30 Июл

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

University of Sydney International Scholarships (USydIS)

Masters/PhD Degree

Deadline: admissions deadline
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2018

Brief description:

The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).  The objective of the USydIS is to attract top quality international postgraduate students to undertake research projects which will enhance the University’s research activities.

Host Institution(s):

University of Sydney in Australia

Level/Fields of study:

Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program in all research disciplines (but would depend on Faculty)

Number of Awards:

Not specified.

Target group:

International students commencing in both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The USydIS will cover tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for PhD students.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the USydIS, you must:

  • • Be an international student commencing full time enrolment in a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at this University. Students may also be considered up until they have consumed a maximum of six months of course candidature.
  • • Be a student undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as within the areas of its current and emerging research strengths.
  • • Not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree, or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.
  • • Not have held an Australia Award scholarship within two years prior to commencing the RTP Fee Scholarship.
  • • Not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.
  • • Not previously have received an RTP Fee Scholarship, unless the previous scholarship was for a Master by Research degree that you have completed and you are now applying for a doctorate research degree.
  • • Not have previously considered for the scholarship up to 3 times within the last 5 years.

Application instructions:

There is no separate scholarship application form, to be considered for the scholarship you must submit an application for admission to your research degree. Scholarship applications are welcome through out the year but only available for both the March (Research Period 2) and July (Research Period 3).

It is important to read the selection process and Research Experience guide and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml#usi

30 Июл

Postdoc position in (post-)lithium ion batteries

Postdoc position in (post-)lithium ion batteries

Empa — the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society. The Laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion is focusing on materials and device innovation for energy conversion and storage technologies. We are offering a

The research project focuses on the development of cathode materials for lithium and post-lithium ion batteries within the collaborative research framework of the Swiss Competence Center for Heat and Electricity Storage.

Postdoc position in (post-)lithium ion batteries

Our lab is fully equipped for battery fabrication and testing. State-of-the-art facilities include labs with multiple synthesis reactors, fume hoods, furnaces, gloveboxes, as well as (in-situ) X-ray diffractometers, Raman and FTIR spectrometers, thermogravimetric analyzer, calorimeters, electrochemical characterization including impedance spectroscopy, mass spectrometers, gas chromatographers, etc. Access to electron microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance, and other specialized techniques is also available within Empa. Our lab also regularly employs synchrotron and neutron based techniques at large-scale facilities across Europe.

We are looking for a highly motivated person ready to work independently and in our international research team at Empa. The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in chemistry or materials science. The position requires a strong background in synthesis and/or electrochemical characterization of battery materials and battery design. The willingness to participate actively in an interdisciplinary project with our partners is also a requirement. Earliest starting date is October 1 2017.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Corsin Battaglia, corsin.battaglia@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/abt501 and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application incl. a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas incl. transcripts and addresses of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Shalini Kapur, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

 

30 Июл

Postdoctoral Researcher In Mass Spectrometry For Space Applications

Postdoctoral Researcher In Mass Spectrometry For Space Applications

LIST — Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Belvaux, Luxembourg

Description

The Advanced Instrumentation in Ion Nanoanalytics (AINA) group at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is renowned for developing innovative instrumentation and methodologies for nanoanalytics. We are currently looking for a well-motivated post-doctoral researcher to investigate opportunities to use mass spectrometry technology developed by the AINA group for space applications. This investigation will include the identification of space and planetary applications for our mass spectrometry technology, the studying of technical constraints and requirements and the elaboration of first design concepts.

Profile

Education

  • PhD in Physics, Engineering or closely related fields.

Competencies

  • Expertise in mass spectrometry instrumentation and applications;
  • Good knowledge of ionisation methods;
  • Interest in space and planetary science;
  • Ability to work in a team with team-spirit mandatory.

