21 Июн

Postdoc in Structured Light With Classical/Quantum Photonic Applications

Postdoc in Structured Light With Classical/Quantum Photonic Applications

University of Naples Federico II — SLAM Group

Naples, Italy

We are currently looking for a post-doc interested in structured light (for example, light with orbital angular momentum) with its classical and quantum photonic applications. The position should start in the Fall 2017, but we will keep searching until the position is filled. The position is for two years, with a check-point at the end of the first year. The work will be carried out in the framework of the ERC project PHOSPhOR (coordinated by Lorenzo Marrucci).

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/130406/Postdoc_in_Structured_Light_With_Classical_Quantum_Photonic_Applications_University_of_Naples_Federico_II_SLAM_Group_Naples_Italy

21 Июн

Excellence Scholarships for International Students at University of Milan in Italy, 2017

Excellence Scholarships for International Students at University of Milan in Italy, 2017

The University of Milan is offering excellence scholarships for international students. Scholarships are available to pursue master degree programme for the academic year 2017-2018.The University of Milan is a public, multidisciplinary teaching and research institution that offers 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 136 study courses, 31 Doctoral Programmes and 63 Specialisation Schools.

Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English, as most of the programmes are taught entirely in English,

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing a master degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study all the subjects offered by the University.

Scholarship Award: Special incentives for the best International students admitted to Master’s Degree programmes, consisting of:

  • 50 scholarships of 6.000 euro plus enrolment fee exemptions
  • 100 enrolment total fee exemptions

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: Admission to a Master programme is open to graduates who have at least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). To obtain the qualification (master degree) it is necessary to accumulate 120 credits (60 for each year of the course).

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: To be admitted to a master programme student must have a bachelor degree or a suitable equivalent foreign qualification.

Test Requirement: Candidates eligible for admission could be asked to take an interview or a test aimed at verifying their own qualification.

English Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English, as most of the programmes are taught entirely in English,

Masters Scholarships

How to Apply: Excellence scholarships and incentives need no application procedure. Applicants must register online to the competitive examination.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

http://www.unimi.it/ENG/news/4100.htm

21 Июн

14 Doctoral Research Fellowships at Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology in Germany, 2017

The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology (KoRS-CB) offers 14 new scholarships for doctoral researchers for international students. The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.The programme is supported by the German Excellence Initiative. The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology provides a research-driven doctoral education in the priority topics Synthetic Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biomedicine and Computational Life Science.

The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1966, and the main campus on the Gießberg was opened in 1972.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral research programme.

Study Subject: The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

Scholarship Award: The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology offers scholarships (1.450 € monthly) up to three years for excellent applicants.

Number of Scholarships: 14 scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

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

To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects. You should have finished your studies significantly above average, and have a proven interest in chemical biology.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects.

English Language Requirements: Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Four steps to your application: REGISTER › LOG IN  UPLOAD  SUBMIT

1) REGISTER with our online application platform. Once you registered you will receive a confirmation email to install your personal account.

2) LOG IN to work on your application: please fill in your contact data and provide the following

  • A maximum of three PhD projects chosen from the list of projects and ranked by your preference
  • A motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Contact details for two academic references (please note that we will contact them during the application process yourself)
  • State where the call came first to your attention.

3) UPLOAD the following documents (in English or German):

  • Curriculum vitae (only accepted in chronological order)
  • The copy of your bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (or equivalent) incl. transcripts of records
  • Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required (Here you can find detailed information on accepted certificates).

4) SUBMIT your application until 15 July 2017 at the latest!

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 15, 2017.

https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/university/news-and-media/current-announcements/news/news-in-detail/neue-stipendien-der-graduiertenschule-chemical-biology/

21 Июн

20 Fully Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at EMBL, 2017

20 Fully Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at EMBL, 2017

Applications are open for the 2017 EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdocs Fellowship (EIPOD). The programme offers about 20 positions annually and is open to citizens of all nationalities.The EI3POD programme builds upon the original EIPOD programme which was designed to support interdisciplinary research projects involving two or more EMBL labs.

EIPODs are supported by EMBL and an EU Marie Curie Actions Cofund grant. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a molecular biology research institution supported by 22 member states, four prospect and two associate member states.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Course Level: The postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for the interdisciplinary project. Applicants can propose an interdisciplinary project according to their scientific interest or may select from a set of predefined research ideas which they then develops into a full research proposal.

