Postdoctoral | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

Postdoctoral Assistantships in Geometry and Representation Theory, University of Oxford, UK

The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford proposes to appoint up to two post-doctoral research assistants to work in a new research group on Geometry and Representation Theory starting 1st October 2011, or some mutually agreed later date. These are fixed-term positions for two years from the starting date.The successful candidate(s) will be expected to have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or mathematical physics, and a PhD in mathematics or mathematical physics either awarded or submitted at the time of taking up the post. The PhD should be in one of the broad areas of the grant – algebraic geometry, or representation theory, or mathematical physics – and the candidate should have some knowledge of some subjects relevant to the projects to be undertaken. We are looking for able candidates with a good publication record, judged by the stage in their career, who will be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, details of teaching experience, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:11 May ,2011

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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 Research Fellowship on “The EU as a Global Discursive Actor”, Belgium

Attached to the Vice-President of the Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE), the hired researcher will sekk to contribute to the research capacities of the EUNRAGG research unit specifically within the context of the EU FP7 funded project “Europe Facing a Rising Multipolar World” entitled ‘Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks’ (GR:EEN)

The withheld researcher will be fully committed to the GR:EEN program and will share in the following responsibilities:
-Drafting work to publishable standard
– Organize a series of international scientific workshops
-Assist in the development and promotion of PhD programmes
-Help facilitate international linkages and partnerships in particular
-Support a minimum of one Case-study Integrated Forum (CSIF) – a research and dissemination platform aimed at confronting the research and policy-making communities

Scholarship Appilaction Deadline:1May 2011

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