Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Doctoral student in the area of Regional Economics

The Faculty of Applied Economics is seeking to fill the following full-timevacancy in the Department of Transport and Regional Economics

Doctoral student in the area of Regional Economics

Project description.

The Flemish policy research centre on Entrepreneurship and Regional Economics advises the Flemish government on subjects related to entrepreneurship and the spatial aspects of the economy. Particular attention goes towards smart specialisation strategies, i.e. strategies of governments that concentrate available resources in some selected promising activity sectors in order to generate sustainable economic growth. Following topics will be part of the research:

distribution of economic activity in the region of Flanders
how networks between and within spatial clusters of economic activity function
how institutional capacity can be built at different levels to boost the development of clusters

Job description

You prepare a doctoral thesis in the field of Regional Economics within the framework of the Flemish policy research centre for entrepreneurship and regional economics;
You contribute to teaching and research in the Department of Transport and Regional Economics;
You prepare a Ph.D. thesis of the research project;
You contribute to the research of the policy research centre at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics (University of Antwerp);
You write scientific articles on the subject of your thesis and on additional research;
The candidate is expected to enrol the university’s Ph.D. program and to obtain a Ph.D. at the end of the project.
Profile and requirements

You hold a master degree in a domain which is relevant for regional economics (economics, geography, commercial engineering, social and political sciences,…) ;
You can submit outstanding academic results;
Also students in the final year of their degree can apply;
The emphases in your teaching correspond to the UA educational vision ;
Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy ( http://www.ua.ac.be/research );
You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative, customer-oriented and cooperative;
You can express yourself well in written and spoken English. Your are willing to learn Dutch.
We offer

A doctoral scholarship , under the conditions of the Dehousse grants, for a period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further three-year period after positive evaluation;
The start date of scholarship will be asap;
A dynamic and stimulating work environment.

Applications may be submitted only online, until the closing date April, 2 2012;
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection committee;
More information about the application form can be obtained from Ellen Huijer (TEL 03 265 31 45);
For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. Ann Verhetsel ( ann.verhetsel@ua.ac.be ).
The University of Antwerp strives to contribute to an open, democratic and multi-cultural society. We follow an equal-opportunity policy.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Master Scholarships at Politecnico di Torino, Italy


The "Specializing Master" is a scientific perfection qualification that you can
acquire if you have a three year degree (I level specializing master) or a five
year degree (II level specializing master). It is possible to participate both
in the I and II level masters with the old degree system. In order to obtain a
master qualification you must follow a course that is equivalent to a minimum of
60 credits.

A "Specializing Master" is a point of connection between industry and university
that allows one to enter the world of work through an education offer that can
fill a niche. The master course is a flexible university course of higher value
than a degree as it allows a specific professional figure to be formed (I level
specializing master), or to attain a higher specialisation (II level
specializing master).

- Automatica and control technologies

- E-Business and ICT for Management

- Optical Communication and Photonic Technologies

- Navigation and Related Applications

- Wireless Systems and Related Technologies

Online Application:

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54 PhD Scholarships at Univ. of Central Lancashire, UK


Applications are invited for 54 scholarships across the university. The
scholarships are tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) and are
open to international applicants only.

Select from the School list which area you are interested in and follow the link
for the project details. Once you have selected which project you would like to
apply for please complete an application form and email to

Please read all documents.

¡Application form for Scholarship
¡Guidance Notes for application
¡Fees payable by successful applicant


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Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Biology 2011 at Univ of Go

Theoretical Biology (CTBio) established by the Faculty of Science (University of Gothenburg) in November 2006. The centre brings empirical biologists, mathematicians, and theoretical physicists together. Its goal is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific quality in theoretical biology.

The appointee is supposed to conduct research independently, and to actively participate in ongoing projects developing coalescent models for meta-populations of a marine invertebrate species, Littorina saxatilis. This species is a widely used model for evolutionary studies and comprehensive background data is available (evolutionary ecology, behavior, population
genetics and intraspecific phylogeny). The project involves intense collaborations, not only with theoreticians, but also with evolutionary biologists.

Qualification requirements
To qualify as a postdoctoral fellow you must have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area or you must have a foreign degree corresponding to a PhD in a relevant subject area. Preference will be given to candidates who have been awarded the degree no more than three years before the final date of application. Candidates being awarded their degree earlier than this can also be
preferred if specific reasons exist. Such specific reasons may be a leave due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances.

The applicant should have documented familiarity with stochastic models (such as for example branching or coalescent processes) and their computer simulation. A fundamental interest in biological questions is meriting.

Further information about the position
Information about the position can be obtained from: Bernhard Mehlig, Bernhard.Mehlig@ physics.gu. se or Kerstin Johannesson, kerstin.johannesson @marecol. gu.se or Carl Andre, carl.andre@....

Extent of employment
The employment is limited to one year full time which may be prolonged one year full time.