Study Subject: Successful candidates will pursue interdisciplinary projects, transferring techniques to a new context or connecting scientific fields that are usually separate, across at least two labs at the five EMBL sites.

Scholarship Award: Fellowships provide young scientist with full funding for a three-year position.

Scholarship can be taken in All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy)

Eligibility: The EIPOD fellowship programme is open to all nationalities, the only criteria being scientific excellence and interdisciplinarity. Applicant must have their PhD (or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) before they start EIPOD position. They welcome applications from scientists who are currently doing postdoctoral research at another institution.  Postdocs at EMBL are also eligible to apply provided that previous affiliation with EMBL does not exceed 12 months in the last three years prior to the submission deadline.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have their PhD (or 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) before they start EIPOD position.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over English language.

Nationality: The programme is open to all nationalities.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. All applicants apply with their own interdisciplinary research projects. They can choose one of the three available specialisation pathways already at the application stage or, if successful with the application, during the first 18 months of the fellowship. Applicants are strongly encouraged to get directly in contact with their EMBL supervisor of choice while developing the project proposal and prior to submission.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 14, 2017.

https://www.embl.de/training/postdocs/08-eipod/index.html

21 Июн

Fully Funded PhD Position for International Students at KU Leuven University in Belgium, 2017

Fully Funded PhD Position for International Students at KU Leuven University in Belgium, 2017

The Faculty of Engineering Sciences of KU Leuven University (Belgium) is announcing PhD Position with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, and robots in architecture.The overall aim is to develop new kinds of interfaces that facilitate the iterative design of true-size, physical objects of architectural elements via interactive robotic actuation.

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or the University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, international university that performs both basic and applied research. It is highly interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary focused and committed to international excellence. She actively works on this together with its research partners at home and abroad.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Position is available with a research theme that relates to the emerging practice of robotic architecture, robotic fabrication, robots in architecture.

Scholarship Award: This is a fully funded position.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

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

The position will be suitable for someone with experience on the technical aspects of one or more of the following areas, or demonstrate the ability to acquire sufficient skills in all these areas:

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) (e.g. tangible, embedded and embodied interaction);
  • Digital or robotic fabrication;
  • Computer science (e.g. computer vision, machine learning, robotics);
  • Design science (e.g. architecture, parametric design, 3D modelling).

The student should have sufficient academic achievements to be accepted as a PhD student at the KU Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent writing and speaking skills in English. Additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus.

Scholarships in Belgium

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 11, 2017.

https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/54197760

20 Июн

2017 Facebook Internship in Engineering, Tech & Design, USA

2017 Facebook Internship in Engineering, Tech & Design, USA

Facebook is offering Internship for Engineering, Tech & Design for the year 2017. Applicants must be pursuing a PhD in vision science, bioengineering, or related field and must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.

International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme. Facebook team at Oculus Research offers twelve to sixteen (12-16) weeks’ long internships with flexible starting dates

Field of Internship: Research Internship, Vision Science and Physiological Optics.
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: Facebook
Internship can be taken in
USA (Redmond, WA)

Eligibility: Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a PhD in vision science, bioengineering, or related field
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • 2+ years of experience in experimental methodology, psychophysics, and/or related statistical analysis
  • Experience in key areas such as vergence/accommodation, color and luminance, signal/image processing, physiological optics, eye movements valued
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years with user studies (psychophysics) and human factors
  • 2+ years with the design or analysis of optical and/or stereoscopic display systems
  • Innovative problem solver and results oriented.
  • Record of achieving significant results, including first-authored journal publications
  • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects
  • Prior experience with MATLAB, R, Python, and/or C++

Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? This is an unpaid internship programme.

Internship Description: Perception is at the center of our research, as it informs our work in displays, optics, rendering, and practically everything else. As a research intern in the Perceptual Science team at Oculus Research in Redmond WA, you’ll be tackling the scientific challenges that define cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality, addressing heretofore-unanswered questions in vision science, displays, and perceptual psychology. This involves both applied and basic science, as they inform our research directions and identify opportunities for revolutionary experiences. We’re committed to a whole-system, multidisciplinary approach to perceptual research, and both collaborate with academic institutions and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Projects take advantage of internal resources in mechanical, electrical, optical, and software engineering, allowing us to confront scientific questions which cannot be addressed with existing equipment.

