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E' stato pubblicato dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri il Bando per la raccolta di progetti congiunti di ricerca per la collaborazione scientifica e tecnologica tra Italia e Corea per gli anni 2007-2009.

Premio Sapio per la Ricerca Italiana per l'anno 2006. Scopo: incentivare la creazione di valore aggiunto in campo scientifico, tecnologico e socio economico, per il progresso
civile e sociale. Il Premio prevede l'assegnazione di due diverse tipologie di premi:
1. Premi Junior: da attribuire a giovani ricercatori italiani che si sono distinti nell'ambito della Ricerca nel nostro paese;
2. Premio Industria : da assegnare a un ricercatore operante nel settore industriale.


Dottorati presso l'Università di Padova

The University of Padova, sponsored by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo,l offers 10 fully funded grants for foreign (non-Italian) graduate students starting doctoral courses in January 2007

PhD positions at the International Max-Planck Research School in Astrophysics
(Deadline December 01, 2006)

PhD positions in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Lund Observatory
1) Formation and evolution of galaxies - the Milky Way perspective
Ref nr: 4468, Closing date: October 20, 2006
Full announcement in English: pdf file
Further information: Sofia Feltzing (sofia@astro.lu.se), Lennart Lindegren (lennart@astro.lu.se)

2) Optomechanics and adaptive optics for Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs)
Ref nr: 4469 Closing date: October 20, 2006
Full announcement in English: pdf file
Faculty of Science Further information: Mette Owner-Petersen (mette@astro.lu.se), Lennart Lindegren (lennart@astro.lu.se), Arne Ardeberg (arne@astro.lu.se)

Students who are interested in a Master or PhD Thesis in theoretical/observational Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology should please contact Prof. Carollo and/or Prof. Lilly [marcella.carollo@phys.ethz.ch, +41 (0)44 0633-3725; simon.lilly@phys.ethz.ch, +41 (0)44 633-3828]. ETH Zurich

Part-funded PhD positions in astrophysics
The Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton is offering up to two part-funded studentships leading to a PhD on a timescale of three years. The funding is available to anyone from a EU country, and covers all fees plus 5000 pounds per annum towards living costs (typical living costs are estimated at 12000 pounds per annum). The nominal start date for the PhD programmes would be 2006 Oct 1, but there is some flexibility.
The Astronomy Group at Southampton University is a leading institute in high-energy astrophysics, with active research, both observational and theoretical, into accretion and related processes on all scales. The PhD topics may be in any of these areas.
See http://www.astro.soton.ac.uk for more information. For informal enquiries, email Prof Rob Fender at rpf@phys.soton.ac.uk.

PhD Position in Star Formation at MPIA
Position for a PhD student to work on HST/ACS deep imaging in the Large Magellanic Cloud for the study of the low-mass star formation and the Initial Mass Function in this galaxy. For information: Dimitrios Gouliermis (dgoulier@mpia-hd.mpg.de) Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie Koenigstuhl 17 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


Postdoctoral position at Michigan State University.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Astronomy or Physics and will collaborate with members of the group on current projects aimed at understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies, their globular cluster systems, and low-mass X-ray binaries in these systems. Much of the science involves working with Chandra, XMM, and/or HST data. The postdoctoral fellow will also have access to the SOAR 4.2m telescope in Chile. The position is initially for two years, with a possible extension for a third year. The target starting date is January 1, 2007 with earlier dates possible. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, a concise description of research interests, and contact information for three references. The search will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Address Prof. Steve Zepf
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48864
Email Submission Address: zepf@pa.msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher in X-ray Astronomy
Penn State University Astronomy & Astrophysics Department
525 Davey Lab University Park, PA 16802 USA (814) 865-3509
Applications are invited for a position which could begin May 2007 (the starting date has some flexibility) to work with Prof. W.N. Brandt and collaborators on Chandra and XMM-Newton studies of active galaxies and X-ray surveys. Research work will involve the planning and implementation of observing programs, the analysis of X-ray data, and the publication of significant scientific results.
A PhD is required, and experience working with X-ray data and/or active galaxies would be a significant advantage. The position is for one year initially with the possible extension of up to two more years.
Information about the Department can be found at http://www.astro.psu.edu.
Applications including CV, publications list, one-page statement of research interests, and two professional reference letters should be sent to W.N. Brandt at the above address by Nov 15, 2006. Questions should be directed to W.N. Brandt at 814-865-3509 or niel@astro.psu.edu.

Post-doctoral research position at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, to work on studies of the stellar populations, structure and dynamics of nearby galaxies and star clusters. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Roeland van der Marel (marel@stsci.edu), who can be contacted for further details.
The initial appointment is for one year; renewal for up to three years is possible. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree. Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: (a) observing experience with HST or ground-based optical/near-IR telescopes; (b) experience with reduction or analysis of imaging data and photometry; (c) experience in theoretical modeling of galaxy structure, dynamics, or stellar populations.
Applicants should send to the below address: a signed cover letter mentioning the job number; a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; and a concise (1-3 page) description of research accomplishments and relevant technical experience. Also, applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the same address.
Complete applications received by December 15, 2006, will receive full consideration. Later applications will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date is expected to be the Fall of 2007.
Space Telescope Science Institute
Human Resources, Job #521 3700
San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Royal Society Fellowships
Please contact a member of staff if you are interested in applying for an RS Fellowship.
Criteria: Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience and must have at least 2 and not more than 7 years' full-time postdoctoral research experience by 1 October 2007. The closing date is 1 November 2006.
For further details see the Royal Society website.

