postdoctoral fellows | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biology, Massey University, New Zealand

The successful candidate will study ways of improving the spatial and temporal resolution of genetic inferences about past human migrations. Although there is scope to accommodate existing research interests, the successful candidate will develop, implement and test new methods in statistical genetics, and apply these methods to genome-scale datasets. This research will initially be directed toward reconstructing aspects of prehistoric mobility in the Pacific region, a major focus of my research group.

This postdoctoral fellowship offers a rare opportunity to extend your research training within an internationally recognized computational biology research group, while taking advantage of New Zealand’s unique natural and cultural environment. Palmerston North, a university town with a large international community, offers a full range of social and cultural amenities. The city is located close to the North Island’s central mountains, and presents regular opportunities for hiking, skiing, surfing and adventure sports, as well as experiencing New Zealand’s unique indigenous culture. Nevertheless, my research group maintains extensive international connections, especially with colleagues in Australia, Indonesia, France and the United States, and is linked firmly into the international scientific community.

Minimum Qualifications:
– A Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, computer science, population genetics, molecular evolution, or other relevant field.
– Able to conduct independent cutting-edge research.
– Proven research experience with a strong publication record.
– Solid analytical, quantitative and mathematical skills.
– Fluency in probabilistic modeling and statistical genetics.
– Candidates should be comfortable working in a UNIX environment, have a strong programming background, and be proficient in working with large datasets.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 May 2011

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position, The Robotics Institute, USA

A postdoctoral fellowship in medical robotics is available in the Medical Instrumentation Laboratory in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. The position will involve theoretical and experimental aspects of research in needle steering. The candidate should have a strong background in finite element modeling, design, and control systems, with practical experience in fabrication of mechanisms. The candidate will work with graduate students, undergraduates, and staff in the Medical Instrumentation Laboratory, as well as surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for former DAAD In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Holders from Sub-Saharan Africa

DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of
funding and scholarship programmes.
The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct, under the guidance of their host institutions, cooperative research at a German university or other research institutions. The programme is designed to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligible Applicants Applicants have to
• be alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the “In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Programme”.
• have completed their Ph.D. degree less than six years ago.
• hold an academic position at a university or research institution in Sub- Saharan Africa.
• submit an invitation from a German host institution together with a research plan which must have been arranged in advance with the host researcher in Germany.
(please note: DAAD does not find or introduce host institutions.)
• be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Applications can be handed in at any time, but at least two months before the intended visit in Germany.

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