Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Global Young Academy Call for Applications 2014

The 2014 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2015 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

Research fields: The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.

Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline.

Impact: The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programs around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

Age/career point: Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 5-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Diversity: We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Applications from women, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, scholars working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors, and from candidates in regions where the GYA has no current representation are particularly welcome.

Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support.Application forms should be emailed to applications@globalyoungacademy.net.

For questions about the selection process please see also our FAQ.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC, Sunday 28 September 2014. No late entries will be accepted.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships: Application Deadline November 1

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowships. Policy fellowships provide the unique opportunity to apply your  knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm. Fellows share an interest and commitment to public service, a desire to learn about science and technology policy, and a willingness to apply their scientific and engineering backgrounds in new arenas.
Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal government in Washington. Candidates who demonstrate strong scientific and technical credentials, a commitment to public service, strong communication skills, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities, are encouraged to apply.
For more than 40 years, scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health professionals have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policymaking while developing valuable career-enhancing skills in the process. Join a network of more than 2,800 current and alumni fellows impacting policy, contributing to public service, and forging new careers. 
FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016

-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline Master’s in engineering with 3 years of engineering related professional experience.
-US citizenship.

- $75,000–$100,000.
- Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

Email fellowships@aaas.org or call 202-326-6700

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Postdoctoral position: Hydrothermal atomic force microscopy development (position #4791)

Carrick M. Eggleston, Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis at the University of Wyoming, seeks a postdoctoral research scientist with expertise in AFM and development of new AFM technology. The goal of the NSF-funded project is to develop a pressurized fluid cell system enabling in-situ AFM imaging at 200°C and 20 bars pressure in support of materials stability and properties studies. The system will use photothermal cantilever drive. We seek creative, self-motivated individuals with the ability and interest to pursue challenging interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research and development environment. Requirements for consideration include:
-A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, or a closely related field.
-Strong academic and research background in physics/materials science (or related field) applicable to design and implementation of pressurized in-situ AFM.
-Preference for candidates with hands-on experimental experience with AFM and AC imaging modes.
-Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
-Demonstrated aptitude for critical thinking, good judgment, self-motivation, attention to detail, and accountability.
-Candidates must be legally able to work in the United States at the time of application.
Please direct inquiries and applications in electronic form to Carrick M. Eggleston, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Department 3006, Laramie, WY, 82071; carrick@uwyo.edu. Applications referencing position #4791 must include a CV, a statement of research interests and experience addressing the criteria listed above and giving a date of availability, and the names and contact information of at least 3 referees who can provide a letter of recommendation upon request. We will begin to review applications immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness. We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Three year PhD position in metamorphic petrology at the University of Potsdam

We are seeking motivated candidates for a three year PhD position (75%, equal to about 34k€ pa) in thermodynamic and geochemical modeling of porphyroblast growth in metamorphic rocks. The project involves state of the art micro-geochemical investigations (EPMA, LA ICPMS, SIMS, X-ray tomography) and combines observations in natural samples with thermodynamic-geochemical growth models. The aim is to simulate and quantify texture development in metamorphic rocks and compositional growth zoning in minerals in order to extract information about element transport mechanisms and –rates in metamorphic rocks. Candidates should have a masters degree or equivalent in geosciences or any related natural science. The successful candidate should have knowledge and experience in the fields of in situ geochemical methods and/or thermodynamic modeling and should be interested in computational methods involving skills in computational languages.
The candidate will be working with colleagues from the University of Potsdam in collaboration with the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, which provide an excellent analytical infrastructure as well as a number of experts in the fields of microanalytical methods, metamorphic petrology and numerical simulation of rock-forming processes.
The project is funded for three years by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and can start immediately. The advertisement will be open until the position is filled.

Applications with a cover letter indicating the motivation of application and a CV should be sent to Matthias Konrad-Schmolke, email: mkonrad@geo.uni-potsdam.de