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Department of Earth Sciences, University College London
01 January 2008
The effect of transition zone rheology on subduction
The student will use experimental techniques developed at UCL to investigate the rheology of slab and mantle minerals under the pressure and temperatures of the slab and surrounding mantle. S/he will perform multi-anvil based deformation experiments at UCL and at national and international synchrotron sources. Samples will be deformed at constant strain-rate with in situ stress and strain monitoring by synchrotron radiography and diffraction. Recovered samples will be analysed for deformation mechanism by TEM and SEM techniques. In addition to ductile deformation experiments, microseismicity from samples will be monitored using our newly developed acoustic-emissions system. These experimental investigations will be augmented with ab initio simulations to gain a quantitative understanding of the deformation mechanisms operating at the atomic scale and to facilitate extrapolation of the experimental results to P-T conditions beyond those currently accessible to experiments. Combining these techniques will allow the student to derive constitutive laws for mantle and slab flow and to delineate the origins of deep seismicity.
It is envisaged that the student will spend at least 6 months of his/her project working at international facilities and/or with project partners in Europe.
The candidate should have complete a masters or equivalent with good success.
PLEASE NOTE: The candidate CANNOT be British or have been resident in the United Kingdom for more that 12 months in the last 3 years.
For more information please see http://www.es.ucl.ac.uk/department/vacancies/C2Cflier1.pdf
PhD Research Studentship in IT / e-Business for Supply Chain Management
Collaborative research project between APPH Group and University of Bolton
Reference Number : BIG07-01
Fixed term scholarship : 3 years
Scholarship : Fees fully paid and a Tax free bursary (£12,660 p.a.)
Closing date : 26th October 2007
A research student is sought to work on a supply chain optimisation research project at APPH Runcorn Landing Gears. The project is a collaborative research effort between the BLIS Centre at the University of Bolton and the APPH Group. APPH is a leading tier one supplier in the global aerospace industry with an annual sales turnover of £70 Million. The company offers various products and services which include Landing Gears, Hydraulics, Filtration, Machining, Testing and Certification for the global aviation sector.
The project entails research work at APPH and the University of Bolton which involves studying, analysing and improving the procurement and overall supply chain function by exploiting the latest Information and Communication Technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to register and complete a PhD within the fixed term scholarship.
1. Research and analysis of delivery performance of suppliers to develop avenues of improvement. The research work will involve interacting and collaborating with machining suppliers to identify problem areas and develop best practices and processes.
2. Research and analysis of the forecasting function with regard to the placing of Sales and Purchase Orders placed to maintain optimum levels of inventory. Identify optimum Rescheduling frequency such that the correct balance between delivery and customer performance is maintained.
3. Analyse performance of projects by material procurement, customer delivery performance and identify avenues for using reports within the ERP system to guide Material procurement / Inventory optimisation. Produce reports using the MRP system, to analyse project / purchasing performance and suggest / undertake improvements.
Qualifications and experience
1. The applicant must hold a Bachelor's/ Master's degree in project related subject areas such as Supply Chain Management, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Manufacturing Management or Operations Management.
2. A minimum of one year industrial experience in Supply Chain Management or a similar functional area with research interest in the subject area. The candidate should have an overview of the manufacturing environment with a high level of bought-in components. Functional experience in inventory management, scheduling, or procurement is highly desirable.
3. The Applicant must have sound communication skills in English and be able to interact effectively with various stakeholders in the project including the APPH core suppliers, customers, business partners and research team members at the University. The applicant should also be prepared to travel within UK and abroad if required.
4. The Applicant must be a self-motivated and task driven individual. These qualities are essential as the proposed project involves the accomplishment of multiple research tasks.
5. Experience in using Excel and MS Access is essential. Working knowledge of IT systems such as ERP, scheduling, and inventory management systems is highly desirable.
To apply, please send your full CV or resume with the title and reference of the position by e-mail to: email@example.com
For further information about this research position please contact Dr. Alfred C Chinta (Research Fellow) by email at A.C.Chinta@bolton.ac.uk
UK British Chevening Scholarships 2008/2009 Academic Year for Indonesian Citizen
The Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their own countries.
There are three types of scholarships offered under the Chevening scheme:
1. TYPE A (Fees only): awards cover in whole, or in part, tuition or course fees only. No maintenance or other allowances are provided.
