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3 Postdoctoral Positions in Normal and Malignant Stem Cell Research, Denmark

We are interested in the underlying mechanisms governing the properties of normal and malignant stem cells. Our main focus is, very broadly, how the control of gene expression contributes to the biology of normal hematopoietic stem cells and how this control is altered in acute myeloid leukemia.

Research in the group involves the use of a number of experimental systems including human patient samples as well as genetically modified mouse models. We have strong expertise in multicolor flow cytometry and use a number of genomic techniques – such as ChIP-seq to assess transcription factor binding and epigenetic configurations as well as micro array and sequencing-based (RNA-seq) gene expression profiling. Importantly, the interpretation of these data is supported by a number of “in-group” bioinformaticians as well as extensive collaborations with the neighboring Bio informatics Centre. Thus, the successful candidates will join a dynamic research environment with access to all modern facilities.


Scholarship Application Deadline:
June 1, 2011.

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Postdoctoral Position in Photonic Integration, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

The division of Semiconductor Materials conducts research on Photonic Integration, semiconductor nano-structures, and nano-structured materials including photonic crystals, covering basic physics, technology and applications. Major current research programs/centers in which the division is a partner include the “Linné center in advanced optics and photonics (ADOPT)”, EU-Network of excellence “Nanophotonics for energy efficiency – N4E” and the Nordic project “Semiconductor Nanowire solar cells – NANORDSUN”. The division also conducts research projects in collaborations with industries in the field of photonics.

The candidate should have a PhD in physics or engineering. The candidate should have a strong background and experience in one or more of the following areas: semiconductor materials, nanophotonics, integrated optics, and optoelectronics. Hands-on experience in semiconductor device processing, epitaxy, and optoelectronic/photonic device design and characterization is desirable. A successful candidate should possess excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English, and should be motivated to work in a team and should be willing to be involved in multiple projects at the same time. These qualifications must be highlighted in the application. The evaluation will be based on how well the applicant fulfills the above qualifications.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
2011-05-09

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PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in NorMER, Norway: Global climate change on fisheries resources in the Nordic region, with a primary focus on the Atlantic cod.

A major challenge to managers and scientists today is to identify ways that oceans can provide food and other services in a sustainable way under changing climatic and socioeconomic conditions. As a changing climate and high harvesting put increased pressure on marine resources, scientists of the future need the cross-disciplinary skills to combine physical, biological, and social/economic science to give appropriate management advice. NorMER is a new Nordic Centre of Excellence, with funding from Nordforsk, on behalf of Top-level Research Initiative (TRI), and the participating institutions for 2011-2015, that will address this challenge through a unique program of primary research. 45 researches from 10 Nordic institutions will collaborate in training 15 new PhD students and 5 Postdocs through joint projects that explore the biological, economic, and societal consequences of global climate change on fisheries resources in the Nordic region, with a primary focus on the Atlantic cod.

The NorMER partnership includes teams led by Nils Chr. Stenseth at the University of Oslo, Carl Folke of the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, Erik Bonsdorff at Åbo Adakemi University in Finland, Marko Lindroos at the University of Helsinki in Finland, Markus Meier at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute in Sweden, Guðrún Marteinsdóttir at Marine Academic Research in Iceland, Eyðfinn Magnussen at the University of Faroe Islands, Helle Siegstad at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Øyvind Fiksen at the University of Bergen in Norway, and Thomas Kiørboe at the Technical University of Denmark. Each PhD project will be supervised and based at a single institution, but will require a mandatory visit to a partner institution of up to 4 months for co-supervision (see the detailed descriptions for each project for details). The Postdoc positions are additionally required to collaborate with multiple partner institutio.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
30th March 2011

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