max planck institute | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Doctoral Positions at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany

The institute provides a stimulating, competitive, yet collaborative environment for research and graduate education. Qualified candidates can pursue doctoral degrees under the supervision of MPI-SWS Faculty.

Graduate students work as members of one or more of the institute’s research groups, which perform internationally leading, highly visible research in their respective fields of specialization. Graduate students receive individual training and mentoring from MPI-SWS faculty, preparing them for leadership in world-class academic or industrial research.

All admitted students receive a scholarship to cover fees, living expenses and health insurance. Additional financial support is provided for students with a dependent spouse or children.

Qualified candidates who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in a research area covered by MPI-SWS faculty may apply using the application form. The review of applications for Fall 2011 will begin on January 15, 2011. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to submit applications by that date; however, we will continue to accept applications throughout the year for exceptionally strong candidates. Please expect a delay of up to three months when applying outside the normal schedule.

Scholarship Application Deadline:throughout the year

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Two Postdoctoral Scientists Position in Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg: Earth Sciences and Climate Research

The successful applicants would work in either the Department The Atmosphere in the Earth System, or The Land in the Earth System to carry out fundamental research in the context of the CMIP5 project and the 5th assessment report of the IPCC. The successful candidate will analyze the newly produced CMIP5 simulations with an emphasis on contributions from the MPI-Earth System Model.

For this position we expect a PhD in applied mathematics, physics, meteorology, physical climatology, or oceanography, as well as the following skills:
* Experience in the evaluation and analysis of simulated and observed data under global climate change conditions
* Strong oral and written communication skills in English
* Ability to work well with others in a diverse work environment

Scholarship application Deadline: 28 Febraury 2011

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Postdoctoral Fellowships “Urban Geography”, Germany

The Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany, seeks to appoint three post-doctoral research fellows in Urban Geography, each for three years. The geographers will be employed to conduct research respectively in the following locations: New York (likely Astoria in Queens), Johannesburg (likely Hillbrow) and Singapore (likely Jurong West).

Post-docs will undertake two months of project training in Germany before residing in the respective project city for the duration of the project, will undertake site visits to all Globaldivercities project sites, and will participate in a final international conference in Germany. Prof. Vertovec will manage the project through site visits, team meetings in various locations and video-conferences. The entire team will have input towards film-making, and all project members will be encouraged and supported to develop their own publications as well as to contribute to collective publications.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Geography and have a track record of research (and ideally publication) regarding urban contexts. In addition to English, language competence in a relevant language (i.e., likely to be spoken among some immigrants in the given location) will be an advantage, as will knowledge and experience of one of the project cities.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 February 2011

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