Showing posts with label Master Scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Master Scholarships. Show all posts

Monday, June 7, 2021

6 Master Fellowships in The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany

 

The Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA) in Germany is a joint venture of the University of Cologne Excellence Cluster on Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD), the University Hospital Cologne, the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing and the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research. Cologne has emerged as a leading global research cluster with a stellar constellation of institutes and scientists dedicated to ageing research in Life Sciences. We offer up to 6 Master Fellowships to highly motivated and talented students holding a B.Sc. degree in Biology or a related subject. The Master fellowship programme is embedded in a cutting-edge research environment and will start on October 1, 2021. Admission to the structured and well established Biological Sciences Master programme of the University of Cologne is a premise of receiving a Master fellowship. Master fellowships are 800 €/ month and will be awarded for a maximum duration of 1.5 years and until the start of the Master thesis project.

We offer

  • An outstanding international research environment at one of the most prestigious ageing research cluster in Europe
  • Close contact to our principle investigators and research groups of the above mentioned institutes
  • Possibility to apply to the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research for structured PhD studies
  • Excellent infrastructure for training and research by internationally recognized scientists in facilities with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Support and guidance for international students in all administrative matter

We are looking for

  • Highly qualified students holding a B.Sc. degree in Biology or a related subject that are motivated to explore the field of ageing research at an early career stage
  • Outstanding 1st year students of the Biological Sciences Master Programme of the University of Cologne that are eager to work in the field of ageing research

Further information

The associated institutes are committed to diversity, diversity of perspectives and equal opportunity. Applications from people with a disability and their peers are especially welcome. People with a disability are preferred if equally qualified. Applications from women are encouraged.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Master's thesis or bachelor's thesis in the field of HC real-time living cell microscopy of genome-edited cells

 


Forschungszentrum Jülich is a member of the Helmholtz Association and, with around 6000 employees, is one of the largest research centres in Europe.
The Institute of Structural Biochemistry (IBI-7) focuses on the dynamic interactions between biological macromolecules and their correct three-dimensional structure, which are fundamental to the proper functioning of every cell and organism. Erroneous interactions and misfolded structures ultimately lead to disease and ageing.

Research:
Autophagy is the highly conserved process of degradation of cellular components in eukaryotes. Autophagy plays an important role in the basic turnover of intracellular proteins and organelles as well as in the production of amino acids under starvation conditions. The contribution to protein degradation by autophagy is similar to that of the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Disturbances in the regulation of autophagy can lead to various diseases, e.g. neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, autophagy plays an important role in antigen presentation or the degradation of invasive pathogens. Autophagy requires a whole series of so-called autophagy-related (Atg) proteins, whereby in higher organisms entire protein families have evolved from an original Atg protein. One such example is the ATG8 protein family, an extremely interesting family of small ubiquitin-like modifiers that has only one member in yeast. In humans, there are two subfamilies, the LC3s and the GABARAPs, with a total of seven paralogues. Among the diverse functions already described for human ATG8 proteins, their involvement in autophagic processes is currently best characterised.

However, GABARAP and its paralogues originally became known through their involvement in intracellular vesicular transport processes and surface expression of individual receptors. Due to their high structural similarity, the exact functions of the GABARAP subfamily and especially their individual contributions during such non-autophagic processes as well as their impact on higher-level processes (cell health, migratory capacity, etc.) are still almost unknown.

Project:
We are looking for people to join our research group as soon as possible. You will support us by systematically analysing existing, genome-edited human cell lines lacking the entire GABARAP subfamily or individual representatives for their viability (cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle assays), but also for their migration ability, spheroid formation or surface expression of certain marker proteins. A modern live cell analysis system is available for this purpose, with which images (phase contrast, bright field, fluorescence) can be recorded in real time on a single cell basis directly in the incubator without interference and then analysed in a software-based manner.

Your task:

  • Cultivation of mammalian cell lines
  • Automated real-time live cell microscopy (Incucyte SX5)
  • Perform cell proliferation, apoptosis and optionally cell cycle assays
  • Establishment of a multi-spheroid assay (optional)
  • Establishment of a live cell immunocytochemistry assay (optional)
  • Data analysis using existing software modules, Prism (GraphPad) and ImageJ/Fiji
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of experiments; presentation of results
  • Documentation of your results in our electronic laboratory book system

This project can be adapted in terms of scope and allows for the preparation of both Bachelor's and Master's theses.

Your profile:
We look forward to receiving applications from students (f/m/d) of biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related fields. You should have initial experience in the cultivation of mammalian cell lines. Experience with software for graphical processing of experimental data is an advantage. In any case, you should be motivated to familiarise yourself with various software packages. After a detailed instruction, we expect that you will be able to work independently on the project according to your level of education. Social competence, efficiency, accurate work, enjoyment of teamwork and a high level of self-motivation in establishing new experimental procedures and solving scientific problems are also expected.

