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2 Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Atomic Physics at Faculty of Science – Institute of Physicsin, Netherlands

The Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics is looking for two highly-motivated Postdocs with excellent laboratory skills for performing state-of-the-art atomic physics experiments within the Quantum Flagship project iqClock.

In the project you will develop a new type of optical clock: a continuously operating superradiant clock. Optical clocks exploit mHz linewidth transitions of atoms as frequency references and can achieve an accuracy that corresponds to going one second wrong over the lifetime of the universe (10-18).

The strontium quantum gases group, headed by Prof. Florian Schreck, is part of the Quantum Gases and Quantum Information (QG&QI) cluster at the University of Amsterdam. The main focus of the group is the exploitation of Sr quantum gases for novel precision measurement techniques and the study of many-body physics.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: 31 December 2018
  • Course Level: Position is available for a Postdoctoral researcher.
  • Study Subject: The Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics is looking for two highly-motivated Postdocs with excellent laboratory skills for performing state-of-the-art atomic physics experiments within the Quantum Flagship project iqClock.
  • Scholarship Award: The appointment will be on a temporary basis for the period of two to maximum three years (initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months and after a satisfactory evaluation, it can be extended).
    The monthly gross salary will range between €2,640 and €4,166 (scale 10), based on a full-time appointment. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% and flexible employment conditions.
  • Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for the position
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of position is not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Netherlands

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the position
  • Entrance Requirements: You hold a PhD in physics or a related field and are requested to motivate why you apply for the position and to supply a CV.
    Other skills/experiences/documents that would benefit your application are:

    • previous laboratory experience in an atomic physics lab;
    • working knowledge of a programming language (matlab, C++ or equivalent);
    • excellent English oral and written communication skills;
    • scientific publications.

    To foster diversity in our research group, we will especially appreciate applications from excellent female candidates.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicant must be fluent in English.

 

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may send in your application using the link below.

Please upload the following information in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page), why did you choose to apply for this position;
  • curriculum vitae, including a list of publications;
  • the names and contact details (email and telephone numbers) of two academic references.

We will recruit until the position is filled. The selection process commences immediately but will close when a suitable candidate has been found, even if this is prior to the final date of the application window.

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Advanced ERC Grant Positions at Delft University of Technology in Netherlands

European Research Council is offering two postdoctoral and four PhD grant positions at Delft Center for Systems and Control (Delft University of Technology) in Netherlands. International researchers are eligible for this PhD student/ postdoctoral position. Applicant must have a background in the field of Numerical Analysis, Image and Signal processing and/or Systems and Control. Application must be submitted via E-mail.

Study Subject (s): The research grant is awarded in integrated Real-time Feedback Control and Post-processing for Image Restoration at Delft Center for Systems and Control (Delft University of Technology).
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD student/ postdoctoral position in Netherlands.
Scholarship Provider: European Research Council
Scholarship can be taken at: Netherlands

Eligibility: Interested researchers with a background in Numerical Analysis, Image and Signal processing and/or Systems and Control are urged to apply.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International researchers are eligible for this PhD and postdoctoral Position.

Scholarship Description: 4 Phd positions and 2 Postdoc positions are available within the scope of the Advanced ERC (European Research Council) grant for the iCON project of Prof. Michel Verhaegen. The aim of the project is to develop iCON, a groundbreaking computational framework that combines real-time feedback control with post-processing for the restoration of images. For more general info and detailed description we refer to the website.

Number of awards offered: 4 PhD positions and 2 Postdoctoral positions will be available.

Duration of award(s): Postdoctoral Research positions will be of 3 years and PhD grant positions will be of 4 years.

What does it cover? Not Known

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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Postdoctoral Research Position at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Molecular Membrane Biology at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Position will start from January 1st, 2014. Applicants must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, medical sciences. English proficiency is required. Applicant must have a research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology. Application closing date is November 15th, 2013.

Study Subject (s): The position is awarded in Molecular Membrane Biology at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland.
Course Level: This position is for pursuing postdoctoral research position at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences in Poland.
Scholarship Provider: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland

Eligibility: Requirements for postdoctoral candidates are:
– PhD degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, medical sciences
– Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology.
– High motivation for scientific research indicated by very good publication record and references
– Proficiency in English
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from Poland are eligible for this postdoctoral research position.