Language

  • Very good knowledge of English is mandatory.
  • http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/131737/Postdoctoral_Researcher_In_Mass_Spectrometry_For_Space_Applications_LIST_Luxembourg_Institute_of_Science_and_Technology_Belvaux_Luxembourg
29 Июл

NEC C&C Foundation-Grants for Non-Japanese Researchers at Saitama University in Japan, 2018

NEC C&C Foundation-Grants for Non-Japanese Researchers at Saitama University in Japan, 2018

Applications are invited for NEC C&C Foundation – Grants for Non-Japanese Researchers at Saitama University for the year 2018. Non-Japanese researchers are eligible to apply for this grant.

The aim of the scholarship is to privately finance international students to study in Japan.

Saitama is known for its well-developed industries and cultures, well -balanced urban and natural environment and convenience. At SU, all academic departments and graduate schools are located on a single campus. The geographical proximity naturally exposes students to multiple fields of academics and enables them to form diverse human networks.

Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: These grants are awarded in the following fields:

  • Grants are awarded in C&C fields (information-processing technologies, communications technologies, electronic-device technologies) or related technologies. Target research fields C&C fields and related technologies
  • C&C fields include those on information-processing technologies, communications technologies, electronic-device technologies, as well as fields that combine those technologies.
    Related technologies include generally applied technologies in the C&C fields.

Scholarship Award: Grants of 125,000 JPY value will be awarded one year from April or October 2018.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The applicant must be a student in a doctoral course at a graduate school in Japan at the start of the grant period (April or October 2018).
  • The applicant must be a non-Japanese citizen who is engaged in research in the aforementioned C&C or related technology fields. (In principle, the applicant should not be older than 40 years old.)
  • The applicant must be pursuing outstanding research.
  • Economic necessity will be considered.

Nationality: Non-Japanese researchers are eligible to apply for this grant.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: The applicant must be a student in a doctoral course at a graduate school in Japan at the start of the grant period (April or October 2018).

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply:

(1) Recommender: The academic adviser of the grant applicant
(2) Documents to be submitted (to be filled out in Japanese)*
(i) A letter of recommendation for the grant applicant
(ii) A profile of the grant applicant
(iii) Supplementary explanatory materials (if considered necessary by the recommender)
(3) Application procedures:
Send the above documents both by post and by email for screening purposes. Note that only the postal version needs a photo and personal seal. Also, the email version must be in Excel format (not PDF).
(4) Application deadline No later than Friday, September 29, 2017. (Applications delivered in person or applications sent only by email will not be accepted.)\(5) Addresses to send the letter of recommendation Post: NEC Head Office, 7-1, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8001
Email: gaikoku-at-candc.or.jp NEC C&C FOUNDATION Masanobu Hashimoto, Executive Director.

Application Deadline: Grant application deadline is September 29, 2017.

http://en.saitama-u.ac.jp/news/scholarship-for-privately-financed-students-nec-cc-foundation-grants-for-non-japanese-researchers-2018/

29 Июл

PhD Scholarship for International Students at Polish Academy of Sciences, 2017

PhD Scholarship for International Students at Polish Academy of Sciences, 2017

The Polish Academy is welcoming applicants for its PhD Scholarship in Quantitative biology, theoretical physics. The scholarship is open for the applicants from all over the world.The aim of the scholarship is to assist students in the research field of Quantitative biology, theoretical physics.

The Polish Academy of Sciences is Poland’s top Academy of Sciences. It is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of distinguished scholars as well as a network of research institutes.

Course Level: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: The scholarship is awarded in Quantitative biology, theoretical physics

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover 3000 PLN / month.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Poland

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The successful candidate shall have a completed higher education and university degree (professional title) of Master of Science, or its equivalent, in physics, informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related disciplines.
  • The successful candidate shall have:
  • Depending on the educational background, good knowledge of fundamentals of chemistry or physics, at the academic level.
  • Good knowledge of programming.
  • Good knowledge of statistical physics and/or theory of stochastic processes will be an asset.
  • Good command of English.

Nationality: Applicants all nationalities are eligible for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have MSC degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have good command of English [no particular test required].

