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12 Doctoral Studentships - Plant Molecular Sciences

PhD Student
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research · all Departments
Germany,Köln
Jan 14

International Max Planck Research School:
“Understanding complex plant traits using computational and evolutionary methods”

12 Doctoral Studentships

The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research,the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Heine-University Dusseldorf invite applications for Ph.D. fellowships in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Cologne,Germany.

The IMPRS is intended for highly motivated students with a strong training in plant molecular sciences. The constellation of participating institutions provides excellent conditions in the area of plant sciences with expertise in molecular plant genetics,plant biochemistry,cell biology,bioinformatics,and mathematical modelling of biological processes.

The training includes regular seminars,yearly retreats,supervision by a thesis committee,and soft skill and practical courses on modern laboratory techniques.

The program is taught in English and open to students from all countries holding a Master’s or equivalent degree.

For detailed information about the application process and the doctoral program please visit the IMPRS homepage at http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/50690/Application.

Deadline for applications is March 31,2013.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage female scientists to apply for the program. Please send your application (one pdf file) to the IMPRS program office by clicking the application button below.

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
IMPRS – Molecular Plant Development
Scientific Coordinator
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
50829 Cologne / Germany

http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/50690/Application


PhD Student - Biochemical Plant Pathology - The Roles of NO2 in Stress Responses of Arabidopsis Thaliana,Germany


PhD Student
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Germany,München
Jan 14
We offer a PhD project on the topic ''Functions of NO2 and nitrated electrophiles in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana''' at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology. The PhD position will be open from 01.03.2014. Nitric oxide (NO) is a well-researched signal in plant (stress) physiology. The NO derivative NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) nitrates (NO2-adduct) protein tyrosine residues,fatty acid and other electrophilic compounds. Previously,it was reported that NO2 is emitted by herbicide- and stress-treated plants. However,how this gas acts in signaling processes is largely unknown. The proposed PhD project aims at investigating the roles of NO2 in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana using biochemical and molecular biological approaches.

Job Description
  • Experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana,which is a model plant for molecular biology
  • Experiments with A. thaliana mutants and transgenics for the identification of genes involved in NO2 signalling
  • Analysis of protein nitration using immunodetection by anti-nitrotyrosine antibodies
  • Analysis of gene expression by microarray technology and RT-PCR
  • Analysis of nitrated metabolites by mass spectrometry (LC-MS,GC-MS)

http://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/index.html



2014 DBU Doctoral Scholarships for International Students,Germany

The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) is offering 60 doctoral scholarships to young scientists from all disciplines for carrying out research in the field of environmental protection. Scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each. In addition to above-average university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and nature conservation. The application deadline is 01.03.2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of environmental protection.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered to doctoral students for research programme at German universities.
Scholarship Provider: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who
-Has not yet begun that your thesis.
-Good German knowledge of foreign applicants are expected to be integrated into the DBU scholarship network is possible.
-In addition to above-average university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and nature conservation.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International and German researchers are eligible to apply for these doctoral scholarships.

Scholarship Description: In addition to project funding maintains the German Federal Environmental Foundation,a Fellowship Programme for young scientists. Lower be supported students at German universities. In this way,one should in Environmental issues particularly competent generation of scientists to be established. Highly qualified young scientists who research topics with clear loading Edit train on current environmental and conservation issues and their work contribute to the solution of these problems are under-doctoral fellowships supported. Environmental problems are characterized by their high complexity,so that their solution,an interdisciplinary cooperation of various Wissenschaftsbe-requires rich.Therefore,the scholarship program is aimed specifically DBU to qualified applicants from all disciplines / fields of study and supports the special interdisciplinary research topics.

Number of award(s): The DBU awards 60 doctoral scholarships per year.

Duration of award(s): These doctoral scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each.

What does it cover? The amount of the scholarship is from June 2009 monthly 940,– €.In addition to Scholarship,a monthly allowance of 210,– € for material and travel costs (Reimbursement of expenses allowance) paid. Any additional material resources can be granted only in exceptional cases and on a small scale. If this ge-wishes will have the scholarship application,a detailed and complete Cost plan are attached. Fellows with children receive a child allowance.Is the children’s allowance 200,– € for the first child and an additional 150,– € for the second and each additional child. Fellows with child / children may,on request in special cases (eg birth and settling into the family of the child) disease a family break-einletions in which the DBU scholarship rests.This family leave is limited to maximum 12 months limited per child.

