TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 30 June 2019
Open to: nationals of a developing country (other than Thailand)
Benefits: BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

Description

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.

Program 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 Ph.D. 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 positions available at BIOTEC and its research units;
  • apply for the fellowship within THREE years of having obtained a Ph.D. degree in a field 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 [email protected]) 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.

Fellowship 

BIOTEC will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.