PhD, Masters and Advanced Studies positions, MIT-Portugal Program [Portugal]

PhD, Masters and Advanced Studies positions, MIT-Portugal Program, Portugal
The MIT Portugal Program announces its call for applications for the 2009-10 academic year. Each program is offered in association by a consortium of Portuguese universities, with the participation of MIT (US) faculty.

PhD positions Engineering Systems: Bio Engineering
The Bio-Engineering Systems PhD program attracts the highest-performing students and involves exchanges with MIT faculty and their laboratories, curriculum development as well as teaching activities involving the Portuguese institutions as well as MIT faculty. Depending on student interest and expertise, other lab placements are possible on an individual basis. Portuguese and International students and/or faculty visitors may also be hosted at MIT to participate in joint research projects. For more information please consult the following link.

Candidates may simultaneously apply for FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) scholarships.

Degree in one of the following areas: biomedical engineering, biological and chemistry engineering, cell and molecular engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and other areas related to bioengineering.

Application Deadline: 28/02/2009
Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.

PhD positions Engineering Systems: Transportation
The mission of the educational program of the Transportation Systems focus area of the program is the development of a cadre of transportation researchers and professionals in Portugal who are trained at the system level in the design and management of a technology-intensive, intermodal transportation system.

Candidates may simultaneously apply for FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) scholarships.

Degree in one of the following areas: civil engineering, urban planning, computer science, economics and other engineering and social sciences.

Application Deadline: 28/02/2009

Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.

PhD positions Engineering Systems: Sustainable Energy
The PhD Program on Sustainable Energy Systems educates a new generation of sustainability aware leaders with expertise in energy systems and economics who will generate and communicate new knowledge within academia and industry. The program combines multidisciplinary studies, in both engineering and economics domains, at the levels of energy systems analysis and conception, in the context of sustainable development with a strong emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurial activities. ?To successfully address these challenges, Sustainable Energy System Focus Area participants will work on the development and integration of new energy system simulation and design methodologies, including educational programs which disseminate this knowledge. Research activities will include the dynamics among energy services and supplies, including opportunities for combined heat and power and renewables in the distribution network. To the extent possible, these new approaches will be tested through real-world case studies.

Candidates may simultaneously apply for FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) scholarships.

Degree in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, electrotechnical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering or computer science, physics, architecture, economics or management.

Application Deadline: 28/02/2009
Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.

Master’s positions Engineering Systems: Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems
The Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) program is unique, bringing together the tradition and rigor of a Master in Engineering with the insights of an MBA. The CTIS course builds on three key domains: engineering, management and financing; policy and regulation in a blend. The program enables contact with one or two major international projects, by means of documentation and presentations by some of their responsible experts, and a series of seminars by renowned experts in the various domains. CTIS prepares students for professional careers involving all aspects of the conception, construction, financing and exploitation of complex transport infrastructure systems. Top ranking students are encouraged to apply. ?For more information on the CTIS Course, please visit: http://www.civil.ist.utl.pt/nispt/mit/ctis.

A few corporate fellowships are available, covering the value of tuition. Students applying to the CTIS degree will automatically be considered for these fellowships.

Degree in one of the following areas: civil engineering, urban planning, computer science, economics and other engineering and social sciences.

Application Deadline: 31/03/2009

Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.

Advanced Study positions Engineering Systems: Sustainable Energy
The Diploma of Advanced Studies and the Diploma of Advanced Education are one-year professional master’s courses and short courses for personnel on leave from industry and government agencies are also in development. MIT collaboration in supervision and teaching is a strong feature of the programs, along with reciprocal student visits. The training received by students involved in the SES educational program will prepare them to conduct basic research that will: create new knowledge through R&D, promoting innovative product development and technology integration in sustainable energy systems where energy demand is fulfilled with the minimum use of non-renewable Natural resources, considering an wide diversity of situations across the globe; promote new forms of interaction between universities and enterprises, government, and society for the identification and implementation of sustainable energy policies and technologic innovations.

Degree in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, electrotechnical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering or computer science, physics, architecture, economics or management.

Application Deadline: 15/06/2009

Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.

Advanced Study positions Engineering Systems: Bio Engineering
Designed as a first-year lecture course with innovation training and laboratory visits, this course consists of an intensive Fall semester followed by elective courses and Spring semester research initiation, collaboration and placement, and an Innovation Teams (i-Teams) project. Each student in the advanced study course follows six curricular modules (two weeks each, intensive). Four of these modules are mandatory and the two remaining requirements are electives from a selection of four modules, which may change from year to year. The modules will be held on a rotating schedule at each of the participating universities.

Degree in one of the following areas: biomedical engineering, biological and chemistry engineering, cell and molecular engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and other areas related to bioengineering.

Application Deadline: 15/06/2009

Job Starting Date: 15/09/2009

How To Apply: Website
Formal candidacy materials and the online application form are available at the MIT Portugal Program website. Please check www.mitportugal.org for complete information.