Biosafety Fellowships at the ICGEB

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is currently offering two biosafety fellowships in the framework of a new capacity building initiative focused on Subsaharan Africa.

The fellows will be trained, initially in ICGEB's Biosafety Unit, Trieste, Italy to become “Biosafety Specialists” for the focal points envisaged in Southern Africa.

The fellowships are for a period of 3 years with an annual remuneration of 24,000 Euro per annum, and travel to and from the fellow’s country of origin, as well as medical insurance for the duration of the fellowship, will be provided.

The ideal candidates will:

  • be nationals from a Subsaharan African country (not necessarily currently based in Africa),
  • hold an advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D. in a biotechnology-related field) and/or have at least two years of experience in the field of biosafety,
  • have an acute awareness of regional biosafety-related issues,
  • have experience in roles requiring consultative and analytical skills, for example, forming partnerships with individuals and organisations to enhance project goals,
  • have exceptional written and oral communication skills, in positions requiring culturally sensitive communication with a broad and diverse audience; have demonstrated ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team effort, possess highest integrity,
  • be able to travel as needs dictate,
  • preferably be below the age of 40.

    Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    For further information contact:

    Dr. Wendy Craig, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Padriciano 99, 34012 Trieste, Italy.
    Tel: +39-040-3757383
    Fax: +39-040-226555
    Email: craig[at]

    Send applications (preferably by Email) to: biosafe[at]

    Deadline: 29 May.

    For more information and application, visit: Biosafety Fellowships at the ICGEB