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PhD Positions in Life Sciences at University of Warwick in UK

Globally, glyphosate use has increased very significantly since the introduction of genetically-modified (GM) glyphosate-resistant crops. Glyphosate resistant weeds have now been documented in 19 weed species across six continents. In the UK, GM crops are not currently grown, yet glyphosate use in conventional crops has increased substantially in recent years. To date, no evolved resistance to glyphosate has been reported in the UK, though a number of converging factors suggest it may only be a matter of time before it is found. In this project you will use a variety experimental evolutionary, survey and modeling approaches to assess risks of evolution of resistance to glyphosate in the UK.

This exciting project, supported by a CASE top-up award will train students in a range of skills in applied ecology and evolution to address a pressing issue that impacts on global food security The student will have the opportunity to spend at least six months on various placements within Dow AgroSciences in the UK (and potentially overseas). The Neve lab uses a range of modelling and experimental evolutionary approaches to explore ecological and evolutionary questions relating to management of resistance to herbicides. The studentship is available to all applicants who fulfil BBSRC requirements (UK residents).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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The Victoria Fernandes Scholarship in Engineering at University of Warwick, UK

The Victoria Fernandes Scholarship has been established by The School of Engineering in memory of one of our former PhD students, Victoria Fernandes. Victoria sadly died shortly before submitting her PhD thesis in 2006. Vicky (as she was widely referred to) had obtained a first class Warwick MEng in 2003 and continued onto our research degree programme, examining aspects of cementitious materials and their application to low-cost housing in the tropics. Throughout her studies she was ill with an infection that often incapacitated her, yet after every medical setback she returned to her studies with renewed determination. Her commitment to completing those studies was exceptional and extraordinary and she consciously risked her life for them. This Scholarship has been established in recognition and memory of her commitment, dedication and courage. She set an example for us all. The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applicants for this fully funded PhD Scholarship in Engineering. The Scholarship will pay an annual stipend at the standard rate (currently £13,590) and Tuition Fees at the Home/EU rate. Overseas applicants are welcome to apply but, if successful, will have to pay the difference between the Home and Overseas Fees.
Applications are welcome in any branch of engineering that are in line with the School’s research interests, amongst others these include; systems modelling, biomedical engineering, complex systems engineering, communications, photonics, intelligent systems, image processing, materials, power electronics, sensors, ultrasonics, thermal engineering, civil and water engineering, renewable and sustainable energy, fluid dynamics and optical engineering. For full details of our research activities please click here for our online brochure.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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Research Fellowships in History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK

The Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) invites applications for a Research Fellow related to the CHM’s Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, Situating Medicine: New Directions in the History of Medicine’. Applications are welcome from internal and external candidates with research expertise in the History of Medicine.The Fellowship is intended for early career researchers who have no more than two year’s postdoctoral research/teaching experience and who have not held a permanent academic post. You will have an excellent academic record and the potential to pursue your chosen research subject at the highest level.You will be expected to conceptualise and conduct a public engagement project related to you own research interest and in line with the CHM’s Wellcome Trust Strategic Award focus areas.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 18 April 2011

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