How to Apply: Competition applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Anna Ochab-Marcinek, ochab-at-ichf.edu.pl and to the following address.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

http://groups.ichf.edu.pl/ochab

29 Июл

Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism

Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism

  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials is looking for:

PhD Student (f/m), Master/Diploma in Physics Reference No.: EM 2017/19

The institute of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials undertakes world leading research in quantum and frustrated magnetism, multifunctional materials and superconductivity. As well as operating several X-ray and neutron instruments it also offers a state-of-the-art materials synthesis program and the full range of standard sample characterization facilities including X-ray Laue and powder diffraction, magnetization, specific heat and transport measurements.

Tasks and Topic of the doctoral thesis:

«Investigations of Topological and Quantum Magnets»

The PhD student will investigate topological and quantum magnets with particular focus on frustrated and low dimensional magnetism.Current research has revealed exotic phases such as classical and quantum spin ice which exhibit monopole excitations and new forms of topological order such as spin liquids with fractional excitations. These phenomena will be investigated using primarily the experimental techniques of neutron and X-ray scattering along with materials synthesis and characterization. Pressure and magnetic field will be used to tune the ground states and provide additional insight, while deeper understanding will also be gained by performing computer simulations and by collaboration with theorists.

Requirements:

Applicants should have or be close to finishing a master/diploma degree in physics and should have taken courses in condensed matter physics.

Please attach to your application the following documents: Motivation letter, CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.

What we offer:

Fixed term contract for 36 months . The salary is based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We particularly welcome applications from women. Preference will be given to handicapped applicants provided equal suitability.

How to apply:

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 31.08.2017.

For German version, please click on the following link:

29 Июл

PhD Positions in Biogeochemistry & Related Earth System Science in Germany, 2017

PhD Positions in Biogeochemistry & Related Earth System Science in Germany, 2017

The Max Planck Institute offers PhD Positions in Biogeochemistry & related Earth System Science. These positions are available for both German and international applicants.The aim of the positions is to provide an opportunity for young researchers.

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is awarded in  Biogeochemistry & Earth System Science.

Scholarship Award: PhD positions are fully funded either with a scholarship or a contract Scholarship can be taken in: Biogeochemistry, geosciences, geoecology, geography, remote sensing, environmental science, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, ecology, soil science and related sciences

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Applicants hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science or equivalent

Nationality: Students of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these positions.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Master’s degree in biogeochemistry, geosciences, geoecology, geography, remote sensing, environmental science, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, ecology, soil science or related sciences

Test Requirement: Master  of science or equivalent

English Language Requirement: Excellent oral and written English skills.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 5, 2017.

http://www.imprs-gbgc.de/pmwiki.php

29 Июл

University of Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme, 2018-2019

University of Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme, 2018-2019

On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is offering the Cambridge International Scholarships to pursue PhD studies for 2018-2019 academic year. International students are eligible for these scholarships.

The aim of the Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD.

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust was established on 1 August 2013 from the merger of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and theCambridge Overseas Trust.  These were established as charities by the University of Cambridge in the 1980s in order to provide financial support for international students on degree courses at Cambridge.

Today, the Trust is the largest provider of funding for international students at Cambridge, working with partners worldwide to support students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue research programme leading to the PhD (including CPGS) at the University of Cambridge.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all available research courses at the University of Cambridge.

Scholarship Award: Full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD.  The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person. In order to maximise the number of Scholarships awarded, the Trust will, when appropriate, promote winners of Vice-Chancellor’s Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships to other full-cost awards with UK Research Councils, or partner organisations, or Departments or Colleges, who are willing to provide either the full amount or part of the cost of the scholarship.  Where part of the cost of a scholarship is offered, the Trust will meet the balance.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships

Nationality: All students, irrespective of nationality, are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.

Status

  • The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at Cambridge, unless they are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation.

