In 2014 the Ural Federal University launched the annual “UrFU PostDoc” contest to support research projects carried out by young promising international scientists at UrFU. The main objective of the contest is to select the most promising research projects developed at the UrFU Competence Centers, as well as to attract talented young international scientists for the development of such projects.
The contest supports projects in the following fields: information technologies, energy and resource saving, flexible technologies and new materials and living systems and health. The contest is divided into two stages: project contest and post-doctoral candidate contest. The candidates have to be researchers under 35 years of age, that have defended a PhD thesis no longer than 7 years before the announcement of the contest, with a good knowledge of English and publications in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science databases.
In the 2014 edition of the contest 14 international scientist were chosen from 10 different countries: China, France, India, Egypt, Germany, Ukraine, USA, Japan, Italy and Malaysia.
Here are some of the postdocs currently working at our Institute:
Dr. Paul Andrew Boley
PhD: High-resolution studies of circumstellar material around massive young stellar objects, Heidelberg University, Germany
Project at UrFU: Observational studies of massive star formation and circumstellar material around young stellar objects
UrFU Department and Institute: Kourovka Astronomical Observatory, Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Dr. Yuliya Khrunyk
PhD: The use of FLP-mediated recombination for the functional analysis of an effector gene family in the biotrophic smut fungus Ustilago maydis, Phillip University of Marburg, Germany
Project at UrFU: Bioavailability of titanium-based implants
UrFU Department and Institute: Centre of Joint Use, Laboratory of Structural Methods of Analysis and Properties of Materials and Nanomaterials, Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.