Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Applications Open for Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2012

Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2012

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme offers outstanding PhD-level researchers studying or working in a UK academic or Governmental institution the opportunity to join Toshiba's R&D Laboratories in Japan for up to two years on a Research Fellowship Contract. Applications for the 2012 intake are now open.

About the Programme

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme was set up over 25 years ago and to date, it has given over 30 Fellows a unique start to their careers, and Toshiba's R&D departments have gained from their fresh thinking in return. Many of the Toshiba Fellowship alumni have gone on to build successful careers, investing their skills back into the UK and European economy.

The programme offers a generous package including support for the re-location of the successful candidate and their family. Key research topics for 2012

Materials & Devices - Ultra-compact laser and its integration with Si photonic waveguide - Carbon-based spintronics device - Device simulation for CIGS solar cells - Development of organic functional materials for future lighting and display - R&D of materials for nano-electronics using nano-fabrication by self-organization process

Media Technologies - Machine vision for human behaviour recognition - Unified approach to automatic speech recognition and knowledge integration

Mechanical Engineering - Fluid dynamics for energy research

Network - Network Control Systems

Software - Parallel programming model and implementation

Other Research Topics - Proposals from applicants for new advanced research topics which are relevant to Toshiba's research areas are also welcome. For further information on the research topics, please visit: http://www.toshiba.eu/fellowship

Application details: The closing date for applications for the 2012 Programme is 12th December 2011.

*Guidelines for Applications

Applicants must be: * Holding the nationality of an EU member state * In possession of a PhD or reliably expected to obtain one by the time they begin the Fellowship in Japan * In possession of less than ten years maximum post-doctoral research experience * Studying or working in a UK academic or government institution at the time of application

About Toshiba Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 204,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$68 billion). For more information, please visit Toshiba's web site at http://www.toshiba.co.jp/

Further Information For queries, please contact Mr Yasuhiro Katsube (Senior Technology Officer for Europe) or Mr Ian Robinson/Ms Sheila Harkins (TFP Office) at Toshiba of Europe Ltd on 020 7332 9888 or email ian.robinson@toshiba-toel.com

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