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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
30 June 2019
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

From 2017 applications can only be submitted via online portal once the call is open.

Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.

Opening date of this fellowship: 1 April 2019

Closing date of this fellowship: 30 June 2019

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

 

Programme Details

  • TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in BIOTEC and its affiliated research units 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 is seeking 3 positions for postdoctoral researchers in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, biotechnology, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular Immunology, biochemistry, medical technology, cell culture technology, and bioprocess technology. For full details of the positions click HERE.
  • 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, biotechnology, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular Immunology, biochemistry, medical technology, cell culture technology, and bioprocess technology or related disciplines;
  • meet the requirements of the 3 postdoctoral postions available at BIOTEC and its research units. For full details of the positions click HERE.
  • 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, a research proposal outline, doctorate degree transcript, abstract of dissertation, a statement of intent and three recommendation letters.
  • 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 30 June 2019.
  • 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. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

 

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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