Scholarship Description: The postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Molecular Membrane Biology at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Our laboratory conducts studies on molecular mechanisms of activation of plasma membrane receptors of immune cells with special attention paid to signal transduction by receptors of Toll-like family. Among them, we focus on TLR4 which serves as signaling receptor for bacterial LPS inducing pro-inflammatory responses of macrophages. To understand how the activity of TLR4 is controlled by plasma membrane composition and raft organization, we conduct studies using multidisciplinary approaches. The postdoc will work on modifications of plasma membrane proteins (acylation) crucial for TLR4 signaling using proteomics analysis (immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, mass spectrometry analysis) and gene silencing/over expression methods. Organization of signaling complexes of TLR4 with other proteins will be also studied using biochemical analysis and confocal microscopy with applications of state-of-the-art research equipment of the Institute.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Duration of postdoctoral research is 36 months.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically or by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is: November 15th, 2013.

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Postdoctoral Position in Biology Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Poland

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, announces postdoctoral position. The Position is offered in the field of Biology. Applicant applying for the position should have PhD degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences (biology, biotechnology or medicine). Applicant should be excellence in interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work in a team are mandatory for this position.

Study Subject(s): The position is offered in the field of Biology.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
Scholarship Provider: The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland

Eligibility: 
-PhD degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences (biology, biotechnology or medicine)
-High motivation for work and strong interest in conducting research
-Experience in cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry or genetics
-Fluency in English
-A successful candidate should be a creative person, capable of independent thinking and working autonomously. Excellence in interpersonal skills, communication skills and ability to work in a team are mandatory for this position.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Poland can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Nencki InstituteThe laboratory is conducting research on the development of synapses with a primary focus on neuromuscular junctions. We use multidisciplinary approaches to understand mechanisms that orchestrate synaptic remodeling in the early postnatal period. We are seeking highly motivated, ambitious and creative individuals to join our group. During your work, you will be undergoing intensive training that should help you to become successful in academia. While conducting your own research, you will be exposed to a broad range of techniques: generation of conditional knockout animals, preparation staining and analysis of tissues, cell culture, biochemistry and proteomics (complex precipitation, mass spectrometry analysis, Western-blots, co-immunoprecipitations), generation of recombinant viruses (adenoviruses, lentiviruses and retroviruses).

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Positions are intended for two years initially, with a start date: 2nd quarter of 2013.

What does it cover?  The remuneration negotiations for the position will be based on knowledge and experience of the candidate – in accordance to internal regulations of the Institute. Selection of the best candidate will be solely based on merits providing equal opportunity.

Selection Criteria: Selection of the best candidate will be solely based on merits providing equal opportunity.

How to Apply: Applications in English (pdf format) may be uploaded on-line.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline: April 14, 2013

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Postdoctoral Positions at Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland, 2013

Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) co-financed from the European Union, Regional Development Fund funded postdoctoral positions at Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland. Students must have a strong interest in brain research, especially in understanding the brain-mind connection. Students should have a Doctoral degree (or equivalent) in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics/biophysics, chemistry, biology, and psychology, medical or veterinary sciences. Proficiency in English and very good publication record is required. The duration of position is of two years and the value of stipend is 6000 PLN/month. Application form should be sent online by March 10, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided in MMP-9 driven extra synaptic proteolysis in physiological and pathological synaptic plasticity.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing Postdoctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) co-financed from the European Union, Regional Development Fund
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland

Eligibility: Requirements for postdoctoral candidates are:
-Strong interest in brain research, especially in understanding the brain-mind connection
-PhD degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics/biophysics, chemistry, biology, psychology, medical or veterinary sciences, and no more than four years of post-doctoral training (candidates defending their Ph.D. thesis shortly after the application deadline, and before the start date of the employment contract, are eligible to apply)
-Research experience with either electrophysiology or optogenetics (preferably in vivo) or rodent behavior (preferably oriented toward neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia) or neuroanatomy (preferably amygdala)
-Very good publication record
-Exceptional motivation for scientific research
-Proficiency in English

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Poland can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: They are searching for outstanding 2 postdoctoral candidates to carry out the following research supported by the TEAM project from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) co-financed from the European Union, Regional Development Fund in 2012-2015. Recent studies, including those from the Kaczmarek laboratory, have shown pivotal role of MMP-9, extra synaptically released protease acting on local extracellular matrix, in neuronal plasticity underlying physiological and pathological information processing and storage by the brain.

