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European Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P)

The European Master on Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology (WOP-P) is a graduate university programme, supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme which provides a Postgraduated Diploma.
The Master requires a university undergraduate degree in Psychology. The objective is to contribute to the qualification of professionals and researchers in the discipline of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology emphasizing a European approach and perspective. The Master implements the main guidelines developed by the Euro-Psych model for the European Diploma of Psychology (EDP) supported by the European Federation of Psychology Association (EFPA). It also follows the Reference Model and Minimal Standards of the European Curriculum in WOP Psychology established by the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychology Professors (ENOP).

Five European universities are involved: Universitat de València (Spain) as the coordinating institution, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Université René Descartes Paris 5 (France), Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna (Italy), and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal) and two Non-European universities are also involved: Universidade de Brasília (Brazil) and University of Guelph (Canada).

The duration of the Programme is two full-time years, with a total workload of 120 ECTS credits (60 per year). The languages of instruction and examination can be any of the following languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th January 2011

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Finnish Government Scholarship 2011-2012, Finland

The Finnish Government offers scholarships of 3-9 months for Doctoral level studies, research and teaching at a higher education institution in Finland. The Finnish Government Scholarship Pool programme is open to young researchers from all academic fields. The scholarships can not be applied for post-Doctoral studies or research.

The scholarships are based mainly on cultural agreements or similar arrangements between Finland and the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

* intend to pursue post-Master’s level studies as a visiting student, participate in a research project or teach at a higher education institution or public research institute in Finland; priority will be given to doctoral studies
* have established contact with the Finnish receiving institution before applying
* have a letter of invitation from the academic supervisor in Finland; the invitation should also include a timetable
* have earned a Master’s-level degree before applying
* not have spent already more than one year at a Finnish higher education institution immediately before the intended scholarship period in Finland
* be able to give proof of sufficient skills in speaking and writing the language needed in study/research
* be a national of one of the eligible countries listed above.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
28 February2011
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in liquid NMR, Portugal

Applications are open for one (1) fellowship position for Management of Science and Technology (NMR research expert with PhD) with the duration of 1 year, extendable until the end of 2012, at Nuclear Magnetic Resonace Laboratory of Centro de Química da Madeira (CQM/http://cqm.uma.pt), University of Madeira, Madeira Island, Portugal
The successful candidate will support, plans and manage the PTNMR CQM/UMa network site to ensure the most efficient services to internal/external laboratory users, in accordance with the management procedures of the PTNMR agreement established between the institutions that constitute the Portuguese National Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Network (PTNMR) and the FCT-MCTES.

The functions of the Manager of Science and Technology will include:
1) Technical maintenance of the NMR equipment (e. g. cryoliquid refills), optimization, implementation and updating of techniques and procedures.
2) Service management of the NMR equipment:
a. Planning, registration and reports of the equipment allocation time;
b. Support to the financial management;
c. Update and maintenance of the equipment website, including the updating of the online web management tool for NMR scheduling, and coordination with the website of the PTNMR.
3) Promotion of the PTNMR network activities:
a. Collaboration in local training activities;
b. Assist in organizing events integrated into PTNMR;
c. Planning new events.
4) Development and support of research activities in the framework of the Natural Products and Materials Group’s.

Applications: Candidates must send,  the following:
a. Motivation letter;
b. A brief statement of the applicant current and future research interest (Max. 2 pag.);
c. Detailed Curriculum Vitae;
d. Academic certificates in Portuguese or translated to English (certificated translation);
e. Working program to be developed in the scope of the Natural Products and/or Materials Groups of CQM (Max. 2 pag.);
f. Name and e-mail contacts of two referees.

Scholarship Application Deadline: until 31 of January 2011 (5 PM, Portuguese time)

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