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The Collusion Commission calls on UK artists, from all disciplines to propose bold new works

The Collusion Commission are looking to commission and present a series of groundbreaking new artworks across the broad spectrum of art, technology and human interaction.

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DSV Gamma Funding Applications Are Now Open

The Deep Science Venture are inviting applicants for funding from Jan 2018. Final year STEM students (Masters, PhD), early to mid career researchers that may already be looking for funding, co-founders or researchers with ideas for launching new companies are welcome to apply for funding

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[Closes 11 Oct 2017] Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers across all disciplines within the social sciences and humanities to develop international interdisciplinary research projects with development impact, in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and/or medical sciences.

[Closes 11 Oct 2017] Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects - Read More…

[Closes 24 Sept '17] Interdisciplinary Science/Policy Researcher to help advance Responsible & Sustainable Biotechnologies

[Closes 24 Sept '17] Interdisciplinary Science/Policy Researcher to help advance Responsible & Sustainable Biotechnologies

GenØk is looking for a candidate with a PhD in social science or humanities to join the newly established RootS team which has grown from the competence of SEED (the Society, Ecology and Ethics Department) in ethical, legal, and social aspects of science and technology.

[Closes 24 Sept '17] Interdisciplinary Science/Policy Researcher to help advance Responsible & Sustainable Biotechnologies - Read More…

[Closes 8 Sep 2017] PhD Studentship on Bioengineering non-sugar modifications of saponins (John Innes Centre)

Saponins (glycosylated triterpenes) are one of the most numerous and diverse groups of plant natural products. This project is a collaboration with Unilever to engineer triterpenes with optimised physical properties and performance for use in home and personal care products.

[Closes 8 Sep 2017] PhD Studentship on Bioengineering non-sugar modifications of saponins (John Innes Centre) - Read More…

Cambridge Consultant Synthetic Biology PhD Studentship

Cambridge Consultants is building an exciting new business in biotechnology, particularly synthetic biology. They’re working to bring together biology, chemistry and engineering to design and build engineered biological systems. As part of this mission, they're looking for a bright, motivated PhD student to join the team on an internship.

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[Closes 1 Sep 2017] Plant Synthetic Biology Assistant/Associate Professor (University of Nebraska)

Plant Synthetic Biology Assistant/Associate Professor The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is committed to conducting world-class research in plant biochemistry and has recently secured a $20 million Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Grant from the NSF to establish the Center for Root and Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI). Reflecting the institutional commitment to building infrastructure in plant biochemistry, UNL is seeking applicants for nine-month (academic year) tenure-leading Assistant Professor or Associate Professor faculty position (80% research and 20% teaching) in the Department of Biochemistry and the Center for Plant Science Innovation.

[Closes 1 Sep 2017] Plant Synthetic Biology Assistant/Associate Professor (University of Nebraska) - Read More…

[Closes 22 Aug 2017] Research Associate on open hardware for science (University of Bath)

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. We are looking for a talented researcher with (or soon to be awarded) a PhD in Physics, Engineering, or a related discipline, to work as part of the "Open Lab Instrumentation" project that includes the Universities of Bath and Cambridge as well as our partners STICLab in Tanzania.

[Closes 22 Aug 2017] Research Associate on open hardware for science (University of Bath) - Read More…

[Closing Date TBC] Postdoctoral Research Fellow on engineering synthetic phage (Jaramillo Lab, Warwick University)

The goal of the Jaramillo lab is to achieve proof of concept for synthetic phages within the next 3 years. By working at the interface of molecular biology, combinatorial optimisation, microfluidics, directed evolution and 3D printing it is hoped that reaching this goal will accelerate more synthetic biology research globally thus enhancing our ability to combat diseases of the future.

[Closing Date TBC] Postdoctoral Research Fellow on engineering synthetic phage (Jaramillo Lab, Warwick University) - Read More…

PDRA position at MIT Media Lab on pattern formation in engineered bacteria

The Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab is seeking a highly motivated and experienced researcher to conduct independent research to develop: a) A computer-aided design (CAD) software environment to simulate pattern formation and emergence informed by synthetically engineered cell behavior. b) A computer-aided design environment to infer regulatory networks for engineered cells based on user-defined constraints.

PDRA position at MIT Media Lab on pattern formation in engineered bacteria - Read More…

[Closes 1 Sep 2017] EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund grants

EPSRC has offered the University an institutional sponsorship grant to support development of a portfolio of research projects and Knowledge Exchange activities compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The GCRF will become a key part of the UK government’s commitment to spending at least 0.7% of UK Gross National Income (GNI) annually on ODA.

[Closes 1 Sep 2017] EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund grants - Read More…

[Closes 9 Aug 2017] Opening at the DNA Foundry, Science and Technology Lead Engineering Biology Group

[Closes 9 Aug 2017] 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

[Closes 9 Aug 2017] 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.

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[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…

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