Number of awards offered: Two scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Positions are intended for two years initially, with a start date: June 2013.

What does it cover? Stipend amount: 6000 PLN/month.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Short-listed candidates will be selected for personal interviews.

How to Apply: Applications in English (pdf format) may be uploaded on-line: https://recruitment.nencki.gov.pl/register.php?call=team201201

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline: March 10, 2013

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2013 Postdoctoral Scholarships in Experimental Particle Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden

Particle Physics group at the Royal Institute of Technology is awarding scholarships for the students of Sweden who would like to pursue postdoctoral program in experimental particle physics. A postdoctoral scholarship position is limited to 2 years in duration. Applicants applying for this scholarship should have a PhD degree in experimental particle physics or a related subject, obtained no later than five years prior to starting the position.

Study Subject(s): Subject is experimental particle physics.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree.
Scholarship Provider: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility: –Applicants should hold (or soon hold) a PhD in experimental particle physics or a related subject, obtained no later than five years prior to starting the position. Candidates may not have received their PhD from KTH.
-Qualified candidates are expected to have experience with high energy physics detectors and particle physics analysis. Previous experience within ATLAS or CMS with experimental analysis techniques relevant to the project is considered an advantage but is not required. The applicant should be highly motivated by basic research and be able to work independently and as part of a team.  An excellent command of the English language is required.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Sweden can apply for this Scholarship.

Scholarship Description:  The Particle Physics group at KTH is strongly involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The group consists of two faculty members and two graduate students involved in the discovery and subsequent measurements of the Higgs boson and in searches for Supersymmetry. We have made significant contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of the Liquid Argon calorimeter pre-sampler and are currently pursuing upgrade projects for the ATLAS forward calorimeters. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the group’s analysis efforts in either the search for Supersymmetry or in the measurements of the Higgs boson. He or she will work closely to the graduate students. The position will be based in Stockholm and at CERN, the exact division of the time depending on the needs of the group and the wishes of the applicant.

Duration of Award:  A postdoctoral scholarship position is limited to 2 years in duration.

What does it cover? Salary is according to KTH policy for postdoctoral scholarships.

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted by email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your application till January 31, 2013.

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2013 PhD Position in Biomedicine at Lund University in Sweden

PhD Student Position in Biomedicine at the Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University in Sweden 2013

Study Subject(s): Study subject is biomedicine.
Course Level:  Scholarships will be available for pursuing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: Lund University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility: Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad. Special eligibility requirements comprise knowledge from first-cycle studies or the equivalent, but can also refer to special professional experience. Additionally, sufficient knowledge of the subject area is required for third-cycle studies. Students meeting special eligibility requirements are those who have- at least 60 higher education credits within the same subject area as the third-cycle studies, of which in-depth work of at least 30 higher education credits of relevance to the subject area- a Swedish medical degree or Swedish certification as a doctor.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of Sweden can apply for this position.

Scholarship Description: Brain inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases and stroke Neuroinflammation, psychiatric behavior and the effect of physical activity and exercise will be studied in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, incl. models for Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. A specific focus will be on microglial function and involvement in disease progression and behavior, and the regulatory role of physical activity. Animal surgery, behavioral analysis, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, flowcytometry (incl. acoustophoresis) and PCR will be applied.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Duration of Awards: Position is awarded for 4 years.

What does it cover? Not known

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 2012-12-10.

