Luxembourg : Post doc Fellowship in Economics http://ping.fm/vOE7F
Australia : PhD for the function of reef fish colour patterns: how did the coral trout get its spots http://ping.fm/NOEzo
Luxembourg : Post docs-Satellite Systems, Legal and Regulatory Challenges http://ping.fm/SArGq
Luxembourg : Post docs-Satellite Systems, Legal and Regulatory Challenges
The University of Luxembourg seeks outstanding researchers for the recently formed Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) http://ping.fm/Q57Ll , carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. Research is conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners. SES S.A. http://www.ses.com is one of our cooperation partners supporting a research program in Satellite Systems which includes the analysis of legal and regulatory challenges in satellite communications.
The Centre invites applications for:
Research Associates (Postdoc) positions in law (m/f)
Topics of research will be diverse and include
the field of telecommunications law with network-related issues such as neutrality
the field of data protection and privacy
the field of space law with the legal framework for orbital activities
the field of private and public law with third party liability-issues
the field of European law with competition law-related issues
the field of international law with the relevance of the World Trade Organization
All of these will include an interdisciplinary and application-oriented approach as well as touching issues of several fields in each individual research theme.
Specific questions concerning the Research Program can be directly addressed to Prof. Dr. Mark Cole
A successful candidate will conduct research in one or more of the centre projects and assist in the development of the SnT project portfolio.
Applicants should therefore have an excellent background, a PhD (or be near completion) or equivalent in law and ideally specialised knowledge in one of the above-mentioned fields and an interest to extend their research integrating economic and technical issues in cooperation with other members of the team in the Research Program on Satellite Systems. The candidate should have a strong research and publication record relevant to the field.
Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.
Fixed-term employment contract of 2 years that may be extended up to a 5 years.
Highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer
An exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created research centre.
Application should include:
Full CV, including name (and email address, etc) of three referees
Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words).
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Applications, written in English and in PDF format only, should be sent via email to:
SUBJECT: Postdoc - Legal and Regulatory Challenges in ICT
Deadline for applications: April 30th , 2011.
Applications will be handled in strict confidence.
For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Mark Cole
Luxembourg : Post doc Fellowship in Economics
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg has an opening for a
Post-doc in Economics (M/F) in the area of Dynamic Macroeconomics
Ref: F2-110020 (to be mentioned in all correspondence)
2-year contract, 40h/week, renewable for a maximum of 60 months
The applicant should have research interests in Dynamic Macroeconomics and policy issues that require an inter-temporal analytic perspective. These include, e.g., demographics and pensions, productive government activity, government budget deficits, macro-finance, or the stability of a monetary union. Candidates are required to have accomplished their PhD in Macroeconomics.
Tasks within CREA’s Macroeconomic Research Group (Professor Irmen, Professor Sneessens, Professor Zou):
research projects both independent and in collaboration,
publications and contributions to conferences in the field of Dynamic Macroeconomics,
assistance to PhD candidates,
teaching activities up to two hours per week,
PhD in Economics, preferably with a specialization in Dynamic Macroeconomics,
excellent knowledge of and ability to conduct independent research at a post-doctoral level with the objective to publish in international, peer-reviewed journals,
excellent written and oral skills in English and basic skills in French and/or German are desirable.
ability to work in a team.
a dynamic macroeconomic research unity in a newly created university,
excellent contacts to corresponding research groups in neighboring universities,
an exciting international environment,
a competitive salary.
Applications (in English, German, or French) should include the following documents:
a detailed curriculum vitae
a copy of the PhD diploma
a short research program
a list of publications
a copy of the two most relevant publications or working papers
the names, positions and addresses of two referees, with an indication of their relation to the candidate
Applications must be sent by post as well as electronically to the following address before May 31st, 2011 : Elisa.Ferreira .
Information requests about working conditions and research objectives are to be sent to the same person:
Ms Elisa Ferreira
CREA, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
University of Luxembourg, Campus Limpertsberg
162a, avenue de la Faïencerie
Applications will be treated in strict confidence.
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 31 May 2011
Australia : PhD for the function of reef fish colour patterns: how did the coral trout get its spots
Unique opportunity to come to the University of Queesnsland to get a PhD?
