If you’re ready to apply, you’ve come to the right place! There are two main levels of BioCat membership: Research groups and PhD students.
We are currently also accepting postdoc applications and master student applications on a limited basis. Please see the information posted below for full details on our memberships.
How to apply
Please send the appropriate contract(s), a high-quality photo, and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no deadlines, and applications are accepted year-round. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Senior scientists and their research groups at our six partner universities are encouraged to apply to BioCat, so long as they are working under a broad definition of biocatalysis. Such applicants should also be active and formal supervisors of current PhD students.
None, really. We will add you to our mailing list and ask you to encourage your relevant students to sign up with BioCat. We may occasionally ask for your opinion on something.
We hope that as many senior scientists as possible are able to join us at our annual conference (typically held in early June), but this is an invitation and not a demand. Our students from other universities would love to meet you!
PhD students must be admitted to a PhD program connected to biocatalysis at one of our 6 partner universities. They must also be in a research group or have a main supervisor that is formally affiliated with BioCat. The research group and student applications can be submitted simultaneously if necessary. See ‘Research Groups’ to the left for more information.
The PhD students admitted to BioCat are expected to take active part in the BioCat activities. This may include participation in some of our courses, the annual conference, responding to administrative requests, etc. Failure to do so may result in reduced grant opportunities for the student.
A picture of the candidate and a short description of his/her background and research interests, suitable for the BioCat website, should be provided with the admission application. Your application will not be processed without them.
We are currently accepting postdoc applications and master student applications on a limited basis. All of the rules for PhD applicants apply to postdocs and master students as well, including the requirement for an affiliated research group or main supervisor. Please note that in the case of limited funds, preference will be given to active PhD students. Some registrations may also be open to PhD students first.