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TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2011: Theoretical physics,Condensed matter physics,Spectroscopy,Materials science,Non-conventional energy,Physical chemistry,Organic chemistry,Inorganic chemistry,Biological chemistry,Polymer science

TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) for a period of up to four years for studies leading to a PhD degree. IACS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants must observe the IACS academic calendar, which starts in April each year, and be ready to start their Fellowship on the first day of classes/ courses.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-be a maximum age of 30 years on 31 December of the application year;
-hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences;
-be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
-provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS);
-provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

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Research Position in the Department of Transplantation Immunology and Mucosal Biology, King’s College, UK

A position is available for a Research Associate within the Institute of Liver Studies (ILS), King’s College London School of Medicine at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill Campus. ILS is the largest liver transplantation centre in UK. This post is supported by NHS Blood and Transplant. The post holder should have a PhD or MDres (or equivalent) and is expected to perform a research project aiming at to identifying molecules within the innate immune system responsible for liver graft rejection induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury. Applicants should have previous experience of molecular biology and cellular immunology. Experience of working with human tissue and lymphocytes would be advantageous. Applicants should have proven record of research experience, ie 1st name in the authorship of publication(s) related to their previous research projects. The successful candidate is expected to be well organised at work and highly self-motivated. Skills in the following areas are essential: Quantitative RT-PCR, siRNA, immunohistochemistry, FACs (BD FACs Canto II) and tissue culture. Experience in raising research funds is desirable. The candidate is also expected to work closely with Clinical Fellows, to supervise junior researchers and to participate in other on-going research projects conducted by the PIs. The successful candidate should be prepared to work in the evening and at weekends to process liver tissue and blood samples collected during liver transplantation which occurs frequently outside normal working hours.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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Project Fellowship Positions in a Research Project on Gendered Ageing Process in India at JNU, India

Applications are invited for a post of Project Fellow in a UGC sponsored major research project on Gendered Ageing Process in India: A Regional Perspective with a fixed salary of Rs.8000/-p.m. Application along with a detailed bio-data should reach the under signed in hard copy on or before 12 May 2011. Candidates must indicate their quick links (mobile, e-mail). Date of interview will be notified to short listed candidates. No TA/DA will be paid to the candidate
Eligibility: At least Second class Master’s Degree in Geography with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/PH candidates)
Desirable: M.Phil with specialization in Population Studies/ Social/ Regional Development. Research experience in population and development related issues. Acquaintance with GIS will be an added advantage.
Eligibility: M.Sc in Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry/ Materials Science.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 12 May 2011

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