2. TYPE B (Full cost): awards include fees. Stipend and other allowances & may also include airfares (economy class) to and from the UK at beginning an end of the awards.
3. TYPE C (Part Cost): awards usually include full or part fees (except where fees are specifically waived by institution) and may include part stipend, airfares and other allowances are normally paid.
Support for scholars
Pre-departure English Course
English language training is included as part of the scholarship and candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course. The language training is a full-time study and will be held in Jakarta. The candidate will need to obtain release from her/his employment for the duration of the course.
UK University Placement
Chevening is a self-placement programme. Students who are selected are responsible for making their own approaches to the UK university. We provide the facility in identifying the most suitable university and course if students wish to receive help or advice.
Students are required to apply to 3 universities in the UK.
Successful candidates will be invited to attend a briefing. The briefing will cover:
* Terms and condition of the awards
* Introduction to Education UK
* How to make an application and choose a suitable course
Prior to their departure, scholars will be invited to attend a pre-departure briefing. The briefing will cover:
* Customs and immigration procedures
* Studying and living in the UK
* Finding accommodation
* Information concerning travel
* Opening Bank Account
Scholars also will be invited to an individual briefing/meeting with a Chevening officer. They will have the chance to discuss any issues concerning their scholarship and life overseas.
The British Chevening Awards General Information & Requirements
* A prestigious programme funded by the British Government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and administered by the British Council.
* Over 1000 scholarships awarded in Indonesia since 1984.
* This year up to 35 full scholarships are offered for one year Master degrees.
* Courses at various universities and professional institutions in the UK including courses in media, finance, economics, politics, law, management, engineering, gender, environment, democracy etc.
* A very competitive scheme. Only the best applicants are invited for further test and interview.
* Employees, employee's relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office), including FCO posts, the British Council and the sponsor will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Who can apply?
* Indonesian Citizen.
* Age between 25 - 40 years old.
* Excellent first degree with minimum GPA 3.0.
* Adequate level of spoken and written English language.
* Minimum of 2 years full time working experience after graduation from S1.
* Excellent career prospects.
* Commitment to career development, and ability to demonstrate motivation.
* Field of study should be relevant to educational background or current profession.
* We regret that we are unable to receive applications for MBAs.
* Previous recipients of a Chevening scholarship for Masters degrees are not eligible to reapply.
* Must be able to demonstrate future leadership potential and the capacity to play an important role in Indonesia's development.
* Ability and potential to contribute to future bilateral relations between Indonesia and Britain.
* We strongly encourage candidates from Eastern Indonesia to apply. Subject areas are: Media, International Relations, Environmental Policy, Local Governmental Administration, Democracy and Pluralism.
When to apply?
* The application period for 2007 is from 1 September – 30 September 2007.
The Selection process
* Initial selection is based on the quality of the written application. You do not. need to attach any documents with the application form
* Successful applicants will be notified and invited for an English test/interview in January 2008.
* The English test and interviews will be held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar.
* The results of the interviews will be announced by letter.
* Candidates achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, and who are accepted by a UK university for an appropriate subject (approved by the Embassy) will be awarded a full scholarship.
* English language training is included as part of the scholarship )only if required). Candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course.
* Whilst undergoing English language training in Jakarta, candidates are briefed by British Embassy and British Council staff and are given guidance on course selection and application procedures.
* The academic year in the UK commences in September/October. After completing the English courses (around May) candidates are normally advised to return to their employment. The British Council then keeps in touch with candidates about their departure arrangements. Further briefing on the departure arrangements is provided one month prior to departure.
* The final number of scholarships granted is determined by the British Embassy.
For further information please contact:
T : +62 (0)21 515 5561
F : +62 (0)21 515 5562
E : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shen laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the
University of Minnesota invites applications for one PhD student position
and one postdoctoral position in the field of biomaterials and tissue
engineering. The Shen group focuses on rational design and synthesis of
protein-based and protein-polymer hybrid biomaterials for neural tissue
engineering and cardiovascular tissue engineering. During animal development
, cell fate commitment and tissue formation are guided by tightly regulated
microenvironmental signals. Using biomaterials to define and control
microenvironmental cues that recapitulate the key features of developmental
and physiological processes is one of the most important strategies in
tissue engineering. Shen group is using interdisciplinary approaches
encompassing material science, protein engineering, chemistry, developmental
biology, cell biology, and microfabrication technologies to (1) develop
novel smart biomaterials; (2) investigate cell-material interactions; (3)
regenerate and repair tissues; (4) create artificial stem cell niches.
