Open position at ETH Zürich

We expect an opening of a postdoc position in the "Theory of Minerals at Extreme Conditions" group at the Laboratory of Crystallography, ETH Zürich, starting approximately from June 2006.

We seek a highly motivated researcher, ideally with a good background in high-pressure physics and/or ab initio simulations. Additional experience with computational methods is an advantage. The length of appointment is 3 years (extension is possible), with starting salary around 75000 SFr (ca 60000 USD), depending on experience.

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Professor Position in Grenoble

There is a high probability that a Full Professor position will be open next year (starting 09/2006) at the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France) in the field of Environmental Mineralogy.

The position will be opened in the Environmental Geochemistry group of the LGIT.

Actual applications will be made in the spring of 2006 but there is a preliminary and essential deadline of October 15, 2005.

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Second SYNTHESYS Access Call

The SYNTHESYS Office is pleased to announce the Second call for proposals under the European Commission's FPVI European-funded Integrated Infrastructure Initiative. SYNTHESYS Project funding is available to provide scientists (Users) based in European Member and Associated States to undertake short visits to utilize the infrastructure (namely the collections, staff expertise and analytical facilities) at one of the 20 partner institutions (see full list below) for the purposes of their research. The 20 partner institutions are organised into 11 national Taxonomic Facilities (TAFs). TAF Users will be hosted by a TAF staff member.

SYNTHESYS is able to meet the Users' costs for:

  • Research costs*
  • International travel
  • Local accommodation whilst based at the TAF
  • A per diem to contribute towards living costs
*Research related costs including: bench fees and consumables (including molecular biology at some TAFs).

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New online versions of Journals

The Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences" (JMPS), is published bimonthly jointly by the Mineralogical Society of Japan and the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists, and Economic Geologist JAMPEG). It is the successor journal to both "Mineralogical Journal" (MJ) and "Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology and Economic Geology".

JMPS, JAMPEG, and MJ have now the on-line versions: abstracts and full-text PDF files available on sites.

ECA Executive Committee 2003-2006

The new Executive Committee of the ECA has been elected during ECM 21 in Durban, and is constituted by the following officers.

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