Postdoctoral Fellowships Program
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand
To expedite the National Science and Technology (S&T) development mission, one initiative taken by NSTDA is in the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowships program. This program highlights the importance of the well-trained S&T human resources and their career path in research. The program provides research grants for Ph.D. graduates to gain experiences in specialist areas with NSTDA’s lead scientists in a world-class Research and Development (R&D) environment, at the Thailand Science Park. The NSTDA mentors and the postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to share and exchange their knowledge and expertise on selected research topics in line with the Thailand’s National S&T Strategic Plan (2004 – 2013). The postdoctoral fellows will gain access and benefits via collaboration through the alliances of researchers under the mentorship arrangement. This program is also aimed to attract and promote career in research for competent and prominent Thai researchers. The research grants for these postdoctoral fellowships are available in national centers: BIOTEC, MTEC, NECTEC, NANOTEC and ENTEC. The areas of research include: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Solids and Materials Technology, and Computer and Electronics Technology.
Eligible applicants for the Postdoctoral Fellowships program at NSTDA must:
1) Obtain a Ph.D. degree within a period of 5 years from well-recognized universities in Thailand or overseas
2) Have at least one publication in an international peer- reviewed scientific journal with impact factors or own a patent
3) Be able to conduct full-time research at NSTDA
4) Graduated with major discipline or have significant experiences in one of the following fields:

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY: Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, Food Biotechnology, Microbiology, Virology, Plant Physiology, and Plant Biochemistry
  • SOLIDS and MATERIALS: Polymer, Chemistry, Physics, Bio-Medical Engineering, Materials Science, Energy, and Environment
  • COMPUTER and ELECTRONICS: Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Optical Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, and Bioengineering
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY: Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Cosmeceutical Technology
  • ENERGY TECHNOLOGY: Energy Management, Electricity, Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Alternative Energy, Energy Conservation & Energy Efficiency Technology, Innovation & Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle (EV), Energy Storage, Small Power Producer, Smart City, Smart Grid, PDP
  • BIOBANK: Sample Storage and Management, Seed Viability Testing, Advanced Plant Factory, Plant tissue culture and Cryopreservation, Microbial Identification Platform, Specimen information Management, Bioinformatics, High Performance computation and Big Data Storage and Analysis
  • OMIC TECHNOLOGY: Genome Sequencing, Transcriptome Sequencing, RNA-seq, Metagenomics, Gene Expression Analysis, Genotyping by Sequencing, Linkage Analysis, Marker Assisted Selection, Plant Genetic Improvement, Plant Molecular Biology
  • SECURITY AND DUAL-USE TECHNOLOGY: – Material science, Chemistry, Energy Storage (Battery & Super capacitor), Environmental science, Nanotechnology, Sensor Technology, Micro/Nano Fabrication, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Wireless Communication, AI, Computer Engineering
The program offers 1-3 years postdoctoral fellowships, reviewed annually. Fellows receive a fixed annual salary and benefits which include health and life insurance, work permit and a return economy class air ticket to home country given for each full year of working.
Interested applicants must submit the following documents to NSTDA or national centers (BIOTEC, MTEC, NECTEC, NANOTEC, ENTEC, NBT, NOC or NSD) according to the call for applications.
1. Curriculum vitae (with identified research experience, including research outcomes, publications in international journals and/or academic presentations at international conferences, if any.)
2. Copies of educational transcripts and certificates (with original signature on every page to certify the copy)
3. Statement of intent
4. Three letters of reference
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Research Personnel Development Division