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[Closes 31 March 2018] EPSRC IAA Postdoctoral Placements

Funding is available to allow EPSRC-funded postdocs to take up short term placements in a partner organisation in industry, the public sector or third sector (not at other Universities). The funding is intended to enable the postdoc to apply their research-based knowledge and expertise in a different context, helping the partner organisation innovate and the postdoc to gain valuable work experience.

[Closes 31 March 2018] EPSRC IAA Postdoctoral Placements - Read More…

[Closes 5 March 2018] 2018 CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships

The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBioFSP) is pleased to announce the opening of the second round of CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships. The scheme aims to attract outstanding national and international early-career post-doctoral researchers (equivalent to Australian Academic Levels A and B, or in exceptional circumstances, Level C) to expand Australian research capacity in synthetic biology. A key element of the SynBio FSP is establishment of a collaborative community of practice extending across CSIRO and Australia more broadly, and linking into international efforts in the field. Research projects must demonstrate an ability to build Australian capacity in synthetic biology.

[Closes 5 March 2018] 2018 CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships - Read More…

[Closes 28 March 2018] HFSP 2019 Research Grant

HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM (HFSP) supports international preferably intercontinental collaborations in basic life science research. Applications are invited for grants to support innovative approaches to understanding complex mechanisms of living organisms. Applicants are expected to develop novel lines of research distinct from their ongoing research. Preliminary results are not required.

[Closes 28 March 2018] HFSP 2019 Research Grant - Read More…

[Closes 14 March 2018] NSF-USDA-BBSRC Joint Funding Opportunity to Develop Breakthrough Ideas and Technologies to Advance Crop Breeding and Functional Genomics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have established a joint funding opportunity to support the development of breakthrough technologies that will enable significant advances in crop breeding. This opportunity aims to make high impact changes in the ability to translate basic knowledge of plant genomics to practical outcomes in crops of economic importance to the participating countries.

[Closes 14 March 2018] NSF-USDA-BBSRC Joint Funding Opportunity to Develop Breakthrough Ideas and Technologies to Advance Crop Breeding and Functional Genomics - Read More…

Cambridge Consultants: Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology

The next technology revolution is coming: the engineering of biology. Cambridge Consultants wants to be at the forefront. They are building a team to work in synthetic biology: applying engineering principles to the design and build of biological systems to create completely new products and services by combining biology, chemistry, engineering, and maths skills.

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[Closes 29 Jan 2018] PhD in synthetic bioremediation at Newcastle University

Climate change due to anthropogenic deterioration of the environment is a major threat to the biosphere. One way to address this problem comes from bioremediation through synthetic biology. This project aims to abstract ecosystems into sets of compounds, reactions and connections. Such ecological templates will then be mathematically formalised, and experimentally reproduced, to allow their integration into the rational design of genetic circuits

[Closes 29 Jan 2018] PhD in synthetic bioremediation at Newcastle University - Read More…

[Closes 1 Feb 2018] PhD in Microbial Cell Factories Anticancer Drug Production at Edinburgh University

Taxol (paclitaxel) is one of the most important anticancer drugs and applications are encouraged for a PhD Studentship in microbial synthetic biology, focusing on the development of novel cell factories for the efficient and environmentally sustainable production paclitaxel, to help meet increasing demand for this key pharmaceutical.

[Closes 1 Feb 2018] PhD in Microbial Cell Factories Anticancer Drug Production at Edinburgh University - Read More…

[Closes 26 Feb 2018] The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme

The Borysiewicz Fellowships will take outstanding Cambridge postdocs and develop them into motivated, strategic future leaders ready to pursue a range of global questions and problems. The programme will provide a unique mixture of purposeful and outcome-driven engagement opportunities for postdocs both within and outside their area of expertise, which will develop their skills as leaders and lead to a chance to pursue truly independent work on novel ideas.

[Closes 26 Feb 2018] The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme - Read More…

[Closes 31 Jan 2018] Research Associate in Synthetic Biology at Imperial College

The Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic Research Associate to join the Imperial Centre for Synthetic Biology (IC-CSynB), on a fixed-term position. The appointee will provide theoretical modelling and design expertise within the centre.

[Closes 31 Jan 2018] Research Associate in Synthetic Biology at Imperial College - Read More…

[Closes 10 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking to appoint a technician to carry out experimental work within Professor Alison Smith's research group, supporting several projects in algal synthetic biology and biotechnology. The successful candidate will be involved with generation, maintenance and characterisation of transgenic micro-algae lines.

[Closes 10 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Senior Research Laboratory Technician (Part Time, Fixed Term) - Read More…

[Closes 12 Jan 2018] BBSRC Industry Placement Grants

The University of Cambridge has been awarded a Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA). The FTMA is targeted at talented early-career (postdoctoral or equivalent)* researchers who have the potential to be the next generation of leaders within UK academic and industrial research; it is intended to support the exchange of personnel, perspectives and knowledge, skills and expertise between the academic and industrial sectors.

[Closes 12 Jan 2018] BBSRC Industry Placement Grants - Read More…

[Closes 2 Jan 2018] Postdoc in Synthetic Biology at Newcastle University

Newcastle University are seeking a highly motivated experimental synthetic biology researcher to join Dr Angel Goñi-Moreno’s team at the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) group and the Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy of Newcastle University. You will work on the project “SynBio3D: Establishing the engineering fundamentals of three-dimensional synthetic biology”.

