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3 Postdoctoral Positions in Normal and Malignant Stem Cell Research, Denmark

We are interested in the underlying mechanisms governing the properties of normal and malignant stem cells. Our main focus is, very broadly, how the control of gene expression contributes to the biology of normal hematopoietic stem cells and how this control is altered in acute myeloid leukemia.

Research in the group involves the use of a number of experimental systems including human patient samples as well as genetically modified mouse models. We have strong expertise in multicolor flow cytometry and use a number of genomic techniques – such as ChIP-seq to assess transcription factor binding and epigenetic configurations as well as micro array and sequencing-based (RNA-seq) gene expression profiling. Importantly, the interpretation of these data is supported by a number of “in-group” bioinformaticians as well as extensive collaborations with the neighboring Bio informatics Centre. Thus, the successful candidates will join a dynamic research environment with access to all modern facilities.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
June 1, 2011.

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10 PhD Fellowships at The IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology, Germany

The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences in Kiel (IFM Geomar). The graduate school offers an internationally competitive research environment with state of art facilities. The participating groups are working on a broad variety of research topics including molecular, behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.
The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011
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2011 PhD Position with a Focus on the Didactics of Human Geography, Sweden

The Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, announces one PhD-position with a focus on the didactics of Human Geography. The position will be attached to the research project described below.The applicant is required to fulfil the general eligibility requirement for Phd studies (a master or ”magister” exam). Additionally, the applicant should fulfil the special eligibility requirement (”särskild behörighet”), i.e. to have achieved pass grades in at least 60 course points in the discipline of human geography/social geography/geography or in an equivalent discipline (e.g. development studies, environmental change and management etc).

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
– scientific and didactic knowledge and skills of relevance to the research project,
– analytical ability and skills in writing, as demonstrated by a scientific report, paper or degree project thesis and
– the applicants potential to contribute to and utilise the research environment at the department.

Scholarship Application Deadline:April 15, 2011

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