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06 Фев

Science@Leuven Scholarship for Masters at K.U.Leuven University in Belgium, 2018-2019

Science@Leuven Scholarship for Masters at K.U.Leuven University in Belgium, 2018-2019

Applications are invited for Science@Leuven Scholarship available for international students in Belgium which is funded by KU Leuven for 2018-2019 academic years. Scholarships are available for international master programme within the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for international master programme.
  • Study Subject: Motivated and talented international students interested in participating in an international master programme of the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven are invited to apply for a scholarship. For the following masters you can apply for the Scholarship :
    • Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Master of Biology
    • Master of Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    • Master of Chemistry
    • Master of Geography
    • Interuniversity Master of Geology (only students applying for the specialisation Geodynamics and Georesources or Surface processes and Paleoenvironments can apply for the scholarship.  Students applying for the other specialisations (enrollment at Ghent University) will not be considered for the scholarship.)
    • Master of Mathematics
    • Master of Physics
    • Master of Statistics
    • Erasmus Mundus Master of Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling
    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Sustainable and Territorial Development

    Students applying for the two latter programmes can only qualify for the Scholarship when they register at the KU Leuven as main university.

  • Scholarship Award: The amount of the scholarship can be up to 10.000 Euro for 1 year. The Board of the Science@Leuven Fund will decide exactly how much a scholarship will be. The scholarship will always cover the tuition fee for 1 year, the insurance and a basic health insurance coverage. The amount awarded for living expenses can vary. If a student is awarded the full scholarship of 10.000 Euro, it is still advisable to bring some extra money.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: International students and EEA/non-EEA citizens
  • Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students and EEA/non-EEA citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet and prove the following requirements:
    • The applicants have not studied or worked at the University of Leuven before,
    • The applicants have a bachelor degree from a foreign university that gives them access to the master programme they are applying for,
    • The applicants have not yet acquired a master degree or a PhD,
    • The applicants can prove excellent study results during their former training,
    • The applicants can prove a very strong knowledge of English,
    • The applicants show strong motivation to follow a master programme at the Faculty of Science of the KU Leuven
    • The applicants are willing to act as ambassador for the programme.
  • English Language Requirements: For all the English taught master programmes the following language requirements are requested.  This is even more so for applicants for the Scholarship.  The level of English is a selection criterium.
  • Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.* Applicants with a university degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
    * Other applicants should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: TOEFL (minimum score 94 internet-based with at least 19 for reading, 18 for Listening, 19 for speaking and 21 for writing) or IELTS (minimum score 7 overall, whilst at least 6,5 for reading, 6 for listening, 6 for speaking and 6 for writing). No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.

How to Apply: 

  • Applicants have to apply for the master programme of their choice through the application form of the KU Leuven.
  • The applicants note in the application form that they want to apply for the Science@Leuven Scholarship.
  • After having completed the application form of the official KULeuven application page, applicants register here.  The id-account asked is the same account as on the application form of the KU Leuven.
  • Additional to the information required by the KU Leuven, the applicants also upload the following information through their application form of the KU Leuven:
    • A complete list of course titles for which they have obtained a credit Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result they obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale; if a different scale is used, please provide an summary explanation on the meaning of the scores;
    • For the courses that they deem most relevant as a preparation for the master that they are considering, provide a short (about one half to one page) description according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide;
    • Two reference letters of internationally renowned professors;
    • A letter of motivation for the programme.


06 Фев

Big Data Science in Berlin – fully-funded PhD positions

Big Data Science in Berlin – fully-funded PhD positions

HEIBRiDS — a new Research School in Data Science invites applications of PhD candidates. The Einstein Center for Digital Future involving four Berlin universities in cooperation with six Helmholtz Centers in the capital region offers projects in a collaborative research environment across disciplinary borders involving data science topics in the following main research areas:

  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Modeling
  • Novel Hardware Concepts
  • Imaging
  • Visualization

with applications including but not limited to genomics, structural biology, medicine, remote sensing, seismology, earth — and space sciences. Specific project descriptions can be found here

Research will be conducted in cooperation between one of the Helmholtz research centers:

  • Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
  • Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI)
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)

and one of the participating universities:

  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
  • Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)

Come and join our international community in Berlin, Germany. We are looking for graduates holding master degrees with experience in computational research, knowledge in mathematics, statistics, and computer science and the ability for independent work.