Degree level

  • Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as PhD).
  • Please note that the Trust does not offer many scholarships to students on undergraduate courses, and has many more scholarship programmes available to postgraduate students.  Approximately 85% of the scholarships awarded each year are to students taking Masters or PhD degrees.
  • The Trust will not normally support students at a degree level that is the same as, or lower than, a degree they already hold, with two exceptions – we will consider an application from a student who is required to take a second Masters degree at Cambridge in order to gain admission to the PhD here, or from an international (non-EU) student who is proposing to study as an affiliated student at Cambridge for a second BA degree.
  • The Trust does not have scholarships available for post-doctoral positions, or for visiting or exchange students.
  • The Trust does not have scholarships available for part-time postgraduate degrees, and part-time undergraduate study is not available at the University of Cambridge.

Nationality: International students are eligible for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: All applicants should submit the Graduate Application Form, ticking the box to apply to the Cambridge Trust and completing Sections B3 (Cambridge Trust Personal Statement) and B4 (Financial Details for the Cambridge Trust). All students must be admitted to the University of Cambridge through the normal application procedures. The Trust plays no role in the admission of applicants to the University, and is not able to influence the chances of an applicant being offered a place.

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted by December 6, 2017, and January 4, 2018.

https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/

29 Июл

Post Doc — In situ analytical device based on the LIBS technique for the characterization of hard environment liquid media

Post Doc — In situ analytical device based on the LIBS technique for the characterization of hard environment liquid media

RESEARCH FIELD: Instrumentation

ABSTRACT

The proposed research project aims at developing an in situ analytical device based on the LIBS technique for the characterization of hard environment liquid media such as high temperature melting materials or highly volatile liquid metals used for development of low carbon energy production. The project involves two CEA teams specialized in LIBS instrumentation, analytical developments and high temperature environments.At high temperature, the molten metals have a high surface reactivity leading to processes of oxidation, slagging … Non-intrusive analysis of this surface by traditional LIBS tools leads to a non-representative results of the molten metal chemical composition. In this project, a new-patented concept based on a mechanical stirring coupled to the LIBS device is developed in order to have a renewable and stable surface of the liquid metal. The aim is to have an on-line representative composition of the metal during the treatment process. The developed demonstrator will be validated for the analysis of impurities (at ppmw ranges) in liquid silicon (T> 1450 °C) during the purification process and the crystallization one for photovoltaic applications. At the end of the project, recommendations for in-situ analysis of liquid sodium (used as cooling fluid in nuclear reactors) will be given.

LOCATION

Département des Technologies Solaires (LITEN), Laboratoire Matériaux et Procédés pour le solaire, Grenoble

CONTACT PERSON: BENMANSOUR Malek, CEA

DRT/DTS//LMPS, CEA-INES RDI – LMPSSavoie Technolac50, avenue du Lac Léman BP332 – 73377 LE BOURGET DU LACFRANCE

Phone number: (0)4 79 79 20 41

Email: malek.benmansour@cea.fr

START DATE

As soon as possible

« The age limit is 26 years for PhD offers and 30 years old for post-doc offers. »

28 Июл

Graphene/ceramic nanocomposites for fireproof applications

Graphene/ceramic nanocomposites for fireproof applications

 Project Description
Graphene is the world’s first developed 2D material. Since its introduction in 2004, it has attracted many researchers and industry. This is because graphene is ultra-light, has excellent toughness, hundred times stronger than steel and yet very flexible. It is also has a superb conductivity and can act as a perfect barrier. The combination of these properties makes graphene an ideal material for flexible electronics, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, touch panels and smart phones screens. Recent years have witnessed much advancement in the mass production of graphene, which made it highly attractive for wide range of applications. In this project, graphene/ceramic nanocomposite will be used in the production of fireproof coatings.

The project objectives are,
• Define specific requirements for fireproof materials.
• Identify graphene production processes and ceramic materials for the formulation of graphene/ceramic nanocomposite.
• Synthesis of the graphene based fireproof coating samples.
• Characterisation and development of the optimised coatings.

Funding Notes

There is no funding for this project: applications can only be accepted from self-funded candidates

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