feminno – innovation and career development program for female scientists

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The fifth call for applications for feminno program is open until July 30st.

This program addresses female researchers from Life Sciences currently working as a PhD student, Postdoc at the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich or another Swiss University.

Experienced career advisers, coaches, innovation experts and executives from successful life-science enterprises share their work experience and will inspire the participants to pro-actively mature their ideas and with their personal development. feminno is coordinated by the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center and supported Life Science Zurich and further partners.

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Open position: Educational specialist with experience in AI, machine learning, big data in plant sciences (20%, Scientific Assistant)

The Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center is about to enrich the curriculum of its PhD Program in Plant Sciences to strengthen skills and knowledge in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data in plant sciences. We are looking for a Education Specialist to take on this task and to organise a summer school in this area. For details see full job advert.

Application deadline: 07.05.2021

RESPONSE: Call 4 for PhD candidates – 6 new positions available (3 in plant sciences)

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Call for PhD applications within the RESPONSE Doctoral Programme «Response to society and policy needs through plant, food and energy sciences» (Call 4).

Application deadline is: 1 July 2021 (23:00h).
This Doctoral Programme (DP) offers 6 early-stage researcher’s (ESR) positions for 36 months (100%) at the interface of science and policy, as well as science and innovation at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Among them are 3 projects that focus on plant sciences.
RESPONSE DP will train PhD students to reflect on their role as scientists in society. They will contribute evidence to policy-making and build capacities to address global challenges in the areas of sustainable food systems, sustainable energy systems and sustainable land use decisions.

PhD fellows will spend a mandatory secondment (= internship) of 3 to 12 months at selected partner organizations as part of their PhD training. The specific time and duration of the secondment is indicated in the individual position announcement.
For more information about the program, open positions and further steps (i.e. submitting your application), visit the RESPONSE website

Alpine Plant Ecology – Summer School 2021

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This graduate course is offered by the University of Basel and the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC) for advanced biology students with basic plant science training. Course topics include microclimatology, ecophysiology, biodiversity, reproductive biology, vegetation, ecosystem ecology and remote sensing.

The course will include lectures, field excursions and project work. Participation is limited to 24 students. Full board costs are CHF 400 (exclusive travel expenses).

For registration refer to flyer (PDF, 2 MB).

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