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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

 

Funding, job and studentship opportunities in synthetic and engineering biology both within Cambridge and externally.

Opportunities by Category

Funding Opportunities: internal and external grant funding opportunities and other sources of funding.

Job Opportunities: a list of current and past postdoc, lecturer and senior academic roles as well as roles in Cambridge-based companies and wider opportunitites across synthetic and engineering biology.

Internships: placements outside of academia in industry, policy organisations and other environments. 

Postgraduate studentships: PhD studentships, Masters courses and other postgraduate placement opportunities.

Undergraduate placement opportunities: if you are looking for a summer placement or Part II or Part III project, we can signpost to relevant synthetic and/or engineering biology labs based on your interests. Please email coordinator@engbio.cam.ac.uk.

All Opportunities

Following on the attached pre-notification about the ESRC Centres call, this is to announce that the internal selection process for the scheme has now opened. Although the funder has not published the full...

The 2022-23 Royce Institute equipment access scheme programme is now open for applications. Students, Post-Doc Researchers, Academics and SMEs are invited to apply for funding to access the Royce Institute equipment for imaging, characterisation and fabrication at Cambridge...

Participating in the LEAD programme will provide you with tools and insight to identify and overcome the obstacles for pursuing a career as a research leader in either academia or industry/biotech. The program offers full 3 years fellowships at a top European research centre....

PhD students and postdocs at the University of Cambridge can apply to join a 5 week training programme developed by the...

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four Fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences (SBS) at the University of Cambridge from 1 October 2023 or otherwise by negotiation.
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The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.The fund supports novel projects based on contemporary research at the University of Cambridge which...

This role provides the opportunity for a skilled and motivated Bioinformatician to develop end-to-end data management capabilities that will significantly impact the delivery of the novel biologics drugs of the future.

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The Biologics Engineering team is responsible for the discovery and optimisation of next generation biological drug candidates for all key therapy areas across AstraZeneca, and for developing in-house biologics discovery platforms and novel drug modalities to address unmet medical needs.

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This role provides the opportunity for a talented and motivated machine learning scientist to develop machine learning capabilities for biologics design that will significantly impact the delivery of the novel biologics drugs of the future.

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This role provides the opportunity for a passionate and motivated Bioinformatician to develop genomic analysis capabilities that will significantly impact the delivery of the novel biologics drugs of the future.

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The ESRC have announced their New Investigator Grant scheme. This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher. Proposals are...

Launched in June 2021, the Turing-Roche strategic partnership is a five-year collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s national institute for data science and AI)...

The BBSRC IAA Pump-Priming Funding Call 2022 is now open to support early-stage impact projects and knowledge exchange with users in industry, policy and third sector organisations, with a view to accelerating the translation of research outputs into impacts.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and personable candidate for the role of Coordinator and Events Manager for the Engineering Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre (EngBio IRC, formerly SynBio IRC). This is a fixed term maternity cover role for 12 months or until the return of the postholder,...

Postgraduate/Postdoc-level position available with biotechnology consulting firm. Working towards the development and evaluation of rapid in vitro diagnostics tools.

Data scientist position available with biotechnology consulting firm for a candidate with experience in bioinformatics and omics.

Senior scientist position available for candidate with experience in biochemical engineering, process sensing and/or process scale-up methodologies.

Postdoc position available across the labs of Dr Alexander Jones, Professor Henrik Jönsson and Professor Elliot Meyerowitz at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge University. Working to understand the role of cellular cytokinin dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana meristem development with current tools whilst also pursuing biosensors for cytokinin.

UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.

Up to £2 million funding for UK-US collaborative research projects in the areas of biological informatics, systems understanding of host-microbe interaction, synthetic cells and cellular systems, synthetic microbial communities.

Research Fellowships available for early career researchers across any area of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) remit.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable research and development (R&D) innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

This scheme is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. These long term fellowships provide the opportunity and freedom to build an independent research career in the UK or Republic of Ireland and pursue cutting-edge scientific research.

Two new Farming Innovation Competitions are opening for applications on 31 August 2022 : Feasibility Projects and Small R&D Partnership Projects - Round 2. They are for farmers, growers, foresters, businesses and research organisations who want to help increase productivity and environmental sustainability in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in England through collaborative research and development. 

£50,000 funding, business coaching, mentoring and training for women entrepreneurs.

Full details for this round of the scheme are not yet available as the call will open only on 14 September 2022. This communication is to bring the scheme to your attention to allow candidates sufficient time to prepare strong applications. The University’s internal...

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate in Rice Molecular and Cellular Genetics to work with Prof Uta Paszkowski in the Crop Science Centre starting in October 2022.  Most plants, including important crops such as rice, live in beneficial associations with arbuscular...

Hitachi is an innovation-driven company with more than a century of customer trust, aiming to develop new technologies to contribute to social innovation and sustainable growth. To achieve this agenda, we are looking to recruit a permanent Hitachi Cambridge...

About

The Engineering Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre provides a hub for anyone interested in Engineering and Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.

We promote interdisciplinary exchange in the fields of engineering and synthetic biology through a regular event series and by funding projects at the intersection of biology, engineering, computing and design. Find out more about EngBio IRC events and opportunities below.

The EngBio IRC is based in the Department of Plant Sciences and serves staff and students across the University's four schools and affiliated institutes.

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