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Research Positions in the Department of Engineering at IIT- Bombay, India

Positions of Research Associate/Junior Research Fellow (RA/JRF), Research Associate (RA), Project Engineer (PE), Senior Research Fellow (SRF), Research Engineer (RE), System Administrator (SA), Research Assistant (RA1), Co-ordinator (CRD), Project Associate (PA), Design Associate (DA) are available in the following projects. The positions are temporary initially for a period of one year and tenable only for the duration of project. The selection committee may offer lower or higher designation and lower or higher salary depending upon the experience and performance of the candidate in the interview.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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The University of Cape Town Research Associateships, South Africa

The Research Associateships have been established to provide prestigious awards to reward excellent student researchers, who are registered for full-time study and to recognise and support the work of their supervisors.
The purpose of the Research Associateships is to align reward and recognition of the research undertaken by students and their supervisors, with the University’s strategic objectives to be research-led and to be a transforming university.

Eligibility Criteria
o Only students who are registered for full-time study for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of the Doctoral degree
o Upgrades: Where a student has upgraded from Masters to Doctoral, she/he is eligible only in the 1st and 2nd year of DOCTORAL study (notwithstanding the number of years that she/he was registered for Masters).
o Only students who are registered for full-time study in the 1st and 2nd years of a Master’s degree by dissertation only
o Only students who are registered for full-time study in the 2nd year of a Master’s degree by coursework and research.
o Students registered for full-time study in the Commerce Faculty for a 4-year Doctoral degree (whereby the 1st year consists of coursework and is certificated) are eligible and may be nominated in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
o Students who meet the above criteria must be NOMINATED by their supervisors. Individual application from students will not be accepted.
o Full time Staff members are not eligible.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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Research Positions in Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at University of Cambridge, UK

We have a unique and exciting research opportunity for a postdoctoral immunologist in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Welcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory  owing to the recent and very rapid progress in discovering genes with polymorphisms that determine susceptibility to type 1 diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases of children.
We are keen to identify a researcher who wants to make a difference, and can apply a range of skills in immunology, gene expression and function at the molecular cellular and whole organism level, across disciplines. You will need a first class publication record such that you would be highly competitive for a personal fellowship. The position would be available in John Todd’s laboratory, in collaboration with Linda Wicker and David Clayton, with world-class facilities and interactions in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and the University for functional analyses, including allele-specific gene expression, multicolour flow cytometry and access to blood donors and patients. Our specific aim is to correlate disease-associated genotype with phenotype in order to investigate the pathways that determine development of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. Senior Research Associate status may be available for suitable candidates, subject to Faculty Board approval.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2011

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