Application for SSB Fellowship 2012 Now Open
The Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB) Fellowship seeks to train and nurture the next generation of Asian medical device innovators in Singapore, serving Asia and beyond.
This highly competitive programme is directed towards creative and entrepreneurial Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents who have a strong interest in invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies.
The SSB Fellowship will offer intensive hands-on training in the basics of medical device innovation, with a focus on Asian clinical needs and markets. The SSB Fellows will be trained on aspects such as identification and verification of clinical needs, brainstorming, invention, prototyping and business plan development, under a multidisciplinary team setup comprising of engineers, clinicians and business/industry professionals. They will also learn patenting basics, early-stage testing, regulatory and reimbursement, financing and project implementation.
The full-time SSB Fellowship will last for a period of 12 months and begin in January 2012. Six months will be spent at Stanford University and thereafter six months in Singapore. The SSB Fellows will examine clinical needs within the Singapore and/or regional clinical setting and identify opportunities for medical technology innovation. They will then invent, prototype, develop and patent one or more new technologies. During the Fellowship, the team will also be mentored by "real-world" experts from the medical technology, legal and venture capital industries both in the United States and Singapore.
The SSB Fellows will receive stipend, tuition and international travel support.
We are looking for Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents with a strong interest in Asian medical device innovation. Successful applicants should have advanced degrees (e.g. Master, Ph.D., M.D., M.B.B.S.) and/or significant industry work experience. Candidates will be judged in terms of their potential to become leaders in biomedical technology innovation, including demonstrated potential for creativity, invention and implementation.
How to Apply
To apply for the SSB Fellowship 2012, please click HERE http://www.ssb.a-star.edu.sg/files/fellowship-application.doc to download the application package. The required documents should be prepared and submitted to email@example.com , as indicated in the package.
Please contact two referees to write reference letters with regards to your application. The letter template can be downloaded from HERE http://www.ssb.a-star.edu.sg/files/fellowship-application.doc . Further details can be found in the application package.
Deadline for application is 29 May 2011.
FAQs on fellowship application are available HERE. For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Joyce Tong at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 6419 6516.
Recruitment Roadshow for SSB Fellowship 2012
Join us at the recruitment roadshow to know more about SSB Fellowship 2012 and have your enquiries personally addressed. Details are as follows.
Date: Friday 13 May 2011
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room 3.8, Level 3, School of Economics & Social Sciences,
Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Singapore 178903 (Map available here)
To register for the roadshow, please email your particulars (i.e. name, organisation and designation) to email@example.com by 12 May 2011.