We are looking for 1‐2 outstanding PhD candidates to work on a project investigating the evolution and function of reef fish colour patterns.
Students will be based at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in the Queensland Brain Institute and work in collaboration with researchers in the School of Biological Sciences, UQ and at the University of Bristol, UK. Supervisors will be Prof.Justin Marshall, Dr. Karen Cheney, Dr. Shelby Temple and/or Prof. Tom Cribb.
Applicants should have interests and preferably experience in neuroethology, neurobiology, sensory biology, fish behaviour, evolution of visual signals, and/or
animal communication mechanisms. The PhD will include behavioural experiments, field observations, field spectrophotometry, retinal anatomy and/or microspectrophotometry.
The ideal candidate would be a qualified SCUBA diver, have experience in the field, and be prepared to spend time at field stations, such as Lizard Island and Heron Island.
Prospective students will be expected to secure either an:
· Australian Postgraduate Award (APA; for Australian citizens) OR an
· International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS; International students).
N.B. to be competitive for an IPRS at least one publication, preferably as first author, may be required.
For information on these awards go to: http://ping.fm/A3Knk‐school/
This PhD will provide excellent scope for integrative research, for unique skill acquisition, as well as for personal development.
For further information please contact Karen Cheney: firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelby Temple (Shelby.Temple@bristol.ac.uk )
To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter outlining past research experience to
Karen Cheney: email@example.com. Deadline is 15th April, 2011
Luxembourg : PhD Scholarship in the field of sociology of education
The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education
Early stage researcher/PhD student in the field of sociology of education (M/F)
Fixed term contract 3 years, renewable 1 year, full-time (40 hours per week)
Student and employee status
The early stage researcher/PhD student will be a member of the LCMI research unit (Language, Culture, Media and Identities) within the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. He/she will work under the tutelage of the head of the LCMI research unit Professor Dr. Daniel Tröhler and Associate Professor Dr. Andreas Hadjar.
Writing of a thesis in the domain of sociology of education; focus on educational inequalities (e.g. migration background) and characteristics of educational systems
Contribute to research in the field of educational inequalities
Contribute to teaching in the domains of educational sociology (educational systems, educational inequalities) and methods of social science research
Master’s degree or a diploma in sociology or social sciences
Profound knowledge of theories and empirical findings on educational inequalities and how different institutional settings (educational system) affect educational inequalities
Be experienced in quantitative research methods (including sound knowledge of specific software like SPSS, STATA, AMOS, MPLUS, HLM etc.)
Excellent command of at least two of the following languages: German, English, French
For further information please contact:
Associate Prof. Dr. Andreas Hadjar
Personal work space at the University
Candidates should submit the following documents:
A short (3 pages) thesis proposal
List of publications (if available)
Copies of diplomas
Names and contact details of two academic referees
Please address your application in German or English until 30th April 2011 to:
Research Unit LCMI
University of Luxembourg
Route de Diekirch B. P. 2
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline : 30 April 2011
Fully-Funded Masters Scholarships for Students from Emerging and Developing Countries at Barcelona GSE
The “la Caixa” savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.
This award covers:
master program tuition
round-trip airfare from the student’s country of residence
monthly stipend for expenses during the student’s stay in Barcelona
Note: “Emerging and developing countries” is an expression used to name all countries not included on the following 2008 IMF list of “advanced economies”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.
“La Caixa” Foundation is the institution which manages the resources that Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa”, devotes to its social and cultural work. Among its priorities are cooperation with developing countries and promotion of higher education. “La Caixa”, based in Barcelona, is the leading European savings bank.
Admissions Dates and Timeline
The 2010-11 master program application period will open shortly. Students planning to apply should read carefully all of the information in this section. Students should also review the specific information available for each of the Barcelona GSE`s master programs as well as the Admissions FAQ page.
The Barcelona GSE has a rolling admission policy so applications are accepted throughout the year. When the total number of places in a program is covered, no more applications will be reviewed for that program. (For example, last year the Economics program closed applications on May 15). Therefore all candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoide getting closed out.
Due to visa processing time constraints, it is highly recommended that non-EU citizens submit completed applications by July 15, 2011.