[Closes 2 Jan 2018] Postdoc in Synthetic Biology at Newcastle University - Read More…

[Closes 5 Jan 2018] Two post-doctoral fellowships in plant synthetic biology at Colorado State University

The Antunes and Medford Research groups at Colorado State University are looking for two (2) post-doctoral fellows to work on a new plant synthetic biology project to produce useful, living biomaterials

[Closes 5 Jan 2018] Two post-doctoral fellowships in plant synthetic biology at Colorado State University - Read More…

[Deadline 15 Dec 2017] Faculty Openings at Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology

The Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Center for Synthetic Biology

[Deadline 15 Dec 2017] Faculty Openings at Northwestern Center for Synthetic Biology - Read More…

[Closes 14 Dec 2017] Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research awards (APEX Awards)

In partnership with the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (‘the Academies’) and with generous support from the Leverhulme Trust, the APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award) scheme offers established independent researchers, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society.

[Closes 14 Dec 2017] Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research awards (APEX Awards) - Read More…

[Closes Dec 2017] Eligo Bioscience seeking synthetic biologist and related positions

Eligo Bioscience are recruiting a new cohort of amazing scientists and executives to work with us on one of the most exciting synthetic biology-based drug-development platforms. To build the next generation of targeted drugs, they are looking for the most talented microbiologists, genome architects, bioengineers, and DNA hackers to join one of their R&D teams

[Closes Dec 2017] Eligo Bioscience seeking synthetic biologist and related positions - Read More…

[Closes 28 Jan 2018] PhD Opportunity: Pushing the boundaries of 3D printed mechanisms for open source instrumentation

Sharing designs for lab instruments as “open source hardware” could bring about a step change in science and medicine, by making high quality instruments more widely available and easier to customise or automate. This is an opportunity for a talented student with a background in Physics, Engineering, or a related discipline, to study for a PhD aligned with the "Open Lab Instrumentation" project that includes the Universities of Bath and Cambridge as well as our partners STICLab in Tanzania.

[Closes 28 Jan 2018] PhD Opportunity: Pushing the boundaries of 3D printed mechanisms for open source instrumentation - Read More…

Cambridge Consultants: Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology

The next technology revolution is coming: the engineering of biology. Cambridge Consultants wants to be at the forefront. They are building a team to work in synthetic biology: applying engineering principles to the design and build of biological systems to create completely new products and services by combining biology, chemistry, engineering, and maths skills.

Cambridge Consultants: Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology - Read More…

[Closes 24 Nov 2017] Synthetic Biology Events and Communications Co-ordinator

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) is based in the Department of Plant Sciences and aims to connect academics and others at the interface of biology and engineering through a range of events, funding initiatives and interdisciplinary activities. We are seeking a part-time (0.5FTE) Events and Communications Co-ordinator.

[Closes 24 Nov 2017] Synthetic Biology Events and Communications Co-ordinator - Read More…

[Closes 5 Dec 2017] TRDF: Transformative Research Technologies

Support for early-stage development of cutting edge, high-impact research technologies. Co-funded by EPSRC and MRC

[Closes 5 Dec 2017] TRDF: Transformative Research Technologies - Read More…

[Closes 30 Nov 2017] PhD Internship available: BrisSynBio Innovations Officer

BrisSynBio are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support some of BrisSynBio's innovation activities in 2018. They will develop, organise and participate in the BrisSynBio 4-Day More Business Acumen (MBA) course

[Closes 30 Nov 2017] PhD Internship available: BrisSynBio Innovations Officer - Read More…

[Closes 22 Nov 2017] DNA Foundry Manager (Earlham Institute, Norwich)

Applications are invited for a DNA Foundry Manager to join the Engineering Biology Programme at the Earlham Institute.

[Closes 22 Nov 2017] DNA Foundry Manager (Earlham Institute, Norwich) - Read More…

[Closes 24 Nov 2107] Apply now to the OpenPlant Fund!

[Closes 24 Nov 2107] Apply now to 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, policy work and training.

[Closes 24 Nov 2107] Apply now to the OpenPlant Fund! - Read More…

[Closes TBC] Synthace Biological Scientist

Synthace is engaged in building a platform to transform the way biology is done. We’re moving biology from manual processes with pipettes and excel spreadsheets to reproducible automated experimentation, traced samples, structured datasets and cutting edge data analysis and AI.

[Closes TBC] Synthace Biological Scientist - Read More…

[Closes 12 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training 2018 Cohort is now open for applications

The Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. It offers a four-year training programme leading to a PhD. The programme is designed for students with both physical and life sciences backgrounds.

[Closes 12 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training 2018 Cohort is now open for applications - Read More…

[Closes 27 Nov 2017] PhD on plant gene regulation

PhD available with Dr Nicola Patron of the Earlham Institute on design principles for synthetic gene regulation - understanding how cis-regulatory functions are encoded in plant DNA.

[Closes 27 Nov 2017] PhD on plant gene regulation - Read More…

[Closes 15 Oct 2017] Tenure-track appointments in Stanford Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University (bioengineering.stanford.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with experience and accomplishment. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline.

[Closes 15 Oct 2017] Tenure-track appointments in Stanford Bioengineering - Read More…

Applications are open for the New Phytologist Tansley Medal

Open to early career scientists, the New Phytologist Tansley Medal is an annual award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science

Applications are open for the New Phytologist Tansley Medal - Read More…

Postdoctoral Position in Evolutionary Synthetic Biology

Postdoctoral opening at the University of Lausanne to carry out interdisciplinary research at the interface between synthetic, systems and evolutionary biology.

Postdoctoral Position in Evolutionary Synthetic Biology - Read More…

[Closes 31 Oct 2017] University of Cambridge Lectureship in Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge. This is a tenure-track position based in the Department of Engineering and is supported by the School of Biological Sciences (SBS). We particularly encourage applicants who complement current research within Engineering, SBS and across the University, and who are motivated to explore interdisciplinary collaborations.

[Closes 31 Oct 2017] University of Cambridge Lectureship in Synthetic Biology - Read More…

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