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Opportunities

TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
For young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) who wish to pursue advanced research in the biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand.
Deadline
31 July 2018
Host country
Thailand
Eligible nationalities
Developing countries in the South
Level
Postdoc
Minimum degree held
PhD
Duration
Minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months
Field
01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
Age limit
40
Sandwich option
no

IMPORTANT:

  • STARTING IN 2018 APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL- PLEASE USE THE "APPLY NOW" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO START YOUR APPLICATION.
  • OPENING DATE OF THIS FELLOWSHIP: 1 May 2018
  • CLOSING DATE OF THIS FELLOWSHIP: 31 July 2018
  • Applicants can apply for preliminary acceptance letters from their chosen host institutes under the chosen fellowship programme well before the opening date of the call.
  • Preliminary acceptance letters dated 2017 or earlier will NOT be accepted as they must be dated the same year as the year of application.
     

Programme Details

  • TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated research units listed on this website http://www.biotec.or.th/en/index.php/news-2016/1208-biotec-post-doctoral-fellowship for a period of twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) months and are awarded to young scientists from developing countries (other than Thailand) to enable them to pursue advanced research in biotechnology.
  • BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.
  • The language of instruction is English.

 

Eligibility

 Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Thailand).
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Thailand or any developed country.
  • hold a PhD degree in any of the following fields: molecular biology, molecular genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, protein crystallography, organic chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related disciplines.
  • apply for the fellowship within THREE years of having obtained a PhD degree in a fields of the natural sciences specified above.
  • must not be more than 40 years old by the date of the submission of their application. NB. For instance, if an applicant turns 40 on 15 June, s/he should make sure not to submit the application later than 15 June.
  • be regularly employed at a research and/or teaching institution in their home country where they must hold a research assignment.
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from BIOTEC. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the BIOTEC Research Support Division (e-mail rsd@biotec.or.th) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting BIOTEC, applicants must accompany their request for an Acceptance Letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if the medium of instruction was not English.
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

 

Submitting your application

  • The deadline to apply is 31 July 2018.
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from the BIOTEC Research Support Division to TWAS and BIOTEC when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted via the online portal.
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the Visiting Scientists programme, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD are mutually exclusive.


    Contact Details

• TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-687
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: fellowships@twas.org 

 

• BIOTEC Research Support Division
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)
113  Thailand Science Park,
Phahonyothin Road,
Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang
Pathumthani 12120 Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 564 6700 ext. 3154
Fax: (66-2) 564 6707
Email: rsd@biotec.or.th
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