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Group Leader Positions in Biology and Bioinformatics at College de France
College de France is recruiting new group leaders for its Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CIRB). CIRB is presently composed of 18 teams working in various aspects of Life sciences including infectious diseases, neurosciences, cardio-vascular research, cell biology, cancer research, development and mathematical modelling. CIRB is seeking to recruit one group in Bioinformatics and one to three groups working in Biology without any domain of predilection.

Although senior applications will be considered, preference will be given to junior group leaders. The position will be offered for 4 years allowing one renewal and the possibility to access a senior status. Unless already funded, selected group leaders will be asked to apply to one of the several French programs for young independent investigators. Applicants are thus encouraged to write their application in the ATIP-AVENIR format.

CIRB is benefitting from the vicinity of an extraordinary rich intellectual milieu, with conferences covering all aspects of knowledge. Outside Collège de France, CIRB has developed strong interactions with prestigious neighbouring institutions, in particular the Ecole normale supérieure and the Curie Institute. Furthermore, the CIRB is part of the Initiative of excellence Paris Sciences et Lettres Foundation.

Applications, including a CV, a research plan not exceeding 5 pages, and 2 letters of recommendation must be sent to:

Pr. Alain Prochiantz and Dr. Marie-Hélène Verlhac

CIRB, Collège de France
11, Place Marcelin Berthelot
75231 Paris Cedex 05

Application deadline is October 31st 2016 and interviews are programmed during the first trimester of 2017. PIs selected for an interview by the CIRB Steering Committee will be contacted directly.

CIRB Web address:

Apply online through Science Careers.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology (Harvard)

The Division of Immunology of the Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek an outstanding scientist addressing fundamental or translational questions in immunology. We are particularly interested in candidates who value a highly collaborative and interactive approach to research.

This position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative department. There are exceptionally strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, the Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals and the Boston immunology community. The position provides the opportunity to engage a vibrant community of immunologists at Harvard Medical School interested in molecular and quantitative approaches to basic immunological diseases, and the development of immunotherapies.

The successful candidate will hold a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, with research space located in a modern research building at Harvard Medical School. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (, which comprises both basic and translational research programs focused on chronic inflammation underlying autoimmune, neurologic, and metabolic diseases, and the environmental factors that trigger chronic inflammation.

The position also offers the opportunity to teach exceptional graduate and medical students with strong interests in immunology/microbiology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent doctoral degree, and evidence of a creative, collegial and exceptional research track record.

For consideration please upload a cover letter, a C.V. and a brief (2-3 pages) statement of current and future research plans, which should include a list of publications. Contact information for three letters of reference should also be included. Request for references will be immediately sent via e-mail request. The application period closes October 31, 2016. Please submit all materials via the Harvard job portal listed below:

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Qualified  female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Apply through Science Careers.

Postdoctoral Scholar in Malaria Research

Postdoctoral Scholar in Malaria Research

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual to study host-pathogen interactions in malaria in the Egan Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine.   The candidate will work on funded projects focused on defining and characterizing host and parasite factors important for the biology and pathogenesis of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in red blood cells.  We use a variety of approaches spanning molecular parasitology, stem cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and population genetics (Science 348, 711-714 (2015)).

The successful candidate is expected to have strong critical thinking and communication skills, be well organized, and display initiative and enthusiasm.  Candidates should have a doctoral degree and a strong background in molecular genetics, cell biology and/or parasitology.  Experience with large datasets is desirable but not required. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.  

Stanford University offers a world-class academic environment and a vibrant and large community of postdoctoral fellows (  We are located in Palo Alto, California, which has a beautiful mild climate year-round and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and cultural experiences, while being a within a short drive to San Francisco.

