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
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