Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Scholarships for High School Students

If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO - Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation). 

The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form:
580,Shubhakar, 44th cross, 1st A main road, Jayanagar, 7th block, Bangalore.

Contactnumbers: 
1. Ms.Saraswati - 99009 06338 
2. Mr.Shivkumar - 99866 30301 
3. Ms.Bindu - 99645 34667

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Computational Chemists at AstraZeneca

Computational Chemistry section within the Medicinal Chemistry department in the Cardio-vascular and Gastro-intestinal Innovative
Medicines unit (CVGI iMed) at AstraZeneca in Molndal, Sweden, is currently recruiting a number of Senior Scientists in computational
chemistry for working in our drug discovery projects in all phases between target selection and candidate nomination.

The role requires enthusiasm, flexibility, and the ability to interact in a multi-disciplinary team and to communicate effectively. We are
looking for Ph.D.s in science with experience in cheminformatics, small molecule modeling, ligand- and structure-based design. Industrial
experience from a similar role and/or a background in, e.g., organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, computer programming, or
pharmacy is advantageous. This is a challenging position in the interplay of different disciplines in a fast developing field.
For a more detailed description and information for how to apply, please follow the link below and load up your application not later than
June 13, 2011:

   http://www.astrazeneca.se/Career/Vacancies?itemId=3184958&nav=yes
   (Go to "Vacancies advertised in English" and type "MOL000000MS"
   into the field "Job Number")

PhD fellowship in Theoretical Chemistry

A PhD fellowship (Theoretical Chemistry) is available in the International Research Training Group (IRTG 1422, Internationales Graduiertenkolleg) /
International PhD Program

Metal Sites in Biomolecules: Structures, Regulation and Mechanisms funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the
Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen.

Project: The student will take part in the International Research Training Group 1422 as a member of the 'Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry'
group. Research carried out in the IRTG investigates the structures, the regulation and the function of natural and artificial metallobiosites.
The project will focus on the development of hybrid quantum mechanics methods [J. Chem. Phys. 128 (2008) 144106] for the theoretical study of
such systems. The successful candidate will be involved in program coding as well as computational applications within the IRTG framework.

Requirements: Applicants should have completed their graduate studies (Master or Diploma) in Chemistry or Physics. Applicants with experience
in computational chemistry programs and/or programming (in particular C and scripting languages) will be favored although such experience is not
a prerequisite for the position.

Organization: The 'Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry' group is a Free-Floater Research Group recently established at the
Georg-August-University Goettingen within the scope of the German Excellence Initiative. The University ranks among the top research
Institutions in the country, offering excellent career opportunities for young researchers. The IRTG offers a high-level teaching program
including lecture and seminar series, method and soft skill courses.

Application Details: Candidates should upload curriculum vitae, a motivation letter together with two references via the online form
located at www.uni-goettingen.de/positions-exini by July 20th, 2011 (24.00 hrs local time Goettingen, Germany). For more information on
the position and the research group, please contact Jun.-Prof. Ricardo Mata (rmata[at]gwdg.de). 

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.
Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. 
 
International applications are also welcome. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored.

Monday, 23 May 2011

International Max Planck PhD Program

IMPRS for Molecular and Cellular Biology is looking for students with strong motivation and talent for first class basic research in Immunology, Epigenetics, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics and Proteomics

You will:

• Work on exciting scientific projects addressing the hot topics of molecular and cellular biology in various systems
• Receive full funding for the whole time of the PhD (3-4 years)
• Rotate in 3 laboratories before you start your PhD project
• Enjoy the benefits of a state-of-the-art scientific institute with first-class facilities
• Be part of a vibrant international research community – official language is English
• Benefit from intensive practical and theoretical education and complementary skills courses

IMPRS-MCB PhD program is organized by the Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the University of Freiburg. Our scientists are publishing in the high impact factor journals and are internationally renowned experts in their fields. You will have a chance to regularly meet international speakers at the institute and at conferences.

You have MSc, MRes, Diploma or an equivalent degree in Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry or related sciences.  The degree should be awarded latest 6 months after the application deadline. You have several months of practical lab experience working on a scientific project, excellent English language skills and wish to work in a dynamic international team.
More information about the program and how to apply you will find on our web page
www.imprs-mcb.mpg.de

Application deadline: 31. May 2011

Sunday, 22 May 2011

PhD Position Bioinformatics

The Robert Koch Institute is one of the central institutions for health protection in Germany. It serves the Federal Ministry of Health as a central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. The Institute combines basic research with risk assessment and with political advice. Its most important tasks include protection against infectious diseases and the analysis of the health situation in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute is located in Berlin (www.rki.de).

