TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Thailand 2020

Deadline : 31 Aug 2020

Nonprofit organization: The World Academy of Sciences

Study level: Ph.D.

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TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Thailand 2020

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is offering postdoctoral young researchers, who are from developing countries and wish to pursue advanced research in biotechnology at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) in Thailand, the chance to attend a fellowship to develop their research in a professional environment. The duration of the fellowship will be from 12 to 24 months. The applicants must apply for the fellowship within three years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences and must not be more than 40 years old.

Research Areas:

BIOTEC is seeking 2 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.

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 2 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.

Financial Support:

The applicant will receive a monthly allowance to cover living costs, such as accommodation and food.

About TWAS:

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is a global science academy founded in 1983 in Italy by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate.  They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease, and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders. The academy works for the advancement of science in developing countries and supports sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy, and diplomacy.

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Area: Asia-Pacific

Opportunities: Fellowships

Host Country: Thailand

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