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[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…

Research scientist positions available at synthetic biology startup (Eligo Bioscience)

Eligo Bioscience, a recent MIT/Rockefeller startup, are currently looking for postdoctoral scientists to join their international research team.

Research scientist positions available at synthetic biology startup (Eligo Bioscience) - 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…

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.

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…

[Closes 21st February 2017] Postdoctoral Scientist - PNAC at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Scientists to undertake research to investigate, explore, and develop technologies for the targeting and delivery of therapeutic agents.

[Closes 21st February 2017] Postdoctoral Scientist - PNAC at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - Read More…

[Closes 6th Februrary 2017] Senior Research Data Manager, SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology

We are seeking to recruit a skilled dedicated (Senior) Research Data Manager (SRDM) to support the Centre’s integrated interdisciplinary platforms and multiple science programmes.

[Closes 6th Februrary 2017] Senior Research Data Manager, SYNBIOCHEM Centre for Synthetic Biology - Read More…

[Closes 18th February 2017] BrisSynBio Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Responsible Research and Innovation

We are seeking to appoint a BrisSynBio Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Responsible Research and Innovation. This is a full-time, fixed term post for two years.

[Closes 18th February 2017] BrisSynBio Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Responsible Research and Innovation - Read More…

[Closes 13 Mar 2017] Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry

The Herchel Smith Professorship of Biochemistry is one of two established and fully endowed Professorships within the Biochemistry department and is funded by a generous bequest from the eponymous Anglo-American Organic Chemist.

[Closes 13 Mar 2017] Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry - Read More…

[Closes Jan 2017] Studentships available at EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology

The EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology (SynBioCDT) is a doctoral training programme that combines the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of engineering, so as to create the next generation of industrial and academic leaders in the nascent field of Synthetic Biology.

[Closes Jan 2017] Studentships available at EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology - Read More…

[Closes 31 Jan 2017] PhD Studentship: OpenIP strategies for emerging technologies

This PhD project with Dr Frank Tietze at the Institute for Manufacturing will be focused on a recent phenomenon that can be labelled “OpenIP”, for instance where large IP owners strategically make IP freely available through patent pledges. These seem to be carefully designed by the companies for different reasons and with a number of restrictions on licensees, such as non-assertion clauses.

[Closes 31 Jan 2017] PhD Studentship: OpenIP strategies for emerging technologies - Read More…

[Closes 6th Jan 2017] University Lecturer in Biological Physics

The Department of Physics invites applications for a University Lectureship in biological physics, to commence on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. This area of activity is a growing and strategic priority for the Department, underpinned by current research efforts in soft matter and theory of biological systems, and ranging to applications in new biophysical technologies and medical applications.

[Closes 6th Jan 2017] University Lecturer in Biological Physics - Read More…

[Closes 4 Jan 2017] University of Cambridge/Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships

Applications are invited for the next round of University of Cambridge/ Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships. The scheme is aimed at post-doctoral candidates with backgrounds in the physical sciences (incl. engineering, mathematics and computer sciences) who wish to gain experience in the application of their research to solve problems in the basic biological and biomedical sciences.

[Closes 4 Jan 2017] University of Cambridge/Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Read More…

[Closes 1 Dec 2016] OpenPlant Fund opens to applications for £5000 grants on plant or cell-free synthetic biology

[Closes 1 Dec 2016] OpenPlant Fund opens to applications for £5000 grants on plant or cell-free synthetic biology

OpenPlant Fund offers £5000 to support open, interdisciplinary and innovative projects to engineer plant biology. Applications are now open until 1 Dec 2016 and for this round applications focused on cell-free synthetic biology are also welcome.

[Closes 1 Dec 2016] OpenPlant Fund opens to applications for £5000 grants on plant or cell-free synthetic biology - Read More…

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