Applications are now open for the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships, an initiative of CSIRO’s new Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP).
The scheme aims to attract outstanding national and international early-career post-doctoral researchers (equivalent to 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. The SynBio FSP is built on a philosophy of responsible development of synthetic biology technology, striving for ethical outcomes and working within the bounds of social acceptance.
Funding & Duration
The Fellowships will provide three years of funding (salary and operating expenses) to be administered by the Host Organisation. Operating expenses may be used for experimental costs, equipment, travel, and other expenses directly related to the CSIRO Future Science Fellow’s research.
Note: these Fellowships require co-funding (1:1 cash commitment) from the Host Organisation i.e. The University of Adelaide.
The University’s Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) will consider providing 50% cash funding if the proposed fellowship applicant obtains 50% from their Faculty and School combined (25% each). Please provide School and Faculty written confirmation, along with a short synopsis (e.g. 100 words) of the proposed research project to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Tuesday 7 March, for Office of DVCR consideration.
Refer to Submission Requirements for further details.
Applicants must hold a PhD conferred between 1st July 2009 and 1st July 2017, i.e. no more than 8 years’ post-PhD research experience on the closing date for the applications.
Refer to the website for detailed eligibility criteria.
Submission Requirements & Due Dates
- School & Faculty co-contribution confirmation + project synopsis by 7 March 2017
- Completed applications must be submitted for internal review by 20 March 2017
- Submit an Application to Research Services for Review