ecosystem | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Remote Sensing and GIS, Cotonou

The Post?Doctoral Fellow will be based at the temporary headquarters of Africa Rice in Cotonou, Benin and will work under the supervision of the Program 2 Leader. She or he will be responsible for:
– Evaluating and applying methodologies for mapping the distribution of rice in different
ecosystems in Africa using remote sensing, GIS and national statistics;
– The development, validation and application of innovative approaches to map abiotic and biotic stress distribution in rice production systems in Africa;
– Performing spatial analysis in a GIS environment to identify suitable areas for adoption of stress?tolerant varieties by combining remote sensing obtained maps and survey data;
-Prepare presentations and publish research results in peer?reviewed journals.
– Developing research proposals, and
– Undertaking any other duties as requested by the Program 2 Leader.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 February 2011 or until the position is filled.

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PhD Position-Services for Information Society Research Group, University of Vigo, Spain: IT Engineering in CLOUDIA project”

We seek a highly motivated candidate to work in user-oriented assistance to access services in the cloud. A pre-doctoral position (FPI Grant) funded by MICINN (Spanish Government) is available. The position is associated to the project “CLOUDIA: Social ecosystem for the ubiquitous and personalized provision of services in the cloud”, and will be based at University of Vigo (Vigo, Spain).
The Services for Information Society Research Group (SSI) at the University of Vigo is integrated in the Department of Telematics Engineering (DET). This group has proven experience in IDTV research and development (inter-operable Set-Top Boxes according to MHP, applications, etc.). During the last years, the research work of the group has been oriented to the development of transversal methodologies for personalization, recommendation and adaptation of contents, based on semantic technologies. In this field the group has taken part and directed pilot projects for the construction of personalized services on different domains of application as tourism, advertising, and audiovisual and educational contents. More recently, the interest of the group is also focused on the combination of the potential of semantic reasoning methodologies and those of social collaboration derived from Web 2.0 technologies. These research lines have been founded through contracts with companies and especially through research projects obtained in competitive tendering processes from the Xunta de Galicia, the National R&D Plan of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, programs PROFIT and AVANZA of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce and several programs of the European Union.

Applicants should be university students (both Spanish and foreign, who belong to member states or not) who are in possession of a degree or fulfill all the requirements in order to access third cycle education or Official Postgraduate studies obtained after 1st January 2007. According to the research field, we are looking for University degrees in Information Technologies (Informatics, Telecommunications, Computer Science, …). Qualifications obtained in foreign Universities must be validated or officially recognized at the time of submission. A good command of English is required.

See conditions and frequently asked questions in Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación at (Programa nacional de formación de Recursos Humanos, Subprograma de Formación de Personal Investigador).

If you are interested in this position, please send your application letter including detailed curriculum vitae (preferably in pdf) to Ana Fernández Vilas (

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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