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Research Fellowship in Experimental Aerodynamics at University of Melbourne in Australia 2013

Melbourne School of Engineering offers Research Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Australia 2013

Study Subject(s): Study subject is experimental aerodynamics.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing research program.
Scholarship Provider: University of Melbourne
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: A PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or related field.
– Postgraduate qualifications/training and research/publication track record in a relevant area.
– Strong background in turbulent boundary layers, preferably with experience of boundary layer control.
– The appointee will preferably have extensive experience with one or more of the following experimental techniques: stereoscopic PIV, tomographic PIV, hot-wire anemometry. 1.1.5 Well-developed and demonstrable programming skills (e.g. in Matlab, Fortran or C, C++).
– Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and excellent time management skills.
– Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a research team.
– Well-developed problem solving skills.
– Substantial research/publication record.
– Ability to work independently and manage medium- to large-scale research projects.
-Demonstrated ability to supervise research students.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Australia can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Melbourne School of Engineering teaches into engineering pathways and breadth studies in non-engineering undergraduate degrees of the University and offers the engineering professional accreditation qualification at the Masters level. The School delivers quality teaching and learning with industry linkage and research programs under the Melbourne Engineering Research Institute (MERIT), and aspires to be one of the great Schools of Engineering in the world. Number of awards offered: Not Known Duration of award(s): Available for 12 months. What does it cover?$59,646* – $80,939 p.a. (*PhD entry level A.6 $75,404 p.a., Employer contribution of 9% Selection Criteria: Not Known Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 13 January 2013.

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2013 PhD Scholarship on Majorana Fermions in the Center for Quantum Devices at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

PhD Positions in Experimental Condensed Matter/device Physics for the Development of Schemes at the Center for Quantum Devices, University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2013

Study Subject(s):Experimental Condensed Matter/device Physics for the Development of Schemes
Course Level:This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider:University of Copenhagen
Scholarship can be taken at:Denmark

Eligibility:-The position is open for candidates of all nationalities.
-The successful applicant will be enrolled as a Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen. The Ph.D. program, in addition to the project work, comprises participation in courses or international Ph.D. schools and some activity as teaching assistant.

Scholarship Open for International Students:International students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description:1-2 PhD Scholarship on Majorana fermions in the Center for Quantum Devices. The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen has a 1-2 open Ph.D. positions in experimental condensed matter/device physics for the development of schemes to create, detect, and braid majorana fermions in networks made from semiconductor heterostructures, nanowires, and superconductors.The long-term goal of the project is to investigate topological protection of these topological quantum states and to realize topological quantum information processing systems.The project involves nanofabrication using electron-beam lithography, low-noise measurement at millikelvin temperatures, control of high-bandwidth electronics, data analysis, collaboration with theorists, writing and publishing. The candidate should have experience with device fabrication and low-temperature measurement.

Number of awards offered:1-2 awards are being offered.

Duration of award:The position is for three or four years and expected to lead to a PhD degree at University of Copenhagen.

What does it cover? The salary depends on seniority, as agreed between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Currently, starting salaries are about 25,000 DKK (Euro 3,330) per month for PhD students – plus full benefits including pension.

How to Apply:The mode of applying is online

Scholarship Application Deadline:Do submit your applications till February 15, 2013.

2012 Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Particle Physics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

Danish National Science Foundation offers Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Particle Physics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark 2012

Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided to learn Experimental Particle Physics.
Course Level:This Scholarship programme is available for pursuing Postdoctoral level.
Scholarship Provider: Danish National Science Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Students will get their studies in Denmark.

Eligibility:
The position is for 2 years and requires for the applicant to have obtained the PhD degree before starting.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  The students of Denmark can apply.

Scholarship Description: The DISCOVERY center at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, funded by the Danish National Science Foundation, invites applications for a post doc positions in Experimental Particle Physics in the context of the ATLAS experiment, with starting date at the latest January 1 2013. The research activities in the NBI ATLAS group cover broad areas of the LHC physics opportunities,such as diboson couplings, Higgs physics, BSM searches and soft QCD processes. The group has furthermore responsibilities in the TRT and trigger systems and is engaged in various upgrade activities. It is currently composed of about 15 members in lively interaction with the related disciplines of particle physics phenomenology, heavy ion physics and cosmology. The post-doc will be expected to take a leading role in the local Trigger/DAQ developments for the Phase 1 upgrade of ATLAS.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Tenure of award: It is applicable for 2 years.

Value: Terms of appointment and salary are set by agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Association of Academics in the State (AC).

Other Benefits: Not Known

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 1 of November, 2012.

