BIO IMAGING LAB, a small animal imaging group focusing on MRI and BLI with the following instruments:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 7T Pharmascan 9.4T BioSpec horizontal bore MRI system 7T 16cm Pharmascan (available end 2010)
Optical Imaging: - Bioluminescence camera - Fluorescence camera
As one of the forerunners in imaging research our group has a broad spectrum of interest. This position will be related to our expertise in Neurodegeneration and regeneration which includes research into:
- Neurogenesis - Stem cell research - Neuroplasticity
This position will be in close collaboration with the Electron Microscopy for Materials Science lab (EMAT). Here the following equipment will be available: 1 scanning electron microscope 1 dual beam FIB 6 transmission electron microscopes (TEM)
The most advanced TEM, will be of crucial importance for this project and is unique in Europe. The microscope is a double lens corrected instrument working at voltages between 50 and 300 kV and achieving a resolution of 50 pm. It also has a monochromator to lower the energy resolution to about 150 meV.
Combining small animal MRI using contrast agents and/or nanoparticles for stem cell research and nerve fiber tracing with advanced EM tools to simultaneously image cellular ultrastructure and localization of nanoparticles. The aim of this project is to get a better comprehension of the cell-nanoparticle interactions.
We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with a clear focus on research. The candidate should hold a Master in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Bio Engineer or a similar degree (M2 students can also apply).
For more information please contact one of the people below. To apply send letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, CV, and three letters of recommendation to:
Prof. Dr. Annemie Van der Linden BioImaging lab University of Antwerpen Department of Biomedical Sciences e-mail email@example.com Phone: (+32) 3 265 3230 Middelheimcampus G.V.125- Groenenborgerlaan 171 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium webhost.ua.ac.be/biomag/
Prof. Dr. Sara Bals University of Antwerpen Dept. Fysica e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (+32) 3 265 3284 Middelheimcampus G.U.432 Groenenborgerlaan 171 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Dr. Peter Ponsaerts Hematologie University of Antwerpen e-mail email@example.com Phone: (+32) 3 265 2428 Campus Drie Eiken D.T.117 Universiteitsplein 1 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
Quantum-state superpositions are often employed as qubits in quantum information. For their successful application in is essential to lengthen the coherence times, and have versatile methods of controlling the state of such superpositions by external electromagnetic fields. The propose of the project is to develop such methods. In particular, superpositions of specific atomic magnetic sublevels will be required with well determined quantum numbers and symmetric properties which will offer new ways of performing quantum operations on such states. Experimental methods of unambiguous detection of such states by optical methods will also be developed within the project.
Number of stipends: 1 Institution: Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University Maximum period of stipend agreement: 1 year Position starts on: 01.09.2010 Stipend`s amount: 1000 zł /month Pension insurance: no
Profile of candidates: 1. completion of at least 3rd year (BSc level) in physics, material science, advanced materials or related fields, 2. good scores in atomic, optical physics and in quantum mechanics, 3. strong motivation for research work, 4. teamwork ability, 5. good command of English.
We offer: 1. possibility of completing the MSc requirements, 2. access to modern experimental apparatus, 3. work in a dynamic team, participation in edge-cutting research and international exchange, 4. prospects for future research with the team (PhD study), 5. stipend (1 000 PLN per month) for about a year,
For more details about the position please visit: www.if.uj.edu.pl/team
Principal Investigator: Prof. Wojciech Gawlik Candidates fulfilling the requirements send required documents to Prof. Wojciech Gawlik with TEAM application form' in a Subject line. Address for applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 25.06.2010
Please include in your offer: 'In accordance with the personal data protection act from 29 th August 1997, I hereby agree to process and to store my personal data by the Institution for recruitment purposes'.
The granting institution may seek to contact the best candidates only
No matter what the industry, every company should have a strong online presence. Not only does it help grow the business, but it can improve customer service and serve as a powerful public relations tool. The majority of public relations jobs available these days call for specific online skills to support these efforts, and not having them will push your resume to the bottom of the pile. Luckily, classifieds website OLX.com serves up classes in California to help you fill in these particular gaps on your resume.
Just go to California.OLX.com and click on the "Classes" category. From there, select the "Computer – Multimedia" subcategory. Browse the results and/or narrow them further by "language" – English or Spanish – and/or by "location." Among the areas represented are Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and San Diego, just to name a few. You will find classes on internet marketing/advertising, social media and basic search engine optimization. Any of these classes in California would be a welcome addition to your resume for public relations jobs. If you don't find a class covering what you need to learn, post a "wanted" classes in California classified requesting an expert in the field teach one.