Our offer:
Your workplace is assigned to the working group Hoffmann in the IBI-7 (Structural Biochemistry) department of the Institute for Biological Information Processes (IBI) at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We place great emphasis on teamwork and excellent supervision. In the interdisciplinary IBI-7 you will meet scientists from a wide range of nations from the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy and physics. For further information on IBI-7, please click on the following link: https://www.fz-juelich.de/ibi/ibi-7. You can also find news about our research here: https://www.ipb.hhu.de/unsere-teams/arbeitsgruppe-hoffmann. You can start work immediately or by arrangement.

Application:
Interested persons are invited to apply with a project-relevant presentation of their education. Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Please send your documents (motivation letter, CV, certificates or current grades) by e-mail to

Dr. Silke Hoffmann (si.hoffmann@fz-juelich.de).

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Biological Information Processing
Structural Biochemistry (IBI-7)

Master thesis: Innovative tungsten coatings for an application in modern and future fusion devices

 

Controlled fusion ‐ a process seen in stars like our Sun, provides an inexhaustible energy source. At the same time, harnessing fusion energy in a power plant is an ultimate physics and engineering challenge. For instance, materials facing hot plasma in a power plant must withstand extreme power loads often reaching 20 MW/m2. Tungsten is presently used in most modern fusion facilities and is foreseen for a power plant. However, the harsh environment of a power plant can limit the lifetime of tungsten components. Therefore, options must be explored to coat the existing plasma‐facing materials with tungsten or to “repair” the damaged tungsten elements in a fusion device directly, without removal of a damaged component.

The present work is aimed at investigating tungsten coatings produced using the plasma spray technology at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The work will comprise investigations of coating integrity, microstructure, porosity, and adhesion to the substrate. Optical and electron scanning microscopy, combined with a focused ion beam for 3D analysis, metallography and other techniques will be used in the study.

Further, the exposure of most stable and reliable coatings in realistic plasma environment should be conducted in the frame of the master thesis activity. Samples will be exposed to the stationary plasma in the unique linear plasma device PSI‐2 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The work will be performed in the close collaboration with the specialists of world‐leading Jülich Thermal Spray Center.

This master thesis work is a part of a larger project on the development of a robotic system for tungsten coatings inside fusion devices. When successful, the system developed can be applied in the current most modern fusion devices worldwide, including the stellarator Wendelstein 7‐X, the world’s largest stellarator situated in Greifswald, about 200 km north from Berlin.

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Andrey Litnovsky
Tel.: +49 (0)2461 61 5142
E‐Mail: a.litnovsky@fz-juelich.de

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Plasma Physics IEK-4

Master Thesis: Optimization of Ag-based Volatile Diffusive Memristors for Neuromorphic Computing Applications

 

Brain inspired neural networks are emerging as potential alternatives of the traditional Von-Neumann Architecture, mainly due to their unique structure of combining the memory and processor together. One example are Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs), where information is processed through the spiking of neurons. CMOS-based integrate-and-fire neuron is typically used for processing the incoming signal. However, such neuron, composed of several transistors and a capacitor, is area- and energy-inefficient. Recently, a compact two-terminal threshold switch (TS)-based neuron has been exploited as replacement of the complex circuitry. Neurons play the active element role in the circuit to execute current summation, integration and firing. As frequent integrating and firing events are involved, the power consumption of neurons needs to be low enough to ensure an energy efficient computing element. Therefore it is important to enhance the volatility behavior and improve stability, variability and cycling endurance of the TS-based neurons.

Tasks:

  • Fabrication of micro-structured ECM cells using technologically promising materials such as HfO2, TiO2, SiO2, or mixed as electrolyte and Ag/AgTe metal as top electrode. The different oxides are to be grown using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique.
  • Electrical characterization of the fabricated devices. The current-voltage measurements should be carried out in continuous and pulse mode as a function of temperature and atmosphere.
  • The target is to maximize the volatility behavior by applying techniques such as doping and/or annealing as well as performance enhancement in general. These includes switching stability, variability and cycling endurance.

Applicants profile:
You are studying electrical engineering, physics or materials science in the master’s program with knowledge in the field of semiconductors or information technology and are interested in experimental and interdisciplinary work. You have basic knowledge of fabrication and measurement technology, data analysis and programming skills and are ready to familiarize yourself with new methods.

Contact:
M. Sc. Solomon Amsalu Chekol Tel: +49 2461 616288 ; E-mail: s.chekol@fz-juelich.de
Dr. Susanne Hoffmann-Eifert Tel: +49 2461 616505; E-mail: su.hoffmann@fz-juelich.de

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Peter Grünberg Institut
Electronic Materials (PGI-7)
JARA-FIT Institut Green IT

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Friday, May 14, 2021

28 Master, PhD and Postdoctoral Positions at The Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

 


