Applications to PONTE Fellowships
We are seeking early career researchers with a PhD in physics, mathematics or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to be fully committed to work in life sciences, although no previous experience in biology is required.
Candidates are expected to be able to apply their existing skills (e.g. numerical programming) and scientific knowledge (e.g. in soft matter physics) to solve biological problems. Candidates are also expected to acquire new skills while at IGC (e.g. image analysis), as needed to complete their research goals. Independence and being open to new problems and methods are key.
The call was open from 24/01/2022 to 04/03/2022.
Applications must be submitted in English exclusively through the online platform (available only during call). Applicants need to provide the following elements:
- Cover letter (max 1 page)
- CV (max 3 pages)
- Publication list (with three highlighted publications)
- Research statement (max 2 pages)
- At least two reference letters
The research statement should contain a summary of the candidate’s previous research and an outline of future research interests (this may include references to specific groups at IGC). In the case of no previous exposure to biology, the candidate should state what motivates the transition, and how the PONTE fellowship will enable this transition.
Questions should be addressed to [email protected]
Selection & Results
The selection committee is a multidisciplinary group of IGC researchers. Evaluation criteria include motivation to join a biology environment, independence, and excellence of previous research. Interviews will be held about one month after the call is closed. Offers will be made soon after.