Application must include:
- complete curriculum vitae
- doctoral degree certificate
- full list of publications, including submitted and accepted manuscripts
- names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be addressed to:
The signed application should be sent electronically as a PDF-file to anstallning@ gu.se.
Ref. no. must be specified in the subject line.

The application should be divided into two files; one for the application, CV, certificates and other qualifications and one for the publications cited. Where relevant publications are not in digital form they can be sent separately by post (don’t forget to provide a ref. no.) to the following address: Registrar, University of Gothenburg, Box 100, 405 30 Gothenburg.

Mark the application with reference number: PERM 2011/93

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University of Amsterdam (UvA) - PhD position - The external dimension of EU regulatory governance

PhD position - The external dimension of EU regulatory governance

Job description

The PhD candidate will undertake research on the external dimension of EU regulatory governance in one or more substantive policy fields linked to the European internal market and the global trading regime. Possible policy fields to be studied include financial regulation, competition/anti-trust, data privacy, product safety (e.g. food and drug safety, GMOs, chemicals), environmental protection (e.g. control of illegal logging, transboundary water management, climate change), food security, and development cooperation.

The position is funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) research project ‘Global Reordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN)’, and forms part of a work package on ‘Global Public Policy: Trade and Finance’ directed at the University of Amsterdam by Prof. Jonathan Zeitlin and Dr Daniel Mügge. This work package focuses on the extension of new or ‘experimentalist’ forms of governance developed for the regulation of the European internal market to relations with the EU’s trading partners, and their potential contribution to emerging arrangements for global regulatory governance in a rising multi-polar world.

Over the past fifteen years, the EU has developed a new architecture of experimentalist governance based on framework rule-making and revision through recursive review of comparative implementation experience in diverse local contexts. Experimentalist governance architectures of this type have become pervasively institutionalized in the EU across a wide and growing array of policy domains. They take a variety of organizational forms, including networked agencies, councils of national regulators, open methods of coordination, and operational cooperation among front-line officials, often in combination with one another (Sabel and Zeitlin 2008, 2010). Key questions to be addressed in this research project include how far, through what mechanisms, and with what results the revisable framework rules and experimentalist governance processes developed within the European internal market are or may be being extended to the wider world, together with the reciprocal interaction of these efforts with the multilateral trading regime and other emerging forms of global or transnational regulatory governance.


Sabel, Charles F., and Zeitlin, Jonathan, 2008: Learning from Difference: The New Architecture of Experimentalist Governance in the European Union, European Law Journal 14(3): 271-327.

Sabel, Charles F., and Zeitlin, Jonathan (eds), 2010: Experimentalist Governance in the European Union: Towards a New Architecture, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The candidate must have a relevant MA degree (or equivalent) in political science or a related social science discipline (including law). Candidates should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of EU and/or global and transnational governance. Excellent oral and written command of English is essential. Experience with qualitative research methods is recommended.

* Empirical research and writing of a PhD dissertation
* Producing and publishing academic papers, individually or in collaboration with other members of the research team
* Active participation in the work package research team, which may include organizational tasks for conferences and workshops
* Participation in and presentation of research to conferences, workshops, and meetings organized within the framework of the larger GREEN project

Conditions of employment

We offer a fixed-term position for three years, 38 hours per week, beginning 1 September 2011. The gross monthly salary will be €2042 in the first year and €2492 in the third year in case of a full-time position (38 hrs/week). Secondary working conditions at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday pay and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) is the largest educational and research institution in the social sciences in the Netherlands. The Faculty serves around 9,000 students in numerous Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Science, Psychology, Social Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, and Educational Sciences. The academic staff is employed in education as well as research. There are over 1,200 employees at the Faculty, which resides in a number of buildings in the centre of Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) studies the functioning of contemporary societies and their interrelationships from historical, comparative and empirical perspectives. The AISSR aims to be an organisation that offers training to PhD researchers, as well as housing top-quality research that conforms to a clear, scientific mission with high-level research programmes. The AISSR is also a research institute within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) and is the administrative unit for researchers of three departments: The Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and The Department of Political Science.
Additional information

Substantive inquiries about the project may be addressed to Prof. Jonathan Zeitlin, j.h.zeitlin@... and/or Dr Daniel Mügge, d.k.muegge@....
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20 PhD Studentships from SICSA, Scotland, UK

Applying for a SICSA Prize Studentship

The Scottish Graduate Academy offers prize studentships to excellent candidates
from across the world. There is no residence qualification and candidates from
any country may apply.

We are now accepting applications for the Prize Studentship. The deadline for
this round is 2nd May 2011.

To make an application for a SICSA Prize Studentship, you must:

- Apply online via the SICSA Applications System before the stated deadline,
- Apply directly to your first-choice institution as soon as possible.

Further information about making an application

How to write a SICSA research proposal.

