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Opening at the DNA Foundry, Science and Technology Lead Engineering Biology Group

Opening at the DNA Foundry, Science and Technology Lead Engineering Biology Group

The Engineering Biology Group at the Earlham Institute are looking for a lead scientist who will establish and manage synthetic biology workflows at the Earlham DNA Foundry

Opening at the DNA Foundry, Science and Technology Lead Engineering Biology Group - Read More…

The CRI Paris invites applications for fellowships.

The CRI Paris invites applications for fellowships.

The CRI is looking for motivated, innovative scientists who thrive in dynamic environments, comfortably mix disciplines straddling field boundaries and wish to explore uncharted domains.

The CRI Paris invites applications for fellowships. - Read More…

[Closes 18 July 2017] OpenPlant PDRA: riboswitches for plant and algal biotechnology

Prof. Alison Smith is recruiting for an OpenPlant postdoc position generating novel regulatory elements based on riboswitches for plant and algal biotechnology - apply by 18 July 2017

[Closes 18 July 2017] OpenPlant PDRA: riboswitches for plant and algal biotechnology - Read More…

[Closes 19 June 2017] SynBio SRI seeks Assistant Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Assistant Coordinator who will work closely with the SRI Coordinator, Dr Jenny Molloy, in the research group of Professor Jim Haseloff (SRI Chair).

[Closes 19 June 2017] SynBio SRI seeks Assistant Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term) - Read More…

[Closes 21 June 2017] OpenPlant PDRA researching regulatory elements of cyanobacteria

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Prof Christopher Howe's lab as part of the Cambridge OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Centre. OpenPlant is a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge, John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory and the Earlham Institute, funded by BBSRC and EPSRC.

[Closes 21 June 2017] OpenPlant PDRA researching regulatory elements of cyanobacteria - Read More…

[Closes 30 June 2017] Research Associate in Nucleic Acid Diagnostics (SynBio/Molecular Biology)

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge has partnered with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens in Ghana to investigate nucleic acid diagnostics for resource poor countries. A post-doctoral Research Associate position is available with the Cambridge Analytical Biotechnology team, University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will spend circa 6-7 months at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Cambridge and 5-6 months at the University of Ghana. The project will be under the supervision of Prof. Lisa Hall (Cambridge) and Prof. Gordon Awandare (Ghana).

[Closes 30 June 2017] Research Associate in Nucleic Acid Diagnostics (SynBio/Molecular Biology) - Read More…

[Closes 4 Aug 2017] Call open for EPSRC IAA Partnership Development Awards and Knowledge Transfer Fellowships

[Closes 4 Aug 2017] Call open for EPSRC IAA Partnership Development Awards and Knowledge Transfer Fellowships

The IAA aims to establish closer working partnerships between researchers and business and two schemes of potential relevance to SynBio SRI members are now open to applications

[Closes 4 Aug 2017] Call open for EPSRC IAA Partnership Development Awards and Knowledge Transfer Fellowships - Read More…

[Closes 9 June 2017] POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowships call now open

[Closes 9 June 2017] POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowships call now open

The UK Parliament is piloting an Academic Fellowship Scheme that will offer academic researchers at every stage of their career the rare opportunity to work on specific projects from inside Westminster’s walls.

[Closes 9 June 2017] POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowships call now open - Read More…

[Closes June 11, 2017] Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK is offering a job position as a Postdoctoral Scientist (Deadline June, 11th, 2017). Postdoctoral Scientist – PNAC. Starting Salary £30,162 to £32,975 per annum, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

[Closes June 11, 2017] Postdoctoral Scientist, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - Read More…

[Closes 23 June 2017] Apply now for the Biomaker Challenge!

[Closes 23 June 2017] Apply now for the Biomaker Challenge!

Biomaker Challenge is a four-month programme challenging interdisciplinary teams to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology. From colorimeters to microfluidics and beyond, we’re looking for frugal, open source and DIY approaches to biological experiments.

[Closes 23 June 2017] Apply now for the Biomaker Challenge! - Read More…

[Closes 30 June 2017] Apply now for the OpenPlant Fund

[Closes 30 June 2017] Apply now for the OpenPlant Fund

The OpenPlant Fund is now open to proposals for innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant or in vitro Synthetic Biology. Projects run for six months and can include biological research, hardware prototyping, software, outreach and policy work.

[Closes 30 June 2017] Apply now for the OpenPlant Fund - Read More…

[Closes Summer 2017] Postdoctoral research fellow positions at CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is advertising several postdoctoral research fellow positions for recent PhD graduates, including in areas relevant to synthetic biology.