For the specific research group Bioinformatics (NG 4) and starting from starting from June/July 2011, we have an opening for a



Research Assistant/PhD Student

(Up to salary scale 13 TV�D 50%, depending on qualification and experience. The TV�D is the collective salary system for the public service in Germany.)


Duties and responsibilities:

� Development of algorithms and software tools for the robust analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry (MS) data
� Analysis of high dimensional genomics and proteomics datasets related to relevant disease focused research questions
� Close collaboration with experimental groups in the fields of genomics and proteomics including the verification and interpretation of results and their relevance
� Publication and presentation of research results

Required Qualifications:

� Master�s degree in statistics, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field
� Experience in algorithm development
� Computer programming skills, e.g. in R, Matlab or Python
� Preferred qualifications include practical experience or in depth skills in at least one of the following fields
o Application and development of statistical methods or machine learning algorithms
o Analysis of high dimensional datasets
o Software engineering methods and in-depth programming skills, e.g. in C++
o Molecular biology (genomics/proteomics) and experience in the collaboration with biomedical groups
� Interest and enthusiasm for biomedical research questions
� Excellent command of English (written and spoken); knowledge of German is a plus


For specific information about the position please contact:

Dr. Bernhard Renard
Phone: +49 30 18754 2561
E-Mail: RenardB@rki.de



The RKI is committed to equal opportunity for men and women and specifically encourages women to apply. In principle, part-time employment is possible.

Severely disabled applicants will be given preference over non-disabled competitors if they possess the same qualification and aptitude.

We value dedication and innovation and focus on task completion. In return, we offer an employee focused work environment, challenging projects, an active health promo-tion, as well as flexible working hours. To the extent possible, we support the compatibility of family and business. The institute cooperates with a child care facility. New employees from abroad may be able to provisionally live in subsidized apartments on the RKI-campus until a private home is found and will receive support to attend intensive courses in German.


Please address your written application - including relevant documents - by stating the application code �Kennziffer 29/11� to the


Robert Koch-Institut, - Personalreferat -, Postfach 65 02 61, 13302 Berlin, Germany
until May 13, 2011 (incoming at RKI).

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bioinformatician job at LIMES University of Bonn Germany

The LIMES (Life and Medical Sciences) Institute is part of the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn. The Institute has been established to foster molecular research spanning from immunology to metabolism using a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technologies including state-of-the-art genomic technologies. In this regard, the Department for Genomics and Immunoregulation at the LIMES-Institute has recently established a Next-Generation Sequencing Facility and is now seeking to broaden the field of bioinformatics and systems biology.

The LIMES Institute invites applications for the position of a Bioinformatician (E13, TVL-13) as member of the Department of Genomics and Immunoregulation

We are looking for a scientist actively working in the field of transcriptional regulation based on high throughput data analysis with a strong focus on biological network analysis. Other fields of theoretical biology / biomathematics are also welcome. It is expected that the candidate closely cooperates with other scientists of the institute and international research groups. We offer a highly motivating environment, flexible working hours, and ability to work independently.

The candidate should have a strong background in biology and mathematics / bioinformatics. We expect the candidate to demonstrate substantial experience in the analysis of high-throughput data with an emphasis on transcriptional regulation. We further expect a highly motivated candidate with international experience.
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (E13, TVL-13).

The LIMES Institute advocates gender equality. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The contract will start as soon as possible and will initially be restricted to 30.06.2013 with a possibility of extension up to five years. An extension will be subject to personal performance.

Please send your application by e-mail attachment, including a detailed CV, successful grant applications (if available), and up to five publications to Prof. Dr. Joachim L. Schultze, Head of the Department of Genomics and Immunoregulation (e-mail: office.immunogenomics@uni-bonn.de) at the latest 15.06.2011.

PhD opening in theoretical chemistry and physics

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the group of Dr. Katarzyna Pernal 
in the Institute of Physics, Technical University of Lodz, Poland. The position is 
linked to a project "Accurate description of intermolecular interaction energies 
from extended random phase approximation" operated within the Foundation for 
Polish Science "Pomost Programme" co-financed by the European Regional Development 
Fund. The project will be conducted in collaboration with Laboratoire de Chimie 
Theorique, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. 