The ideal candidates will have research experiences in one or more of the
· Genetic engineering and protein expression
· Protein-polymer conjugation
· Tissue culture and engineering
Outstanding students who have earned a Master's degree and plan to pursue a
PhD degree in the USA are encouraged to apply for the PhD student position.
Admission can be as soon as the spring semester of 2008.
Candidates should send their CV (including the names and the contact
information of references). Candidates for the PhD student position should
also send a copy of transcripts and a copy of GRE and TOFEL test score
reports. Please send the application documents to:
Dr. Wei Shen
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Graduate Fellowships in Social Behavior and Evolutionary Modeling
We are seeking self-motivated and creative graduate students to
participate in an NSF-funded graduate training program (IGERT).
Participants will earn a PhD from one of the participating
departments: the School of Biological Sciences and Department of
Anthropology at Washington State University, or the Department of
Anthropology at the University of Washington. This program offers
unique opportunities for biological graduate students interested in
social behavior and evolutionary modeling to develop
interdisciplinary research projects and interact with anthropologists
sharing similar interests. This graduate training program focuses on
the evolutionary causes and consequences of animal social behavior,
including but not limited to cultural evolution, and a wide diversity
of thesis research projects is possible (including empirical work on
organisms ranging from insects to primates). Students will spend
some time at the University of Washington in Seattle as well as at
the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington.
Generous stipend and research support for two years, plus the
possibility of a third year of support, will be provided through our
continuing NSF grant. Interested students should go to http://
depts.washington.edu/ipem/) for more information. Prospective
students are also encouraged to contact one or more of the
participating faculty directly - in biology these include Mike
Webster (email@example.com), Mike Alfaro (firstname.lastname@example.org), Richard
Gomulkiewicz (email@example.com) and Paul Verrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PHONE: (509) 335-2527
FAX: (509) 335-3184
Department of Mathematics; P.O. Box 643113
or School of Biological Sciences; P.O. Box 644236
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164 USA
Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Biophysics
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Program Webpage: http://www.louisville.edu/medschool/physiology/
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is a member of the Graduate School of the University of Louisville. As such, one of the goals of the Department is to provide students with advanced training that leads to the Ph.D. Degree in Physiology and Biophysics. The research interests of the department are quite broad to provide each student with a wide selection of possible research and graduate education opportunities. Our doctoral graduate program is designed primarily to prepare students for a research career in basic and applied physiology.
The Ph.D. degree is designed for the student pursuing a professional life that involves original, independent research and who desires knowledge that will permit competent advanced teaching in a physiology area. The Ph.D. degree requires that the student reaches a high level of creativity and expertise and therefore, mere completion of a prescribed number of courses is not adequate for receipt of the doctoral degree.
Typically, a student with a bachelor’s degree will require about four years to complete the Ph.D. program. However, the program does not have a fixed time for the awarding of the Ph.D. degree and completion would obviously depend on the progress of the individual student.
The requirements for admission are:
1. A genuine interest in graduate work and the desire for a significant research career in the Biomedical Sciences.
2. B.A., B.S. or an equivalent degree.
3. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 (A=4, B=3, etc.).
4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores which average at the 50th percentile or higher in verbal, quantitative and analytical sections. Conditional acceptance may be granted on the basis of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores or equivalent until the GRE is completed.
5. In the case of a foreign applicant from a non-English speaking country, the applicant must achieve a TOEFL examination score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computerized), with the exam taken in the United States.
6. Specific course prerequisites include: Biology (2 sem), Chemistry (2 sem), Organic Chemistry (2 sem) and Physics.
7. Under special circumstances, deficiencies and prerequisites may be waived or removed during the first year of training.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 5th (of each calendar year). Stipend support is awarded based on each application's merit once the application is completed. Therefore, stipends are awarded on an approved and accepted, first-come, first-served basis. It behooves the applicant to have all materials submitted by the above date of January 10th of each calendar year.