Master theses: Fluxes and Fate of Microplastics in Northern European Waters | Job no.: 21/26/2/MT  | Type: Full time  | Position: Bachelor/master thesis  | Department: Shelf Sea System Ecology  | Helgoland
Assistant (m/f/d) to the project management in the project "Bau Polarstern II" | Job no.: 21/102/D/Dir-b  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Board of Directors  | Department: Project Polarstern II  | Bremerhaven
PhD Position "DynaDeep – Biogeochemical processes in the Dynamic Deep subsurface of High-Energy Beaches" (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/91/D/Bio-b  | Type: Part-time  | Position: PhD Position  | Department: Benthopelagic Processes  | Bremerhaven
Employee controlling (m/f/d), Project "Construction Polarstern II | Job no.: 21/100/D/Dir-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: Board of Directors  | Department: Project Polarstern II  | Bremerhaven
Clerk (m/f/d) for information / document management in the "Bau Polarstern II" project | Job no.: 21/98/D/Dir-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: Board of Directors  | Department: Project Polarstern II  | Bremerhaven
Project Planning & Implementation Officer (m/f/d) for the Polarstern II Construction Project | Job no.: 21/99/D/Dir-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: Board of Directors  | Department: Project Polarstern II  | Bremerhaven
Communication and Public Relations Officer (m/f/d) for the Polarstern II Construction Project | Job no.: 21/95/D/Dir-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: Board of Directors  | Department: Project Polarstern II  | Bremerhaven
PhD in "Oceanographic Computing Science” (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/97/D/Kli-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: PhD Position  | Department: Physical Oceanography of Polar Seas  | Bremerhaven
Administrative Assistant Site Management Helgoland (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/84/G/Verw-u  | Type: Full time  | Position: Administration  | Helgoland
Master thesis: Online measurements of dissolved methane in the Elbe and Weser Estuary | Job no.: 21/15/2/MT  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Bachelor/master thesis  | Department: Marine Geochemistry  | Bremerhaven
6 Postdoc Positions "Biodiversity of Anthropocene Oceans: Networks, Flows and Systems Approaches for Boundary Crossing Research" | Job no.: 21/88/G/HIPP-b  | Type: Full time  | Position: Postdoc  | Department: HIFMB Oldenburg  | Oldenburg
PhD position “Quantifying the light-absorbing impurities and their seasonal variability in snow in the Arctic and their impact on accelerated melting” (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/90/G/Kli-b  | Type: Part-time  | Position: PhD Position  | Department: Polar Meteorology  | Bremerhaven
Engineer (m/f/d) within the field of optics, electronics, physical technique, electro technique | Job no.: 21/5/G/ÜWI-P  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard
Student Assistant (80 hrs.) (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/20/2/SH  | Type: Full time  | Position: Student Assistant  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Helgoland
PhD position “Erosion of Permafrost Coasts” (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/21/G/INSPIRES-b  | Type: Part-time  | Position: PhD Position  | Department: Permafost Research  | Potsdam
Station leader (m/f/d) for the German-French Arctic station AWIPEV | Job no.: 21/6/G/ÜWI-P  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard
(Voluntary) environmental gap year in the working group Ecosystem Functions(one position) | Job no.: 21/8/2/FÖJ  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Voluntary Ecological Service Year  | Department: Administration and Organization  | Bremerhaven
(Voluntary) environmental gap year in the working group Highsea (one position) | Job no.: 21/7/2/FÖJ  | Type: Full time  | Position: Voluntary Ecological Service Year  | Department: Administration and Organization  | Bremerhaven
(Voluntary) environmental gap year in the working group Centre for Aquaculture Research (two positions) | Job no.: 21/6/2/FÖJ  | Type: Full time  | Position: Voluntary Ecological Service Year  | Department: Administration and Organization  | Bremerhaven
(Voluntary) environmental gap year in the working group on deep-sea research (one position) | Job no.: 21/5/2/FÖJ  | Type: Full time  | Position: Voluntary Ecological Service Year  | Department: Administration and Organization  | Bremerhaven
(Voluntary) environmental gap year in the working group Food Web Project on Helgoland (one position) | Job no.: 21/9/2/FÖJ  | Type: Full time  | Position: Voluntary Ecological Service Year  | Department: Administration and Organization  | Helgoland
Cook/ Chef de cuisine (overwintering) (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/4/2/ÜWI  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Antarktica (Neumayer)
Electrical Engineer / Technician (overwintering) (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/3/2/ÜWI  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Antarktica (Neumayer)
Engineer /Operating engineer (overwintering) (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/2/2/ÜWI  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Antarktica (Neumayer)
Electrical Engineer (overwintering) (m/f/d) | Job no.: 21/1/2/ÜWI  | Type: Full time  | Position: Logistics  | Department: Logistics and Research Platforms  | Antarktica (Neumayer)
Master thesis: How will global changes impact planktonic food webs? | Job no.: 21/12/2/MT  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Bachelor/master thesis  | Department: Shelf Sea System Ecology  | Helgoland
Master thesis: climate modelling | Job no.: 21/11/2/MT  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Bachelor/master thesis  | Department: Climate Dynamics  | Bremerhaven
Master thesis: Zooplankton adaptation to climate change | Job no.: 21/13/2/MT  | Type: Part-time  | Position: Bachelor/master thesis  | Department: Shelf Sea System Ecology  | Helgoland