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Socio-genetic Marginalization in Asia Programme

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)

Website

http://www.iias.nl/research/genomics

Program Summary

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Leiden, the Netherlands) is inviting applicants to submit PhD and Postdoctoral research proposals for participation in the Socio-genetic Marginalization in Asia Programme (SMAP).

The IIAS has recently established the Socio-genetic Marginalization in Asia Programme (SMAP), which concerns research regarding the introduction of new genetic technologies in Asia. The IIAS is in the process of forming a research team in this field. We invite candidates to apply for PhD positions (with a maximum term of four years) and Postdoctoral positions (with a maximum term of three years). Proposals will be assesed on the basis of the quality, the way they relate to SMAP (www.iias.nl/research/genomics), research potential and the resume of the candidates. Send proposal (not to exceed 1,000 words) and resume.

Eligibility

Applicants for the Ph.D. position are required to have (nearly) completed there master degree, have command of a to the planned research relevant Asian language, and be familiar with the scientific discussions relevant to the proposed research.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral position are required to have (nearly) completed their Ph.D., have command of a to the planned research relevant Asian language, fieldwork experience in the relevant region, have the ability to work with research problems covering both natural and social sciences, and be familiar with the scientific discussions relevant to the proposed research.

Applications must be related to the aims and research themes as outlined in SMAP (see summary below). Applicants are also advised to consider the genomics in Asia website of the IIAS (see www.iias.nl/iias/research/genomics/). Proposals are examined on their scientific merit, method, originality, feasibility and their significance in relation to SMAP.

Stipend

Fellowships will be awarded from August 2004 onwards. Salaries conform to the standards set by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) in agreement with the Organisation for Dutch Universities.

Deadline

Applications received before 15 April 2004 receive priority, though recruitment will continue until suitable candidates are found.

Application

Send application (in English), including a curriculum vitae, to the address given below. Should you have any queries on the formal aspects of the application, please contact Mrs Stremmelaar via email or phone. For queries on the contents of SMAP, please contact Dr Margaret Sleeboom at m.sleeboom@let.leidenuniv.nl.

Josine Stremmelaar
MA International Institute for Asian Studies
P.O. Box 9515, 2300
RA Leiden the Netherlands
Phone: +31-71-527 2227
Fax: +31-71-527 4162
Email: j.stremmelaar@let.leidenuniv.nl
Website: http://www.iias.nl/research/genomics

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