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PhD Position Opened in Switzerland for Physicists and Computer Graphics Scientists

In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining mathematical modelling, computer science, and evolutionary developmental genetics, we still have ONE position available for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative physicist / computer scientist / engineer with strong interests / skills in computer graphics and numerical simulation approaches. The positions are for 3 years or more and can start anytime (negotiable).
This new project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the University of Geneva, integrates the expertise of three research groups for an improved understanding of the mechanisms generating variation, complexity, and convergences at colour traits in
The successful candidates will develop and deploy advanced tools forB comprehensive acquisition, modelling, and mathematical analysis of high-resolution colour textures and 3D geometries from a large number of animal individuals in the laboratory as well as in the field.

Applications: Please send (combined into one single pdf file) a brief letter of interest, your CV, as well as contact information of two references to:
-Matthias Zwicker (zwicker [at] iam [dot] unibe [dot] ch), Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, University of Bern, Switzerland. &
-Michel Milinkovitch (Michel.Milinkovitch [at] unige [dot] ch), Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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2011 Jim Gatheral Scholarship for International Students at University of Glasgow, UK: Mathematical modelling

The 2011 round of the Jim Gatheral Scholarship is now open to applications. The University of Glasgow is delighted to present the Jim Gatheral Scholarship, a postgraduate travel award intended to enhance a doctoral student’s experience of mathematical modeling, to provide funding to allow the award holder to undertake a placement lasting between two months and one year at a centre of advanced study preferably outwith the UK in order to enrich and further their academic experience and research achievements; to learn or develop new techniques in the field of mathematical modelling;  to benefit the University of Glasgow by introducing new skills to the University or creating/furthering research collaborations with international centres of excellence. Candidates should provide a detailed plan of their suggested use of the Scholarship along with a supporting statement from their School/Research Institute. The candidate’s supervisor will be required to endorse the application and confirm that the scholarship will make a significant contribution to the candidate’s research.

Eligibility: open to all postgraduate research students studying for a doctoral degree (PhD) whose research would benefit from new developments in mathematical modelling; Home/EU & International students currently registered at the University of Glasgow; open to high calibre students who have (in the opinion of the Selection Panel) already shown academic distinction and promise in the early phase of their research studies, a record of public service in the community,  English language ability

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2 May 2011

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Cardiff Research Scholarship into Advanced Neuroimaging Methods, UK

CRANIUM’s aim is to stimulate the next phase of development of neuroimaging methodology for translational neuroscience applications in human health and disease.The hub of CRANIUM is the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) with its human brain imaging techniques all under one roof:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencophalography (EEG) and Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).CRANIUM addresses three themes: Integration of multiple neuroimaging modalities, Experimentally informed mathematical modelling of brain structure and function. Enhanced image quantitation The doctoral research projects will be experimentally focussed with a strong bias towards physical science methodology applied to biological systems.The creative resources of PhD students will be harnassed to understand signals from the mammalian nervous system and to develop neuroimaging methods that will be adopted by animal and human neuroscience researchers across the world. The programme will prepare postgraduates for a research career in biomedical imaging and neuroscience, with the flexibility to take on new techniques as they develop.  Beyond academic research, there is increasing demand for experts who understand the measurement techniques applied to biological systems in the biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

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