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Two Medical Law Studentship Positions in Medical Law, Sweden

Medical Law is a comparatively young research subject at Uppsala University, introduced to meet a growing need for research focussed on the role of law in different areas of biomedicine. Medical Law transcends the borders of more traditional legal disciplines and deals with aspects of public law, private law, criminal law, EU law and public international law, as well as the interaction between law and ethics. Within this subject studies may concern legal aspects of rapidly developing scientific areas – such as genetic diagnosis or the use of ICT in healthcare – but also questions related to organisation and responsibilities in healthcare and biomedical research, as well as the status and rights of patients and research subjects. Pharmaceutical law and the regulation of forensic medicine constitute other areas of Medical Law.

An employed doctoral student shall, foremost, be devoted to his or her own postgraduate research. Other duties at the faculty which relate to teaching and administrative work may be included within the scope of the employment (to a maximum of 20%).

Scholarship Application Deadline:23 May, 2011

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PhD Position in Computer Science on Adaptive Multicore Memory Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden

In this work, adaptive memory systems and in particular on-chip memory hierarchies, will be designed and evaluated in the context of multicore processors. The memory system will adapt, i.e., dynamically reconfigure, in response to the behavior of a multithreaded or multiprogram workload.The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields: computer architecture, VLSI, digital electronics, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).

The department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly invited to apply.There are university guidelines regarding salary level.

Scholarship Application Deadline:12 April, 2011

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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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