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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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Postdoctoral Research in Organic Chemistry at University of Oxford, UK

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to work under the supervision of Professor Dermot O’Hare on a research project funded by SCG Chemicals, for a period of one year in the first instance. The project is aimed at the development of new olefin polymerization catalysts. Applicants should be available to start as soon as possible after April 2011.Applicants should either already have a PhD in a relevant subject area, or have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the post. The applicant should have experience in organometallic synthesis and ideally in olefin polymerization catalysis.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TA. Further details about the department can be read on the website. Find out more about Professor O’Hare’s research on the website .For further particulars of the post, including how to apply, visit the website .These details should be obtained before an application is made. Please quote reference DH11001/DOH in all correspondence.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 7 March 2011

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PhD Scholarship in NMR Spectroscopy, DTU, Denmark

A PhD scholarship within NMR spectroscopy is available at DTU Chemistry. It will be part of a larger project entitled “Enzymatic production of human milk oligosaccharides” supported by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. The main objective of the PhD project is structure elucidation of both enzymatic as well as synthetically produced oligosaccharides and other natural products by NMR spectroscopy. The project will also include development of new methodology for absolute structure determination by NMR and application of residual dipolar couplings in structure calculations.

* Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering preferentially with a theoretical and experimental background in NMR spectroscopy and organic chemistry
* A strong commitment to research
Applicants should have a thorough interest in NMR spectroscopy. The position offers an opportunity to work within an international, dynamic multi-disciplinary project having participants from both universities and industry.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 February 2011

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