PPARC Fellowship Applications
If you wish to apply for a PPARC Postdoctoral or Advanced Fellowship to be held at the Institute of Astronomy please make contact as soon as possible with a member of staff working in a research field close to your own.
Please provide a CV and a clear statement of which fellowship scheme you would like to apply for. The eligibility criteria this year has changed, please note:
Postdoctoral Fellowships: Two years or less full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience at the time of taking up the award.
Advanced Fellowships: Applicants must have a PhD and at least three years research experience at postdoctoral level at the time of taking up the award.
The deadline for submission of applications to PPARC is 12th October 2006 but applications will have to be submitted on the JeS system by 5th October to give time for checking, approval and ultimate submission by Cambridge University Research Services Division. Full details of the PPARC fellowship schemes can be found on the PPARC website.

Edinburgh PhD Projects 2006 (http://www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/postgrad/, http://www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/postgrad/projects/proj_06.html)
See the home pages of relevant staff, plus the research pages, for background detail. We expect to take on approximately six new students. Most of these will be funded by PPARC and hence restricted to UK students. However, the SUPA Prize studentships are unrestricted by nationality. Also, there is a studentship open to any EU student to work on Stellar Populations and Galaxy Formation. See our funding information page for more details.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) expects to award this year one or more ETH Zwicky Prize Fellowships in Astrophysics.
The Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding researchers in any area of astrophysics who have usually received their PhD within the last four years. The Fellowships are normally awarded for 2+1 years, and can be extended to up to five years in exceptional circumstances. The Zwicky Fellows are expected to carry out independent research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the department.
Fellows have access to all ESO/ESA observational facilities, including the four 8m-telescopes of the VLT.
Zwicky Fellows have a research fund of CHF 15'000 (about USD 12'000) per year. The ETH Astrophysics group has guaranteed access to a network of workstations and a 576-CPU fast-connection Beowulf cluster.
The salary will be approximately CHF 78'000-95'000 (about USD 60'000-73'000) depending on experience.
Applications are invited from all nationalities and should consist of a CV, publication list, and brief descriptions of past and proposed research and should not exceed 10 pages in total length. These should be sent either by regular mail or electronically in uncompressed PDF format. The deadline for application is December 1, 2006. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by regular mail by the same deadline.
Zwicky applicants who wish to be considered also for the zCOSMOS postdoctoral positions at the ETH need only send a short message to that effect. For more information on the current research interests of the ETH Extragalactic Astrophysics and Observational Cosmology group, please see http://www.exp-astro.phys.ethz.ch.
The Zwicky competition is formally advertised in the October and November AAS Job register.
For further information, please contact:
Mrs. R. Malhotra, Administrative Assistant
ETH Hönggerberg, Astronomy Department of Physics,
HPT D5 CH-8093 Zurich Switzerland
malhotra@phys.ethz.ch Phone: +41 (0)44 633-2553

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) expects to appoint a number of postdoctoral researchers to work in collaboration with either Professor Simon Lilly or Professor Marcella Carollo on the zCOSMOS and COSMOS projects.
The primary goals of COSMOS/zCOSMOS are to characterise the environments of galaxies from the immediate group scale up to the 100 Mpc scale of the cosmic web, and thus to understand the interplay between the evolution of galaxies and AGN and their cosmic environments. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the processing of the spectroscopic and other data, and to develop the scientific exploitation of this unique data set.
The salary will be approximately CHF 78'000-90'000 (about USD 60'000-70'000) depending on experience. Initial appointments will be for two years with the possibility of extensions for up to a maximum of 6 years. Starting dates between January 1 and October 1 2007 are preferred.
Switzerland has full access to their observational facilities, including the four 8-m telescopes of the VLT. The ETH extragalactic astrophysics groups have state of the art computational facilities including guaranteed access to a 576-processor Beowulf cluster.
Applications are invited from all nationalities. Applications should consist of a CV, publication list, and a brief description of research interests and should not exceed 10 pages in total length. Applications should be sent electronically in uncompressed PDF format to malhotra@phys.ethz.ch.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2006. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the same deadline, either electronically or by mail. Applicants for the ETH Zwicky Prize Fellowships who wish to be considered also for these other positions need only send a short message to that effect.
For further information, please contact:
Mrs. R. Malhotra, Administrative Assistant
ETH Hönggerberg, Astronomy Department of Physics,
HPT D5 CH-8093 Zurich Switzerland
malhotra@phys.ethz.ch Phone: +41 (0)44 633-2553

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Galaxy Formation, Theory)
Leiden Observatory
P.O. Box 9513
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Fax: +31-71-5275819
URL 1: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/
URL 2: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~schaye/
E-mail submissions and inquiries:
Attention: Dr. Joop Schaye, Postdoctoral Research Associate (Galaxy Formation, Theory).
Leiden Observatory invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on problems related to the formation of galaxies and the evolution of the intergalactic medium. The successful applicant will join the rapidly expanding research group lead by Joop Schaye. He/she will become a member of an international team working on the analysis of large-scale cosmological, hydro (SPH) simulations that are currently running on some of the world's fastest computers.
The appointment will be for one year initially, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance, for a total of up to four years.
The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits. A starting date no later than October 2007 is preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list and a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the above (email) address. Email applications are preferred. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. by the starting date.




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