UK Nonlinear News, February 1997

Situations Vacant

Centre de Recerca Mathematica, Barcelona

Description: The "Centre de Recera Mathematica", Barcelona, offers two postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 1997-98. Fellowships are for eleven months, unextendible. Successful candidates will be able to take up their fellowships between October 1, 1997 and January 1, 1998.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a Ph.D in mathematics, obtained after December 31, 1994.

Grant amount: The amount of the fellowship is 180.000pta per month. Travel expenses to Barcelona will be paid. The fellow will be provided with medical and accident insurance.

Deadline: All applications arriving at the CRM before February 10, 1997, will be considered.

Application information: Applicants should send the following documents to the "Centre de Recerca Mathematica" (Apartat 50, E-08193 Bellaterra): a) proof of Ph.D. degree; b) curriculum vitae and list of publications; c) copies of published and not yet published papers; d) description of research project (of no more than 1,000 words); e) two letters of reference to be sent directly to the director; f) complete address and telephone number. For further information telephone 345/581.10.81 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or e-mail:

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Federal Republic of Germany

Research Fellowships

Description:Approximately 500 research fellowships are awarded annually to highly qualified foreign scholars holding doctorates and under the age of forty. The fellowship allows the recipient to carry out research work in the Federal Republic of Germany for a period of 6-12 months. All disciplines, all nationalities, no quotas.

Eligibility: Applications requirements include high academic qualifications, academic publications, a specific research plan, and, for humanities scholars, a good command of the German language.

Grant amount: Monthly stipends range from DM ,200 to DM 4,000 net. Family allowances, travel expenses, and language courses are covered by the fellowship.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time; however, the actual selection committees meet in march, July and November.

Application Information: Applications may be obtained from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Jean-Paul-Str. 12, D-53173 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany.

Italian National Research Council Fellowships

Description: The Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) will offer in 1997 some fellowships for foreign mathematicians of age at most 35.

Grant amount: The stipend is 2,200,000 Italian lire per month, for a period of six months, plus travel expenses to and from the country of residence.

Application information: Prospective applicants may write for details to: Prof. Carlo M. Scoppola, C.N.R., via Santa Marta 13A, 50139 Firenze, Italy. A copy of the application form will be sent when the scholarships are officially announced.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States

Postdoctoral Appointments

Description: Research opportunities are granted in many areas of chemistry, mathematics, computer science, materials science, biological sciences, environmental science, geoscience, and many engineering fields. Appointments are available for two years, subject to renewal for a third year. A postdoctoral committee meets to review candidates for postdoctoral appointments in February, May, August, and December.

Eligibility Candidates must be recipients of a doctoral degree within the past three years.

Grant amount: Starting salary: $41,250-$44,570.

Application Information: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For initial consideration, send résumé with publication listing to Mary Anne With, Mail Stop P-282, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545.

National Research Council, USA

Programmes for Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateships

Description: The National Research Council conducts the Resident, Cooperative and Postdoctoral Research Assistantship programmes on behalf of over 100 federal agencies or research institutions whose participating research laboratories are located throughout the United States. The programmes provide opportunities for Ph.D scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability to perform research on problems largely of their own choosing yet compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratory. Approximately 420 new full-time associateships will be awarded on a competitive basis in 1997 for research in: chemistry; earth and atmospheric sciences; engineering; applied sciences and computer science; life, medical, and behavioural sciences; mathematics; space and planetary sciences; and physics. Awards are made for one or two years, renewable to a maximum of three years; senior applicants who have held the doctorate at least five years may request shorter periods.

Eligibility: Most of the programmes are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens and to both recent Ph.D. degree recipients and senior investigators.

Gran amount: Annual stipends for recent PhD.s for the 1997 programme year range from $30,000 to $45,000, depending upon the sponsoring laboratory, and will be appropriately higher for Senior Associates. Financial support is provided for allowable relocation expenses and for limited professional travel during the duration of the award. The host laboratory provides the associate with programmatic assistance including facilities, support services, necessary equipment, and travel necessary for the conduct of the approved research programme.

Deadline: Applications submitted by January 15 will be reviewed in February, by April 15 in June, and by August 15 in October.

Application information Information on specific research opportunities and participating laboratories, as well as application materials, may be obtained from: National Research Council, Associateship Programmes (TJ 2114/M), 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418; fax: 202-334-2759; e-mail:; Information also on Internet:




The Royal Society of Edinburgh invite applications for a limited number of prestigious Research Fellowships, to be held in any Scottish Higher Education Institute (HEI) or Research Institute, and to commence on 1 October 1997.

( Ref SOEID/001/TH)
Funded by the Scottish Office Education & Industry Department and available for independent research in any discipline. Applicants must have a PhD and should normally be aged 32 or under on the date of appointment or have between 2-6 years' post-doctoral experience. The Fellowships are tenable for a period of up to 3 years. Research support funding is available in addition to salaries.
Completed application forms must be returned by Friday, 14 March 1997.

Applications forms are now available from Janet Murchison, Research Fellowships Society, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22/24 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ. Please quote the reference number when requesting the application form. Application forms will be available up to seven days before the closing date, which will be strictly adhered to.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scottish Charity No SC000470.

Source: THE TIMES HIGHER January 24 1997.


School of Mathematics and Statistics

There is an EPSRC funded postdoctoral position available in School of Mathematics and Statistics working with Dr M. Nagata ( on A Nonlinear study of rotating channel flows. The duration of the grant is for 22 months. The successful applicant must start no later than the first of April.

Source: Dr M. Nagata (

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems

Nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics of spatially extended systems

Applications are invited for post-doctoral positions at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, University of Brussels, within the framework of the TMR European network on Nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics of spatially extended systems. Curriculum vitae, list of publications and one or two recommendation letters are to be sent to

G. Nicolis
Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Plaine, CP 231
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Source: Irene Saverino (


Convective Solar Dynamo

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is required in the Mathematics Department from 1 March 1997 (or later by agreement) for three years to work on magnetic field growth and equilibration in overshooting convection, relevant to the Solar dynamo. Ideally candidates should have experience of magnetohydrodynamics and computational fluid dynamics. Salary up to pound 15,986 p.a.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. A.D. Gilbert and Professor A.M. Soward, Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QE, telephone: 01392-263981, email:, to whom applications (CV plus the names of two referees) should be sent by 7th February 1997.

Source: Dr. A.D. Gilbert (

Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)

Feinberg Graduate School Postdoctoral Fellowships

Description: The Fellowships provide a 12-month stipend (with possible renewel for a second year), a small relocation allowance, and a one-way air ticket. Round-trip airfare is provided if the Fellowship is extended for a second year.

Eligibility: The Fellowships are intended mainly for scientists who have recently obtained their Ph.D degree.

Grant amount: The annual stipend is adjusted periodically in accordance with living costs.

Deadline: The review of applications is held twice a year, on January 1 and May 15.

Application Information: Application forms and additional information may be obtained from the Feinberg Graduate School, The Weizmann Institute of Science, P.O. Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel. World Wide Web:; e-mail:

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