Biology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integral Membrane Receptors at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research & The Novo Nordisk center for Basic Metabolic Research, is recruiting a post doctoral fellow for a time-limited 2-year project to work on Integral Membrane Receptors. The starting date is 1 September 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.The postholder will work in an interdisciplinary team with members from both the CPR and from the section for Metabolic Receptology at the CBMR and with outreach to International Research Alliance partners.

The research will focus on structure functional aspects of a novel family of membrane receptors and will involve expression, purification and functional characterization of receptors and their domains. Extensions of the project will involve structural characterization of the receptors and their protein domains. You will at the centers work closely together with researchers focusing on a number of different cell biological aspects of this receptor family as well as molecular pharmacological and computational chemistry/biology aspects.

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EMBL International PhD Fellowships in Molecular Biology, Germany

In December 1997, in recognition of the high quality of its EMBL International PhD Programme, EMBL was granted the right to award its own PhD, becoming the first international institution providing training in molecular biology in Europe that may do so. Currently, EMBL’s students obtain their degree from a national university or jointly with EMBL. EMBL is also interested in promoting research at the interface between Molecular Biology and Medicine. We will offer the possibility to pursue an MD/PhD degree to medically qualified candidates on a case by case basis.The typical duration of a PhD thesis at EMBL is 3.5 to 4 years. EMBL predoctoral fellowships are initially awarded for 3.5 years, with the possibility of a half-year extension. The stipend is competitive by international standards. Please make sure you submit your completed application form by latest 11 July 2011, Central European Summer Time (GMT +2). You can submit your application irrespective of the fact if your referees have completed the online reference form or not, as the submission does not impede referees access to the application. Referees must submit their online references by latest 13 July 2011, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (GMT +2). We strongly suggest that you complete the ‘general info’ and ‘references’ part of the online application first in order to give your referees enough time to complete the reference online. Furthermore please make sure to contact your referees before completing this part in order to find out if they are available and willing to provide a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that references reach us on time.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 July 2011

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10 PhD Fellowships at The IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology, Germany

The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences in Kiel (IFM Geomar). The graduate school offers an internationally competitive research environment with state of art facilities. The participating groups are working on a broad variety of research topics including molecular, behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.
The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011
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