CABANA’s research secondments are aimed at catalysing lasting collaborations between researchers in Latin America and bioinformatics groups in the UK, initially at EMBL-EBI.

  • Scientists from Latin America can apply for a secondment of 6 months to pursue a bioinformatics research project in the challenge areas of the CABANA project. These are communicable diseases, protecting biodiversity and food security   
  • The project should be designed in collaboration with the host of your choice listed below from EMBL-EBI or a host institution in Latin America
  • Our hosts have identified ideas for projects that span curiosity-driven research, software development, data curation and creation of bioinformatics training materials. It is important that your proposed research topic is aligned with the research interests of your selected host
  • Secondments are open to scientists at MSc. level and above
  • Secondees will be responsible for their health insurance while in the UK

Secondment benefits

  • The opportunity to engage and connect with the bioinformatics research community in the UK including scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute as well as EMBL-EBI
  • The opportunity to collaborate with  Latin American bioinformatics researchers in a different country
  • Return travel/to from home for secondment and after 3 months if required to visit family
  • A living expense allowance (LEA) of £1,000 per month less National Insurance Contributions (approx. 12.5 % per month). If the secondment is supported by other means, the LEA is reduced accordingly
  • A contribution of £450 per month towards accommodation
  • Secondment benefits (LEA) in Latin American universities and research institutes will be in line with host policy to the maximum of the EMBL-EBI benefits
  • The CABANA project will facilitate exempt vignette visa applications for secondments to EMBL-EBI. CABANA will not reimburse incidental costs such as postage and travel relating to the visa
  • Secondees will be responsible for applying for visas to all other institutions