After completing one, or more, of these classes in California, update your resume and use OLX.com to find available public relations jobs. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of classifieds worldwide for everything from art to used cars, the website lists more than 2,500 public relations jobs in the United States alone. Use of OLX.com's robust search engine is free to both you and the employers, unlike craigslist in some markets.
If you are looking for employment in an area other than California, search by "location" within the public relations jobs classifieds. All major cities – including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York – are represented on OLX.com. Search results can be furthered narrowed by "part-time" and "full-time" positions, plus "type" of job classified, including "offering" and "wanted" classifieds. Look at "wanted" job classifieds to check out the skills of competitors in a particular market. There might be more classes in California you should take before applying. You also can use OLX.com's media-rich capabilities to create a "wanted" job classified for yourself, complete with photos and a video detailing your skills and experience. Be sure to set up OLX.com email alerts to receive public relations job classifieds.
Based in New York, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Sao Paulo and Moscow, OLX.com has more than 60 million, user-generated classifieds across 91 countries and in 41 languages. You can sell, buy, trade – from art to used cars – and discuss just about anything and meet just about anyone from your computer or web-friendly phone. OLX.com prides itself on being the "clean" alternative to craigslist, as it does now allow adult classifieds on its website, and it strictly polices its classifieds to ensure that the website remains free of adult content, scams and spam.
Barry M Goldwater Scholarships . 0 available @ USD 7,500
Yale University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School in the home of Abraham Pierson, its first rector, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1716 the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718. Accommodation.
A student who wishes to apply for on-campus housing should so advise the residential college dean early in the application process. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus and provisions will be made for them.
The scholarship is awarded based on merit, and the actual amount given is based on financial need. The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today’s terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. Read more at http://www.act.org/goldwater/yybull.html
How to Apply for a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Convinced you are going to go broke paying for your college education? If you’re a college sophomore or junior working toward a degree in science or mathematics, a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship could provide you with up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, room and board, if you qualify.
Make certain you qualify. You must be either a full-time sophomore or junior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university; have a GPA of at least a “B”; be in the upper 25% of your class; and be either a U.S. citizen, a resident alien or a U.S. national.
Find out who the Goldwater Scholarship Faculty representative is on your campus and express your interest in being nominated for the scholarship. You can usually find this out from your institution’s scholarship office or by contacting the Goldwater Foundation through their Web site (act.org/goldwater) or by calling them at (703) 756-6012.
Start on your application early. Faculty representatives typically receive nomination forms and related materials in late August and the completed application and materials must be received by the Goldwater Foundation by February 1 of the following year.
Talk with present and former teachers, teaching assistants and even employers about letters of recommendation, which must be completed according to the Foundation’s standards and must be presented on official forms to be considered as part of your application.
Consider your essay of approximately 600 words. The essay should relate to current and future plans regarding your studies and prospective career.
Get together all peripheral materials that must be sent with the application. Nominees must provide official copies of all high school and college transcripts, including the most current semester, if available.
Consult your faculty representative about students who have previously received a Goldwater Scholarship. Talk with these previous award winners about their insight into the application process and see if they have any helpful tips.
Keep in mind that research experience, and demonstrating your interest in pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics, the natural sciences and some engineering fields, will help to make you a stronger candidate.
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First step. Please contactby email to email@example.com with an informal statement of interest, then we'll see further.
In the Machine Learning Group of Herbert Jaeger at Jacobs University Bremen, funding is available for a 3-year PhD stipend, starting in August 2010 or later. The stipend amounts to 1000 Euro / month. The PhD research under this stipend offers great freedom, because it is not tied to a funded project. There are only two constraints: the research should have a strong mathematical / analytical flavor, and it should contribute to the further development of observable operator models (OOMs).
Indicative topics. OOMs are an approach to model arbitrary stochastic processes with linear operators. This leads, on the one hand, to a general mathematical theory of stochastic processes in terms of linear algebra concepts. On the other hand, it leads to novel learning algorithms for stochastic system identification. OOM research in our group has always been heading into both of these two directions – mathematical theory, and practical (but mathematically well-founded) learning algorithms. It is up to the successful candidate to select an area in OOM research of his/her liking, after a decent time of initial training. Here is a choice of exemplary topics, where initial work has been done and which wait for a motivated craftsperson (or genius) to be further pursued:
Working out the connections between the formalism of quantum mechanics and OOMs. Both formalisms have conspicuous structural similarities, and there is hope they can be unified. This could lead to efficient algorithms for learning quantum models from observation data.
