News / 26 August 2015

The EMBL Australia Council invites expressions of interest from prospective host Institutions for EMBL Australia that will appoint a Scientific Head and host the National Secretariat office.

All submitted expressions must detail how each of these activities will be undertaken.

It is expected that the proposed host institution have an active involvement in the activities of EMBL and EMBL Australia.

Currently, although government funds are available to support the subscription until January 2017 in the first instance, no funds are available to support the activities of EMBL Australia.

Respondents will need to be able to demonstrate an ability to provide resources by using existing funding streams or by demonstrating an ability to attract new funding streams.

Proposals should include completion of each of the following response template and a brief document outlining the following:
1. Indicate an interest in being the host institution for the secretariat and the scientific head
2. Nominate the faculty, department, school or Institute which will house the secretariat and
nominate the Scientific Head
3. Explain why the nominees (institution and key individuals) are well qualified for the task
4. Provide a credible plan for funding.

Proposals should be submitted by COB Monday, 5th October 2015 for consideration by the EMBL Council via the following website:

TenderLink is an electronic portal for obtaining documentation and submitting responses. There is no charge to register. You will be able to access and download the Expression of Interest documents after registering.

Responses should include:
a) Proposal
b) Completed templates with all items noted and/or commented on
c) Date(s) from which respondent is willing to assume responsibilities

  • as Host Institution,
  • Scientific Head, and
  • Secretariat Services

d) CV of proposed Scientific Head
e) Outline of transition plans.
Responses will be accepted until COB Monday, 5th October 2015.

A Review Panel will be convened to assess responses and make recommendations to EMBL Australia Council meeting scheduled to be held on 8th December 2015.


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