Submit all components directly to:
Office of Graduate Admission
University of Louisville
Houchens Building , Suite 105
Louisville KY 40292
Full details here
Two PhD or MS positions are available at West Virginia University: Two PhD or MS positions in plant molecular biology and plant stress physiology are available in the Barth laboratory in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University. The research projects involve studying the function of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in plant development and/or in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress using biochemical, genetic, molecular and physiological approaches. Interested applicants must have a successfully completed MS or BS degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Physiology, Microbiology or related field. Demonstrated experience in standard molecular biology techniques and experience with Arabidopsis thaliana is a plus. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team are essential. Application deadline to enroll in the graduate program of the Department of Biology at West Virginia University is January 1, 2008. For more information regarding the positions, research program, graduate program and/or the application process, please contact Carina Barth at email@example.com or http://www.as.wvu.edu/~cbarth/ or http://www.as.wvu.edu/biology/graduate/application.htm.
PhD studentship: Ph.D fellowship in experimental Nanoscale Physcis and Nanoelectonics
At University of Central Florida, Nanoscience and Physics, Nanoscale Physics and Nanoelectronics Field(s): applied physics, condensed matter, electronics, low temperature physics, material physics, mesoscopic physics, nanotechnology, polymer physics, semiconductors, solid state physics Application deadline: Sep 24 (Mon), 2007 Submitted: Sep 24, 2007 Contact: Saiful Khondaker E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32826 Job description: Nanoscale Physics and Nanoelectronics Group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking dedicated, exceptional, and outstanding students to apply for a four year graduate fellowship to pursue doctoral study in Physics. Our research group is interested in the (a) fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices containing nanomaterials and polymers, (b) investigation of the electronic properties of nanostructured materials, and (c) the relevance of such basic understanding to future electronic device applications. The student will receive training on state of the art nano fabrication and characterization techniques including electron beam lithography, optical lithography, atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and low temperature magneto-electronic transport techniques. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment.
The ideal candidate should be strongly motivated and hard working with an excellent general background in Physics and solid state electronics. A previous experience in device fabrication, electronic transport measurements, and nanoscale material fabrication will be considered a plus. Fellowship awardees will receive financial support (RA) from NSTC for a duration of four years. In addition, tuition support will be provided for the duration of the fellowship. To qualify for the fellowship candidate must have a GPA of 3.6/4.0, GRE score of 1300/1600 and TOEFL score of 104/120. Candidates having GRE score of 1100+ with strong GPA or research record are also encouraged to apply for other TA/RA position.
To apply for this position please send a CV with detail educational background including all the courses taken and grades obtained, TOEFL and GRE scores, and name of three referees with contact information (including email) to Professor Saiful Khondaker (email@example.com) by November 20, 2007. For more information about our group, please visit http://physics.ucf.edu/~khondaker/ You can edit or delete this entry.
Two graduate assistantships (M.S. or Ph.D.) are available in the
Department of Entomology at Iowa State University
ecological and evolutionary aspects of interactions between
agricultural pests and genetically modified, insect-resistant crop
varieties, with the goal of enhancing pest management and
sustainability of agriculture. Students may pursue degrees in
entomology, or in ecology and evolution through the University's
interdepartmental program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Degrees also may be earned in both areas of study
simultaneously. Successful applicants will preferably begin
enrollment during 2008 (spring, summer, or fall). Interested
individuals should send a cover letter describing research interests
and career goals, the names and contact information of 3 references,
and a curriculum vitae to Aaron Gassmann
electronic applications are preferred, application materials may also
be mailed to Dept. Entomol., Univ. Arizona, Tucson, AZ
85721. Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the positions are filled.
Multiple research positions are available at the Computational Emotion Group at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies
Multiple research positions are available at the Computational Emotion Group at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (see http://www.ict.usc.edu/~gratch) The University of Southern California's Computational Emotion Group is a leader in the areas of affective computing, computational modeling of emotional processes, and virtual humans.
PhD positions with assistantships are available beginning in the Spring Semester (January 2008). Research topics include modeling the role of emotion in cognitive processes and the role of nonverbal behavior in human interaction. All applicants must apply and be admitted to USC's PhD program.
A Post-doctoral research position is currently open. Desired skills include experience with cogntive modeling and/or strong background in experimental design and data analysis.
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and three references (preferably by email) to: Jonathan Gratch
FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD PROGRAM
The program was initiated to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad. This program also provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies. Please note that proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible.