FAQs about SICSA studentship applications

Once you have applied

Selection of candidates is by a competitive process where we look at the
student's academic achievements, referees reports, research proposal,
publications and experience. The research proposal is particularly important as
this helps us judge how well a candidate has thought about their research, how
well the research fits with the SICSA themes and the potential cross-site
supervisory arrangements.

Your studentship application will be considered by the universities that you
have listed in your application. They will decide, on the basis of the
information in your application, if they wish to nominate you for a SICSA
studentship. If they do so, your application will be considered by the Graduate
Academy Board.

Your first choice university may decide not to nominate your application for a
studentship. In this case, your details will be passed to any other universities
that you have included in your application and they may decide to support your
application. Applications from students who are not nominated by one of the
SICSA partners will not be considered for a prize studentship.

Information about SICSA Theme Areas

We are willing to consider applicants in any area of computer science and
informatics but may give preference to students who are working in SICSA theme

- Next-generation Internet

- Multi-modal interaction

- Modelling and abstraction

- Complex systems engineering

Some universities would like to recruit students for specific projects and
information about these projects is available here. However, your application
does not have to be related to any of these projects and you may make a research
proposal in any area of work.

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Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) - PhD student Trusted Healthcare Services

PhD student Trusted Healthcare Services
Job description

TU/e, department, group
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is an internationally-oriented organization of scientific education and research. It is a research driven, design oriented university of technology at an international level. In the research field, the TU/e focuses within the 'engineering science & technology' domain on the three specific areas from which one is Health. In brief, the TU/e profiles itself as the university where innovation starts. It is one of the top five European Technology Universities with most publications co-authored with industry world-wide.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides undergraduate and MSc programs in Mathematics and Computer Science. The department has approximately 350 employees and more than 700 students. It consists of seven sections including the Security and Embedded Networked Systems (SENS) section where the PhD student will be placed. The security part of this section is also part of the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information (EiPSI).

Project description:
Trusted Healthcare Services (THeCS) is a Dutch national project with 12 partners including representatives from industry such as Philips Electronics, Dutch research institutes, such as TNO, Dutch universities (Delft, Twente, Tilburg), and hospitals such as Roessingh hospital. The project addresses the key issue for new healthcare services which is trust. In these services, healthcare providers need to trust the patient data they obtain remotely from the measurement devices deployed in patient's home. It is crucial for them to know that a vital sign of a registered patient is measured (not of his friends/children), that the measurement was taken with a certified device, under standardized conditions (e.g. with the blood pressure cuff on the arm at the heart level) and that it is not obtained as a result of device malfunctioning. Patients need to trust the service in general, as well as that the service will properly protect their personal data. Patients also want the possibility to control their personal health information on social/patient networks. The project will also help patients to participate in social networks while ensuring their privacy and controlling the use of information in a simple intuitive way.

Within the project, TU/e will mainly focus on the trust management work package of home healthcare services to develop technology for physicians and patients to easily determine the trustworthiness of the information. In particular, TU/e goals will be to investigate the issue of data trustworthiness from the home healthcare provider and patient perspectives, as well as to design methods and tools to increase and visualize indicators for data reliability as well as to enable patient compliance to the treatment plan. The PhD student will work on these topics together with a few other TU/e faculty members as well as with Philips Research which is the other partner involved in this work package. The PhD student might also be placed at Philips for a couple of months.

As a PhD student your tasks concern the following activities:

· perform scientific research in the described domain;

· present results on international conferences;

· publish results in scientific journals;

· supervise MSc students on topics related to your research;

· participate in activities of the group and the department;

· assist staff in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the domain of the group.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic PhD candidates who meet the following requirements:

· an MSc degree in Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related field (at the time the candidate starts -Q2 or beginning of Q3 in 2011);

· an interest in medical informatics and information security;

· creative, proactive team player with good analytical skills

· good communicative skills in English, both written and oral;

· knowledge of trust management, medical informatics, home healthcare systems is a plus.
Conditions of employment

We offer:

· a full-time temporary appointment for a period of 4 years, with an intermediate evaluation after 10 months;

· a gross salary of € 2,042 per month in the first year, increasing up to € 2,612 per month in the fourth year;

· support for your personal development and career planning including courses, summer schools, conference visits etc.;

· a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).
Additional information

More information can be obtained from:

· regarding your application: Mrs. P.J. Evers, HR advisor, e-mail: pzwin@...

· regarding the project content: Prof.dr. M. Petkovic, tel. +31 (0)247 4797, e-mail: m.petkovic@...
!! Please do not send your application by e-mail, but use the APPLY NOW button !!

The application should consist of the following parts:

· a motivation letter;

· a Curriculum Vitae;

· copies of diplomas together with the list of grades and other relevant certificates;

· names and addresses of two referees;

· proof of English language skills (if applicable).
Please send us your application before May 1st 2011 using the 'APPLY NOW' button

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