Number of awards offered: Not known

Internship Duration: Facebook team at Oculus Research offers twelve to sixteen (12-16) weeks’ long internships with flexible starting dates

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Internship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/a0I1200000LShdqEAD/

20 Июн

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017

Volkswagen Foundation is offering fellowship for international young researchers in all disciplines. Ten to fifteen fellowships for researchers will be awarded per year.The Freigeist funding initiative provides an opportunity for outstandingly qualified, creative and independent early career researchers to conduct their own research. It aims to encourage exceptional research personalities to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research.

The ‘Freigeist’ initiative builds upon the previous funding scheme for junior research groups and the Dilthey- and Schumpeter Fellowships which were terminated recently.

Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing research programme at the university or research institution in Germany.

Study Subject(s): The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is deliberately open to all disciplines and topics.

Scholarship Award: Ten to fifteen Fellowships will be awarded per year. The initial funding period is five years; depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to 1,000,000 Euro can be applied for:

  • The Fellow’s position (salary scale TV-L 14, comparable to similar junior research group leaders)
  • Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs)
  • Non-personnel costs relevant to the project (e. g. consumables, travel expenses, equipment)
  • Important:
  • The Foundations does not grant any overheads.
  • In case the maximum amount of funding has not been fully taken up with the initial application, additional funds (so called modules) can be applied for during the course of the Fellowship to provide flexible support (e. g. for personnel, resources, sojourns abroad, cooperation measures, translations, workshops, stays at institutions representing other research fields). Applications for these modules should be submitted – if possible – within the context of annual reporting on the funded project.
  • A second funding period of up to three years may be provided. This requires a positive evaluation (by the Foundation), generally at the end of the fourth year, and a clear perspective for a permanent position for the Fellow at the host institution. The maximum funding for this second period amounts up to 400,000 Euro.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Anyone can apply who identifies with the goals of a ‘Freigeist’ Fellowship and whose proposed research project fits in with the aims pursued by the Freigeist initiative. Candidates must, however, conform to the following conditions:

  • Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).
  • The Fellowship must from the outset be integrated within a university or an extra-mural research institution in Germany.
  • Candidates must already have changed their academic environment and moved to a new location – at the latest when starting the Fellowship. A return to the working context of the doctorate will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.
  • A previously completed research sojourn abroad, at the latest integrated in the proposed research project.

Nationality: The funding scheme is open to early-stage researchers of all nationalities.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

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 Fellowship

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online via the Electronic Application System of the Volkswagen Foundation. Instructions are found online. At the end of this “Information for Applicants” there is a checklist for documents to be submitted with their application.

Online Application

Application Deadline:  The next deadlines for applications is October 12, 2017.

20 Июн

TECNIOspring PLUS, ACCIÓ’s fellowship programme,

TECNIOspring PLUS

TECNIOspring PLUS, ACCIÓ’s fellowship programme, provides financial support to individual mobility proposals presented by experienced researchers in liaison with a host entity. Fellows are offered 2-year employment contracts in order to develop applied research projects at the host entity of their choice.

TECNIOspring PLUS is an international mobility fellowship programme that offers experienced researchers the possibility to develop their research career in any R&D entity around the world.

Participants: entities and researchers

TECNIOspring PLUS proposals are submitted by a Catalan host entity, together with an experienced researcher.

  • Catalan host organisations may be companies located in Catalonia with 5 or more employees, or TECNIO entities accredited by the Government of Catalonia through ACCIÓ.
  • Experienced researchers are researchers of any nationality that have a PhD or four to eight years of full-time equivalent research experience. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for the submission of applications. Exceptions will be made for candidates with justified career breaks

Applicants should complete and submit the Application Form, attached with the CV of the Researcher and the Project description in accordance with the available templates.

Fellowships

The programme offers experienced researchers two types of fellowships:

  • Incoming: 2-year contract in a Catalan company or a TECNIO entity
  • Outgoing + return: 1-year contract in a research/technology centre or R&D department of a company located outside Spain, and 1-year contract in Catalonia or a TECNIO entity afterwards.

