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Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Science and Eco-hydrology, VU University, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI) is a new institute at VU University Amsterdam which aims to encourage excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary research on the environment,
global change and sustainability . It brings together five existing institutes and departments across the three Faculties of Earth and Life Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences at the university. Six new post-doctoral positions are being created in the first phase of the institute to develop novel and promising lines of research. Postdocs will work together in interdisciplinary collaboration with senior scientists and scholars from across the AGCI.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in ecology, environmental or earth sciences with a background in research on biogeochemical processes and functional relations in ecosystems. Ideally, the candidate would combine knowledge on plant physiology with either earth sciences or ecology. In addition to a strong conceptual understanding, experience with the statistical analysis of large databases as commonly collected in relevant fields of research is essential. The specific research project to be conducted will depend on the interests and expertise of the successful applicant. However, the focus will be on linking plants traits to flux or hydrology data for application in global models.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
1st June 2011

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Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit PhD Studentship in Computational Modelling in Stroke & Heart Disease, UK

A major preventable cause of brain injury following cardiac surgery comes from showering the brain with embolic debris (particles and air bubbles in the bloodstream). Emboli obstruct blood flow which can lead to tissue damage and/or stroke. This project takes place within a larger British Heart Foundation (BHF) study, which uses patient-specific computer simulations to predict the effects of emboli on cerebral blood-flow during surgery. Computer simulations have potential to provide a clinically useful tool for modelling perfusion injury, predicting brain injury, and guiding interventions. The aim of our BHF project is to extend existing Doppler ultrasound embolus detection methods using a ‘virtual patient’ simulation. The role of the PhD student will be to determine whether our virtual patient models provide valuable predictive information on cerebral perfusion correlating to physical damage seen in patients’ Magnetic Resonance (MR) Images. The project will use angiography data to develop models of the cerebral arteries, combining patient specific information with generic models of the microvasculature. Predictions based on ultrasound monitoring during surgery will be compared to the results of MR scans and neuropsychological tests. Our team collaborates closely with surgeons and physicians within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and has an established track record in Medical Physics research. The project will provide the student with training in medical imaging techniques (ultrasound and MR), clinical research methods, and modelling of vascular physiology. We are seeking a hard working, highly motivated student with good computational and communication skills and an interest in working in a clinical environment.
Eligibility: UK and EU nationals/permanent residents only. Entry Requirements: Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 degree in Physics, Engineering or a numerate discipline and have an interest in computational modeling.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011
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SRF Positions in the Department of Veterinary Gynaecology & Obstetrics at GADVASU, India: Reproductive Biology, Ecology and Management of Birds and Mammals

Applications are invited on the prescribed form for one position of Senior Research Fellow at fixed salary of Rs. 16,000/- P.M. (fixed) + HRA for post graduate in subject other than veterinary science and Rs. 18,000/- P.M. (fixed) +HRA for post graduate in veterinary science from the candidates possessing the following qualifications. arry out research on reproductive biology of Farm animals,   Any other duties that may be assigned. The post is provided in the project entitled “Reproductive biology, ecology and management of birds and mammals” NPV-53. The post is purely temporary and appointment will be made on six monthly basis. The application form can be had from this office on any working day on payment of Rs.100/- through Demand Draft drawn in the favour of Comptroller, GADVASU, Ludhiana. The applications duly complete in all respect alongwith attested copies of the certificates should reach this office by 25th March, 2011. The incomplete applications and not supported with requisite documents will not be entertained. The candidates should appear for interview on 28th March 2011 at 11.00 A.M. in the office of the undersigned. No separate intimation for interview will be sent. No TA/DA etc. will be paid for attending the interview. The candidates should bring all the original certificates with them at the time of interview.
Eligibility: 1. B.Sc. (Medical)/B.Sc. in Agriculture/B.V.Sc. & A.H./B. Sc (Hons.) in Zoology with minimum OGPA OF 2.00/4.00 or 50% marks. 2.    M.V.Sc. in Vety Physiology/Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, M.Sc. in Zoology/M.Sc. (Hons.) with minimum OGPA/OCPA of 3/40/4.00 basis or 6.5/10 basis or 65%. 3. For candidates holding Ph.D degree in Zoology/Vety. Physiology/ Animal Reproduction /Gynaecology & Obstetrics with minimum OGPA/OCPA should be 3.4/4.00 basis or 6.5/10/ 65% marks. 4. Knowledge of Punjabi upto Matric level.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 March 2011

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