International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is awarding postdoctoral fellowships for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research for applicants of an ICGEB Member State.

Brief Description: ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships comprise a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance and additional benefits. The most successful fellows will also be eligible, upon completion, to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programmes as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

Award Includes: Fellowship provides:
-Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 15,000.
Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
All Research costs will be supported by the research group’s budget.
Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme.

Study Program: Fellowships are awarded for scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research at the ICGEB laboratories located in Trieste and Monterotondo (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa).

Study Major: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Life Sciences.

Host Organization: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK

Eligibility Required? Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin, unless working abroad at the time of application. Degree requirements: applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years research experience. Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

Number of Awards: Not Known

National/International Students: Applicants of an ICGEB Member State (Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast , Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iran, 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 and Vietnam) are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

Governing Body: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) of the Open University, UK

Application Procedure: Please complete this application online. Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application. Please note that all submitted applications will be transmitted to the respective ICGEB Liaison Officer in the country of which you are a national for eventual endorsement.

Submission Deadline: The application deadlines are 31st March and 30th September 2015.

For more details visit the official site.