Interested applicants should submit by email a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to Dr. Elizabeth S. Egan:

Application Link through Science Careers.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Microbiologist | Immunologist

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. with at least two years of postdoctoral research experience and have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. She/he will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research laboratory in any area of immune responses and/or the study of microorganisms that cause disease using cellular, molecular, genetics approaches.  Research expertise in an area such as host-pathogen interactions, pathogenesis, disease progression, immunology, mycology, or viral replication or pathogenesis is of particular interest. Laboratory and start-up resources commensurate with research expectations are included. Applicants pursuing research that complements departmental strengths in cell/molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and neurosciences are preferred. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who may contribute to the collaborative environment within the department and/or university programs including bioengineering, and the campus-wide health initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and Ph.D. programs within her/his area of expertise. The College of Arts & Sciences at Lehigh is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants, please submit your curriculum vitae, representative publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to:

For additional information contact Infectious Disease Search Committee Chair, 111 Research Drive, Iacocca Hall, B217, Bethlehem, PA 18015,

The deadline for submission is October 7,  2016.

Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. (

The job details can be viewed at Science Careers.

BioSciences at Rice Tenure-Track Faculty Positions



Applications are invited for tenure-track positions in the Department of BioSciences at Rice University. We encourage candidates who complement existing strengths of current faculty in any of our three graduate programs: Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; and Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology. Applications from candidates whose research emphasizes quantitative and predictive approaches are particularly encouraged.  Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral training, and outstanding potential in research and teaching.  Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding and participate in the education and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students.  We particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.

Application instructions are found under the employment section on the left menu on the department website, Review of applications will commence September 30, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Further details of application can be viewed at Science Careers.

Informatics Specialist

The University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) is seeking an innovative service-oriented individual who is passionate about providing cutting-edge bioinformatics support to our research community. Since its inception in 2005, the Norris Medical Library (NML) Bioinformatics Service has provided bioinformatics support to USC faculty, postdoc, staff, and students, and is now one of the leading library-based bioinformatics service programs in the nation. Its recent implementation of an integrated software/hardware solution for the Next-generation sequencing data analysis has become the most used bioinformatics service at USC.

Reporting to the program coordinator, the Informatics Specialist provides educational and consulting support for faculty, postdoc, graduate students, and researchers in the USC scientific community, with a primary focus on the University Park Campus (UPC). The Informatics Specialist also supports publication and grant application via collaborative data analysis. For additional information about this program, see the library’s web site  This position will be the first bioinformatics library specialist located at UPC.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit USC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer that actively seeks diversity in the workplace.


Provide consulting service for the UPC life science research community on application of bioinformatics tools for their specific research questions.
Develop and conduct workshops on bioinformatics software and databases relevant to the UPC life science research community.
Assist with the maintenance of NML bioinformatics computing resources, as well as the implementation of open source bioinformatics tools such as our local Galaxy instance
Provide collaborative genomic data analysis as well as support grant application for UPC principle investigators.
Manage UPC user access of the licensed bioinformatics software and our computing resources; maintain a web site to promote and support the use of our bioinformatics service by UPC research community.
Work collaboratively with the bioinformatics specialists on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) to support the library-based bioinformatics services program.


A Master’s degree in bioinformatics or computational biology and a bachelor degree in life sciences with at least two years of relevant experience in bioinformatics research and/or application.
Proficient in biocomputational programming languages such as R, Perl, Python, as well as Linux OS.
Extensive familiarity with key molecular, genomic, and proteomic databases, as well as with a variety of software tools for manipulation and analyses of these data.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively while in an independent setting.
Experiences in developing and teaching bioinformatics workshops.
Highly proficient in spoken and written English.

Ph.D. in bioinformatics or in life sciences but with extensive bioinformatics training.
Documented experience in bioinformatics tool development, coding, and publishing.
Extensive knowledge and experiences of key bioinformatics software (such as Galaxy, Bioconductor, CLC Genomics, QIIME, Partek, Ingenuity Pathways, etc.) for high-throughput molecular data analysis.
Solid training in biostatistics.
Experience with data analyses in single-cell sequencing, microbial genomics, metagenomics, population and evolutionary genetics is a major plus.
Experience with bioinformatics applications in High-Performance Computing.

Minimum starting salary is $72,000 for Master’s degree holder and $78,000 for PhD degree holder, adjustable based on credentials, qualifying skillset and experiences.

This is a university faculty position with a continuing-appointment track, the USC librarian’s equivalent to tenure track.


