university of southern denmark | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

2011 PhD Scholarship in Functional Phosphoproteomics and Nerve Biology, Denmark

The PhD project is part of a larger initiative entitled “Comprehensive functional characterization of signalling pathways in nerve endings”. Specifically the successful applicant will be performing functional studies of phosphorylated proteins involved in signalling in nerve terminals. The PhD scholarship is financed by the Lundbeck foundation and the University of Southern Denmark.
– Master of Science in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Protein chemistry or other relevant education.
– Applicants with extensive knowledge in protein chemistry, biological mass spectrometry, protein characterization (especially characterization of protein phosphorylation and enrichment strategies for phosphoproteomics), molecular biology and cellular biology will be preferred.
– The successful applicant will in addition have a theoretical and practical experience in performing selected reaction monitoring (SRM) experiments on peptides for relative and absolute quantitative proteomics.
– Excellent skills in English (written and spoken).
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
17 March, 2011

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PhD in Experimental Nanobioscience and Dairy Research,University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

A PhD scholarship in experimental nanobioscience and dairy research is available at the Department of Physics and Chemistry (IFK) from 15 May, 2011 – 15 May, 2014.The position is associated with the MEMPHYS-Center for Biomembrane Physics with collaborators at NanoSYD (ALSION, SDU), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB, SDU) and LIFE (KU).Outstanding candidates with a strong background in nanobioscience, biophysics, bioimaging, or related fields are invited to apply. Experience with the characterization of soft nanoparticles and nanostructures will be an advantage. The candidate will be involved in a highly interdisciplinary project devoted to the characterization of casein micelles and other soft nanostructures in dairy samples. The project will focus on high resolution imaging and establishing a link between nanostructure and derived product function.

The successful candidate will be required to perform experiments at SDU (Odense, DK) as well as NanoSYD (Sønderborg, DK). The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Southern Denmark.Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

Scholarship Application Deadline:9 March, 2011

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2011 Scholarship in Biorobotics, University of Bielefeld, Germany

The positions are remunerated 50% of E13 (according to TV-L West, German public service). The salary scale typically ranges between 19200 and 22400 Eur p.a., depending on work experience.The positions on offer are embedded into an excellent interdisciplinary environment with intensive contacts to various facilities and workgroups of Bielefeld University. In particular, this includes the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, CITEC. The EU-project ( as a whole is formed by the Biomechatronics lab and the Neuroethology lab of Bielefeld University (coordinator), a Systems Engineering lab at the University of Catania, Italy, a Sensor Technology lab at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, and a Neurogenetics lab at the University of Mainz, Germany.
The position is in the area of Neuroethology/Biomechanics. The successful candidate should hold a master or diploma degree, preferably in biology or neuroscience. Advanced experimental and theoretical skills in Neurobiology (sensorimotor systems) and/or Biomechanics (whole-body kinematics, force measurements) are advantageous as well as sound experience in the analysis of multi-dimensional data. Candidates with a background in a related area within the computer sciences (e.g. bio-inspired robotics) are also encouraged to apply. Participation in administrative and organizational tasks of the EU-project is also expected. The position is suited to conduct a PhD-project.

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore especially encourages women to apply. In the case of comparable competences and qualification, women will preferably be considered if there are no dominating reasons arising from the person of another applicant. Bielefeld University also encourages disabled people to apply. Part-time employment is possible.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
15, March 2011.

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