Conquer Cancer Foundation Invites Applications for Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this research grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a one-year research grant totaling $50,000, paid in two increments to the awardee’s institution. The applicant must be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who is currently within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution at the time of grant submission. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology.

link: http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/cancer-professionals/funding-opportunities/young-investigator-award


Microscopy job opportunities

1) Institut des Matériaux et de Microélectronique de Provence (IM2NP),

Aix-Marseille University,
Marseille, France

a) Post-doctoral position – 1 Year (possibly renewable)

Electron microscopy for the development of Autonomous Portable Digital Secure Elements


b) Post-doctoral position – 1 Year (possibly renewable)

Electron microscopy for the development of a personal prevention and health assistant


2) Electron Microscopy Group at the Materials Science Department,

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

a) Experimental Officer of EM User Facility


b) PhD/PostDoc Positions in the fields of advanced analytical TEM / electron tomography (ET) / in situ TEM


c) Research Engineer in Electron Microscopy and FIB Sample Preparation


3) Experimental Officer – Electron Microscopy and Tomography (R43249)

College of Life and Environmental Sciences,

University of Exeter, UK


4) Dual Beam SEM/FIB Engineer,

The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis,

The University of Queensland, Australia


(source:EMS http://www.eurmicsoc.org/)


Microscopy job opportunities

Technical Sales and Appluication Specialist in Electron Microscopy
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden


Service Engineer – Electron microscope/TEM/SEM
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden


Technical Writer
Spectral Solutions
Stockholm, Sweden



American Association for Clinical Chemistry Accepting Applications for Point-of-Care Testing Research Grants

AACC is accepting applications for point-of-care testing outcome studies. Supported by the association’s Point-of-Care Testing Research unit, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore novel POCT ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

To be eligible, applicants must be AACC members in good standing at the time of application, and projects must start after June 1, 2015

Visit the AACC website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

link: http://www.aacc.org/about/vsf/awards_grants/Pages/vsf_cpoct_award.aspx#


International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia Research Grant

Research projects submitted for an IRP Research Grant, for funding by IRP, undergo a rigorous selection process focused on criteria of excellence. Clinicians and scientists working in paraplegia and related fields who are seeking financial support for their work must submit an application using the official form before 31 October and must meet the conditions defined by IRP.


IRP finances research projects regardless of the nationality of the researcher and the place of work;

Projects submitted for consideration must be focused on basic or clinical research into paraplegia or related fields;

Each proposal retained will be financed for 1 or 2 years, to the value CHF 75’000.- or CHF 150’000.- respectively;

The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 October each year;

Proposals are evaluated by the IRP Scientific Committee by end February of the following year. The funding of the best projects recommended by the Committee is decided upon in March by the IRP foundations’ board and funds are made available to successful applications by the second semester of the same year.

link: http://www.irp.ch/en/research/grants.php



American Association for Clinical Chemistry General Research Grant


AACC’s Directed Donations Program provides a small start-up grant targeted to young investigators who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.

Applications are due by March 15, for projects starting after June 1 of the same year.

How to Apply

Complete the Application for Research Grant.

Applications will be evaluated using the following scientific criteria:



Scientific significance;

Soundness of research plan;

Degree of achievability;

Potential for the project to lead to further exploration beyond grant period; and

Transferability of research findings to actual practice.

Administrative criteria used will include:

Degree to which the research proposal is critical to the career of the applicant;

Degree to which AACC funding is critical to the start of the project;

Adequacy of the facility proposed; and

Satisfactory budget.

Preference for research grants will be given to young investigators.

Submit one electronic copy of your application to grants@aacc.org


Microscopy job opportunities (from EMS)

Postdoctoral position in Image processing,

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology,

Bergen, Norway



Two positions in advanced electron microscopy study of nanostructured materials,

Erich Schmid institute,

Austrian Academy of Sciences,

Leoben, Austria



Senior Scientist – Electron Microscopy and Ultrastructural Pathology Facility,

Medical Research Council – Toxicology Unit,

Leicester, UK



PhD position – In-situ transmission electron microscopy on operating electrochemical cells,

Imaging and Structural Analysis (ISA),

Department of Energy Conversion and Storage,

Technical University of Denmark (DTU),

Lyngby, Denmark



Research in Italy Projects

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Progeria Research Foundation Research Grant Program


Grant Applications are due: October 27, 2014

1. Innovator Awards: 2-year awards of up to $75,000 per year. The aim of the Innovator Award is to allow an investigator to embark on new lines of investigation, and to produce enough preliminary data to be competitive for longer-term funding by NIH and/or other agencies.

2. Established Investigator Awards: for senior investigators established either in the field of Progeria or a field that can be directly applied to Progeria. These grants are for up to 3 years and up to $100,000 per year.

3. Specialty Awards: for smaller, more technology-driven projects, e.g., sequencing, screening potential drugs, obtaining cell lines (including IPSCs,) and preparation of antibodies. Funding amounts and lengths are flexible.



Microscopy job opportunities from EMS


Postdoctoral position in the area of theoretical transmission electron microscopy,

The Institute for Experimental Physics,

Ulm University, Germany



Postdoctoral Research Associate

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology,

Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology,

University of Leicester, UK



SuperSTEM Research Fellow (Fixed Term, 2 years)

SuperSTEM Laboratory,

Daresbury Institute for Materials Research,

University of Leeds, UK



Application Engineer in Electron Microscopy,

European Molecular Biology Laboratory,

Heidelberg, Germany



Postdoctoral Position in high resolution characterization

Department of Materials Science and Engineering,

University of Michigan, USA