Sunday, May 16, 2010

ALA Scholarships Applications for the 2011 intake close on 30 June

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships are a component of the
Australian Leadership Awards, a regional program under the Australian
Scholarships initiative. Australian Leadership Awards aim to develop
leadership, build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific.

They are intended for those who are already leaders or have the potential to
assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform
and development outcomes, both in their own countries and in the
Asia-Pacific region. The ALA program comprises of Scholarships and

ALA Scholarships are academically elite awards offered to high achievers
from the Asia-Pacific region each year to undertake postgraduate study
(Masters or Doctorate) and a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is highly competitive, based on leadership
qualities and on academic excellence.

ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region.
In this regard, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or
the region for two years after they have completed their studies.

In future years, ALA scholars will belong to a unique group - the Australian
Scholarships Alumni Network (ASAN) - that will maintain strong and enduring
links to Australia. Managed by AusAID as part of Australia's overseas aid
program, ALA Scholarships are open only to citizens of countries in the
Asia-Pacific region with which Australia has a significant aid program.

*Objectives of ALA Scholarships* ALA Scholarships aim to:

-develop a cadre of leaders advancing regional reform, development and
-increase exchange of knowledge and information within the region
-build common purpose and understanding between Australia and the region
-build capacity to address priority regional issues
-build effective networks between Australia and the region
-demonstrate the benefits of Australian education through the provision of
high quality education.

*Fields of study*
Awards are open to all fields of study, however, study programs that relate
to the priority themes of international trade, pandemics, security and
climate change (including clean energy) are encouraged. Scholarships are not
available for military training, or training in areas related to nuclear
technology and flying aircraft.

*Levels of study*An ALA Scholarship enables candidates to undertake studies
leading to a Masters or Doctorate degree in Australia. It does not include
Graduate Diplomas, with the exception of those Masters courses that require
the completion of a Graduate Diploma as part of the Masters degree.

*Who should apply*Outstanding applicants with:

- a very high level of academic achievement at undergraduate and/or
postgraduate level
- a high level of English language proficiency
- demonstrated leadership potential and good prospects to influence
social and economic
- policy reform and development outcomes in their home country and in the
Asia-Pacific region
- a commitment to participate ASAN on their return home.

*Scholarship benefits*
An ALA Scholarship has a total value of up to A$110,000 for Masters degrees
and A$220,000 for Doctoral programs, not including provisions for the
leadership development program.. Benefits include:

- return air travel
- visa support
- establishment allowance
- full tuition fees
- contribution to living expenses
- Introductory Academic program (IAP)
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for
award holder only).

To be eligible for an Australian Leadership Award (ALA) Scholarship,
applicants must satisfy the eligibility requirements outlined below.

Applicants must be a citizen of one of the participating countries listed
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Federated
States of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kiribati, Laos,
Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tokelau,
Tonga, Tuvalu, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Wallis & Futuna

Applicants must not have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent
residence status, nor be in the process of applying.

*Application information* Read the following information before you apply:

- Frequently asked questions
- Timeline for applicants
- Eligibility
- Selection criteria
- Terms and conditions of the
- How to apply

*Further information*
If the material found on this website does not provide the necessary help,
please direct enquiries by email to: au
More info: http://www.ausaid. ala.cfm

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International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences
Posted by:
Life Science Zurich Graduate School
Posted date:

The Life Science Zurich Graduate School houses several highly competitive Ph.D. programs, run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Each program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. Accepted students perform their research project in one of the participating research groups of their favorite program, according to their scientific interest. Advanced teaching and training courses are offered throughout the curriculum. The program language is English throughout. Ph.D. studies usually last 3-4 years.

Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Masters degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the Ph.D. program. Applicants accepted for the program will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future research group.

Our web pages provide detailed information for submission of application. Please refer to the guidelines as we only take into consideration applications received in the required format: http://www.lifescie nce-graduatescho php?id=108

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24 PhD positions in Biotechnology at CLIB, Germany

New application call opens 26 April:

We invite your applications now for a projected starting date on 01 October 2010.

The deadline for applications is 06 June 2010.

Who can apply?

This is a highly competitive programme open to students (from Germany and abroad) with a Masters degree/Diploma and record of excellence in the fields of bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemical or chemical engineering (or related disciplines) . Students expecting to receive their Masters degree/Diploma by 30 September 2010 can also apply.

How to apply?