37½ hour week; 22 vacation days; paid sick leave; disability plan; retirement plan with up to 10% match of 401K contribution; tuition assistance; paid medical, dental and life insurance; credit union; group auto and homeowner's insurance available

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website:

As part of the application, candidates must upload in Word or PDF a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Closing Date: To ensure fullest consideration please apply by September 18, 2016. The position is open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Leslie Jones, USC Norris Medical Library, (323) 442-1130, email .

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Job details can be viewed at Science Careers.

IIT Bombay and Monash Research Academy PhD with Scholarships 2016
Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and Monash Academy announces admissions for PhD with Scholarships for 2016 Session. The IITB - Monash Research Academy (The Academy), a partnership between the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and Monash University, Melbourne (Australia) jointly invites applications for PhD programme.

The Academy’s December 2016 intake will focus on attracting excellent and highly motivated students to work in areas of applied research, particularly problems that are important to many of the Academy’s industrial partners. The EOI stage for the December 2016 intake is now in progress.

Programme - PhD (Intake for December 2016)
Research Academy

Candidates will:

- Receive a generous scholarship

- Receive co-supervision from professors at IITB and Monash

- Receive a jointly badged PhD degree from IITB and Monash

- Gain access to world-class research facilities

- Gain international research experience

- Receive a special fellowship to visit Monash University

Eligibility Requirements for IIT Bombay PhD Scholarships 2016
1. A first class Masters Degree in Engineering or Science (or an MBA) from a reputed university or

2. A Bachelors Degree in English/Science (with high GPA), should take advantage of this unique opportunity to acquire an internationally recognised qualification and pursue a career in research

Although not a prerequisite, candidates who have been highly placed in GATE, GRE, CSIR-NET, JAM or any other competitive exam are encouraged to apply

How to Apply for IIT Bombay PhD Scholarships 2016
Fill the Expression of Interest (EOI) form for IIT-B Monash PhD Programme for December 2016 intake. To apply to the Academy visit and fill in the online EOI form

Step 1: Please click on to fill in the Expression of Interest (EOI) Form. If your EOI form is found to be suitable, you will receive an email indicating you are able to proceed to Step 2 of the application stage

Step 2: If your EOI form is found NOT to be suitable, you will also be notified via email. In case you have any doubts, please read the Applications Process FAQ before sending your doubts to

For applications found suitable on evaluation, candidates will receive an email to the effect and have to Address: IITB-Monash Research Academy, Old CSE Building, 2nd Floor IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076

Last date to submit online EOI Forms is 18th September 2016

For more information visit or send us an email to

Development of a non-lethal mouse model for Zika virus infection (Australia)

Project Description

On 1 Feb 2016, the WHO declared the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This emerging, primarily mosquito-transmitted, flavivirus is now believed to be the cause of the unprecedented rise in congenital neurological abnormalities in neonates (primarily microcephaly), particularly evident in Brazil. Viral infection of foetal neuronal tissue is believed to play a key role in pathogenesis, and requires transplacental transmission of the virus. The placenta has several lines of defence against viral infections, including the physical barrier of the multinuclear syncytium and a range of innate and adaptive immune responses. How the placenta responds to ZIKV and how ZIKV overcomes these trophoblastic defences remains largely unexplored, and represents a primary research objective of the lab. This project will aim to establishe and characterise a non-lethal mouse pregnancy model for placental and foetal ZIKV infection studies. This model will provide an invaluable tool for ZIKV research. Partial validation of this model using human data will add significantly to the value of such a model. This model is essential for downstream testing of potential vaccine candidates and interventions for this emerging virus of international importance.

Please contact the supervisor directly to discuss the project before applying for the scholarship, provide an academic CV and degree transcripts.

For further information on this research group:

Funding Notes
QIMR Berghofer is offering a limited number of PhD Scholarships for top applicants. For details, eligibility criteria and to apply: View Website

Last Date: September 05, 2016

PhD student to study protein aggregation: the bioprocessing of therapeutic proteins (ETH Zurich)

The Biochemical Engineering Laboratory at the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to study protein aggregation. 

