International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa). Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB member state and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in the country of their origin. Italian/Indian/South African nationals who are resident abroad may apply for fellowships to ICGEB Trieste/New Delhi/Cape Town respectively and must provide evidence that they are working/living abroad. 30th April 2014 is the deadline of submission of endorsed applications to ICGEB Trieste.
Study Subject (s): ICGEB fields of research at ICGEB Trieste are: Bacteriology and Plant Bacteriology, Biosafety, Biotechnology Development, Cellular Immunology, Human Molecular Genetics, Molecular Hematology, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pathology, Molecular Virology, Mouse Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Protein Networks, Protein Structure and Bioinformatics Research Interests, Tumour Virology and Yeast Molecular Genetics. ICGEB fields of research at ICGEB New Delhi: Mammalian Biology: Immunology, Malaria, Recombinant Gene Products, Structural and Computational Biology and Virology, Plant Biology: Insect Resistance, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Transformation and Synthetic Biology and Biofuels. ICGEB fields of research at ICGEB Cape Town: Cancer Genomics, Cancer Molecular and Cell Biology, Cellular Immunology and Cytokines and Disease. ICGEB ICGEB fields of research at ICGEB Monterotondo: Molecular Hematology.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for postdoctoral research programme at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa).
Scholarship Provider: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy, India and South Africa (Italian, Indian and South African nationals are not eligible to apply for the ICGEB fellowship to attend the PhD Programme in ICGEB Trieste, New Delhi and Cape Town respectively. Italian/Indian/South African nationals who are resident abroad may apply for fellowships to ICGEB Trieste/New Delhi/Cape Town respectively and must provide evidence that they are working/living abroad).
Eligibility: -applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in the country of their origin. Italian/Indian/South African nationals who are resident abroad may apply for fellowships to ICGEB Trieste/New Delhi/Cape Town respectively, and must provide evidence that they are working/living abroad.
-applicants should be holders of a recent Ph.D. or have at least 3 year’s research experience.
-preference will be given to candidates below the age of 35.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of an ICGEB Member State (Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, FYR Macedonia, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) and Vietnam) are eligible to apply for the fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowship Programmes are open to nationals of ICGEB Member States only, who must submit their application to the ICGEB Liaison Officer in their country of origin for endorsement. Endorsement is an essential prerequisite for acceptance of the application. Only endorsed applications will be transmitted to ICGEB Headquarters for review and final selection. The applicants must contact the ICGEB Group Leader of their choice to ascertain laboratory space availability and obtain a prior agreement on their proposed research project in order to be admitted to the selection.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded up to 2 (two) years.
What does it cover? Stipends are calculated to cover the costs of normal living expenses (annually) for one person at the location of the individual host institute (married applicants should take special notice of this as no family or dependant allowance is included in the Fellowship). Travel to and from the host country, medical health insurance cover will be covered.
How to Apply: Complete applications from nationals of ICGEB Member States must be sent to the ICGEB Liaison Officer in the applicant’s country of origin, for endorsement. Complete endorsed application form together with all requested documents should be sent by post. Italian nationals should send the complete applications directly to ICGEB Trieste. Attach the following documents:
-Curriculum Vitae and publications list;
-Proposed research project (including investigation topic/area, problem/hypothesis to be tested, methods/techniques to be used in the investigation as well as details of the applicant’s previous work in the proposed field);
-Written statement from the chosen Group Leader supporting the project and confirming availability of laboratory space;
-English language Proficiency certificate (such as TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate or equivalent); not applicable when scholastic education has been conducted in English;
-Three (3) letters of recommendation;
-Copies of degree certificates, transcripts of degree certificates (if applicable);
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2014: Complete applications from nationals of ICGEB Member States must be sent to the ICGEB Liaison Officer in the applicant’s country of origin, for endorsement. 30 April 2014: Submission of endorsed applications to ICGEB Trieste.