Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Biology

Astana (KZ)
Jan 30, 2019
End of advertisement period
Mar 31, 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Scholar Positions

School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University invites applications for full-time Postdoctoral Scholar positions to commence in August  2019. We are primarily interested in candidates with expertise in the following area: 


We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are expected to have publications in reputable journals and conferences in their areas of expertise. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

The postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of a senior faculty member. The applicants are encouraged to contact the respective professors to identify research directions and further details on facilities and infrastructure. Postdoctoral Scholars are also expected to teach one course per semester relevant to their area of research and/or based on Department's needs. 

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more. 

Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include: 

  • Internationally competitive salary; 
  • A startup grant for conference travels and collaborations; 
  • Paid holiday leave of 30 days per annum; 
  • One home leave travel allowance per year for the appointee and dependents; 
  • International health insurance; 
  • Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents; 
  • Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and airfares for the appointee and dependents; and, 
  • An educational allowance for dependent children. 

Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31, 2019.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV including list of publications to Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1, 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about School of Science and Technology at our website