Choose the projects which interest you most from the list below. You will find further information on each project by clicking on the project title. Please note the requirements for each project. In general, projects at Bielefeld University aim at polyomics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other -omics technologies) and bioinformatics. Duesseldorf University focuses on research in expression and biocatalysis while Dortmund's strengths are biocatalysis and biochemical or chemical engineering.
Prepare your full application - clearly stating which projects you wish to apply for - according to the application instructions and fill in the application form. Proceed by clicking on "apply" listed next to your first choice project and sending your application by email to the address shown on the next page.
Only candidates submitting full applications will be considered for an interview.

Research topics?

See a list of all projects below, or navigate to the specific lists:

only projects in the area of bioinformatics/ polyomics (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, ...)

only projects in the area of expression/biocatal ysis/metabolic engineering

only projects in the area of engineering/ downstream processing


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Sunday, May 9, 2010

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

The Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 19 PhD scholarships starting 1 February 2011 for a period of up to three years.

Application deadline: 17 August 2010 at 12 noon (Central European Time)

It is possible to apply for scholarships within subject areas and themes related to one or more of the following PhD programmes:

•PhD Programme in Archaelogy, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, and History (SAXO/CPH)
•PhD Programme in Cross Cultural and Regional Studies
•PhD Programme in Cultural Studies, Literature and the Arts
•PhD Programme in Education (FUKU)
•PhD Programme in Language and Linguistics
•PhD Programme in Media and Communication
•PhD Programme in Philosophy
•PhD Programme in Transnational and Migration Studies (TRAMS)

A short description of the PhD programmes and their research areas is available at:
http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/PhDprogramme s/. Contact information for the heads of the PhD programmes is also to be found at the homepage.

Please contact the heads of the PhD programmes for further information about the subject areas and themes of the specific programmes: http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/PhDprogramme s/

Application procedure

Applicants need to hold a two-year Master's degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 January 2011. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master's programme.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master's degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master's degree is equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available at: http://www.studyind

Employment as a PhD student occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged - without further remuneration - to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.

The PhD student will be working at the same department of the faculty as the supervisor. Daily presence at the department is expected.

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities' Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD student. A description of the PhD study programme is available at: http://www.humaniti research/ phd/

Applications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond:
http://www.efond. dk/ku-hum/ .

Do not submit any publications.

Application form and application guidelines on research proposal and required enclosures are available at the homepage: http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/Announcement s/

A certified copy of the applicant's Master's Degree diploma needs to be submitted as one of the enclosures to the application. Certification shall be by a public authority such as the institution having issued the diploma or a public bureau specializing in diploma certification. The applicant may be asked to submit the originally certified copy of the Master's Degree diploma after the application deadline.

If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

The translation of diplomas/certificat es and transcripts must be made by or approved by either:

a Danish state-authorised translator and interpreter or

the embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made or

a Danish consulate/embassy.

Closing date for applications: 17 August 2010 at 12 noon (Central European time). No supplementary documents will be considered after this deadline.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

For any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre (phdcenter@hum. tel. +45 3532 9223.

http://www.humaniti research/ PhD/Announcement s/19facultyschol arshipsaug2010/

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

PhD-researcher Mathematics (1.0 fte)

Job description
The candidate is expected to perform research at the interface of probability and stochastic processes on the one hand, and analytic and enumerative combinatorics on the other hand. More specifically, the project aims at investigating two-dimensional walks in the quarter plane. The project is funded by NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

University graduate (Master level) in mathematics. The applicant is expected to have a solid background in at least one of both sides of the project. The ideal candidate has an exceptional mathematical talent, creative ability and knowledge of probability theory, stochastic processes, and complex analysis.

Appointment and salary
o An appointment for four years
o Gross monthly salaries in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from € 2042 per month initially, to € 2612 in the fourth year.
o An attractive package of fringe benefits (including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sport facilities)

Information and application
More information can be obtained from Ivo Adan (iadan@win.tue. nl) and dr. Johan van Leeuwaarden (j.s.h.v.leeuwaarden Candidates are invited to send their application together with curriculum vitae, motivation letter, marks transcripts, and the names and addresses of two references by email to j.s.h.v.leeuwaarden
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Postdoctoral researcher for STW-project E-coagulation

EURANDOM has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher in Statistics who will participate in the STW project E-coagulation.
This project will be done in collaboration with the Leiden University Medical Centre, the Utrecht University Medical Centre, the University of Amsterdam, the VU University Amsterdam and Philips Research Eindhoven (Dpt. of Molecular Diagnostics. The focus of the EURANDOM part of this research project is on parameter estimation for large systems of differential equations. Appropriate parametric and semiparametric statistical techniques have to be developed. The research at EURANDOM will be done under the guidance of professors de Gunst (VU) and Klaassen (UvA).
EURANDOM is the European Research Institute for the study of random phenomena. Research at EURANDOM covers stochastics and its applications, as well as its interfaces with other disciplines. Stochastics consists of statistics, probability theory, and stochastic operations research. The core business of EURANDOM is fundamental research in an international environment, carried out by a non-tenured staff of junior researchers and senior advisors supplemented with an extensive programme of seminars, workshops, and visitors.

