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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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Postdoctoral Position in Bioinorganic Materials, Germany

You will work in a collaborative project of the Max-Planck-Institutes of Microstructure Physics in Halle and the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloid Research in Golm with initial affiliation in Halle. The position is aimed for 1 year with a possibility of an extension for 1 more year.
The intended research is in the field of synthesis, modification, and characterization of properties of materials at the boundary between biomaterials and inorganic materials. The approaches are interdisciplinary and involve gas phase deposition methods, in particular atomic layer deposition (ALD), as well as handling of biomaterials and characterization by microscopy, spectroscopy, and diffraction methods. The candidate will hold a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or any related field, will have a strong interest in a multidisciplinary work, and an experience in either or multiple of the above techniques.
The position is aimed for an immediate start, thus applications for a soon appointment are explicitly encouraged.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact employer

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International Doctoral Research Position in the Areas of Criminal Law and Criminology, Germany

The doctoral student will carry out his or her studies mainly in Freiburg under the supervision of Professor Roland Hefendehl at the Institute for Criminology and Corporate Criminal Law at Freiburg University: He or she will participate in the training program offered by the IMPRS-REMEP and can make use of the facilities and infrastructure of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. The interdisciplinary curriculum further requires participation in several joint seminars to be conducted together with the doctoral students who are affiliated with the IMPRS-REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main. During these seminars, all students shall achieve cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to develop a common understanding of the overall research agenda and to be able to mutually understand and discuss their doctoral theses from the perspectives of all relevant disciplines. Working language of the training program and the dissertation is generally English. According to local university regulations, German language skills are required for the final oral exam in sociology and also partly in law. The scientific supervision of the doctoral students will be carried out by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Freiburg. Cross-disciplinary dissertation projects may be co-supervised by a member of the academic staff from a partner institute. Also, foreign doctoral students may choose to earn their doctorate from their home institution abroad.


– Completion of a law degree at a German university or completion at an equivalent university abroad. First or Second German State Law Exam with a minimum overall grade of “vollbefriedigend” (according to the examination regulations “JAPrO” of the State of Baden-Württemberg), or an equivalent degree with an equivalent grade (“with distinction”) from abroad.
– Alternatively, completion of a regular university studies in social sciences with an overall duration of at least 4 years at a German or equivalent university from abroad. Master degree in sociology as major subject, or equivalent degree from Germany or abroad.
– Submission of a substantive proposal for a dissertation topic linked to the research agenda of the IMPRS-REMEP.
– Solid proficiency in the English language. In addition, students should have at least some basic knowledge of the German language and demonstrate willingness to improve it.

The IMPRS-REMEP seeks to reach a composition of at least 50 percent foreign doctoral students. Thus, foreign candidates with a foreign degree are explicitly encouraged to apply

Scholarhip Application Deadline: 15-04-2011

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