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Langebio Fellows 2015

Langebio Fellows 2015

Position Announcement: 2015 Langebio Fellows

The National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (Langebio) is a research unit of the Center for Advanced Studies and Research (Cinvestav), a federal government institution dedicated to research and education. Langebio\\'s mandate is to conduct investigation at the highest level, train scientists, and promote the protection and sustainable use of Mexican biodiversity.

Langebio is currently recruiting two outstanding scientists at the postdoctoral level with excellent aptitudes for independent and collaborative scientific research. Langebio Fellows will propose and work on creative, multidisciplinary projects, involving one or more research groups at Langebio. An external collaboration may also be considered.

Appointments will initiate in 2015, for a period of one year, renewable for a second year (maximum). Salary will be equivalent to Cinvestav junior Faculty member, commensurate with the candidate’s CV, and will include benefits such as private health insurance and end-of-year bonuses.

Research proposal: To be considered for the position, candidates should prepare a research proposal detailing a project to be conducted during appointment at Langebio and describing how the candidate\\'s background and experience will benefit the project. The document should also include a budget summary. Before applying, candidates should contact the sponsoring PI(s) who will oversee the research proposal.

Application package: 1) A research proposal of five pages or less. 2) Support letter from one or more sponsoring PI(s), including funding and lab-space statement. 3) CV with names of two or three references that will provide recommendation (applicants should arrange for letters to be sent to the email address below before the deadline).

Application packages should be sent as a single PDF file to the attention of Luis Herrera Estrella, Director, Langebio-CINVESTAV (mbernal@langebio.cinvestav.mx), on or before December 20, 2014. An evaluation committee will review the applications with input from a board of external scientists. Langebio Fellows will be named in March 2015, to initiate their positions as soon as April and no later than September 2015.

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