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available, which are funded by the Excellence Initiative as well as Justus Liebig University Giessen. The PhD scholarship period starts on October 1, 2015 and includes a monthly stipend of approximately EUR1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable). Scholarships are offered for one year with the...
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Gießen, 6 November 2014
Subject Toxicological environmental chemistry Main responsibilities Research, teaching and supervision. Qualification requirements A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is qualified for employment as a professor. In order to be appointed as a professor, the applicant must...
Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden), 13 November 2014
Gjøvik University College (GUC) has, together with Telenor, FFI, and other key players within the Norwegian armed Forces, police, business, policy and academia, established Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). CCIS is focusing on advanced applied research, education and training. CCIS...
Gjøvik University College, Gjøvik (Norway), 10 December 2014
The research area pertains to the quality of life, in individuals after brain injury or with Alzheimer's diagnosis, but also in healthy controls and other patient groups, such as children and adults.
We are looking for a researcher with solid knowledge in instrument development, classical and modern...
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG), Göttingen, 17 December 2014
for Self-Help Research with a Focus on
Cancer Self-Help (W 3)
at the Tumorzentrum Freiburg, Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg (CCCF).
The Endowed Professorship should promote the Research and Development of Self-Help, in particular in the methods, benefits and effectiveness of cancer...
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 4 December 2014
The Industrial Engineering Department within the Faculty of Management and Business Sciences invite applicants for the position of
a Professor (grade W2) for the area: Marketing and Statistics with focus on Industrial Marketing (business-to-business marketing).
We are looking for a professor who...
in the field of "Big Data Management"
Reference number: IV-405/14 (to be filled as soon as possible for a period of 3 years; an extension of 3 more years is possible after successful evaluation)
Responsibilities: Big data is one of the biggest challenges of the present. The derivation of actionable...
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, 30 October 2014