Project background: This position is intended for a new group in Biochemical Engineering working on the application of biophysical techniques, microfluidic approaches and chemical kinetics for the experimental characterization and the theoretical modeling of aggregation and interactions of proteins in solution, with particular focus on the bioprocessing of therapeutic proteins. 

The candidate should have a Master’s degree in chemical, biochemical or biomedical engineering or a related subject, excellent academic qualifications, strong self-motivation and excellent English language skills. 

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Paolo Arosio (no applications). 

Please send your online-application including your CV, publication list, a PDF file of the Master’s thesis, an academic transcript of your studies, a statement on your motivation, a short description of past research experience and research interests (in English) and contact details for at least one academic reference to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Hans-Peter Freitag, Human Resources, CH-8093 Zurich. 

Application deadline: September 02, 2016

Gini Foundation Grants for Foreign Students in Italy, 2016-2017

Gini Foundation is awarding grants for foreign students for a period of at least six months. Grants are assigned to study and/or specialization at departments of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences. The aim of the Gini Foundation grants is to enable and encourage academically able Foreign Students.
The University of Padua is a premier Italian university located in the city of Padua, Italy. The University of Padua was founded in 1222 as a school of law and was one of the most prominent universities in early modern Europe.
Applicants must have a Master of Science degree from a foreign University

Course Level: Grants are available to pursue a period of study and/or specialization (at least six months) at departments of the University of Padova.

Study Subject: Grants are assigned to study and/or specialization at departments of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.

Scholarship Award: The amount of each grant will not be more than Euro 11,000.00 gross, including travel costs. The amount of the grant is divided into 3 instalments. The final instalment, equal to 10% of the total amount of the grant, will be paid only after the presentation of a written evaluation by the supervising Professor at the University of Padova and a report of the activities carried out, which must be accompanied by a declaration of attendance by the hosting Department
Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: Criteria is
The grants are assigned to support, for a period of not more than one year, those who plan to pursue a period of study and/or specialization at Departments of the University of Padova in the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences for a period of at least six months. For the available Departments refer to the list attached.
Foreign nationals who may apply for the grants must be less than 35 years old at the closing date for the call and hold a Master of Science degree from a foreign University in subjects pertaining to the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.

Nationality: Foreign nationals can apply for these grants.
College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a Master of Science degree from a foreign University in subjects pertaining to the scientific fields of Agriculture, Engineering or Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.
Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post. Required documents are:
Curriculum vitae in European format
Notification of any contributions obtained for activities of study and/or research from which the candidate might benefit during the period of the grant.
A copy of Master of Science certificates with information on the examinations taken and relative marks.
The detailed programme of the studies or research to be carried out.
Declaration of acceptance by the supervising Professor countersigned by the Director of the hosting Department.
Declaration of adequate knowledge of the English language.
Any other useful credentials
Copy of passport

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 15, 2016.

Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship Program in Japan, 2017
The Matsumae International Foundation is pleased to offer MIF research fellowship program to international students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. Fellowships are awarded to undertake research at selected host institutions.
Matsumae International Foundation aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with scholarship, specifically for overseas students.
The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a non-governmental organization. Many donations have been kindly offered by enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic to the founder’s ideals and maintain contributions to the fund from their limited incomes.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications. Overseas students who want to study in English or Japanese must prove their language proficiency if the language is not their native tongue. Applicants may also be asked to submit scores from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL, or to travel to Japan to appear in university entrance examinations.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to carry out research at selected host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry).

Study Subject(s): Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.