Programme benefits

Experienced researchers will benefit from 2-year employment contracts including:

  • Salary costs (with full social security coverage): Incoming: 58.500 € per year. Outgoing + return: 46.200 € per year x correction factor during the stay abroad.
  • Research costs: Up to 8.640 € per year.
  • Mobility costs: Up to 960 € per year.

The programme offers a selection of activities aimed to complete the researchers’ career development:

  • Top-notch tech transfer training, including entrepreneurship training
  • Secondments and short visits
  • Participation in public engagement activities
  • Networking activities within the fellows’ community

For further information consult the Guide for Applicants

Host organisations offer experienced researchers the possibility to develop a research project within their area of interest. At the same time, experienced researchers may suggest a project of their interest to the organisations in order to prepare the proposal. Interested candidates may search for research positions here.

TECNIOspring PLUS call for proposals 2017

  • Call opening: June 2017
  • Call deadline: 14th September 2017
  • Evaluation process: September 2017 to January 2018
  • Start of fellowships: February 2018
  • Application deadline: Jul 31
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • https://academicpositions.eu/ad/accio-government-of-catalonia/2017/tecniospring-plus-fellowship-programme/101509
20 Июн

National University of Singapore Scholarships for International Students, 2017

National University of Singapore Scholarships for International Students, 2017

Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering is inviting applications for international scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.NUS university of Singapore is ranked consistently as one of the world’s top universities. They offer the most extensive college degree courses in Singapore.GRE is compulsory for all applicants, except NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates.

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

Study Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:

  • 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
    • conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Scholarship can be taken in Singapore

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • 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, except NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates. Please note it cannot be substituted by GATE.
    • Native
      or
    • Undergraduate instruction TOEFL / IELTS (either can be used) is only compulsory for applicants whose is not in English

Nationality: Scholarships are open to students around the world.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: GRE is compulsory for all applicants, except NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates. Please note it cannot be substituted by GATE.

  • Native
    or
  • Undergraduate instruction TOEFL / IELTS (either can be used) is only compulsory for applicants whose is not in English

 Singapore Scholarships 

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post.

Application Deadline: Application PhD (Data Science)

  • is currently open, and
  • will close on July 31, 2017
  • http://www.nus.edu.sg/ngs/NGSS.html
20 Июн

PhD Studentship: Engineering Ultra high power Plasmonic Sources for 6th Generation (6G) Terahertz Mobile Communications

  •  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
 Project Description
While the 5th Generation of mobile communications (5G) are currently being standardised by the industry it is expected that 6th Generation (6G) mobile communication networks will be required to support Tbps data rates. The only feasible way to achieve this is to use up to one thousand times or more of the spectrum that is being allocated for 5G. This is available in the so called Terahertz frequencies and the most fundamental challenge in the use of this spectrum is our current inability to achieve output powers from terahertz sources which make them suitable for 6G mobile communications. A global race is therefore currently ongoing internationally to research and engineer disruptive nano-scale technologies to produce novel Terahertz sources.One of the most promising lines of research is the use of plasmonic sources to generate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz frequency range. The typical plasma frequencies of most materials are in the optical range, however, photonic man-made nano-structures can be made with tunable plasmon frequency.

The aim of this project is to perform: a rigorous study of the state-of-the-art in terahertz radiation sources, research into synthetic graphene based nano-structures, to undertake the design and validation of such sources, experimentation (in collaborations with nanoGUNE) of the developed terahertz sources to validate theoretical and computational findings, and to move research forward in actual fabrication and future applications.

Specific Requirements:
• 1st Degree (and preferably MSc) in electrical engineering or physics with proven affinity for mathematical modelling and complex simulations/scientific computing.
• Proven experience with complex simulation codes using C, C++
• Familiarity with high performance computing (desirable).
• Excellent scientific problem solving skills.

Please apply through the post-graduate application system of the University of Sussex (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/apply) and clearly state the title of the studentship on your application.

Contact for informal enquiries and a full project description: Prof Maziar Nekovee, http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/410738

Funding Notes

The Scholarship includes a three year stipend at a standard rate (currently £14,553 per annum) and, in addition, fees at the UK/EU rate. Since the scholarship only covers fees at the UK/EU rate any overseas applicants are kindly requested to state in their application how they propose to cover the difference between UK/EU and overseas fees

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships

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