Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.


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 the 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, biotechnology and bioinformatics and related disciplines.
  • Apply for the fellowship within five years of having obtained a PhD degree in the fields indicated above.
  • Be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Thailand) and hold a research assignment there.
  • Provide an official Acceptance Letter from BIOTEC. Requests for acceptance must be directed to BIOTEC Research Unit Coordination Division (e-mail rucd [at] biotec.or.th) who will facilitate assignment of a host supervisor.
  • Provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 September of each year.
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from to BIOTEC Research Unit Coordination 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.
  • Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachment via e-mail directly to TWAS and BIOTEC. The subject line must contain: TWAS-BIOTEC/PDoc/candidate's surname. Alternatively, letters should be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
  • Applicants for the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send their application to TWAS and BIOTEC.


For more information and application please visit the TWAS-BIOTEC Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme  page.

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