Scholarship Award: The following financial support is provided to successful applicants. No support for his/her family or dependents is available. Fellowships are provided for successful applicants only and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances is any part of the fellowships transferable to any other persons or other items.
·         Stipend for research and stay: ¥200,000 yen is provided monthly for the purpose of payment of tuition, expenses for research materials, lodging, meals, transportation, etc.
·         Insurance: Overseas Travel Accident/Sickness Insurance: (1) Personal accident insurance with death benefit and medical treatment, and (2) Sickness insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
·         Air transportation: An economy-class round-trip air ticket between the international airport nearest to successful applicant’s home residence and Tokyo via most direct routing is provided. The provided air ticket cannot be converted to cash, nor can cash be provided by MIF for purchase of an air ticket by any individual or organization other than MIF
·         Lump sum on arrival: ¥120,000 yen is provided to assist with local travel expenses on arrival, the initial cost of lodging, etc.
Scholarship can be taken in Japan
Eligibility: Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.
·         Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
·         Applicants must be under 49 years old at the time of application.
·         Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan.
·         Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present.
·         Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by the foundation.
·         Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.
Nationality: Non-Japanese citizens can apply for these MIF fellowships.
College Admission Requirement:
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by the Matsumae International Foundation as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: A number of leading universities, especially private ones, offer a few courses in English but most are in Japanese and knowledge of the language is more of a requirement than an asset. Overseas students who want to study in English or Japanese must prove their language proficiency if the language is not their native tongue. Applicants may also be asked to submit scores from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL, or to travel to Japan to sit university entrance examinations.

How to Apply: Applicants should obtain the current issue of the Fellowship Announcement from the Foundation. To obtain the announcement, write to MIF with name and address by postal mail, or by E-mail. Or, download the announcement from the web page of the Foundation and print out the Application Form in PDF-format or MS Word file. The Foundation cannot entertain requests for waivers of the eligibility requirements and other conditions, listed in the Fellowship Announcement, and will not respond to such requests. The application must be submitted from the applicant’s home country. Under no circumstances will an application be accepted from a person already in Japan. MIF never receives applications by Fax or E-Mail. All of the following documents (#1~#8) – A4 in size – should be submitted on one occasion by the applicant to MIF. All documents must be typewritten in English. Documents written in any language other than English are not accepted. Submitted applications which do not contain all of the required documents will be automatically rejected. MIF will not be responsible for costs incurred in submitting an application, and reserves the right to request additional documents if necessary. All documents received become the property of MIF, and will not be returned. MIF will not respond to individual inquiry concerning the status/arrival of application documents
  • ·         Application Form
  • ·         The Research Project
  • ·         Complete List of Publications
  • ·         A reprint of what the applicant considers being his/her the most important publication
  • Personal History
  • ·         A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s employer and/or supervisor (e.g. Faculty Dean) testifying to academic ability and achievements, and confirming the availability of study leave covering the grant period.
  • ·         A certified copy of the applicant’s academic certificates (degrees of Ph.D., Master, Bachelor) issued by the university concerned.
  • ·         An invitation letter with signature by the scientist of host institution confirming

Application Deadline:  Applications must be received by the Foundation until August 31, 2016
JNCASR Bangalore announces Visiting Fellowships Programme 2016-17
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, is offering Visiting Fellowships, 2016-17 to research scientists working in educational institutions and R&D laboratories in India.
To foster collaborations with the Centre’s faculty and to provide research opportunities, the Centre offers Visiting Fellowships to research scientists working in educational institutions and R&D laboratories in India. Visiting fellows are associated with faculty of the Centre, and the research work is carried out at the host institution
Research Areas
Visiting fellows are associated with faculty and honorary faculty of the Centre, and the research work is carried out in the host institution in the broad areas of Life Sciences (including molecular and developmental biology, chronobiology, genetics, ecology, behaviour); Materials Sciences (including nanoscience); Chemical Sciences (including solid-state chemistry, theoretical/computational chemistry, and inorganic, physical and organic chemistry); Physical Sciences (including experimental and theoretical condensed-matter and materials physics, statistical physics, organic electronics and experimental nanobiotechnology);Engineering Sciences (including fluid dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, and thermal and chemical engineering); and Atmospheric Sciences
Duration & Fellowship
The fellowship is tenable for a minimum uninterrupted period of sixty days and maximum of 3 months and valid for one year from the date of the offer letter; the timing of the visit may be decided according to mutual convenience
The fellowship carries an honorarium of Rs 25000 per month
Research scientists or engineers with a Ph.D., who have permanent positions in educational institutions or R&D laboratories are invited to apply. Individuals who have applied for or utilizsed this Visiting Fellowship Programme earlier, need not apply
Application Procedure
Application form may be downloaded from
Completed application must include a certificate from the Head of the candidate's parent institute permitting continuous leave for the duration of the fellowship
The completed application and supporting documents should be sent as a single PDF file by email to and also in hard copy by post to "The Academic Coordinator, JNCASR, Jakkur, Bangalore-560064"
Email subject line and envelope containing hard copy should be clearly marked ‘Application for Visiting Fellowship Programme 2016-17
Incomplete applications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained in this regard
Important Dates
Awardees will be notified by 30th September 2016
Last Date for Receipt of Completed Application Form: 29th August 2016

