Toshiba offers U.K. scientists 'chance of a lifetime' -

Toshiba offers U.K. scientists ‘chance of a lifetime’


LONDON — Toshiba, which filed for more than 10,000 patents in 2005, is looking for two U.K.-based scientists to gain experience with its research and development team in Japan.

The company's annual Fellowship Programme is an opportunity for PhD-level researchers of EU nationality currently working in a U.K. academic institution to gain valuable commercial work experience alongside one of Toshiba’s research and development teams. The successful candidate(s) will be funded for up to two years.

There are 14 priority research areas for the Fellowship Programme in 2007/2008 including electronic devices and processes, security, multi-media, Internet, software, simulation and water treatment.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for top European scientists to join forces with leading Japanese researchers in the high-tech sector and Toshiba is very happy to provide such an opportunity to EU researchers.” said Nobuhiro Yoshida, corporate vice president of Toshiba Corporation. “The skills and the knowledge acquired on the Fellowship can be developed throughout the programme and be brought back to the U.K., helping the British technology sectors flourish.”

 The successful candidate(s) will be based in Toshiba’s Corporate Research and Development Center in the city of Kawasaki. The research Fellowship, established in 1983, is supported by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

“The Fellowship Programme was a fantastic opportunity for me to work with one of the best R&D teams in the world. I’ve learnt such a broad range of skills and it’s been great to be able to apply them to my career here in the U.K.,” said Dr. Björn Stenger (Toshiba Fellow 2004-2006). One the program is completed, all Fellows are lifelong Toshiba Fellowship Alumni members, with regular opportunities to network with one another and with their former Toshiba colleagues. More information is available on the Toshiba Fellowship website and the closing date for applications is December 15.

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