Notification: The committee meets four times a year and makes its decisions with Voice majority. The meeting of the selection committee twice a year a group of most promising candidates / inside for a personal interview Loading. This conversation is conducted in German and held annually End April,May (Application Deadline: January 15) and the end of September,October (Application Deadline: June 15) instead. The decision on the application shall be notified in writing,however unfounded. A legal claim on the total currency of a scholarship does not exist.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 01.03.2014.
https://www.dbu.de/958.html





 IPNI awards 2014

IPNI Offers Awards to Graduate Students and Scientists

The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Board of Directors offers two awards of interest to graduate students and scientists working in plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients: The "International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards" and the "IPNI Science Award".
The International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. Priority is given to the relevance of the proposed research in support of IPNI's mission. Students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy,horticulture,ecology,soil fertility,soil chemistry,crop physiology,and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply. Awards of US $2,000 each will be awarded to winners. Review of applications will be conducted on a regional basis,including the following: North America,Latin America,Eastern Europe & Central Asia,China,South Asia,Southeast Asia,Australia/New Zealand,and Africa.

Deadline to apply for the 2014 Scholar Awards is April 30,2014. Please see the official announcement for the 2014 Scholar Award Program under 'Additional Resources' on your left.
The web page https://www.ipni.net/scholar/learn
where you can download your application is currently under maintenance. Please check back here regularly. We will also announce when it is ready to accept applications.


VIB International PhD Program in Life Sciences in Belgium,2014

The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) offers PhD scholarships in Life Sciences in Belgium. Candidates should hold a university degree or satisfy equivalent requirements,which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree,or equivalent,in life sciences (e.g. biology,biochemistry,biotechnology),physics,engineering,chemistry,or related fields. Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline. Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of Life Sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility:
Nationality: The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians,currently not living in Belgium.
-University degrees: Candidates should hold a university degree,or satisfy equivalent requirements,which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree,or equivalent,in life sciences (e.g. biology,biochemistry,biotechnology),physics,engineering,chemistry,or related fields. In general,this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants,who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline,can also apply,but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews. Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams. Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE),but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp,Brussels,Leuven or Ghent. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.
-Age: Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
-Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore,candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English,such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application,but should you have TOEFL test results,please adds these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the TOEFL codes of Ghent University,the K.U.Leuven,the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-Belgians) can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: VIB is offering 8 PhD scholarships for international life sciences PhD students. Apply now to kick-start your scientific career in a center of excellence,backed by first class research facilities and training in our multidisciplinary,international scientific community. VIB scientists work at the frontlines of molecular biology,cell biology,developmental biology,structural biology,plant systems biology,genetics,biochemistry and microbiology. VIB is a life sciences research center in Flanders,Belgium,in the heart of Europe.

Number of award(s): 8 PhD scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: In March 2014,short-listed candidates will be sent an invitation letter for the selection week from 19-22 May 2014. The university will reimburse your travel expenses and provide free accommodation in Ghent during the selection week.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your application. Use English in all the documents.
-Step 1 - Requirement
-Step 2 – Select your projects
-Download and complete the Application Form
-Submit the Application Form and scans of degrees and certificates
-Collect recommendations

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th February 2014
http://www.vib.be/en/training/international-phd-program/Pages/How-to-apply.aspx



Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science for International Students in Australia,2014

University of Queensland is offering one scholarship for international students in the field of Agricultural Science. Australian,New Zealand and international students can apply for the scholarship. Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level in the Faculty of Science. The value of Scholarship is approximate $3,700 (approximate). The application deadline is 12 April 2014.

Study Subject (s): Scholarship is provided in the field of Agricultural Science at University of Queensland.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree level at University of Queensland in Australia.
Scholarship Provider: University of Queensland,Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: Graduate or undergraduate students whose studies accord with the object of the scholarship and who,in the Associate Dean’s opinion,requires financial assistance towards undertaking those studies.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Australian,New Zealand and international students can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Ivor A. Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student whose studies best accord with the object of the award in demonstrating an interest in pastoral industries of Australia.

Number of award(s): One Scholarship will be offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarship will be offered for one year.

What does it cover? The value of scholarship is $3,700 (approximate). Award value varies each year.

Selection Criteria: Selection based on relevance of study to pastoral industries and financial need.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or in person.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 April 2014.