The position is in the field of theoretical/computational chemistry and physics. 
The project involves development and coding of new quantum chemistry methods 
based on extensions of random phase approximations. The new methods will 
be employed in describing molecular systems with noncovalent interactions. 
Additionally, new methods will be developed to obtain excitation energies. 

REQUIREMENTS
* Full university degree (Master Degree or equivalent) in Theoretical/Quantum 
  Chemistry or Theoretical/Computational Physics (candidates expecting to receive 
  their M.Sc. degree till the end of June are encourage to apply as well).
* Good knowledge of quantum chemistry/physics methods.
* Programming skills.
* Strong mathematical background.
* Fluent spoken and written English. 

APPLICATIONS
More detailed information on the position opening may be found at 
http://phys.p.lodz.pl/pernal/pomost.html.
Those interested in the position should contact Dr. Katarzyna Pernal 
(pernalk{}gmail.com, tel: +48-426313656). 
Applications are accepted till June 15, 2011. 
Applications should include: a CV, a motivation letter, a letter of recommendation, 
a copy of Master diploma (or equivalent), a transcript of academic record.

Closing date for applications: 2011-06-15

Thursday, 19 May 2011

PhD at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Phytophthora (late blight) resistance in potato
Today, almost half the fungicides in Swedish agriculture are used for potato crops, even though potatoes comprise just over one percent of cultivated land. This is largely due to Phytophthora species, which are one of the most devastating crop pathogens. Consequently, there is a need for new sources of resistance in order to counteract the continued evolution of Phytophthora and to develop sustainable agricultural practices. Pivotal in this work is to better understand the plant-pathogen interaction and the defence response mechanisms in potato. To identify candidate key players in the plant-pathogen interaction for further functional assessments, we have generated quantitative proteome and phospho-proteome data by mass-spectrometry from different life stages of Phytophthora as well as potato cultivars with varying Phytophthora resistance. The mechanisms at play will be further elucidated by bioinformatics, transcriptional analysis and assays to monitor plant defence response. Experiments are carried in controlled green-house environments and in field trials, and both genetically modified (GM) and non-GM plants will be used. We seek a student who wants to explore a career in plant science. The project will include designing large-scale experiments with appropriate sampling procedures and subsequent data analysis. The candidate is also expected to study the effects and functions of key components identified in more detail by molecular biology methods. The successful applicant will partly be funded by the foundation for strategic research (SSF) The research group forms a part of the Plant Science Centre, a newly established collaboration between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University. The project will be supervised by Dr Erik Alexandersson and Prof Erik Andreasson.

Qualifications
A master degree, or similar higher university degree, in molecular biology or bioinformatics, preferably comprising functional genomics. Knowledge of bioinformatical tools and computational methods to handle, explore and visualize large datasets are highly valued. Experiences working as part of a laboratory research project and/or of plant handling are preferable. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is required.


Forms for funding or employment
Scholarship 1 year + Employment as PhD student 3 years

http://www.slu.se

International Max Planck PhD Program IMPRS for Molecular and Cellular Biology

Students with strong motivation and talent for first class basic research in
Immunology, Epigenetics, Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics and Proteomics
You will:
  • Work on exciting scientific projects addressing the hot topics of molecular and cellular biology in various systems
  • Receive full funding for the whole time of the PhD (3-4 years)
  • Rotate in 3 laboratories before you start your PhD project
  • Enjoy the benefits of a state-of-the-art scientific institute with first-class facilities
  • Be part of a vibrant international research community – official language is English
  • Benefit from intensive practical and theoretical education and complementary skills courses
IMPRS-MCB PhD program is organized by the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the University of Freiburg. Our scientists are publishing in the high impact factor journals and are internationally renowned experts in their fields. You will have a chance to regularly meet international speakers at the institute and at conferences.
You have MSc, MRes, Diploma or an equivalent degree in Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry or related sciences. The degree should be awarded latest 6 months after the application deadline. You have several months of practical lab experience working on a scientific project, excellent English language skills and wish to work in a dynamic international team.
More information about the program and how to apply you will find on our web page: www.imprs-mcb.mpg.de  Application deadline: May 31, 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

PhD position in "Development of index data structures for RNA pattern retrieval"

A three-years PhD thesis position is available in the BONSAI research group (INRIA, Lille, France), starting in fall 2011. The research topic is �Development of index data structures for RNA pattern retrieval�. We are seeking motivated candidates holding a Master in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, with skills in algorithmics and programming to apply for this position.