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2012 PhD Position in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence at GHMFL and Coventry University

PhD Position in Experimental Fluid Mechanics at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory (CNRS/ GHMFL, Grenoble) France 2012

Study Subject(s):Scholarships are being offered in Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Course Level:This Scholarship programme is available for PhD level
Scholarship Provider: GHMFL, Coventry University
Scholarship can be taken at:  France and UK

Eligibility:
Successful applicants should hold a Master or Engineering degree with a solid background in fluid mechanics, and be highly motivated by the conduct of technical projects. The PhD student will be attached to Coventry University’s Post-Graduate School but based in Grenoble (France) with a few trips to the UK every year., entirely free of tax or any other deductions.

Scholarship Open for International Students:EU citizens are eligible for the Scholarship

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for a PhD position in experimental fluid mechanics at the Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratoiry (GHMFL, Grenoble, France), under a co-tutelle agreement with Coventry University (UK). The subject is the experimental investigation of turbulence in liquid metals under the influence of very high magnetic fields. Turbulence is one of the major remaining challenge from classical physics. This work will target the mechanisms of the transition between the two and three-dimensional states of turbulence. This hot question of fundamental fluid mechanics has direct implications for several modern problems such as the optimisation of heat extraction in future nuclear fusion reactors, or the challenge posed by the dynamo effect that is responsible for the existence and the dynamics of the magnetic field of the Earth, but also on the dynamics of oceans and atmospheres.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Tenure of Awards: Not Known

Value:  The PhD student will receive a grant of approximately 17k Euros per annum

How to Apply: The applications are to be submitted by Email

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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2012 Fellowships at Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

Fellowships in Experimental Population based platform to Evaluate and Monitor the Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy at Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland 2012

Study Subject(s):Experimental Population based platform to Evaluate and Monitor the Effectiveness of Screening Colonoscopy
Course Level:Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: CMKP
Scholarship can be taken at: Poland

Eligibility:
1. Student of medicine (preferably 4th year, alternatively 5th year)
2. Knowledge and experience in the field of gastroenterology and/or oncology
3. High motivation to research
4. High competence of English language. Any proof of competence welcomed

Scholarship Open for International Students: The Scholarship is open for the Students of Poland

Scholarship Description: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the second leading cause of cancer death in Poland and Europe.1,2 Most CRCs develop from non-malignant precursor lesions called adenomas during long time-interval. This slow development gives an opportunity to intervene with screening tests which may contribute to decreased CRC incidence and mortality by removal of polyps or detect CRC at an early stage. Although colonoscopy is approved by various expert committees as a primary screening tool for the prevention and early detection of CRC for general population, no randomized trials exist to quantify the possible benefit of colonoscopy screening. Three long-term randomized, controlled trials of screening colonoscopy in the general population have recently been initiated but the results will not be available for at least 10 years. Furthermore, the results of these trials may not necessarily be replicated in a public health program. It has been therefore suggested that CRC screening is implemented with experimental design to ensure proper and detailed evaluation of its effects and feasibility as a public health policy.

Objective of the Scholarship: The Polish Colonoscopy Screening Platform (PCSP) is a population based comparative effectiveness study designed to evaluate the performance characteristics and effectiveness of screening colonoscopy as a public health policy. In the early phase of implementation following aims are to be covered:
1. The sensitivity of the screening episode and screening program for the detection of CRC expected to become clinically detectable within 2 years.
2. The incidence of advanced CRC in the screening and control group within two years from the date of randomization.
3. A 30-day mortality rate and 8-day hospitalization rate in the screening and control group.
4. The cost-effectiveness of the screening colonoscopy program.

Number of Awards: 3 Awards

Tenure of Awards: Maximum period of stipend agreement: until June 30th, 2015

Value: Stipend’s amount: 1000 PLN/month

How to Apply: Required documents should be send to Medical Center for Postgraduate Education by Post

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 th 2012Required documents should be send to Medical Center for Postgraduate Education.