PhD Positions at Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research,India

Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research Devanahalli is offering PhD positions for young enthusiastic researchers in the field of Theoretical Physics,Materials Science and Biological Sciences. Researchers must have MSc degree in Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics and Biology or in other interdisciplinary areas such as Materials Science,Biotechnology,Microbiology,Chemical sciences etc. Researchers must be qualified in the CSIR-JRF /UGC-JRF examinations or have DST- INSPIRE fellowship. Submit your application electronically.

Study Subject (s): The position is awarded in Theoretical Physics,Materials Science & Biological Sciences at PPISR,Bangalore.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level at PPISR,Bangalore.
Scholarship Provider: São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP,Proc. nº 09/53006-0),
Scholarship can be taken at: Bangalore,India

Eligibility: -Candidates with MSc in Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,and Biology or in other interdisciplinary areas such as Materials Science,Biotechnology,Microbiology,Chemical sciences etc. are eligible to apply.
-The applicants should have qualified in the CSIR-JRF /UGC-JRF examinations or have DST- INSPIRE fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students of India are eligible for this PhD research position.

Scholarship Description: Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR) is situated near Bengaluru International Airport on a sprawling area of 32 acres. PPISR offers state of the art facilities for young researchers to carry out innovative and original research in current areas of basic and applied sciences. Currently in PPISR,there are three divisions,Theoretical Physics,Materials Sciences and Biological Sciences where research programmes of advanced nature are in progressThe institute is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR),GOI,New Delhi and Manipal University,Manipal,Karnataka,as an R & D center. Faculty members are recognized as PhD supervisors and the students will be registered for their PhD degrees under Manipal University.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically. Interested candidates can send their applications to apply-at-poornaprajna.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact employer 
http://www.ppisr.res.in/biological_science.php

 

 

Master of Science Program in Agricultural Biotechnology (2014-2015)

Academic Institution: 
Faculty of Agriculture,Naresuan University 
 
Duration: 
Two (2) years (academic year 2014 – 2015) 
 
Eligible Countries:
Afghanistan,Bangladesh,Djibouti,El Salvador,Eritrea,Fiji,Gambia,Guinea,Indonesia,Iran,Jordan,Kenya,Lesotho,Malawi,Maldives,Marshalls Islands,Micronesia,Nepal,Pakistan,Papua New Guinea,Philippines,Samoa,Solomon Island,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Tanzania,Timor-Leste,Uganda and Vanuatu.
 
Objectives:
            1. To offer master degree courses in Agricultural Biological.
            2. To increase human development in Agricultural Biotechnology.
 
Course Synopsis & Methodology:
            This course is designed to provide advanced training in the use of recent technological developments in agricultural biotechnology. The major topics covered include crop breeding,bioinformatics,genetic engineering,plant cell and tissue culture,molecular mapping,high-throughput genetic analysis,bio-sensors,industrial fermentation,biofuel,and bioremendiation. The course will train students with theoretical knowledge,communication,and management skills which in turn,allow them to become efficient researchers concerning over ethics of agricultural biotechnology. 
 
Course Content And Study Topic:
            The Master of Science Program in Agricultural Biotechnology has both credit and non-credit courses which focus on two approaches,the first is plant biotechnology,and the second is industrial biotechnology. Student have to undertake basic,applied and adaptive research to generate appropriate technologies to support sustainable agriculture or to address current and future challenges of farming community and to provide technology options relevant to the agro-climatic situations.
  Qualifications:
            Applicants to the program must be holding a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science,biology,biochemistry,microbiology or related fields from an accredited college or university. Special consideration is given to applicants with work experience. The program admissions committee makes all admission recommendations on case-by-case basis. 
 Documents Required:
  • Three (3) copies of the TICA Application Form,each affixed with photographs.
  • Grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  • Original undergraduate transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement include CV
  • TOEFL (for student non-English speaking institutions)
    • Computer based: 213
    • Paper based: 550
    • iBT: 80 and IELT: 6.5
  Closing Date For Nomination:
            November 30,2013
            Late or incomplete applications / documents will not be considered.
  Contact:
            Assistant Professor Dr. Duangporn Premjet,
            Department of Agricultural Science,
            Faculty of Agriculture,Natural Resources and Environment,
            Naresuan University
            Tel (66) 5596 2736
            Email: duangpornp@nu.ac.th; nu.agsci@gmail.com
http://tica.thaigov.net/main/en/relation/3047/36337-Master-of-Science-Program-in-Agricultural-Biotechn.html


 


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