To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis.
Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.
Amount and duration of the grant
The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.
•The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
•The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.
Candidates complete the "UNIL Master’s Grant" form and submit their application to the Office for socio-cultural affairs (SASC, Unicentre, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, info.sasc@unil. ch) by 15 December 2011 at the latest. The application is examined by the University Rectorate to determine whether the candidate is admissible. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASC to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled. The Faculty selects applications and notifies the SASC of its opinion based on the candidate’s qualities, motivation and suitability for the Master’s programme. The SASC forwards shortlisted applications to the selection committee which will award grants to students meeting all criteria according to the available budget.
Decisions are not open to appeal.
The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.
Application deadline for autumn semester 2012 or spring semester 2013
Applications must reach the Office for Socio-Cultural Affairs before December 15, 2011.
•All Master’s programmes
•UNIL programmes taught in English
•Cost of living
•Service for socio-cultural affairs
UNIL Master’s grants regulations (129 Kb)
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Cleanroom based micro- and nanofabrication
Polymer micro- and nanoengineering
Synthesis and self assembly of nanostructures
Diagnostics and drug delivery
Miniaturised sensor and energy technology
Theory of micro- and nanosystems
Candidates should have (or soon obtain) a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin the PhD education before having received the grade.
To apply for these scholarships candidates must have an agreement with a supervisor at DTU Nanotech about a specified project. Therefore, for a candidate to be considered for the scholarships, endorsement and project description must be enclosed. See under "Application" .
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships are subject to academic approval and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the PhD programmes at DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD students at DTU. The period of employment is 3 years.
DTU needs diversity and supports equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, and ethnic background.
We must have your online application by 13 May 2011 at the latest. Please open the link "apply for this job online", fill in the application form and attach all of the following documents:
Curriculum vitae of the applicant including a list of publications( guidelines)
A letter motivating the application (guidelines)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades (excel spreadsheet for the conversion)
Description of the proposed research project (guidelines) (to be attached under "Attach other relevant file")
Endorsement by the DTU Nanotech supervisor (guidelines) (to be attached under "Attach other relevant file")
Further information is available at PhD at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology or by contacting senior consultant Anne Line Mikkelsen, phone +45 45255858, e-mail anne.line.mikkelsen @nanotech. dtu.dk.
DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology exploiting sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 200 people on its staff. With 40 % non-Danes, the department constitutes an international environment.
Apply for this job online
http://www.dtu. dk/English/ About_DTU/ vacancies. aspx?guid= 61ee09cb- 8505-429d- 8e58-0dfcc7e13c4 b
FC&K: FUND FOR COOPERATION & KNOWLEDGE
II Edition: ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012
The University of Pavia (UNIPV), in order to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers 51 monthly instalments of 1.000 Euros each as scholarships to study at the University of Pavia or at the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS) during the academic year 2011-2012. Each scholarship will cover also the expenses for the Visa and for the travel to Italy and back (economy class).
The scholarships are designed for students coming from a Developing Country (preferably from Countries classified as Low-income economies and Lower-middle- income economies by the World Bank; see http://data. worldbank. org/about/ country-classifi cations/country- and-lending- groups#Low_ income) and for Developing Countries students who received a scholarship financed through the FC&K for the academic year 2010-2011 (in this case, expenses for VISA and for travel will not be covered). Only students born on/after the 1st January 1976 can participate.
At the end of the academic year, the University of Pavia will issue an academic transcript of records certificating the kind and the period of study.
Interested candidates must submit the application (available on the website of UNIV http://www.unipv. eu/on-line/ en/Home/Internat ionalRelations/ InternationalAct ivities/FundforC ooperationKnowle dge.html) which has to include:
• a complete application form with all the requested personal and academic data, the exact name of the selected course degree and of the Faculty at the University of Pavia or at IUSS;
• a curriculum vitae (European format: available on this Web page);
• a programme of studies and/or research activities which the candidate intends to implement during his/her stay in Pavia;
• a recent letter of reference signed by a university professor;
• a recent health certificate attesting that the applicant is not suffering from physical or mental illnesses;
• a photocopy of a valid passport of the applicant.