We offer

  • Cutting-edge research in big data science under close supervision of a team of scientific mentor and co-mentor and a PhD committee
  • Integrated training curriculum of scientific and professional skills taught in English
  • Financial support for conferences and collaborations
  • Institutions that value diversity and promote an inclusive work environment
  • Fully-funded positions for 3 years with the option of 1 year extension
  • Competitive salaries according to German E13 (TVöD or TV-L dependent on the affiliation of your primary supervisor)


To apply, a master’s degree in quantitative sciences (computer science, physics, statistics or mathematics) or related applied subjects (bio- or geoinformatics etc), awarded by July 2018, is required.

Apply by March 3, 2018 via heibrids.mdc-berlin.de

Please submit your CV, academic record, contacts of 2 referees, and research interest.

For project and program details visit the webpage.

Successful candidates will start their PhD between July and September 2018.

05 Дек

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Universities around the world offer many postdoctoral fellowships for students to continue their studies. Postdoctoral research is an academic research carried by students who have completed their doctoral studies. Postdoctoral fellows can retrieve some of the suitable resources in their areas of interest and will help them in building collaborative relations with miscellaneous universities. Following are some links available for students to provide information about available postdoctoral fellowships with their deadlines.


23 Ноя

PhD Position in the Interdisciplinary Field of X-ray Physics, Materials Science and Computation

PhD Position in the Interdisciplinary Field of X-ray Physics, Materials Science and Computation

AP2K — Accent Pro 2000

Bucharest, Romania

«ACCENT PRO 2000 S.R.L. (AP2K — www.accent.ro), seeks candidates for a 3-years PhD position in the interdisciplinary field of X-ray physics, materials science and computation«.

The PhD student will be part of our Research and Development team in the field of «2D &3D X-ray multimodal X-ray imaging for investigation of threats detection for security applications», especially in advanced baggage scanner techniques. The main goal is to analyze and optimize, by simulations and experiments, the materials identification methods based on various X-ray imaging techniques, such as: dual-energy, multi-energy and diffractions, using different scanning techniques that includes one-view, dual-view, multi-view and 2D and 3D static (non-gantry) tomography.

The PhD student will work closely with research colleagues from AP2K but also with the academic partner at Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark — DTU (www.dtu.dk) and externally, with our industrial and academic partners.

Your PhD project will be part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, «Multiscale, Multimodal, Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING» or in short MUMMERING (www.mummering.eu). The network is concerned with interdisciplinary R&D and training in 3D imaging and its application in materials and information science. The network offers totally 15 PhD positions Information about all 15 PhD positions can be found here.

For more details and other requirements of the PhD position please visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/258300.

31 Окт

National University of Singapore Graduate School Scholarship (NGSS) for International Students, 2018-2019

National University of Singapore Graduate School Scholarship (NGSS) for International Students, 2018-2019

National University of Singapore is offering PhD scholarship for international students.  The NGS Scholarship is awarded to support talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.The NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) is the home of cutting-edge PhD research at the forefront of science, engineering, and related aspects of medicine at NUS.Applicants must have at least 2nd Class Upper honours (or equivalent qualifications). 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.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at National University of Singapore.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available at NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS).

Scholarship Award:  Monthly stipend, up to 4 years of the PhD studies, or up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier, of

  • S$3,500 for Singapore Citizens, plus Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer’s contribution rate set by CPF
  • S$3,200 for Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$3,000 for International students
  • Full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years.
  • Other allowances include: computer allowance, book allowance and conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Scholarship can be taken in Singapore


      • Opens worldwide.
      • Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
      • Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
      • GRE is
        • Compulsory for all applicants, Please note it cannot be substituted by GATE.
        • Compulsory for NUS and NTU Masters students and graduates.
        • Only waived for NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates.
        • Native tongueTOEFL / IELTS (either can be used) is only compulsory for applicants whose
        • Medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English

Nationality: Students from any country can apply for this NGS scholarship.National University of Singapore

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have at least 2nd Class Upper honours (or equivalent qualifications).

Test Requirement: GRE is compulsory for all students who are applying from overseas. Please take the GRE General Test.

English Language Requirements:

      • TOEFL is compulsory (only applicable for applicants whose native tongue or medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English).
      •  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.

Singapore Scholarship  

How to Apply: Please follow the application instructions


        • Only online applications
        • You must also complete a critical Google Questionnaire.
        • Your application is only considered COMPLETE after you
          • Submit your PDF dossier
          • Submit your hardcopy package
          • Complete and submit  your Google Questionnaire


  • The application deadline.
  • Please refer to the application instructions here for comprehensive details.

For NGS Scholarship – specific enquiries, please contact Ms Anuradha Chandra <ngsack-at-nus.edu.sg>.

