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Senior Research Position in Speech Technology at Universities of Edinburgh, 2012 UK

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications for the post of Senior Researcher in Speech Technology on the EPSRC programme grant Natural Speech Technology (NST, http://www.natural-speech-technology.org/). NST is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge, and Sheffield, whose objective is to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in speech technology by making it more natural, approaching human levels of reliability, adaptability and conversational richness. -You should have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in speech processing, computer science, linguistics, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline. -You must have a background in statistical modelling and machine learning, research experience…

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PhD Scholarship in Social Mobilization for Change at University of Bonn, 2012 Germany

The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is the global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. The RLC Campus in Bonn promotes cooperation and exchange between winners of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, scientists and policy makers in fields of poverty alleviation, social justice, and environmental sustainability (www.rlc-bonn.de). It is hosted by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In this context, RLC Bonn and DAAD offer a 3-year PhD scholarship for candidates from developing and transition countries to carry out an…

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PhD Fellowship in Microbial Origin of Banded Iron Formations at JSMC, Germany

The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 PhD students who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication (www.jsmc.uni-jena.de). Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting-edge research and training program. Banded Iron Formations are controversial (meta-) sedimentary rocks composed of alternating layers of iron-rich and amorphous…

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Postdoctoral Positions in Systems Neuroscience at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders in Leuven, Belgium

Postdoctoral positions in systems neuroscience available starting October 2011 in the laboratory of Vincent Bonin at Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders in Leuven, Belgium, (NERF, www.nerf.be) with support from VIB, imec and K.U. Leuven. The purpose of the Bonin lab is to understand the network computations and biological mechanisms that underlie visual processing in the mammalian brain. We use a combination of large-scale neural recordings (two-photon calcium imaging, millimeter scale imaging, silicon probes), neural stimulation, and computational modeling to probe large populations of neurons in the visual system of awake, behaving mice….

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University of Waikato offers PhD Position in the Department of Biological Sciences, New Zealand

Our project team, Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (www.LERNZ.co.nz), hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, seeks a Ph.D. candidate to examine the impediments to lake restoration by identifying different social, policy and economic drivers that influence the restoration process. The successful candidate will receive a scholarship which will cover a living allowance and tuition fees. The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s major research organisations, playing a key role in the local and national economy and making a significant contribution to the international innovation system. We are at the centre of a…

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