RESPONSE: Call 3 for PhD candidates – 8 new positions available

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The RESPONSE Doctoral Programme (DP) is offering 8 early-stage researcher’s (ESR) positions for 36 months (100%) at the interface of science and policy, as well as in science and innovation at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.

PhD fellows will spend a mandatory secondment (= internship) of 3 to 12 months at selected partner organizations such as Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL (CH), WWF US (USA), SPYGEN (FR), Swiss Academy of Sciences, Biodiversity Forum (CH), Face the Future (Uganda), Swiss Federal Office of Energy (CH), ProSpecieRara (CH), Syngenta (CH), and South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP, Malaysia). The specific time and duration of the secondment is indicated in the individual position announcement.

Application deadline is: 1 December 2020 (23:00h).

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Latest publication: Creative Camps — Verknüpfung von Kunst- und Wissenschaftsvermittlung

Buch Umschlag Creative Camps

PSC just published a book that combines art and science communication for kids and youth. It contains a vast collection of hands-on plant experiments. The book is available in German.

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feminno – innovation and career development program for female scientists

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The fourth 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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