PhD Position in Computational Genomics at Gene Center of the University of Munich (LMU)

The Canzar lab at the Gene Center of the University of Munich (LMU) is recruiting graduate students in Computational Genomics, to start in fall 2016. 

The successful applicant will develop and engineer efficient algorithms for analyzing biological high-throughput sequencing data. Supporting the lab’s agenda, the successful candidate will employ tools and techniques from combinatorial optimization and machine learning to leverage large numbers of publicly available data sets. Translated into scalable and usable software, they will facilitate the systematic exploration of important biological or biomedical questions, such as the functional impact of alternative splicing. 

The Canzar lab is embedded in the stimulating, interdisciplinary environment of the Graduate School for Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM), which integrates approaches ranging from bioinformatics and theoretical biophysics to biochemistry, molecular systems biology, and synthetic biology. The lab is housed in the new Research Center for Molecular Biosystems (BioSysM) at the life sciences campus Grosshadern/ Martinsried. 

We are seeking motivated candidates with a degree in computer science, (applied) mathematics, or bioinformatics to join our lab. 

To apply, send your application materials, including a motivation letter, your CV, and names of two referees in a single pdf file before 31 August 2016 to Stefan Canzar (, who can also supply further information about this position. The Canzar lab moves to LMU in September, our website is still at: 

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, completed your doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have your own research profile and are working at least at the level of Assistant Professor or Junior Research Group Leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.

Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation online at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.

Academics from developing and emerging countries may be eligible to apply for a Georg Forster Fellowship.

Details of application can be found here (Apply by 31st August 2016)

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Programme 2016

The Department of Science and Technology of Govt. of India, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), The Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are inviting applications for Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Programme from students and scientists of India in order to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute.

Internship Details


Internship: Minimum 3 months and up to 6 months

Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and up to 12 months

No. of Fellowships

Student Internships: 05

Fellowships: 05

Internship includes: Monthly Stipend of USD 2500; Airfare (To be facilitated by IUSSTF Travel desk); Contingency allowance; Health insurance of USD 500; Housing to be mandatorily arranged by UNL mentor coordinator; 50% of the Housing cost to be provided by UNL, amount not exceeding USD 400 per month

Eligibility Criteria
For Internship: Applicants must be Indian citizens currently pursuing a PhD in Water Science and Engineering at a recognised institution of higher education and learning in India

For Fellowship: Applicants must be Indian citizens having PhD in Water Science and Engineering. Applicants must be able of doing independent research work and have published in internationally recognised academic journals

Fellowship is open to the applicants who are working in the fields of Water resources, water chemistry and environmental engineering

The applicant should be affiliated to a public funded R&D Lab/ S&T Institution (non-private)/ recognised Universities/ Colleges in India

Age Limit
For Internship: Applicants must have 32 years of age as on 31st December 2016

For Fellowship: Applicants must have 40 years of age as on 31st December 2016

How to Apply
Applicants may download the application form for student internship and fellowship click here

The completed application form along with relevant enclosures should be sent via email to

Important Dates
Application Deadline: 15 August 2016

Experienced Scientists in France
First institution in Europe for animal and plant sciences, INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research - France) carries out mission-oriented research for high-quality and healthy foods, competitive and sustainable agriculture and a preserved and valorised environment.
INRA is recruiting 49 experienced scientists proficient in designing and implementing research projects.
> 9 Experienced Research Scientists (CR1)
These positions are open:
- either to candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) and at least 4 years' experience in research,
- or to candidates who can justify an equivalent level of research.
The fields of research of the candidates' projects must concern food and nutrition, agriculture or environment.
> 40 Research Directors (DR2)
These positions are open:
- either to candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) and at least 8 years' experience in research,
- or to candidates who can justify an equivalent level of scientific research.
The research projects should focus on agronomy and environment, social and economic sciences, digital sciences, ecology, animal and plant health, animal and plant genetics and physiology, human nutrition, food safety and process engineering.
Applications on line are available until 30th August 2016

Canadian Government Scholarships for International Students 2017

The Government of Canada launched the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Up to 167 scholarships are awarded annually.
A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.