Applications must arrive both by mail and by e-mail (just one PFD file by email) by 12.00 pm of the 30 May 2011 and must be addressed to the following addresses:
- postal address:
Al Magnifico Rettore
Università degli Studi di Pavia - Ufficio del Protocollo,
Via Mentana 4, 27100 Pavia (Italy)
- email address (only one PDF file must be sent): andrea.pichelli@ unipv.it
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications sent only by mail or email will not be considered.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION
Scholarships will be awarded by the Commission that manages the Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge. The decision of the Commission will be final and will be transmitted only to successful applicants.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The scholarships will be awarded according to the following modalities:
1. Successful candidates will have to confirm their acceptance of the scholarship and of its conditions within the within the time limit set in the letter communicating the awarding of the scholarship. If a candidate fails to confirm his/her acceptance, the scholarship will be awarded to the following candidate in rank;
2. Once received the declaration of acceptance of the scholarship, the University of Pavia will:
• send a prepaid travel ticket to Italy and provide for the travel expenses back to the developing country. Visa requirements will be care of the candidate, and will be reimbursed upon presentation of appropriate receipts;
• provide the candidate with the scholarship according to the final decision of the Commission: monthly instalments of 1.000 Euros each (the number of instalments assigned to each successful candidate will be decided by the Commission);
• arrange an accommodation in one of the University Residences of Pavia (lodging expenses will have to be paid by the candidate; if the candidate does not accept the proposed lodging, s/he will have to find another one by him/herself) ;
• provide a card for meals at University canteens (the candidate will get the student discount for the meals, which will be at his/her expense);
• guarantee all the facilities required during the period of residence - libraries, computer facilities, etc., including all the services of the Faculty which the student is associated with;
• help the candidate to settle through the services offered for free by the Welcome Point of the University of Pavia, which will provide also the information about applying for a student residence permit.
3. Insurances will be direct care of the selected candidates. In particular, health insurance might be bought by the candidate before leaving the country of origin, being this usually mandatory while
applying for the Visa.
For any further information request, please contact Mr. Andrea Pichelli of the International Relations Office of the University of Pavia: andrea.pichelli@ unipv.it .
THE RECTOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR
Prof. Angiolino Stella Dr. Giuseppino Molinari
Pavia, 31 March 2011
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INTERNATIONAL PHD SCHOLARSHIPS
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 researchdegrees@ uclan.ac. uk
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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - FRIDAY 13 MAY 2011, 5 PM BRITISH SUMMER TIMELabels: Scholarships
We invite applications for
10 PhD fellowships
in the field of simulation of Earth System processes.
GEOSIM focuses on research in three critical fields of Earth Sciences by using simulation as an explorative tool dedicated to advancing our qualitative and quantitative understanding of Earth’s complex systems. These fields will be: solid earth dynamics and earthquakes, atmosphere-hydrosph ere dynamics and climate, and hydrological flow and transport processes. The fields will be studied by integrating techniques such as data exploration, assimilation, and model selection and validation; analysis of scaling properties of geo-processes; explorative simulation and computer-aided modelling of incompletely known systems. We aim to train a new generation of young, interdisciplinary scientists with skills in combining applied geosciences with the development of physical concepts of Earth systems, mathematical abstraction, and the use of high-performance computing.
What we offer:
Training will include advanced courses in the above subjects, summer schools, and workshops complementing the research work in the topic of the PhD thesis. Candidates will be co-supervised by an earth scientist and a mathematician and will benefit from a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment. The three-year PhD fellowships amount 1500 euro/month.
What we ask:
We expect candidates to contribute to the development of their own research topic and to participate in the school’s curriculum. At the time of appointment, candidates should have a MSc degree (or equivalent) in at least one of the following fields and a strong affinity with a complementary discipline: Earth Sciences, Physics, Meteorological Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or Engineering.
The website www.geo-x.net/ geosim provides more information on the groups and scientists involved in thesis supervision, candidate requirements, subjects for potential PhD theses and the PhD curriculum, as well as contact details and the online application form.
Candidate evaluation will begin after the application deadline on May 25th, 2011; the anticipated start of the PhD projects is on October 1, 2011. GFZ, Potsdam University and Freie Universität Berlin are equal opportunity / affirmative action employers.