Develop novel methods for reinforcement learning and agent decision making. OOMs are closely related to predictive state representations, a recent innovation in reinforcement learning and agent modeling. We have a torso of a conceptually new approach to learning of optimal decision making in stochastic environments, waiting to be worked out.
Develop a theory which unifies stochastic grammars with stochastic processes. Grammar models of random sequences afford a structural analysis of such sequences, while process models lead to temporal analyses. It is an open and fundamental question how the two are related, with great potential impact on biosequence and speech analysis. Initial insights have been obtained in the group.
Extend the current core OOM formalism, which is defined using un-normed vector spaces, to a Hilbert space based theory. At least two ways of how this can be done have already been outlined. A completion of this line of research would lead to a deeper understanding of important statistical issues, especially concerning the approximation of high(or infinite-)dimensional models by low-dimensional ones.
Develop efficient online learning algorithms for OOMs. Currently only offline algorithms are statistically and computationally efficient; the few known online learning algorithms are inefficient to the degree of being useless in practice.
Simple to state: very good math skills, a formal-analytical mindset, and an interest in interdisciplinary exposure. It is not important (but of course gladly accepted) to have previous experience in probability or stochastic processes, but fluency in general math thinking and formula-writing and proof-finding is expected. A Master (or equivalent) degree in a suitable field would be the default formal requirement, but exceptionally motivated BSc degree holders will also be considered – and filed into the integrated PhD track of Jacob`s freshly founded Mathematics, Modeling, and Computing research center.
Our machine learning group, which currently comprises 4 PhD students and 2 postdocs, pursues two major fields of research: recurrent neural networks of the reservoir computing flavor, and the modeling of stochastic dynamical systems with OOMs. Roughly speaking, the neural network research tends more to the engineering and applications side, while the OOM work is more foundational and mathematical. The group is coordinating the European project ORGANIC, which is about complex and partly biologically inspired architectures for speech recognition based on recurrent neural networks. Furthermore, the group is a partner in the European AMARSi consortium, which is is about biologically inspired architectures for humanoid robot motor control, again using recurrent neural networks. Finally, there is a project funded by the German National Research Society (DFG) which concerns OOM architectures for analyzing high-dimensional stochastic data, for instance from neural recordings, EEG, brain imaging, or gene regulation dynamics. Besides the intense working relationships with European groups afforded by these projects, we also enjoy a regular exchange of ideas (and sometimes, students) with world leading researchers in machine learning, especially Joshua Bengio and Richard Sutton.
Our group meets several times a week for extended study and discussion of the research we are doing ourselves, and of relevant developments in the neighboring disciplines: computational neuroscience, cognitive science, robotics, AI, bio-informatics, statistical physics, and more. This breadth of exposure reflects the interdisciplinary history of the group itself, and its current embedding in multidisciplinary large-scale projects.
Jacobs University is a special place: Germany`s only full-fledged private university (with about 20 majors from the natural sciences, the social sciences and humanities, and engineering). Founded only 10 years ago, in some disciplines Jacobs has already reached the top position in the CHE ranking, Germany`s most relevant university ranking. Students from more than 90 nations make Jacobs one of the most international universities on this planet. The campus language is English (also of course in our group). And our campus is beautiful.
Bremen is an ancient trading and harbor town close to the North Sea. It used to be Germany`s port for coffee, cacao and wine, from which times a culture of open-mindedness has been preserved – it is easy to feel welcome in this town and its environments. Costs of living are among the lowest in Germany (average rent per square meter for small-to-medium-sized flats is about 6 Euros; Jacobs runs its own student accomodations which are even cheaper).
Prolongation and transformation of stipend.
After the research topic is settled, the project will be submitted for funding to the DFG. The outcome of this will become known at about the end of the second year; if positive, the stipend will be transformed into a work contract with a regular salary, and from then on continue for 2 (+1) years. If an external grant cannot be secured, a prolongation beyond three years cannot be guaranteed, but everything will be done to arrange this if the PhD project is not finished after three years (I don`t think that a very good PhD thesis is typically achievable within 3 years if there is a demanding working-in phase involved, as I would expect in this case). HYTBN2DPKJJU
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology PhD Positions in Analysis and Numerical Math. 2 years Postdoc-position and 3 years PhD-positions in Analysis and Numerical Mathematics (Maxwell`s equation, Schroedinger equation, Inverse Problems).