Online Application

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


18 Окт

PostDoc position in Electrochemistry

PostDoc position in Electrochemistry

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.

Our Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures is offering a

PostDoc position in Electrochemistry

Research is conducted in an international environment, in cooperation with several industrial and academic partners. Stable funding is provided through long-term European projects and industrial projects.

Your tasks

You will be able to assist in the development of electrochemical processes, such as anodisation and/or electrochemical deposition as well as in physical characterization of the processed structures (structural, optical, mechanical…)

Your profile

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with qualifications in electrochemistry and either physics, chemistry or materials science. A strong desire to work at the leading edge of measurement science and a high level of motivation to work in an international, multidisciplinary research team in the field of materials science are essential. Knowledge of English (oral and written) is important and knowledge of German or French would be an advantage. Experience in material characterization withcutting edge analytical techniques for microstructure analysis such as Tem, Xps etc.  and/or experience with «cleanroom» based electrochemical process technology such as Liga is a plus.

This position is available upon agreement for a period of one year, extendable up to three years.

For further information about the position please contact  Dr. Laetitia Philippe, Laetitia.Philippe@empa.ch or Dr. Johann Michler, Johann.Michler@empa.ch  and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s206  and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Jolanda Müller, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.


18 Окт

Research Fellow / Research associate at Virtuhcon center, Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Institute of Energy Process and Chemical Engineering

At Virtuhcon center, Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Institute of Energy Process and Chemical Engineering (Professorship of Energy Process Engineering and Thermal Waste Treatment (EVT)) we invite for a position of a

Research Fellow / Research associate

Salary: E 13 TV-L
Working time: 40 hours per week (1,0 FTE)
Contract: Employment contract is initially limited until August 31, 2021


The working tasks include the operation of test facilities in the field of non-ferrous metallurgy as well as sampling, process balancing, thermochemical modeling of slag behavior and process analysis with the identification of optimization potentials for non-metallurgical processes.

  • Development of new analytical and measurement concepts and their implementation as well as operation of test facilities
  • Experimental determination of material and process data as a basis for numerical modeling
  • Thermochemical modeling of the metallurgical behavior of solid and liquid phases
  • Optimization of metallurgical processes
  • Publishing of the results in journals and international conferences


Requirement for application is a university diploma or master’s degree in non-ferrous metallurgy or related fields. The knowledge of copper and zinc production processes as well as knowledge in the fields of thermochemical modeling is required. Candidates should be able to develop and apply new concepts, to organize their own work with minimal supervision and be willing to work as part of a team and to be open-minded and cooperative.

Informal enquiries about the positions can be made to Dr. Joerg Kleeberg, Tel. +49 3731 39-4468, Fax: +49 3731 39-4555, e-mail: Joerg.Kleeberg@iec.tu-freiberg.de.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women and disabled people, recognizing they are under-represented at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Please include the reference number (267-E/2017) on your application. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2017. Applications should be sent to:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Dezernat für Personalangelegenheiten
09596 Freiberg

Your application documents will not be returned, please submit only copies. Interview costs are not accepted.


18 Окт

Post Doc — Development of an optical microscope for 3D cellular imaging in microfluidics chip

Post Doc — Development of an optical microscope for 3D cellular imaging in microfluidics chip


Optics — Laser optics — Applied optics


Though still confronted with multiple challenges, regenerative medicine (tissue reconstruction) offers many promises for the future. One of the current limitations remains the tissue vascularization. Ex vivo, this development requires the use of microfluidic systems to mimic vasculogenesis. A challenge remains however to be addressed: the characterization of the reconstructed tissues without altering their functionality to allow implantation. The aim of the project is to develop an optical imaging system allowing a morphological and functional 3D characterization on a micrometric scale of vascularized tissues inside a fluidic chamber. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and characterizing an innovative optical microscopy system that meets the expected performance to characterize the samples, including spatial resolution, field size, and sensitivity. Coupling and integration with microfluidics systems will be part of the objectives of this development. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment and will have to interact strongly with the biologists and micro-fluidicists of the project to carry out this work.