Prof. Dr. O. Oncken (GFZ Potsdam)
Prof. Dr. R. Klein (FU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. F. Scherbaum (Potsdam University)
Dr. K. Leever (GEOSIM coordinator)
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TAHUN AKADEMIS 2010/2011
INSTITUSI DAN PENDIDIKAN TINGKAT TINGGI
Beasiswa hanya diberikan untuk menempuh pendidikan atau penelitian di institut negeri atau yang diakui secara resmi:
· Università degli Studi, Sekolah Tinggi dan Politeknik;
· Sekolah Tinggi Seni dan Musik;
· Institut Restorasi;
· Sekolah Nasional Sinematografi;
· Pusat dan laboratorium penelitian, perpustakaan, arsip dan museum yang merupakan bagian dari studi di universitas tempat mahasiswa terdaftar..
Beasiswa tidak dapat diberikan untuk studi yang dilangsungkan di:
- Institusi asing (universitas, akademi, perpustakaan dan sekolah jenis apapun), walaupun berada di wilayah Italia;
- Pusat dan laboratorium penelitian privat yang tidak diakui.
I. JENIS BEASISWA
a. Kursus bahasa jangka pendek (3 bulan):
Kursus ini juga diperuntukkan sebagai tahap persiapan bahasa, bagi mereka yang ingin melanjutkan studi di universitas di Italia.
b. Program Sarjana :
Karena sesuai dengan U.U. 264/99 penerimaan mahasiswa di program sarjana akan melalui proses saringan, disarankan agar pemohon mendaftarkan diri pada program lainnya sebagai pilihan alternatif, agar apabila tidak diterima pada satu program, kesempatan untuk mempertahankan beasiswanya tidak akan hilang.
c. Sekolah Tinggi Seni dan Musik:
Sekolah Tinggi Seni dan Musik (akademi dan konservatori) , Sekolah Tinggi Restorasi dan Sekolah Tinggi Sinematografi.
d. Kursus Bahasa dan Kebudayaan Italia untuk Dosen Bahasa Italia (1 atau 3 bulan)
Kursus ini diperuntukkan bagi dosen Indonesia yang mengajar bahasa Italia. Beasiswa untuk kursus mengenai pembelajaran dan pengajaran bahasa Italia dilaksanakan di Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Siena dan Roma Tre atau pada institusi-institusi lain yang berhak mengeluarkan sertifikat pengajaran bahasa Italia sebagai bahasa asing (L2).
e. Pasca Sarjana :
- Program untuk mendapatkan gelar Master tingkat I dan II (dengan jangka waktu minimum satu tahun akademik). Dihimbau kepada para calon mahasiswa untuk mencermati dengan baik biaya perkuliahan program yang akan diambil.
- Para calon penerima beasiswa untuk gelar Master akan diberitahukan mengenai biaya studi dan kemungkinan bahwa program tersebut mengharuskan mahasiswanya untuk mengikuti perkuliahan di institusi akademik yang berada di luar Italia.
f. Program S3:
Kriteria penerimaan pada program tersebut ditentukan oleh masing-masing Universitas. Disarankan menghubungi masing-masing institusi atau mencari informasi pada situs-situs internet terkait.
Harus mendaftarkan diri dan mengikuti program sarjana dan/atau program pasca sarjana.
Dalam kategori kursus spesialisasi tidak termasuk jurusan kedokteran (UU 08.08.1991 n.257).
Calon penerima beasiswa diharuskan untuk memiliki surat penerimaan dari institusi yang dipilih.
Beasiswa untuk seluruh program yang sudah disebutkan di atas (kecuali yang sudah diterangkan) berdurasi 9 bulan. Periode beasiswa dimulai dari Januari 2012 dan hanya untuk tahun ajaran 2011-2012.
Syarat-syarat utama bagi calon penerima beasiswa adalah sebagai berikut:
1) Kemampuan berbahasa Italia
Kemampuan berbahasa Italia merupakan syarat utama yang harus dipenuhi oleh para calon melalui wawancara di Institut Kebudayaan Italia atau menunjukkan Sertifikat Bahasa Italia. Syarat tersebut tidak berlaku untuk program kursus bahasa Italia.
Calon penerima beasiswa harus memiliki ijazah sesuai dengan yang diminta untuk pendaftaran pada institusi akademik yang dipilih. Beberapa ketentuan mengenai hal tersebut:
- Ijazah harus diterjemahkan ke bahasa Italia dan disahkan oleh perwakilan Pemerintah Italia di negara tempat studi dilakukan.