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Research Position in Radiation Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research, 2012 Belgium

Ghent University offers research position in the field of biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, medical doctor or an equivalent degree, 2012 Belgium

Study Subject(s):Radiation Oncology and Experimental Cancer Research
Course Level:Research
Scholarship Provider: Ghent University
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility:
Interested candidates preferentially have a degree of master in the biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, medical doctor or an equivalent degree. They have obtained good study results (at least distinction) during their education and they show a genuine interest and motivation to perform scientific research. Skills to work in a lab environment, interest in molecular research techniques, functional assays and animal models. Oral and written communication skills (good knowledge of English). Perform teamwork (the project is international and interdisciplinary; and is a typical example of team science). Have a critical, problem solving and results-oriented attitude. Eager to learn and work independently. International mobility will be required during the duration of this project.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: Secretory factors from the cancer cells activate the recruitment of myofibroblasts to the primary tumor site, as well as they promote the departure of cancer cells and myofibroblast precursors (such as bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, MSC) to distant tissues (FASEBJ 2004; JNCI 2010; Cancer Res 2010, GUT 2012). Recently exosomes have been implicated in these metastasis-associated processes in multiple types of cancer. Exosomes are nanovesicles of +/- 40 nm in size, have a double lipid layer and contain a complex cargo of proteins and RNA molecules. The goal of this research project will be to elucidate whether cancer therapy protocols change paracrine interactions using different molecular techniques in colorectal cancer-stroma models. This work is part of CAFFEIN (Cancer Associated Fibroblasts Function in tumor Expansion and INvasion), which is a Marie-Curie ITN network (Seventh Framework program of the European Union). We offer a stimulating environment for the scientific development of the candidate. Through support of senior PhD students and post-doctoral scientists and close interaction with the clinicians (department of surgery, radiotherapy, oncology), the candidate will be able to finalize a PhD thesis independently.

How to Apply: Electronically

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2012-10-10

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Research Associate Position in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry at University of Bristol, UK

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry at the School of Earth Sciences in University of Bristol, UK 2013

Study Subject(s):Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry
Course Level:Postdoctoral Research
Scholarship Provider: BHP Billiton
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:
You should have a PhD in earth sciences, prior research experience in experimental petrology of high temperature fluids and melts and interest in the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: The School of Earth Sciences seeks a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) in the field of high pressure/temperature experimental petrology and geochemistry. The PDRA will be involved in a major new research initiative to investigate the development of porphyry copper deposits as part of a new collaborative venture with BHP Billiton. The PDRA is fully-funded by BHP Billiton from February 1st 2013 to 30th June 2015, with potential to extend funding subject to success of project. The larger research project entails an interdisciplinary study of porphyry copper mineralization using a combination of field geology (at selected sites in the Andes), the interplay of tectonics and mineralisation, physical volcanology, igneous geology, geomorphology and landscape development and experimental petrology. The research team comprises 3 academic staff members, 2 dedicated post-doctoral researchers and four PhD students, all funded through BHP Billiton. The PDRA will conduct high pressure/temperature experiments relevant to the generation of porphyry copper deposits using the impressive array of in-house experimental and analytical apparatus.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: 01 Oct 2012

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2012 PhD Studentship in Experimental Particle Physics at Stockholm University, Sweden

PhD Studentship in Experimental Particle Physics at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University in Sweden 2012

Study Subject(s):Experimental Particle Physics
Course Level:PhD
Scholarship Provider: Stockholm University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility:
-To be accepted as a PhD student in physics one should have studied at least four years at a University and have a BSc in Physics.
-These studies must include advanced courses in physics during one year and an advanced degree project (a detailed description of a project in progress may suffice).
-We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skills in English.
-Furthermore, the successful applicant should be willing to travel to meetings with collaborators outside of Sweden and possibly spend periods of at least several months duration at CERN.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: Experimental particle physics has entered a new and exciting era. Over a period of more than 20 years researchers at the international laboratory CERN in Geneva designed and built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is now providing the world’s highest energy collisions. The ATLAS experiment analyses the debris from proton-proton collisions at the LHC with the aim of investigating open questions in modern physics such as the hierarchy problem with the Higgs boson mass, what is dark matter made of, how is the observed pattern of elementary particles generated, why is the universe dominated by matter rather than anti-matter. The Stockholm University group is active in the ATLAS experiment, one of the two largest LHC experiments. The group has participated in the construction of components of the ATLAS detector and we maintain a responsibility for maintaining and calibrating these devices. Concerning physics analysis the group is playing a leading role in searches for signatures of hitherto unseen particles and physics processes which are not predicted within the Standard Model of particle physics. Such particles are predicted within a number of theories such as supersymmetry and could account for the Dark Matter of the Universe.

How to Apply: Email

Scholarship Application Deadline: September 30. 2012

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