Département Microtechnologies pour la Biologie et la Santé (LETI)

Laboratoire Imagerie et Systèmes d’Acquisition






Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives / LETIMINATEC Campus 17 rue des martyrsF-38054 Grenoble Cedex

Phone number: 04 38 78 34 65

Email: pierre.blandin@cea.fr


As soon as possible

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


14 Окт

Post Doc — Modeling ultrasonic acoustic transport phenomena in lithium — ion batteries

Post Doc — Modeling ultrasonic acoustic transport phenomena in lithium — ion batteries


Mathematics — Numerical analysis — Simulation


Lithium — ion batteries use have grown very quickly in the last years, mainly due to their high energy density. The battery management system is only based on only few key parameters (U, I, T) for estimating of the state of charge, the remaining capacity and to prevent any safety issues. Additional information are required to improve the battery management and the use of ultrasonic acoustic waves to probe the battery’s materials during its operation is very promising. It can provide additional information of great richness on the materials change within the battery. The objective of the proposed post-doctoral internship is to rely on models of propagation of ultrasonic waves within the materials to better understand their dependence on the operating state of the battery. The modeling of experimental results from CEA / Liten will be based on assumptions describing the physical modifications of the materials that constitute a battery during its operation. The ultrasonic propagation will be simulated using tools available at the CEA / List, notably the CIVA platform, or using new models to be developed.


Département Imagerie Simulation pour le Contrôle (LIST)

Laboratoire Simulation et Modélisation en Acoustique



DORVAL Vincent



CEA/LIST Digiteo SaclayBâtiment 565, point courrier 12091 191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex

Phone number: 01 69 08 62 50

Email: vincent.dorval@cea.fr


As soon as possible

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

14 Окт

Postdoc position: Intermediate temperature sodium sulphur battery for residential energy storage — NaSTOR prototype

Postdoc position: Intermediate temperature sodium sulphur battery for residential energy storage — NaSTOR prototype

Scientific aim: Energy storage concepts will be increasingly used in the near future as a result of increased implementation of renewable energy sources in energy infrastructure. In this aspect, batteries are considered as suitable candidates for compensating the intermittency of the renewable sources like solar and wind energy. Sodium-sulphur batteries (NaSBs), are considered as potential energy storage systems for stationary electric storage applications. The main advantages of NaSBs are the high energy density, high efficiency of charge/discharge, long cycle life, and that they are fabricated from abundant and low cost materials. NaSBs batteries employ sodium (Na) and sulphur (S) as active electrode materials, and beta-alumina (Al2O3) ceramic membranes as the Na+-conducting electrolyte. Traditional NaSBs operate at high temperatures of 300-350C, where both of the electrodes are in a molten state for having the optimum electrochemical reactivity, and for the beta-alumina membranes to have the optimum ionic conductivity. However, safety issues related with high temperature operation triggered novel NaSBs battery concepts, which aims at operating temperatures just above the melting point of sodium (i.e. 120-150C). These operating conditions introduce challenges that need to be addressed for optimizing the new NaSBs.

Job description
Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Cathode formulations characterization with suitable electrochemical methods and operando Raman spectroscopy;
  • Support development of optimal cathode formulation for NaSTOR battery;
  • Investigation of performance limiting mechanisms (e.g. transport phenomena, liquid-solid phase transformations etc.);
  • Determination of operating windows, phase diagrams;
  • Part-time involved in testing in Exergy’s laboratory in Arnhem;
  • Prepare scientific papers and conference communications;
  • Contribute to the scientific and collaborative research environment at DIFFER.

DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research) is one of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) institutes and focuses on a multidisciplinary approach of the energy research combining physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science. The institute is based on two main strands, solar fuels for the conversion and storage of renewable energy and fusion-energy as clean and unlimited source of energy. DIFFER is developing and supporting a national network on fundamental energy research and is closely collaborating with academic institutions, research institutes and industry. The position will be based at DIFFER — the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (www.differ.nl) and the working locations will be at TU Eindhoven and (part-time) at the Industry Park IPKW in Arnhem.

Job requirements
We seek enthusiastic candidates with a proven can-do attitude, coming up with practical working solutions is a must. The candidates has experience in electrochemical characterization techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (with equivalent circuit modeling) and other diagnostic tools to improve performance. The candidates should have a PhD degree in electrochemistry or chemical engineering. Good verbal and written communication skills (in English) are mandatory. The successful candidate should have demonstrated expertise in batteries research. Experience with Raman spectroscopy is a plus.

Conditions of employment
NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO prefers candidates who have qualifying experience (e.g. as PhD student or postdoctoral researcher) in a scientific research institute abroad. You will be employed by NWO-I for a fixed period of two years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 4,089 euro gross per month, depending on your level of experience. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The ‘Job interview code’ applies to this position.

For further information please contact: Dr. M. Tsampas, Tel: +31 (0) 40 3334 820; for information on the NaSTOR development please contact: Dr. Gert Jan Jongerden.

In case you are interested you can apply by submitting an application letter, a full resume (including grade list). Please refer to vacancy 17.015. The letter of application may be sent electronically to: vacancies@differ.nl

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