$50,000 per year


3 years (non-renewable)

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Ph.D. level at Canadian universities.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by the Canadian universities.

Scholarship Award: Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, applicants must:

be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2017 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average
must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
Nationality: Canadian and international students can apply for these Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Deadline: November 2, 2016

View the scholarship details here

PhD Studentship in Chemical Biology at Cardiff University, UK 2016-17
Cardiff University is pleased to offer studentship in Chemical Biology to undertake PhD degree programme. Studentship is awarded to students of any nationality. The aim of the PhD studentship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality. Cardiff is established as one of Britain’s leading universities. Its ambition is to be among the top 100 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK. Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2:1) or European equivalent and a Masters in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related discipline. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
Study Subject: Studentship is tenable in Chemical Biology: ‘Manufacturing novel artificial enzymes.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a brief covering letter outlining their experience for the position, as well as their curriculum vitae (including all University course grades to date) and the contact details of at least 2 academic referees to Dr Louis Luk (
Detail information about the Scholarship
Deadline: 31st August 2016.
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemopherapy is pleased to offer PhD studentship for up to 4 years in duration. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this studentship. The PhD studentship scheme is designed to ensure a flow of first-class students into the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy, providing them with an excellent training in research. At the forefront of the antimicrobial chemotherapy field, the Society meets its aims by setting standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and use, both within the UK and overseas, supporting microbiologists in their practice, and the promotion and provision of channels through which its Members can ensure their continuing professional development. If applicant’s first language is not English they must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.
Supporting Material: -Completed application comprising:
· Student, names of two supervisors and institution details
· Detailed research proposal
· Statement detailing the scientific techniques for which the student will receive training
· Budget detailing annual costs (stipend, tuition fees, consumables)
· Training record for each named supervisor
-Accompanying documents (supervisor)
· Letter of support from the Head of Department
· Brief CV of the supervisor(s). Maximum 2x A4 sides
-Accompanying documents (student)
· Record of candidate’s academic performance
· Full CV of the candidate and statement of career intentions
· Two academic letters of reference.
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically via the BSAC online Grants Submission System. The application must be made by an established investigator who will be the supervisor, and who has previously received three or fewer studentships. Applications may be for named or unnamed students.
Deadline: 1st December 2016 for award of April/May 2017.
Applications are open for well known KAAD Scholarships available for students of developing countries. These scholarships are awarded to students for pursuing master’s degree, PhD or for a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university. The KAAD supports his scholars in form of scholarships and educational programs and offers spiritual and personal assistance in view of future multiplying functions students will have in their home countries. The Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD) is the scholarship institution of the German Catholic Church for post-graduate students and scientists from developing countries. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree or a PhD at a German university or do a postdoctoral research project (2-6 months for established university lecturers) at a German university.
How to Apply: The first request is placed through filling the application questionnaire and sending it to the KAAD offices. Normally documents are submitted to the committee of the applicant’s home country. In the course of the application process, more documents need to be provided by the applicant and the KAAD-Partner-Committees are involved. If the pre-selection process has been positive for the applicant, the application is passed on to an independent selection board, which sits twice per year (in March and in September).
Application Deadline: Applications to be tabled in the March-session of the selection board need to be complete by end of November the previous year. Many times, applicants get admission letters (especially for Master-courses) only when these deadlines have passed. In these cases, the university has to be asked to defer the admission to the next academic year. Applications can be made already before admission letters are received. However at the end of the application process, the applicant needs to show either an admission letter or a confirmation by the university that they are eligible for the course and that the application has been received and being processed.

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