[Closes Summer 2017] Postdoctoral research fellow positions at CSIRO - Read More…

[Closes 19 May 2017] Biomaker Challenge Coordinator - 10 week summer placement

The Biomaker Challenge is a four-month interdisciplinary programme with multiple teams building low-cost sensors and instruments for biology, co-organised by OpenPlant, the Synthetic Biology SRI and CamBridgeSens. We are looking for a coordinator for 10 weeks Jun-Sep 2017 to take responsibility for supporting the participating teams and managing online communications and social media.

[Closes 19 May 2017] Biomaker Challenge Coordinator - 10 week summer placement - Read More…

[Closes 25 June 2017] Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund

Cambridge-Africa have announced the 2017 call for applications for the ALBORADA Research Fund

[Closes 25 June 2017] Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund - Read More…

[Closes 14 May] Mozilla Fellowship for Open Science

[Closes 14 May] Mozilla Fellowship for Open Science

The SynBio SRI promotes open technologies for research among early-career researchers through events programmes and grants. The Mozilla Fellowships for Open Science are an excellent opportunity for ECRs who are working to advance Open Access, Open Source or Open Science in their research and want to step up their involvement.

[Closes 14 May] Mozilla Fellowship for Open Science - Read More…

[Closes 31st May] Border Labs Award 2017

Border Labs have opened a 2017 award competition for inspiring explorers who go beyond the expected.

[Closes 31st May] Border Labs Award 2017 - Read More…

[Closes 20 Apr 2017] FORCE11 Communications Fellows 2017-2018 Call For Applicants

[Closes 20 Apr 2017] FORCE11 Communications Fellows 2017-2018 Call For Applicants

FORCE11 is a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders that has arisen organically to help facilitate the change toward improved knowledge creation and sharing. It is seeking applications from individuals who will implement the communication needs of the community.

[Closes 20 Apr 2017] FORCE11 Communications Fellows 2017-2018 Call For Applicants - Read More…

[Closes 28 April] SB7.0 biosecurity fellowships announced

[Closes 28 April] SB7.0 biosecurity fellowships announced

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security have announced an exceptional near-term opportunity for emerging leaders who wish to prepare for and contribute to ongoing discussions regarding biosecurity.

[Closes 28 April] SB7.0 biosecurity fellowships announced - Read More…

[Closes 17 Apr 2017] BBSRC funding available for summer Research Experience Placements

The BBSRC has provided funds to support 12 summer students in the Research Experience Placements (REP) scheme. Projects that include mathematical skills training (covering Exploiting New Ways of Working) are highly desirable

[Closes 17 Apr 2017] BBSRC funding available for summer Research Experience Placements - Read More…

[Closes 17-Apr-2017] Applications Scientist - Edinburgh Genome Foundry

We need a talented Application Scientist for the Edinburgh Genome Foundry (EGF), a facility for automated and high-throughput DNA assembly technologies based in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

[Closes 17-Apr-2017] Applications Scientist - Edinburgh Genome Foundry - Read More…

[Closes 3rd Apr 2017] Postdoctoral Researcher : Earlham Institute (EI), Norwich, United Kingdom

Opportunity for an outstanding post-doctoral scientist within the Patron Group at the Earlham Institute (EI) to work on a collaborative project with the O'Connor group at the John Innes Centre (JIC).

[Closes 3rd Apr 2017] Postdoctoral Researcher : Earlham Institute (EI), Norwich, United Kingdom - Read More…

[Closes 28 Feb 2017] Senior Research Data Manager, SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester received major funding in 2014 for its Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SYNBIOCHEM) as a UK/European Centre of Excellence for the Synthetic Biology of fine and speciality chemicals production. Located in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, the Centre is at the forefront of international developments in the emerging science of Synthetic Biology.

[Closes 28 Feb 2017] Senior Research Data Manager, SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology, University of Manchester - Read More…

[Closes 27 Mar 2017] Synthetic biology future science fellowships

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation invites applications for its synthetic biology future science fellowships.

[Closes 27 Mar 2017] Synthetic biology future science fellowships - Read More…

[Closes 7 Mar 2017] OpenPlant Research Associate (Fixed Term)

A position is open for a postdoctoral research associate based at the OpenPlant Laboratory in Cambridge, within the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and directed by Prof. Jim Haseloff.

[Closes 7 Mar 2017] OpenPlant Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Read More…

[Friday 21 April 2017] Vice Chancellor's Awards

The University runs two sets of parallel awards to recognise achievements in the areas of Impact and Public Engagement with Research. Applications for the 2017 Awards are currently open. Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017.

[Friday 21 April 2017] Vice Chancellor's Awards - Read More…

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