A complete description of the research topic can be found at:
http://sujets-these.lille.inria.fr/details.html?id=b4f910611de54015a5f533abe0c679cf

Applications should be sent by email, to
Aida.Ouangraoua@inria.fr and Helene.Touzet@lifl.fr

The application must include


1. a detailed resume

2. a motivation letter

3. one or more recommendation letters


Applications are currently open. Potentially interested candidates are invited to contact us as soon as possible.


The starting date of the PhD will be preferably October, 1st but can be delayed.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Fourteen international positions for Researchers in Environmental Chemo-informatics

Environmental ChemOinformatic (ECO) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) http://www.eco-itn.eu is a collaborative action of 7 institutions from 5 EU countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Italy).

The primary objective of this ITN is to contribute to the education of environmental chemoinformaticians who will receive an advanced training in both environmental sciences and computational in silico methods.

The fellows of the network are expected to apply their knowledge for the implementation of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) in particular with respect to the replacement, refinement and reduction of animal tests by alternative (in silico and in vitro) methods. ECO provides 1 Postdoc position (ER position) 2 PhD positions (ESR or LTR positions), as well as 11 Short Term Positions (STR’s). The positions are available within two lines of research: Quantitative Structure- Activity (Property) Relationship (QSAR/QSPR) studies, and computational + in vitro screening methods for nanomaterials. A life science/ environmental/ mathematical/ chemistry background and a first or upper second-class honors degree or equivalent is needed. The general FP7 eligibility rules for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks governing eligibility should be consulted to determine whether the applicant could participate in the network.

The detailed descriptions and specific skills required for each position are available at the web site http://www.eco itn.eu/positions.

The enumeration of positions will be according to the Marie Curie Initial Training Network scale. The gross salary is about 35k€ per year (ER = 53k€), correction factors for individual countries and taxes apply. Moreover, generous mobility, travel and career exploratory allowances are available. The work on research projects, exchange visits, participation to workshops, schools and external conferences will provide the fellows a unique opportunity to become the leading experts in the field. 

The eligibility conditions are indicated at the web site. The applicants may not have MSc at the time of application, but they should expect to receive it the next few months.

Please, apply as soon as possible to be selected for Positions will be open until all candidates will be found, LTR’s should start immediately, STR’s can start all the time until the beginning of 2013.

The applications should be submitted via mail: eva.schlosser@helmholtz-muenchen.de and on-line through the web http://www.eco-itn.eu.

Friday, 13 May 2011

PhD Position in Molecular Modelling at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria

A PhD position is available immediately at the Medical University of Vienna, 
Institute of Pharmacology. The project focuses on neurotransmitter 
transporters function, substrate binding and quarternary structure using 
computational methods. Neurotransmitter molecules, released from the 
presynaptic neuron upon an electric stimulus, bind to receptors on the 
postsynaptic neuron, where they initiate an electrical response. 
Information in neurons is transmitted in pulses; therefore, fast clearance 
of neurotransmitter molecules is essential. Neurotransmitter transporters 
remove these signalling molecules by rapid uptake. The balance between 
release and uptake is crucial for normal brain function. Alteration can 
lead to neurological disorders including schizophrenia or depression.

During your PhD you will use molecular modelling and simulation methods to 
develop models of the neurotransmitter transporters within their 
physiological environment of nerve membranes and explore their function 
with atomic resolution. Furthermore, you will be studying the simulated 
processes in vitro by using biochemical and fluorescence spectroscopy 
methods.

Applicants must hold a master degree or equivalent and should have a 
background in computational methods. We are looking for a highly motivated 
candidate with a keen interest in our research topic. Our project is 
embedded in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on 
neurotransmitter transporters (http://SFB35.at). In order to take 
advantage of the international environment we expect good communication 
skills, especially in English. 

Applications containing a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates and 
contact details of two references should be sent to:
harald.sitte=meduniwien.ac.at and thomas.stockner=meduniwien.ac.at

Prof. Harald H. Sitte & Dr. Thomas Stockner
Medical University Vienna 
Center for Physiology and Pharmacology
Institute of Pharmacology
Whringerstrasse 13A
1090 Vienna
http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/pharmakologie/stockner