national science foundation | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Open PhD and Postdoc Positions, Exascale Information Management, Fribourg-Switzerland

The eXascale Infolab at the University of Fribourg has several openings for Ph.D. students and Postdocs starting now. XI is a brand new lab focusing on creating next-generation information management infrastructures for scientific, semantic, and social data.

We are looking for highly qualified individuals with a MSc or a PhD in Computer Science (or related areas), interested in inventing the future of information management for new application domains (such as for eScience, the Social Web, or the Data Web). Candidates must have strong analytical and programming skills, a good command of the English language, and a genuine interest in designing, building and publishing innovative approaches and systems to manage new types of data in very large-scale environments.

Salary and social benefits are extremely competitive (salaries start at 41K CHF for new Ph.D. students and 81K CHF for postdocs, 1CHF=1USD). XI is supported by a generous grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and offers top-notch working conditions and cutting-edge hardware infrastructures. The PhD student or PostDoc will be able to join existing projects but also to establish his or her own research direction with the help of the other lab members. Current projects include building main-memory systems bridging the gap between transactional and analytical tools (project in partnership with MIT and the Hasso Plattner Institute), designing new algorithms to mine very large Web logs (in cooperation with VeriSign), and devising new techniques to store and process very large scientific arrays (with MIT, as part of the SciDB project ). New projects focusing on the Social Web and the Data Web will begin shortly, in partnership with leading companies and universities in Europe.

The lab is hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Fribourg. The faculty is currently experiencing a formidable expansion and recently received the largest-ever donation made to a Swiss university. Ideally situated in the heart of Switzerland and at the foot of the Alps, the city of Fribourg lies on the linguistic border between the French and German-speaking parts of the country. In addition to being recognized as a first-class location for business and education, Fribourg is also a delightful and exceptional place to live and is often ranked first for quality of life in Western Switzerland.

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Postdoctoral Position, Laboratory for Prenatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland

The NCCR-TransCure is a research network sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation involving several universities in Switzerland. It focuses on membrane transporter research in the treatment of common human diseases. We are looking for a postdoctoral In the laboratory for Prenatal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern / Department of research of the University of Bern.

The aim: To study the role of transport proteins in the placenta in preeclampsia, diabetes and other gestation-associated disorders.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in biochemistry, biology, pharmacy or medicine (MD PhD). Solid knowledge in molecular and cellular biology will be required for this project. The postdoctoral position will be available from January 2011. Salary according to the SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) guidelines.
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 2011
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