biostatistics | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Fulbright Scholarship Award in Teaching/Research in Public Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Teach graduate courses in public health. Assist with student advising and conduct faculty training. Conduct research in area of specialization. Faculty areas of research currently include epidemiology and biostatistics, health services organization, disease control, environmental health and ecotoxicology, reproductive health, biomedical sciences and child nutrition and health.

Scholars with a Ph.D., postdoctoral university or college teaching and research experience and previous experience in developing countries in political transition are preferred. The academic year consists of two semesters: mid-October until February and February until the end of July. A letter of invitation from the host institution is not needed to apply. An English language school, the American School of Kinshasa, is available for children in grades K-12 who accompany scholar.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
August 1, 2011

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2011 Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Cognition at UFABC in Brazil

The application process will occur in three phases: i) evaluation of curriculum vitae (CV), ii) interview and iii) general test and English proficiency. You do not need prior acceptance of a supervisor or to present a research project. However, we suggest that applicants come into contact with potential mentors to check on the availability of research projects in the intended areas.1st stage:The assessment consists of evaluation of academic titles, academic performance, production, work experience and (optional) letters of recommendation .2nd stage:Candidates approved in the first stage will be invited to an interview by permanent members of the program. The interview can be done in person or by teleconference, according to the choice of the candidate.

3rd stage: Candidates approved to the third stage will be invited to attend a written general exam and an English proficiency exam, both in person, at the the UFABC facilities. The general and English proficiency exams can be substituted, respectively, by the General GRE exam and the TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. The substitution will take place only when requested by the applicant in the application form and is subject to the analysis of the application committee.
The general exam is focused on abilities such as comprehension, logical reasoning and argumentation of the candidate. It is advantageous to have pPrior knowledge in more than one of the following areas: (1) neuroscience and biology, (2) cognitive sciences and (3) mathematics (such as calculus and probability) and biostatistics. The following list of references is suggestive in relation to these subjects.

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2011 Research Position at University of Oslo in Statistics, Norway

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The department has three sections: Mathematics, Mechanics, and Statistics and Insurance Mathematics. The position is affiliated with the Section for Statistics and Insurance Mathematics, which currently has 11 full-time academic positions, 3 adjunct positions, and 7 PhD students.

Much of the research at the Section for Statistics and Insurance Mathematics is organized in the research group for Statistics and Biostatistics. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has appointed the group as one of the top-tier research groups at the faculty. The research of the group focuses on methodological and applied problems in statistics; in particular many research projects originate in the use of statistics in biology, medicine, and technological and economic risk assessments.

Scholarship Application Deadline:April 15, 2011

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