Six to twelve months
Procedure To Apply:
Graduate students must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies. Application forms available at http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
(provided directly by the U.S. Department of Education)
A fellow shall:
Visit the website for more information. Website: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html
Ph.D. Opportunities in Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo)
Albertson Lab, Department of Biology, Syracuse University
We are looking for exceptional students interested in studying the evolution
of developmental mechanisms. Ph.D. positions are available for Fall 2008.
Funding is guaranteed through teaching assistantships, with additional
funding (i.e., research assistantships) pending. Successful applicants will
be able to participate in a variety of ongoing and future projects aimed at
understanding the evolution of skeletal patterning. Several vertebrate taxa
are currently being studied in the lab, including zebrafish, African
cichlids and Antarctic icefishes. The approach of the lab is to integrate
studies in a laboratory model (i.e., zebrafish) and natural populations
(i.e., cichlids) to understand the evolution of animal form and function.
Methods of study include comparative embryology, developmental and molecular
genetics, quantitative genetics, and morphometric shape analysis.
For more information about specific projects in the lab please visit my
website at http://albertsonlab.syr.edu/research.html.
Faculty in the Biology Department at Syracuse University have a broad array
of interests ranging from molecular, cellular and developmental biology to
ecology and evolution. Furthermore, the close proximity of SU to several
other excellent institutions including SUNY Environmental Science and
Forestry, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Cornell University and the University
of Rochester, contributes to a strong and vibrant intellectual community
that will facilitate a great graduate experience.
All prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Craig Albertson via
e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to complete a free on-line pre-application
form available at http://biology.syr.edu/graduatestudies/graduatepreapp.html
For Fall 2008 admittance, formal graduate applications should be received in
early January 2008.
R. Craig Albertson
Department of Biology
130 College Place
Syracuse, NY 13244
Office: 315-443-8106; Lab: 315-443-8193
Ph.D. Graduate Assistantships, Environmental Genomics
University of Arkansas and University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Two NSF-funded graduate research assistantships are anticipated to
support Ph.D. candidates interested in functional genomics of
adaptation. The project involves laboratory and field experiments
designed to discover patterns of gene expression in populations of
cactophilic Drosophila mojavensis exposed to different host plants in stressful and non-stressful thermal regimes. Our general goals are to uncover whole-genome patterns of gene expression in populations exposed to natural abiotic and biotic stress. Ultimately, we wish to pinpoint clusters of functionally interacting genes expressed throughout the life cycle in different environments, and predict limits of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation, particularly in response to stressful environments and long-term global climate change.
Laboratory experiments will involve DNA microarrays to study gene
expression changes due to different host cacti and temperature
stresses, as well as differences in epicuticular hydrocarbons. Field- related work will include multiple field trips to Mexico to monitor wild flies, assess demography of wild populations, and analyze cuticular hydrocarbon and RNA profiles. The positions are part of a collaborative project involving the Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas. One research assistantship will be available at each institution.
Applicants must gain admission to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas or the School of Life Sciences at UNLV. Application information is available at http://biology.uark.edu/1251.htm and http://sols.unlv.edu/ prospective.html. Stipends start at $22.8K/12 months; tuition and benefits are also covered. Supplemental funding is available on a competitive basis for applicants qualifying for Doctoral Fellowships at the Univ. of Arkansas (http://biology.uark.edu/1255.htm). These
positions are expected to begin January 2008 (spring semester).
The deadline for spring semester applications is November 15, 2007.To apply, please contact us for information and assistance.
William J. Etges
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA
Allen G. Gibbs
School of Life Sciences
University of Nevada
Las Vegas NV 89154 USA
UAF and UNLV are equal opportunity/ affirmative action employers.
PhD Scholarships in quantitative and computational biology / bioinformatics
Complex Systems in Biology Group
Closing date: 31 October, 2007.
The Complex Systems in Biology research group at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, is offering scholarship supplements for Australian or University Postgraduate Awards (APA/UPA) for students with a strong undergraduate record to commence a PhD in computational biology / bioinformatics. Students with backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, physics, bioinformatics, computing science, biology, or other scientific field, are sought to work on projects aimed at understanding immune responses to infectious diseases. No prior experience in biology is required – just a strong quantitative background and a willingness to learn new ideas.
Quantitative biology/Computational biology/Bioinformatics
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