail in costly clinical trials or are falsely discarded. Goal of this project is to explore the suitability of rodents as a model organism for human disease, specifically metabolic syndrome. Since metabolic syndrome is a complex multifactorial group of metabolic conditions, a systems approach will be taken to uncover the molecular networks perturbed by disease.

Specifically, we aim to validate the similarity of a large number of rodent models for metabolic syndrome to their human counterparts. The project is tightly linked to ongoing projects in biological and clinical groups at the AMC. This project is
part of the second round of the BioRange programme of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC;

Tasks The successful candidate will work towards a PhD degree in bioinformatics. We will build a compendium of rodent and human metabolic syndrome related gene expression datasets. We develop module-based joint analysis methods that search for conserved patterns consisting of sets of genes and sets of conditions in both rodent model and human under which they are co-expressed.

These patterns are used to evaluate the molecular similarity of rodent models and their human counterpart. Conserved patterns will be further interpreted by constructing functional networks for metabolic syndrome in rodents and human. We expect methods developed and resulting conserved patterns and functional networks to be useful for elucidating the model mismatch and for increasing the predictive value of preclinical trials and toxicity screens.

We are looking for an enthusiastic communicative team player with
  • a MSc in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, statistics, physics, plus a proven interest in biology
  • strong background in computer science (machine learning, graph algorithms, relational databases)
  • good programming knowledge (R, C/Java/C++, SQL)
  • Additional conditions of employment: The appointment will be on temporary basis for a maximum period of four years. Based on a full-time appointment (36 hours per week), compensation will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of EUR 2046,- with a yearly growth to EUR 2622,- gross a month. The collective employment agreement of the AMC is applicable. Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr. ir. P.D. Moerland Bioinformatics Laboratory Telephone number: +31 (0) 20 566 4660 E-mail address: p.d.moerland@

Contact: Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation, and be sent to:

AMC Medical Research BV.
Mevrouw M.J.Scholtemeijer
Personeel & Organisatie, J1A-229
Postbus 22660
1100 DD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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