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PhD Scholarship in Latin American/Caribbean Migration Studies, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

It is the ambition of the Department to contribute to reducing the complexity of globalisation for business people, companies, and organisations. Thus the Department of International Culture and Communication Studies (IKK) conducts interdisciplinary research in social, linguistic, and communicative problems as reflected in international collaboration. Based on business humanities and the social sciences IKK applies these theories to problems related to economic, legal, social, and cultural issues. IKK focuses on the synergy between research and teaching and produces reflective and independent candidates through a cross disciplinary and practice related approach.

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Language, Law, Informatics, Operations Management, Accounting and Culture.To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English, and preferably also in Spanish.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 April 2011

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Fully Funded PhD Positions in Synthetic Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The following PhD position is available.
Detection of protein dynamics using single molecule fluorescence confocal microscopy.

The ability to detect the fluorescence of a single fluorophore has led to great advances in understanding of heterogeneity and dynamics at the nanoscale level in life and material sciences. The specific emission properties of fluorophores like its intensity, decay time, emission wavelength (spectrum) and anisotropy can be used to probe changes in the fluorophores surrounding. For example, fluorescence decay time changes can be used as a powerful tool to monitor quenching and energy transfer processes. A confocal microscope setup will be developed with multiple avalanche photodiodes and a spectrometer (polychromator/CCD camera) that can be used to monitor changes in multiple parameters of the single fluorophore´s emission at the same time, providing a wealth of information. In order to extract as much information as possible, it is important to choose fluorophores with a high absorption coefficient, high fluorescence, low triplet, and low photobleaching quantum yield. For this, organic fluorophores (with and without the presence of photostability enhancing additives, like e.g. ROXS) will be tested and compared with a new class of silver cluster based emitters, attached to proteins in order to determine their photo stability performance. As a test case we will investigate the conformational changes that occur during binding and transport of substrate within the neurotransmitter transporter homologue, LeuT.

A MSc or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the research project and good English skills are required.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1st of April 2011, 12 noon

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PhD Scholarship on Nordic Historiography beyond Methodological Nationalism, Denmark

Funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS) hosted by the University of Tampere, Finland .The successful applicant will define his/her own research project within the area of Nordic historiography after 1850 applying a transnational/comparative perspective. He/she is expected to be enrolled at the Graduate School of the Faculty of Humanities in Copenhagen from 1 September 2011. The PhD scholarship is a three-year position.

Research proposals should explore Nordic norms, standards and practices of academic knowledge production in the field of history. Furthermore, they should focus on a) the role of Nordic networks in the construction of history, and/or b) the role of history and historians in the construction of ‘Norden’ as a historical region.

Scholarship Application Deadline:16 May 2011 at 12 noon

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