Tailored opportunities: Call for Applications: Bioscience Innovation Bootcamp.

Details here.

Tailored Opportunities: Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships 2021 to women from developing and emerging economies


The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide. The long term goal of this program is more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. In so doing, they become powerful role models and help to inspire other girls and women to pursue scientific careers. Since its launch in 2004, 721 women from 80 developing and emerging countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and Post-doctoral research in STEM in renowned universities outside of the home country


Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy. Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in encouraging young women into STEM fields.


The deadline is November 09, 2020


Apply online as of September 5th, 2019: www.fftf.slb.com


The total grant for eligible expenses is a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through completion of studies.

For more information: please visit this link: www.facultyforthefuture.net

Tailored Opportunities: Positions in Crop Science Centre

The Crop Science Centre is recruiting a number of positions including Research Fellows, postdoctoral associates, PhD students, a platform manager, platform technicians, a communications manager and an impact manager. In addition, NIAB is recruiting Senior Group Leaders. Scientists at the Crop Science Centre focus on research with potential for impact in agriculture. This can include work in model systems but must also involve research in crop plants. We take a global view on impact and invite applications from researchers working on crops of relevance to small-holder farmers in low and middle-income countries, as well as crops of relevance to agriculture in high-income countries. We are particularly interested in applications in the areas of plant nutrient uptake, enhancing photosynthesis and plant interactions with pests and pathogens, but welcome applications in all areas with potential for impact in crop science.

Research Fellowships

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/26320/

Closing date 15th November 2020

Postdoctoral positions (up to five)

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/26321/
Closing date 1st November 2020

PhD studentships: Nutrient regulation of symbiotic permissibility

Interested candidates please email a CV and publications list to Prof Paszkowski at up220@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 15th November 2020 with options to start in the Easter (April) or Michaelmas (October) terms of 2021.

Barley Genetics and Phenotyping Manager

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/26949/
Closing date 20th October 2020

Senior Platform Manager

For full details of the position and to apply please visit here http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/26917/
Deadline 4th October 2020

Platform Technician

For full details of the position and to apply please visit here http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/26918/
Deadline 4th October 2020

For more information on the Crop Science Centre please join our launch on October 1st 2020 at 16:00 BST.  Please register to join the launch

Please also visit this link for more information  

Tailored Opportunities: Two PhD scholarships, one in socio-ecological analysis of changes in dry forests and the other in bio-economic modelling at NMBU, Ås, Norway


The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes. Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to socio-ecological analysis and bio-economic modeling for a sustainable management of dry forests. The successful candidate will be part of a team of researchers in the project “Towards a climate-smart policy and management framework for conservation and use of dry forest ecosystem services and resources in Ethiopia”.


  • MSc level degree in operational research, economic modeling, natural resource management, applied economics (e.g., agricultural, energy, environmental, forest or natural resource economics), or related disciplines (for PhD position in socio-ecological analysis of changes in dry forests)
  • MSc level degree in operational research, economic modeling, natural resource management, applied economics (e.g., agricultural, energy, environmental, forest or natural resource economics), related ( for PhD position in bio-economic modeling)
  • He/she should have basic knowledge of forestry and Knowledge in numerical modelling


The application deadline is 23.10.2020


Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.


The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 479.600,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

For more information for both PhD position please click here and here

For further information, please contact Dr. Meley Mekonen Rannestad) (Researcher)

E-mail: meley.araya@nmbu.no ; phone +47 (96656375)