The Research Training Group 1294 of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
"Analysis, Simulation and Design of Nanotechnological Processes" is organized by scientists of the department of mathematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in cooperation with scientists of the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Physics.
The aim of this Research Training Group is the analysis, the simulation and the design of nanotechnological processes from a mathematical point of view. These topics will be treated as a complement and in interdisciplinary cooperation with the center for functional nanostructures (CFN) in Karlsruhe. Every project will concentrate on a mathematical aspect of a problem in nanotechnology in cooperation with a scientist in physics or engineering. The projects in the first period are mainly motivated by problems in nonlinear optics. In particular, photonic crystals will be investigated. In the analysis and the simulation of the partial differential equations which describe nanostructures several mathematical difficulties arise, e. g., the treatment of nonlinearities, simultaneous occurence of continuous and discrete spectrum, problems with multiple scales, and the ill-posedness of these problems.
Mail address: DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1294: "Analysis, Simulation und Design nanotechnologischer Prozesse" Universität Karlsruhe Prof. Dr. Willy Dörfler 76128 Karlsruhe
Contact: Coordinator of the Research Training Group: Prof. Dr. Willy Dörfler Deputy Coordinator: Prof. Dr. A. Rieder, Prof. Dr. G. Schneider Telephone: +49 721 608-8850 Fax: +49 721 608-6679 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details about RES and the M.Sc. Degree Program please feel free to contact the Rectors Office at email@example.com for further information, or visit our RES homepage at www.res.is
RES - the School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland is now accepting applications for its one year (90 ECTS credits) international M.Sc. Degree Program in Renewable Energy Science, for the academic year 2011-2012.
The RES Program will in February 2011 complete its third year of operation when 49 masters degree students from twelve different countries will graduate. The students this year are specializing in four different fields, namely Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Fuel Cell Systems & Hydrogen, and Energy Systems & Policies. RES also offers a specialization in Biofuels & Bioenergy. In the near future the school will as well offer specializations in Wind & Wave Power and in Solar Energy in cooperation with foreign partner universities.
RES is a private institution of higher learning, a graduate school, affiliated with the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and the University of Akureyri in North-Iceland.
RES is seeking limited number of highly qualified students to enroll in the M.Sc. Degree Program. A number of Scholarship Awards are also available for outstanding students, including e8 Scholarships and RES tuition fee waiver.
We would appreciate if you could kindly discuss our M.Sc. Degree Program details and scholarship opportunities with some of your top students interested in pursuing a degree in renewable energy in Iceland. Currently 81% of primary energy in Iceland comes from renewable energy sources, highest of any nation. Essentially 100% of electricity generation in Iceland is already from renewable energy sources and over 99% of space heating. Therefore Iceland is a good example for other nations to follow on their route to a more sustainable energy future.
RES is also looking to further expand co-operation with leading international universities, as academic and research partners for the M.Sc. Degree Program, but equally so for the RES Summer School, RES Executive School, and as new partners for our RESnet Network (for more information visit: www.res.is ). If your university is interested in establishing such a partnership with us (e.g., initially with a MOU) we would like to hear from you.
Dr. Bjorn GunnarssonRector
RES | the School for Renewable Energy ScienceSolborg v/NordurslodIS600 AkureyriIceland
Send a one-page e-mail indicating the motivations to work in this area, attaching your curriculum vitae and letter(s) of recommendation, to firstname.lastname@example.org, before 30/June/2010
Duration: 2 years, renewable for one more year.
Fellowship amount: Monthly allowance for subsistence of BR$ 5,028 (tax free) + annual grant of BR$ 9,050 for small expenses related to research.
Location: Optics and Photonics Research Center at Unicamp, Physics Institute, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Job Description:
A postdoctoral position, under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Carlos Barbosa, to work on Photonic Crystal Fibers made of silica and special glasses for future optical communication devices and systems. The selected candidate should conduct experiments and simulations, co-advise the students, engage in international collaborations, and interact strongly with other groups. He or she should explore efficiently our research facilities for specialty fiber fabrication (www.ifi.unicamp.br/foton).
Profile and Experience:
Requirements are: a PhD in physics or electrical engineering. Skills: objective writing, good communication and inter-personal relationships. Previous experience in optical communications or nonlinear optics is desirable, but exceptional and highly motivated candidates with no experience in these fields will be considered.
Language: Fluency in at least one of the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian.