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Bbsrc PhD Training Partnership Studentship Molecules Cells and Organisms

A new opening PhD position in environmental sciences is available at The University of Nottingham, UK. The funds for this position are available for four years. The deadline to apply is December 11, 2018.

Four year PhDs available in the research area Molecules, Cells and Organisms -Starting October 2019

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration withRothamsted Research (RRes) and its consortium partners, have devised an integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that provides PhD students with a world-class training programmein Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.

Applications are invited to join this innovative four-year PhD training programme with research opportunities across the biological spectrum, from Molecules to Cells and Organisms (MCO). Addressing research challenges in biosciences requires the application of experimental techniques drawn from the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The studentship programme will therefore provide cutting-edge training at the interfaces of these disciplines.

More than 50 Research projects are available across a range of topics and will be supervised by academic staff from across multiple disciplines, including Biosciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Veterinary Medicine and Science. Consortium partners include: Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) National Industrial Biotechnology Facility;Crops for the Future Research Centre in Malaysia;Diamond Light Source; East Malling Research;andResearch Complex at Harwell.

You can find out more about the DTP on our website.

Applications are invited from students with backgrounds in Bioscience, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical/Process Engineering, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Maths or related disciplines who have/expect to graduate with a first/upper-second UK honours degree, or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. Students with an appropriate Master's degree are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding is available for four years from late September 2019. This studentship includes a three-month full-time placement outside of the research environment. A full award would be fees plus an annual stipend. This is set by the Research Councils and was 14,777 for 2018.

Please note that scholarships will be awarded on the following basis: Eligibility for full funding (fees and stipend) is restricted to Home and eligible EU students.

There are a limited number of places available covering both fees and stipend for EU Nationals who have not previously been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years

International students are NOT eligible to apply.

All application should be submitted online by the deadline: Tuesday 11 December 2018, 12:00 noon.

Enquiries should be sent to: bbdtp@nottingham.ac.uk


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Bbsrc PhD Training Partnership Studentship Industrial Biotechnology and The Bioeconomy

The University of Nottingham, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in environmental sciences. This position is available for four years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before December 11, 2018.

Four year PhDs available in the research area Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy - Starting October 2019.

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration withRothamsted Research (RRes) and its consortium partners, have devised an integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that provides PhD students with a world-class training programmein Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.

Approximately50 projects are available to pick from across a range of topics and will be supervised by academic staff from multiple disciplines, includingBiosciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Veterinary Medicine and Science. Consortium partners include:Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) National Industrial Biotechnology Facility;Crops for the Future Research Centre in Malaysia;Diamond Light Source; East Malling Research;andResearch Complex at Harwell.

View all Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy projects at:projects on offer for 2019/20.

You can find out more about the DTP on our website.

Applications are invited from students with backgrounds in Bioscience, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical/Process Engineering, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Maths or related disciplines who have/expect to graduate with a first/upper-second UK Bachelor honours degree, or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. Students with an appropriate Master's degree are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding is available for four years from late September 2019. A full award covers fees plus an annual stipend. This is set by the Research Councils and is 14,777 for 2018.

Please note that scholarships will be awarded on the following basis: Eligibility for full funding (fees and stipend) is restricted to Home and eligible EU students.

There are a limited number of places available covering both fees and stipend for EU Nationals who have not previously been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.

International students are NOT eligible to apply.

All application should be submitted online by the deadline: Tuesday 11 December 2018, 12:00 noon.

Enquiries should be sent to: bbdtp@nottingham.ac.uk


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PhD Scholarship Position in Applied Urban Analytics and Informatics

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in sustainable development at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. This position is available for five years. Applications are invited up to November 19, 2018.

We invite applications for a PhD position in Applied Urban Analytics and Informatics at the Division of Urban Design and Planning. The work will involve developing new models, quantitative methods, and tools to support urban design and planning practice towards liveable cities and sustainable urban regions.

- multi-modal mobility network modelling, analysis and visualisation;

- comprehensive city data models for City Information Modelling;

- tackling complex urban problems with spatial decision support systems for the planning process, involving stakeholders.

To pursue these topics we are looking for a highly motivated individual with prior experience of spatial data analysis of urban environments in GIS; data processing, statistical analysis and visualisation; and ideally with some experience of programming in one (or more) of Python, SQL, R, javascript. The work will run under an open science ethos involving the use of and contribution to open data, open software, open standards, and open access. Experience with open source GIS software, geodatabases and/or geoweb development is a plus.

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineeringrepresents a broad field of knowledge theory ranging from engineering science to social science to the humanities and design-based, artistic research. These different perspectives enable strong interdisciplinary development in this field and a broader discussion of different aspects of sustainability. TheDivision of Urban Design and Planningresearches and educates in all scales, from single urban spaces to larger urban landscape and entire regions, with its main focus on the built environment in relation to sustainable development. Architects and planners need to handle these challenges in their daily practice and there is a great need for new knowledge within the field.

- Practice based knowledge and generative methods, focusing on developing sustainable urban design and planning solutions;

- Quantitative, analytical methods, focusing on describing effects of different urban strategies; and

- Critical, interpreting methods, focusing on understanding the built environment in a broader societal context.

The position is funded by the Chalmers Area of Advance Building Futuresand there will be opportunities for collaboration in relevant projects.

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results both verbally and in writing. In addition to the research project, you will also take advanced courses relevant to the project within Chalmer’s graduate schools or at other Swedish institutions. The position may also include departmental duties, such as teaching, corresponding to about 20 % of working hours.

Full-time temporary employment.The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications

To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Urban Studies, Urban Data Science, Geomatics, Geography, or a related field. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

You are expected to take initiative, work independently when needed and take responsibility for your work. Finally, you need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180579 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

CV

Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus.Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 19 November, 2018

Dr. Jorge Gil, Urban Design And Planning

jorge.gil@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 63 46


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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Drosophila Mitochondrial Genetics X 2

University of Cambridge has an opening postdoctoral associate position in developmental biology. This position is available for 3 years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 26, 2018.

Applications are invited for two Research Assistant/Associate positions (Postdoctoral scientists) to work in the research group of Dr Hansong Ma at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/; http://hsm142.wixsite.com/malab). One position is to investigate mechanisms influencing inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in Drosophila. The lab is examining factors that bias transmission of one mitochondrial genome over another and probing the impact of this on transmission of mitochondrial mutations and evolution of mtDNA. The other position will study mitochondrial recombination and develop genetic tools to manipulate animal mtDNA. Most of the work involves Drosophila genetics, mitochondrial genetics, various molecular, cellular and biochemistry techniques.

The candidates are expected to be independent and highly motivated. They should have a PhD in molecular biology, genetics or other related fields, or be close to completion of their degree. Ideal qualifications include demonstrated experience in Drosophila genetics and mitochondrial biology, but others are welcome to apply. The candidates will work independently but collaboratively with internal and external scientists. Excellent communication skills for scientific discussion are indispensable.

The positions offer a competitive salary and enjoy the diverse and vibrant research environment of the Gurdon Institute and University of Cambridge. The successful applicants will have frequent interactions with other neighbouring labs of Drosophila and developmental biology and have a chance to develop collaborative research projects.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, starting from 1st March 2019, with a potential renewal anticipated for another 3 years.

The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, for more information go to https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/about/athenaswan.


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Postdoc Position in Subduction-zone Geodynamics at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK has an opening postdoctoral associate position in applied mathematics. This position is closed on October 27, 2018.

Applicants are sought for a nine-month postdoctoral research associate position in subduction-zone geodynamics. The project will investigate the complex interplay between the thermodynamics of hydrous mantle melting and the fluid dynamics of melt transport in subduction zones. One aim of the project is to better understand the controls on the location of island-arcs. The applicant will be expected to develop new code for cutting-edge numerical simulations of subduction-zone dynamics.

The applicant must have PhD in a relevant field and should have a strong background in applied mathematics with experience developing numerical simulations using the finite element method. Previous experience in the thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of multiphase flows is essential. The applicant should also have a strong track record of published research in peer-reviewed international journals and will have good communication skills in order to present results at international meetings. The successful applicant will need to be able start the position on 1st January 2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 8 months in the first instance.

Further information can be obtained from John Rudge jfr23@cam.ac.uk. Interviews are expected to take place early in November.


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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics X2 at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is inviting applicants to apply for a lecturer position in surgery. Applications should be sent before November 12, 2018.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Clinical Senior Lecturers in Orthopaedic Surgery. The post is full time within the Division of Surgery based at Charing Cross Hospital and the St. Mary's Hospital with an honorary consultant contract with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The MSk Lab is a fast growing research group with a high level of productivity and a wide range of research initiatives and teaching responsibilities within Imperial College London and the NHS Trust. The successful applicants will build on the reputation and research strategy of the MSk Lab, as a world leading centre of excellence for Orthopaedic research. The successful candidates will join a program of translational research to improve outcomes for patients undergoing surgical treatment of musculo-skeletal disease through the transfer of technology into clinical practice. This will be achieved by harnessing Imperial College's interdisciplinary research strengths and by bringing together clinicians, engineers, designers, and policy makers to create highly innovative solutions in the fields of hip or knee surgery.

The post holder must be a fully qualified Clinical Academic Specialist holding a PhD and with a special interest in Orthopaedics. In addition full GMC registration and CCT in Orthopaedics are essential. The post will be 50/50 split between clinical service and research. The post holder will be expected to take a leading role in undergraduate clinical education and to engage with the Department's postgraduate portfolio in addition to supervising postgraduate research students.

All members of clinical academic staff are expected to be active and highly respected in clinical practice, in research, publishing papers in leading journals, attending conferences, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate taught course students, supervising research students and obtaining funding to support their students and research activities. The appointee will be expected to have a record in such activities. Teaching and research are considered an integral part of the post. The post will involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment and the appointee will be expected to enhance the academic standing of the Department of Surgery and Cancer. The posts are full time and funded until 31st January 2023.

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Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is offering postdoctoral researcher position in humanities. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 19, 2018.

CRASSH is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate to join the ERC-funded project, Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature (based at CRASSH and the Faculty of English), led by Dr Subha Mukherji (English, Cambridge).

This five-year project (2014-2019) examines the thresholds between imaginative literary practice and more obviously epistemic domains of thought in early modern England. Research in years 1-4 addressed the intersections between Literature on the one hand, and Theology, Economics, Natural Philosophy and Law on the other. The project is now in its final year, which is focused on consolidating outputs and reflecting on methodologies and findings. In addition, the team is working on an online exhibition, and developing computational skills and quantitative methods to test and expand the more traditional research conducted so far.

The successful applicant will hold a good first degree and a PhD in a relevant field of research, which should have been awarded by the start of the post. Research experience with early modern texts and/or archives is required; familiarity with current digital humanities research and technology is desirable; experience in researching, sourcing and managing digital images online is highly desirable. An interest in widely interdiscplinary studies in the early modern context would be particularly welcome. Fluency in English is required; reading proficiency in Latin is highly desirable. Applicants should also provide evidence of their ability to organise and participate in collaborative research initiatives and to present research findings to a scholarly audience. They should be able to take active part in editorial work on collaborative volumes, and may bring to the project a dimension that is relevant but not so far explored. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to organise one or more events which bring together his or her research interest and the project’s focus on early modern epistemologies and literary interventions. S/he is expected to conduct the majority of her/his research in Cambridge, but must be willing to travel to libraries and archives where relevant to the project’s research, or its dissemination.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2019 in the first instance.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Project Administrator (crossroads@crassh.cam.ac.uk).


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Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoctoral position in molecular biology. The funding allows successful candidates to work for 36 months in the first instance. Applicants should apply before November 20, 2018.

The maximum starting salary on appointment is 38,893 per annum.

The Department of Life Sciences was the top ranked university department in the UK for research intensity in Biological Sciences in REF2014 Times Higher Education, scoring 100% on our environment.

A Research Associate position is available to join the laboratory of Dr Masahiro Ono in the Department of Life Sciences based at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London.

The research programme uses molecular immunology approaches to investigate the generation and functional maturation of regulatory T cells in vivo.

- To carry out cutting edge research in immunology, with a strong emphasis on molecular biology experiments.

- To employ advanced empirical, experimental and statistical tools.

- To acquire and interpret research data and take initiative in the planning of research

- To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings

- To present findings to colleagues and at conferences

- Function independently as a research scientist with the ability to take initiative.

- Supervise the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students

- Draft publications and prepare them for submission to refereed journals.

- A PhD (or equivalent) in immunology, preferably in molecular immunology or immunological genomics.

You must be able to demonstrate:

- Extensive experience in multicolour flow cytometric analysis.

- Expertise in in vivo immunology, ideally in the use of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE) and/or adaptive transfer experiments

- Extensive experience in either molecular biology techniques (including Western blotting and Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)) and/or genomics techniques including RNA-seq

You must also be able to demonstrate:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

- An ability to organise your own work with minimal supervision and in response to deadlines

- Creative and proactive approach to problem solving

- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be open minded and cooperative

Any candidate who has not been yet been awarded their PhD, will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 – 35,061 per annum.

This is a full time, fixed term position for up to 36 months with a possibility of an extension subject to further funding.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Masahiro Ono via email at m.ono@imperial.ac.uk .

Should you have any queries about the application process, contact Peggy Baker by email at peggy.baker@imperial.ac.uk and refer to the job reference number NAT00296.

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference NAT00296.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/


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Research Assistant in Traffic Monitoring and Congestion Prediction

A new postdoctoral associate position in signal processing is available at University of Cambridge. This position is available for 36 months. Applicants should apply before November 23, 2018.

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, as part of the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF). The Centre is a collaboration between Cambridge University, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Westminster and organisations in the freight and logistics sectors, with a major 5-year grant from EPSRC. For more details see: http://www.csrf.ac.uk

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, UK.

The key responsibilities will be to continue an on-going project with CSRF in regards to assembling and integrating diverse, high-volume systems for real-time traffic monitoring and prediction. The project will involve close collaboration with Highways England and the industrial partners of CSRF (e.g. Turners of Soham and Optrak), and will continue work carried out as Phase 1 of the CSRF. It is envisaged that the first stage of the project will use statistical and machine learning methods on historical data and on existing analysis of journey statistics, to predict congestion to an hour ahead of time.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are a very good first degree in engineering, computer science or a closely related field and have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD degree in an area related to Signal Processing or Machine Learning. Candidates should have a good knowledge of Python/C++/Matlab.

Experience in either Signal Processing or Machine Learning is necessary. Additionally, applicants should exhibit good oral and written communication skills, have experience both of working in a team and managing their own workload.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

For any questions about this vacancy or the application process contact: Rachel Fogg, div-f@eng.cam.ac.uk (Tel +44 01223 3 32752).


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3-year Faculty of Social Sciences PhD Studentship School of Law University of Nottingham in Connection With 'rising From The Depths'

The University of Nottingham is delighted to offer a PhD position in social sciences. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 3 years. This position is closed on November 30, 2018.

Applications are invited for a Faculty of Social Sciences and International Office funded International PhD studentship granted in connection to a recent GCRF/AHRC-funded research project, Rising from the Depths Network: utilising marine cultural heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits. Applicants for the studentship must be African nationals, preferably but not limited to the countries which are the focus of the project, namely Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar.

The Rising from the Depths projects aims to identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can directly benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. Information about the project can be found at: http://risingfromthedepths.com

The subject matter of the PhD proposal should in line with the scope, aims and objectives of Rising from the Depth project. Topics could include research relating to aid agreements, public private partnership, business sand human rights, investment law, public procurement and human rights or any aspect of the so-called Blue Economy in one or a combination of the countries which are the focus of the project – Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar. Though not necessarily driven by heritage the proposed topic should demonstrate its relevance to Marine Cultural Heritage in the region and express how the research could help create wider benefits for local communities. For a fuller definition of Marine Cultural Heritage see https://risingfromthedepths.com/marine-cultural-heritage/

The studentships will be based at the University of Nottingham (there is no provision for distance-learning PhDs) with a period, or periods, of research in the proposed study location if required.This studentshipis available for 3 years full-time study(subject to satisfactory progression each year)and will be supervised by Dr Annamaria La Chimia (Law) and another academic selected dependent on the details of the chosen proposal.Itwill cover international tuition fees and provide an annual maintenance grant (stipend) matching Research Innovation UK recommendation - for 2017/18 14,777 per annum, pro rata.

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant discipline (minimum requirement 2i UG level - or international equivalent) and a Master's level degree, preferably LLM with a minimum of 65% in both the taught and dissertation elements (or international equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Our English language requirements are IELTS 7.0 overall (with 6.0 for Listening and Speaking; 6.5 for Reading and 7.0 for Writing).

Applications should be submitted by 30th November 2018 and we hope to interview short-listed candidates shortly afterwards (skype and video conferencing available). Successful applicants will be expected to start the PhD programme in January 2019.

The University of Nottingham’s Graduate School’s Research Training Programme offers a broad and comprehensive range of research training courses from ‘Using Archives in Your Research’, to ‘Pathways into Publishing’. The Graduate School also runs training targeted specifically at Faculty of Social Sciences students and the Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Centre coordinates training and events that are relevant and useful to research postgraduates in Law.

Applicants must be African nationals, preferably but not necessarily from m Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania or Madagascar.

Applicants should submit a full application- including a research proposal, two academic references, a writing sample (approximately 5,000 words) and transcripts from your previous degree(s).Additionally a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages) and a brief letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining qualification for the studentship will be required.Your full application and supporting documents must be received by 30th November 2018. Please note on your research proposal that you wish to be considered for the 'Rising from the Depths' studentship.

Informal enquiries may be directed to annamaria.lachimia@nottingham.ac.ukcandidates wishing to make an application are strongly recommended to get in touch with Annamaria before submission.


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Bbsrc PhD Training Partnership Studentship Agriculture and Food Security

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in environmental sciences at The University of Nottingham. The funds for this position are available for four years. This position is closed on December 11, 2018.

Four year PhDs available in the research area Agriculture and Food Security – Starting October 2019

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Rothamsted Research (RRes) and its consortium partners, have devised an integrated four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that provides PhD students with a world-class training programme in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.

Applications are invited to join this innovative four-year PhD training programme with research opportunities in Agriculture and Food Security (AFS). Providing safe, sustainable food with low environmental inputs for an increasing population is one of the most significant challenges facing the world.

Approximately 50 research projects are available across a range of topics that have an impact on AFS in microbial and eukaryotic (plant and animal) systems, food safety, minimising waste, biomaterials processing, mathematics and integrative biology. These projects will be supervised by academic staff from multiple disciplines, including Biosciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Veterinary Medicine and Science. Consortium partners include:Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) National Industrial Biotechnology Facility;Crops for the Future Research Centre in Malaysia;Diamond Light Source; East Malling Research; andResearch Complex at Harwell.

View AFS projects at: projects on offer for 2019/20.

You can find out more about the DTP on our website.

Applications are invited from students with backgrounds in Bioscience, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical/Biochemical/Process Engineering, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Mathematics or related disciplines who have/expect to graduate with a first/upper-second UK Honour's degree, or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. Students with an appropriate Master's degree are particularly encouraged to apply.

Funding is available for four years from late September 2019. Studentships includes a three-month full-time placement outside of the research environment. A full award includes fees and an annual stipend. This is set by the Research Councils and was 14,777 for 2018.

Please note that scholarships will be awarded on the following basis: Eligibility for full funding (fees and stipend) is restricted to Home and eligible EU students.

There are a limited number of Scholarships available covering both fees and stipend for EU Nationals who have not previously been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.

International students are NOT eligible to apply.

All application should be submitted online by the deadline: Tuesday 11 December 2018, 12:00 noon.

Enquiries should be sent to: bbdtp@nottingham.ac.uk


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Post Doctor in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Research at Lund University

Lund University is delighted to offer a PhD position in genetics. Applications are invited up to November 05, 2018.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty's strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malm, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University's Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

A post-doctoral fellow is required in to participate in a multi-investigator initiative exploring stem cell states and dynamics in the blood system. The individual will contribute to the broad aims of the consortium and be individually responsible for a programme of work that focuses on the transcriptional state of stem cells and their progeny and how this is influenced by metabolic state and age and impacts function.


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Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

A new opening postdoctoral scholar position is available at Imperial College London, UK. Applications are welcome before November 20, 2018.

The post holder will join a European Research Council funded study aimed at the development of novel analytical approaches for the diagnostics of mucosa-associated diseases (MASSLIP).

The mass spectrometry lab at Imperial College is seeking an outstanding research assistant interested in taking on a challenging role with considerable scope for independent scientific achievement and personal growth. The post-holder will be a key member of the research staff supporting the study. Professor Takats has been an international leader in applications of advanced ambient mass spectrometric methods to medicine. The MASSLIP study includes a number of sub-projects each of them focusing either on certain aspects of mucosal sampling or the diagnostic of a group of diseases. The study employs mostly ambient ionization mass spectrometric (AIMS) methods for the diagnostic and prognostic of infectious diseases, cancer and various immunological diseases. The utilisation of lasers as both surgical instruments, and ionisation mechanisms in mass spectrometry, such as MALDI-ToF MS, is well established. Laser-REIMS is a novel developed concept that replaced the diathermic iknife in REIMS and is being successfully used for biological material ablation, tissue imaging analysis and lipidomic analysis. While the introduction of matrix into Laser-REIMS atmospheric interface enhances the signal intensity and also expands the range of detectable molecular species, it has a negative effect on the robustness of the technology. Novel matrix introduction setups based on the application of diverse metal nanoparticles coating and labelling technology will be constructed and tested using a cell line-based test set and cancer tissues in order to maximise the detectability of subtle differences in the spectral patterns and imaging resolution. The post involves the organization and administration of ambient mass spectrometric mucosal sample analysis and instrumentation development. There is considerable scope for career growth within the post.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry or Biology, or a closely related discipline or equivalent research. Experience in the synthesis and application of diverse nanomaterials, including gold, silver and iron oxide nanoparticles is essential, as is extensive experience in handling and preparing biofluid and biological tissue samples.

The contract is full time and fixed term until 31 May 2019.

For informal inquiries or questions about the role, please contact Professor Zoltan Takats directly at Zoltan.takats@imperial.ac.uk

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2 PhD Positions on Fine Grained Dependency Management

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position in applied mathematics. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty's excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The Department Software Technology (ST) is one of the leading Dutch departments in research and academic education in computer science, employing over 150 people. The department ST is responsible for a large part of the curriculum of the bachelor's and master's programmes in Computer Science as well as the master's programme Embedded Systems. The inspiration for its research topics is largely derived from technical ICT problems in industry and society related to large-scale distributed processing, embedded systems, programming productivity, and web-based information analysis.

The Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) is part of the department of Software Technology, faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science, and a member of the research school IPA. The group employs approximately 30 people, comprising full, associate, and assistant professors, lecturers, postdocs, and PhD students. The main research areas for the group include but are not limited to software analytics, software testing, software quality and maintenance, software evolution and search-based software engineering. The involved researchers have developed numerous techniques to make it easier for software developers to (1) understand, (2) maintain and (3) test existing software systems.

A popular form of software reuse is the use of Open-Source Software (OSS) libraries, hosted on centralized code repositories, such as Maven or NPM. The co-evolving network of dependencies and end user applications that results from linking to packages in online repositories is usually refered to as an ecosystem. As recent events, such as the leftpad incident, which led to hundreds of thousands of websites to stop working, and the Equifax data breach, which led to a leak of hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers, have demonstrated, dependencies on networks of external libraries can introduce to projects significant operational and compliance risks as well as difficult to assess security implications.

In the proposed project, we aim to rethink what is possible in software reuse, by making package management more intelligent.

The work will be done in the context of the FASTEN project, a recenlty funded H2020 project. The hired PhD students will work within a strong engineering team spread throughout Europe to develop novel architectures, databases and source code analysis techniques that enable method-level tracking of dependencies in real-time.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Georgios Gousious, Assistant Professor, e-mail: g.gousios@tudelft.nl

For more information on the procedure, please contact Dr.Ir. Karin Reijenga, HR advisor, e-mail: hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl

When applying please send your materials before November 15, 2018 to hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl stating vacancy number EWI2018-69.


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Postdoc Position in Socially Adaptive Behavior Support Agents

Delft University of Technology is offering postdoctoral associate position in applied mathematics. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty's excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The department of Intelligent Systems (INSY) conceptualizes computer science methodologies to sense, abstract, learn, reason, elicitate and adapt data and their meaning in ways that respect human values in order to increase human effectiveness in well-being and social innovation. At the heart of the department is therefore the research and teaching in computer science theory, algorithms and solutions for information processing systems that support humans (e.g. robotics), new products (e.g. internet services), and science (e.g. biology).

The Interactive Intelligence group focuses on interaction of users with intelligent systems. In particular we have a strong track record on the development of smart interactive agents. Such agents possess capabilities including learning, reasoning, social skills, emotions, and norms and can interact with humans. These agents typically function as coach, artificial actor, or companion, and are used in a wide variety of applications including therapy, health and entertainment.

This position is part of the programme "Pride & Prejudice – Tackling chronic disease prevention through real-life monitoring and context-aware intervention design", which is financially supported by the 4TU federation (see https://www.4tu.nl/en/news/!/84378/awarding_hightech/).

Central to the Pride & Prejudice programme is the combination of monitoring in real-life through sensors (food intake, physical activity and health parameters) with development of design interventions at different levels of the system (person, group, society), and evaluation of the (long-term) effectiveness of these combined interventions.

This position focuses on development of a behaviour support agent for helping people to make healthy choices about what they eat and to what extent they are physically active, in order to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Specifically, we investigate how we can design the agent such that it takes into account norms and values of the supported person as well as from important people in their social environment, such as nuclear families and caregivers. Moreover, we analyse how use of the support agent reorganizes self-perceptions, bodily experiences, and value frameworks regarding health and vitality. We will empirically investigate through user studies whether such norm- and value-aware interventions are more effective than those that do not take into account understanding of personal and social context.

  • excellent communication skills, both spoken and written Dutch and English; non-Dutch speakers should be willing and able to learn Dutch within the first year in order to be able to conduct user studies
  • you have an open mind and are inspired by the opportunity to contribute to shaping the digital society of the future
  • some expertise in or affinity with ethics of information technology is useful
The ideal candidate is interested in conducting applied research and has expertise both in AI/multi-agent systems as well as in human-computer interaction (HCI).Candidates without HCI background should be interested in and willing to acquire this expertise during the postdoc, as it comprises an important part of the research.

You will be part of the project team, which consists of experts in cognitive engineering and agent-based modelling, in particular Prof.dr. M.A. Neerincx, Prof. dr. C.M. Jonker, Dr. M.B. van Riemsdijk, and Dr.ir. W.P. Brinkman

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk, Assistant Professor, email m.b.vanriemsdijk@tudelft.nl tel: +31 15 2786331.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Karin Reijenga, HR Advisor, email: hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl.

(2) A letter of applicaiton in which you explain both your motivation and the relevance of your skills and experience for this research project. The motivational letter should be on-topic; generic letters wil cause your applicaiton to be rejected immediately.

(3) a list of 3 (academic) references that we can contact.

(4) your PhD thesis in Englisch (or alternatively if your PhD thesis is not in Englisch, a 5 page sumary of your PhD thesis in English).

You can send thesedocumentsto hr-eemcs@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-66.

This vacancy is available until position is filled, first deadline for applications is November 2nd 2018.


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Postdoc Position/senior Postdoc Position Mass Spectrometry

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoc position in bioinformatics at University of Cambridge. This position is closed on November 18, 2018.

A postdoctoral Research Associate/Senior Research Associate position is available in the field of mass spectrometry at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (University of Cambridge).

The successful applicant will be joining the research group of Professor Sabine Bahn. The Bahn lab in collaboration with its university spin-out company PsyOmics Ltd is developing combined digital and biomarker tests (using a multiplex MRM panel on dried blood spots) for the early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in developing qualitative/quantitative mass spectrometry (MS) assays, with a strong analytical background. Previous experience with proteome profiling approaches by label-free quantitation and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mass spectrometry is essential. The candidate should be highly skilled in the following techniques LC and Triple Quadrupole MS. Extensive hands-on experience in operation/maintenance of Agilent Triple Quadrupole (QQQ) MS instruments with the ability to maintain and troubleshoot HPLC-MS systems is highly desirable.

Extensive hands-on experience with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) (ideally Agilent instruments), and strong troubleshooting abilities.

Strong analytical background in the field of qualitative and quantitative assay development and assay evaluation (e.g. SRM/MRM, DIA/SWATH). Knowledge of targeted-proteomic approaches such as developing multiplexed-MRM assays is a plus.

Knowledge of proteomic sample preparation and enrichment techniques for biological fluids (e.g. plasma, serum, CSF).

Proficiency in handling large-data-sets including basic bioinformatics and biostatistics (including R) skills is a plus.

A suitable candidate will be able to plan and execute research in an efficient and independent manner, will be highly motivated and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team environment. IT, communication/interpersonal and organizational skills are required. The appointee must be capable of presenting complex scientific topics to academic and industrial partners. Responsibilities may also include supervision of Research Assistants/Associates and Graduate Students.

Appointments at Senior Research Associate level will be subject to approval by Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Syndicate. An excellent publication record and evidence of working as an independent researcher will be required for appointment at Senior Research Associate level.

More information about the Department can be found here: https://www.ceb.cam.ac.uk/

More information about Prof Sabine Bahn’s group can be found here: https://ccnr.ceb.cam.ac.uk/

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Sabine Bahn at sb209@cam.ac.uk


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PhD Position in Hierarchically Structured Polymer Matrices

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in mechanical engineering. Applicants should apply as soon as possible.

The faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. In the Netherlands it is the only research and education institute directly related to the aerospace engineering sector. It covers the whole spectrum of aerospace engineering subjects. In aeronautics, the faculty covers subjects ranging from aerodynamics and flight propulsion to structures and materials and from control and simulation to air transport and operations. In astronautics, topics include astrodynamics, space missions and space systems engineering. The faculty has around 2,700 BSc and MSc students, 225 PhD candidates and 27 professors supported by scientific staff.

The faculty’s mission is to be the best Aerospace Engineering faculty in the world, inspiring and educating students through modern education techniques and enabling staff to perform ambitious research of the highest quality for the future of aerospace. The working atmosphere at the faculty is friendly, open-minded and dedicated.

The Department of Aerospace Materials and Structures is dedicated to research on and development of structures and materials. The department consists of multiple groups that together cover the range from fundamental material science to full-scale structural component testing.

The Aerospace Manufacturing Technology goup focusses on product and process innovation with advanced polymer composites. Its interdiscipinary research between materials science, engineering and manufacturing provides building blocks for novel industrial technologies.

Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites have gained great importance as lightweight materials in many applications in space, aerospace, automotive and renewable energies. Such CFRPs are supremely effective when exploiting their tensile properties in the fibre direction, however, the epoxy-based matrix is typically brittle and has a low fracture toughness. A typical toughening method consists in blending a high molecular weight thermoplastic polymers like polyetherimide or polyethersulfone into the brittle epoxy matrix. These thermoplastics undergo reaction induced micro- or macrophase separation and have shown to increase the fracture toughness considerably. The aim of this PhD project is to tailor the heterogeneous structure of such systems at various scales, from the molecular level up to the mesoscale. The candidate is expected to develop novel manufacturing methods with supreme control over hierarchical structures and to scrutinize on the benefits in fracture mechanics and possible damage tolerance of such systems, whilst identifying attractive processing scenarios. This is to be achieved by experimental work complemented with the development of constitutive models to predict the phase behaviour as well as the fracture phenomena

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher with excellent qualificationsand an university degree (Master or equivalent) in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, nanoscience, polymer chemistry, applied physics or a related subject. An affinity to experimental work relating to polymer processing, fracture mechanics and experience in developing constitutive models would be very valuable. The candidate should have a very good command of English language, in direct communication as well as writing skills and should enjoy working in a interdisciplinary environment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. C. Dransfeld, phone: +31 (0)15-2786939, e-mail: C.A.Dransfeld@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please send an application letter by e-mail, a curriculum vitae, transcripts of BSc and MSc degrees, copies of BSc and MSc diplomas, proof of language skills if applicable, and the names of two references to Ms. G.J.M. van der Windt, secr-ASM-LR@tudelft.nl.

When applying, please refer to vacancy number LR18.33.


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Post PhD Researcher at Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a PhD position in aerospace engineering. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

The faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. In the Netherlands it is the only research and education institute directly related to the aerospace engineering sector. It covers the whole spectrum of aerospace engineering subjects. In aeronautics, the faculty covers subjects ranging from aerodynamics and flight propulsion to structures and materials and from control and simulation to air transport and operations. In astronautics, topics include astrodynamics, space missions and space systems engineering. The faculty has around 2,700 BSc and MSc students, 225 PhD candidates and 27 professors supported by scientific staff.

The faculty’s mission is to be the best Aerospace Engineering faculty in the world, inspiring and educating students through modern education techniques and enabling staff to perform ambitious research of the highest quality for the future of aerospace. The working atmosphere at the faculty is friendly, open-minded and dedicated.

The Department of Aerospace Materials and Structures is dedicated to research on and development of structures and materials. The department consists of multiple groups that together cover the range from fundamental material science to full-scale structural component testing.

The Structural Integrity and Composites group focuses on the performance needs of future structures and products by intergrating design, safety, manufacturing, and maintenance. The group has a unique reputation in the field of fatigue of structures and materials, combined with expertise in structural hybrid/composite concept development and manufacturing for assuring structural integrity during all phases of the entire operational life.

In Down to the Ground, art historians, conservators and scientists will investigate the impact of coloured grounds through three interwoven subprojects. Subproject 3 (post-doc) develops innovative non-invasive depth-resolved spectral imaging instrumentation (DRSI) to support research into visual and optical characteristics and colour changes. Ground layers are applied to prepare supports for painting. Ground colours have a profound effect on painting methods and the visual characteristics of finished pictures; an effect that increases as paintings age. In the Renaissance, painters used white grounds. Coloured grounds originate in late 15th-century Italy and spread North around 1550. They gave rise to a new way of painting, with an emphasis on tonality and chiaroscuro, culminating in for example, the work of Rubens and Rembrandt. The Down to the Ground research team unites (technical) art historians and conservators from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) with scientists from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), and is supported by Museum Partners from major national and international museums.

The postdoc will develop new analytical instrumentation to capture the as the partial transparency of the paint layers results in spectral contributions by different layers to the overall visual appearance, requiring depth resolved spectral imaging measurements to fully understand the physics of the optical effects. He/she will furthermore investigate the optical properties of grounds and their optical interaction with other paint layers, to model and develop novel depth-resolved spectral imaging (DRSI) instrumentation that helps analyse artist's methods and to evaluate the optical effects of material degradation. In addition, the postdoc will develop models of light interaction with materials using a combination of ray tracing and wave propagation models.

- a relevant PhD in optics or photonics, focusing on optical coherence tomography, light scattering or spectral imaging

- outstanding research qualities, manifested in an excellent publication record for your career stage

- demonstrable experience with optical instrumentation development, experimental research, and ideally signal processing and modelling of optical systems

- the willingness to travel for on-site research in museums, conferences;

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information, please contact Roger Groves, phone:+31 (0)15-2788230, e-mail: R.M.Groves@TUDelft.nl. For general information on the application procedure, you may contact G. van der Windt, phone: +31 (15)2789617, e-mail: secr-asm-lr@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, references, list of publications, and letter of application by15 November2018 to Roger Groves, secr-asm-lr@tudelft.nl.


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