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4 Year PhD Programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK

Modern genomics promises not only to help uncover the molecular basis of disease, but also to have a major impact on health care through translation of advances in techniques, computation and knowledge into clinical trials and clinical practice. Quantitative analysis is at the heart of this goal, and there is a pressing requirement for researchers with thorough mathematical and statistical expertise, in addition to training in medical genetics and informatics. This PhD programme has been established as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The programme will provide the opportunity to work at the interface between the mathematical and computational sciences, and genome-scale and translational medical research.
The programme is a four year PhD programme but follows a “1 + 3″ model, comprising a tailored first year of taught modules and research rotations, followed by a three-year research project. All students will have two supervisors: one from mathematics, engineering or other quantitative science background, and the second from a genetics or genomics/biomedical background. Successful applicants will have strong mathematical, statistical and computational skills, and may include exceptional biologists. They will develop quantitative techniques and theoretical approaches and apply them to practical problems in both translational and basic biomedical research. This PhD Programme will award fees to students at the University of Cambridge graduate ‘home rate’:

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 March 2011

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PhD Scholarships for Wind Energy Research, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

PhD Scholarships are available at the University of Brunei Darussalam for Wind Energy Research. The Scholarships include monthly allowance, annual research/field work allowance, full tuition fee and economy airfare. We are looking for students with Masters in Engineering or Physics with excellent analytical and computational skills. Previous research experience in Energy or related areas would be an advantage Interested candidates may send their CV to

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer(Dr. Sathyajith Mathew)

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PhD Scholarship in Biological Sciences, Australia: Biosphere Dynamics(Ecology and Evolution)

Biosphere Dynamics (Ecology and Evolution)
Employer: Macquarie University
Level: PhD
Scholarship Description: A full-time PhD scholarship is available in Biological Sciences in the CORE area of Ecology and Evolution at Macquarie University.

Project Name: Biosphere Dynamics
Possible research topics might include:

  • Global bioclimatology: analysis of present and modelled past and future changes in key variables influencing the distribution of terrestrial organisms
  • Fundamentals of primary production: synthesis of relevant observations and testing of alternative global models for natural ecosystem and crop productivity
  • Global water resources assessment: coupling river routing and land-surface process models for present and future applications
  • Large-scale data analysis of quantitative plant traits as a basis for a new generation of dynamic global vegetation models

Candidates should have a good undergraduate degree with first class honors or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Students with physical science backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated aptitude for independent research (eg. a good Masters project), and quantitative and computational skills, are required.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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