- Ijazah harus disertai surat pernyataan oleh Kedutaan Besar Italia tentang nilai ijazah di negara tempat studi dilakukan.
- Untuk pendaftaran pada Program Sarjana di Universitas- universitas di Italia, calon penerima beasiswa harus memiliki Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum atau setara, yang di negaranya dianggap sah untuk memasuki tingkat Universitas.
- Untuk pendaftaran pada Program Spesialisasi, Pasca Sarjana dan Program Master tingkat I dan II di Universitas Italia dibutuhkan ijazah sarjana yang setara dengan ijazah Italia guna melakukan pendaftaran dan dokumen lainnya yang akan ditetapkan oleh institusi akademik yang dipilih oleh calon penerima beasiswa.
- Untuk menjadi mahasiswa pada Sekolah Tinggi Seni dan Musik dibutuhkan sertifikat/ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU) atau setara, untuk dapat diterima pada akademi kesenian atau konservatorium.
- Untuk mengikuti kursus Bahasa dan Kebudayaan Italia dibutuhkan ijazah Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU).
*Proses penerjemahan dokumen sekolah dilakukan apabila pemohon beasiswa sudah dinyatakan lulus seleksi beasiswa.
3) Batas Usia
Batas usia untuk penerima beasiswa adalah 35 tahun. Batas usia tersebut tidak berlaku untuk dosen bahasa Italia, dengan syarat dosen tersebut melakukan kegiatan mengajar bahasa Italia. Pengecualian untuk Sekolah Tinggi Sinematografi yang menuntut batas usia yang tidak melebihi 27 tahun.
Calon penerima beasiswa minimal harus berumur 18 tahun.
4) Pengajuan permohonan
Aplikasi permohonan beasiswa harus dan hanya dapat dilakukan secara online di :
http://borseonline. esteri.it/ borseonline/ it/index. asp
1.) Selain mengisi formulir on-line, pemohon beasiswa juga diharuskan untuk meng-upload:
- dokumen identitas diri, yaitu paspor
- pas foto berwarna ukuran 4x6
2.) Apabila pemohon beasiswa berhasil lolos tahap seleksi administrasi, maka pada saat dipanggil untuk wawancara diharuskan membawa surat rekomendasi asli (pemberi rekomendasi harus sesuai dengan yang sudah dituliskan di formulir online.)
3.) Tidak perlu menyerahkan formulir hard copy.
4.) Apabila pemohon dinyatakan lulus tahap seleksi administrasi, pemberitahuan resmi hanya akan dilakukan secara online.
Permohonan beasiswa yang tidak memenuhi persyaratan di atas dianggap gagal
BATAS WAKTU PENGAJUAN PERMOHONAN BEASISWA ONLINE:
2 MEI 2011
Kami menyediakan waktu untuk asistensi pengisian formulir pada tanggal 18 dan 19 April 2011, pukul 10.00 wib di Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Masing-masing diharapkan untuk membawa laptop.
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Ref: PERM 2011/93
The Faculty of Science at University of Gothenburg announces a fixed-term
Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Biology
at the Department of Physics or the Department of Marine Ecology.
Several research groups in Gothenburg address basic evolutionary questions,
empirically and mathematically. We have formed a Centre for 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
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,
email@example.com or Carl Andre, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about CTBio, please visit our website at
www.ctbio.science. gu.se/theoretica l_biology/ .
Extent of employment
The employment is limited to one year full time which may be prolonged one year
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
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
Applications - in both electronic and paper versions - must have arrived in our
offices by the end of 2th May 2011. Labels: Scholarships
The Latest info for Fellowships in Economics & Politics 2012 2013 at School of Social Science, USA
The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution in Princeton, New Jersey, founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.
Each year, scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period and a stipend. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, includin offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.
The School of Social Science each year invites as Members around twenty visiting scholars who constitute a genuinely interdisciplinary and international group. A completed doctorate or equivalent is required by the application deadline, and memberships are awarded at both the junior and senior levels. Memberships are awarded for the full academic year only. Visiting Members are expected to pursue only their own research, while the School organizes a weekly seminar at which Members as well as invited guests present their ongoing work. The School is not wedded to any particular intellectual or disciplinary approach. It welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. It encourages social scientific work with a historical and humanistic bent and also considers applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics. The following thematic focus is neither an exclusive nor excluding theme; it is expected that only one-third of the accepted scholars will pursue work relating to this theme. Applications are strongly encouraged from scholars across the social sciences, whether or not their research corresponds to the theme.
Theme 2012-13: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS
Economic and political matters are obviously closely connected. Indeed, the disciplines of economics and political science have their common origin in the field of political economy, which was premised on this inter-relationship. For many decades, however, each discipline took rather little notice of the other; the subjects evolved in more-or-less parallel universes. That has changed in recent years, which have seen a renaissance in the study of economics and politics together. Thus, for example, scholars have been investigating how political alignments induce and constrain economic policy–and, conversely, how economic conditions shape the growth of political movements and coalitions. We anticipate assembling a diverse group of eight to twelve scholars to examine
In the upcoming academic year, the Institute will again take part in a program sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies: the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships. These fellowships support more adventurous, more wide-ranging and longer-term patterns of research than are current in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants must submit to ACLS a research plan typically covering a 3 – 5 year period, during which time one year could be spent as a Member at the Institute, either in the School of Historical Studies or the School of Social Science. Qualified candidates who would like to apply for affiliation with either School of the Institute for Advanced Study under the auspices of this program should visit the ACLS website (www.acls.org).
Application Deadline : 1 November 2011
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PhD Research Fellow in Functional Inorganic Materials (ref no 2011/3785) : NORWAY
Department of Chemistry
PhD Research Fellow in Functional Inorganic Materials - (ref. no. 2011/3785) A PhD Research Fellow is available at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo (http://www.kjemi.uio.no/), within the Functional Inorganic Materials research group under the supervision of Professor Serena Margadonna. The fellowship is for a period of up to 4 years with 25 % compulsory work and is available from June 1, 2011. Starting date no later than October 1, 2011. The position is affiliated with the top-tier effort NAFUMA in the research group of Functional Inorganic Materials. NAFUMA is an integrated part of the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology, and of the inGAP centre for research based innovation within catalysis and natural gas conversion. NAFUMA takes part in the national FME center on solar cell technology, and coordinates and holds many grants from the European Commission and the Research Council of Norway. The research environment is highly international, with adjunct professors, researchers, post docs and students of some 15 nationalities.
“New Chemistry of Multifunctional Solids” The research will involve the synthesis and characterization of valence precise and hole-doped ternary transition metal fluorides containing orbitally active transition metals. The goals are: (i) to fill the gap of fundamental knowledge that we currently have in non-oxide strongly correlated electron systems (ii) to develop new methodologies for the synthesis of hole-doped transition metal fluoride phases as potential analogues of manganates and cuprates and (iii) to use a rich variety of techniques to elucidate their structural, magnetic and electronic phase diagrams. Rationalizing the electronic and magnetic behaviour and determining the performance limits of these families of materials will greatly enhance our current understanding of complex systems and the underlying mechanisms behind the occurrence of exploitable physical phenomena such as: metal-insulator transitions, electronic/magnetic phase segregation, colossal magnetoresistance and multiferroism. The project will provide a broad chemical training and will involve synthetic work, the application of modern structural and magnetic characterisation techniques and the use of advanced computational methods. The student will have the opportunity to visit and work in international laboratories and synchrotron X-ray/neutron sources worldwide. RequirementsApplicants should have a MSc. or equivalent degree in Chemistry, Crystallography, Materials Science or a related field. Candidates with strong background in inorganic materials and experience in solid state synthesis will be preferred. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral degree. The fellowship requires admission to the research training program of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. An approved plan for the research training must be submitted no later than two months after taking up the position, and admission approved within three months after the date of commencement. For more information see: http://www.uio.no/admhb/reglhb/personal/tilsettingvitenskapelig/regulationstermcondition.xml
A good command of English is required.
Pay grade: PhD Research Fellow (SKO 1017), pay grade: 48 - 56 (NOK 383 700 – 440 500 per year)
The application must include:
* Application letter ( statement of research interests)
* CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
* Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
* List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
* Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language. The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o. In accordance with the University of Oslo´s equal opportunity policy, we invite applications from all individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
* Contacts: * Professor Serena Margadonna Telephone: +47 22855847Labels: Scholarships