Research at EURANDOM is clustered into thematically organized research programmes:
* Multivariate Risk Modelling
* Queueing and Performance Analysis
* Random Spatial Structures
* Statistical Information and Modelling: Statistical Signal and Image Analysis; Statistics in Biology.

At present the junior staff consists of 25-30 internationally recruited post-doctoral researchers and graduate students under the guidance of senior advisors. EURANDOM is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, TU/e.
Postdoctoral appointments are typically for two years.
Candidates with a mathematical background and who have a particularly strong background in Statistics, are invited to send a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae with full educational details to EURANDOM. A list of publications, an (electronic) pre-print of a selected paper, and names and contact details of three academic referees should also be included. The complete package should be sent to: O.J. Boxma
Scientific Director EURANDOM
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
For further information about the project you may contact Prof. C.A.J. Klaassen (c.a.j.klaassen@ or Prof. M.C.M. de Gunst ( nl).
For any other information please consult the website www.eurandom.
or contact us at office@eurandom.
Phone: +31 40 247 8100 - Fax: +31 40 247 8190
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PhD researcher for the project

"Analysis of the behavior of extremes under non-stationary climate conditions"
The PhD researcher is going to work at the Department Climate and Seismology, within the Climate for Knowledge Research Program. The research is a joint project of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and EURANDOM.
General information

KNMI is the Dutch national centre for data and knowledge on weather, climate and seismology. KNMI performs scientific research at a recognized high international level. One of the central themes is climate change. KNMI constructs climate scenarios of future climate which are used by society to adapt to possible climate changes. KNMI uses observations, complex numerical climate models and scientific knowledge for that purpose EURANDOM is the European Research Institute for the study of random phenomena. Research at EURANDOM covers stochastics and its applications, as well as its interfaces with other disciplines. Stochastics consists of statistics, probability theory, and stochastic operations research. The core business of EURANDOM is fundamental research in an international environment, carried out by a non-tenured staff of junior researchers and senior advisors supplemented with an extensive programme of seminars, workshops, and visitors.

Job description
Many applications demand knowledge of extreme values in climate. Most infrastructure is (still) designed assuming that our climate is stationary. However, series of measurements show that our climate has changed during the past decades and climate models show that these changes will continue in the future, among others due to human influence on climate. The main question in the research project will be: "How can we optimally account for climate change when the probability of extreme events is to be determined"? This "probability of extremes" is an important parameter for the design of infrastructure. The PhD researcher will contribute to statistical modeling and analysis of extreme values in observations and in projections with regional climate models, with an emphasis on extremes in precipitation and temperature. We expect the candidate to make optimal use of the unique collaboration between KNMI and EURANDOM in order to link actual knowledge in the
area of climate and statistics and further develop it. For this reason the candidate will get two workplaces, one in De Bilt and one in Eindhoven


* having a Master degree in science or engineering
* broad knowledge of mathematical statistics, proved by graduation subject or relevant working experience
* experience with statistical packages like R or comparable programming languages
* thorough knowledge of the English language for technical and science purposes
* interest in climate and climate change
* entrepreneurial

first year max € 2.042 gross per month
second year max. € 2.379 gross per month
third year max. € 2.222,13 gross per month
fourth year max. € 2.571,64 gross per month.
Selection committee
dr. A.M.G. Klein Tank (KNMI) (chair)
prof. G. Jongbloed (EURANDOM, TU Delft)
dr. T.A. Buishand (KNMI)
prof. dr. J.H. van Zanten (EURANDOM, TU Eindhoven)

Special remarks
The appointment is for four years. The first two years of appointment are at EURANDOM, TU/e, the last two years at KNMI. During the complete period of appointment, the candidate will work at both places. Temporary staff at KNMI is typically appointed by the Foundation Scientific Research (SWO) KNMI.

Albert Klein Tank, tel. +31 30-2206872, e-mail: kleintan@knmi. nl, or
Geurt Jongbloed, tel. +31 15-2785111, e-mail g.jongbloed@
Candidates can send in their application until May 20, mentioning the
reference number KNMI 2010/14
at: Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat
Werving en Selectie
Postbus 20906
2500 EX Den Haag
or by e-mail at: recruitment@
Dutch text on: http://www.knmi. nl/over_het_ knmi/vacatures/ vacature201014. pdf
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