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External Funding Opportunities

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research is seeking an exceptional early career researcher to fill a Junior Fellowship in its Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program, beginning in January 2013 or later. The fellowship will be supervised by one or more program members and held in conjunction with a formal postdoctoral appointment at the member's home institution. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact the program member(s) they wish to work with before submitting an application.

The Integrated Microbial Biodiversity Program seeks to create a fundamentally deeper understanding of the diversity of microbial life, interactions among microbes, and interactions between microbes and macroscopic life.

Eligibility: Individuals who have completed their PhD no more than three years before the Fellowship starting date are eligible to apply.  The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of accomplishment in an area of interest to the program, excellent communication skills, strong potential to collaborate with program members and ability to contribute to the program’s mission.  He/she will also display a strong interest in connecting with peers from other disciplines through the Junior Fellow Academy.

Duration: Funded for two years, as below.  For three additional years, CIFAR will cover the cost for Junior Fellow Alumni to attend Academy meetings.

Value: $70,000 CDN/US per year for salary and benefits
$5,000 CDN/US per year for research support
*US dollar values apply if the Junior Fellowship is held outside of Canada.

How to Apply:Applications will be submitted through an online application system.  Instructions are posted at www.cifar.ca/JFA.Application deadline:  September 4, 2012.

The full announcement is also available.