TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019

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The World Academy of Sciences in partnership with International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) invite application from young scientists in developing countries (other than Pakistan) to pursue postdoctoral research in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan.

Benefits:

ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation, local transportation and incidental minor illness.

Eligibility

Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the year of application;
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in Pakistan or any developed country;
  • be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
  • provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
  • provide an official Acceptance Letter from the supervisor or head of department at ICCBS. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary  ([email protected] or [email protected]) who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV, a research proposal outline and two recommendation letters;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Application Process

  • Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from ICCBS when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection
  • Reference letters must be on letter-headed paper and SIGNED. The subject line must contain ICCBS/PDoc and the candidate’s surname. N.B. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.
  • Applications can only be accepted via the online portal using the ‘apply now’ button at the bottom of this page.

Application deadline: June 30, 2019

For more information visit the official page

Contact Details

  • TWAS Fellowships Office
    ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
    34151 Trieste, Italy
    Tel: +39 040 2240 687
    Fax: +39 040 2240 689
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS)
    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Director
    University of Karachi
    Karachi-75270, Pakistan
    Tel: +92 21 4824 924, 4824 925
    Fax: +92 21 4819 018, 4819 019
    E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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