NCBS/inStem/MPI-CBG Joint Postdoctoral Program

Updated - Jan 2018

The program will provide excellent training to scientists through a structured exchange program to encourage scientific collaborations between MPI-CBG (clickable link: https://mpi-cbg.de/home/), Dresden, Germany and NCBS/inStem (both clickable links: https://www.ncbs.res.in / http://instem.res.in ), Bangalore, India.

 

Each year there will be a call for collaborative projects, which must be proposed by two PIs, whereby one PI is located at the MPI-CBG, and the other at the NCBS/inStem.

Two year joint post doctoral fellowship with annual review and renewal. Under exceptional circumstances the duration can be extended for one-year durations up to a maximum of four years.

When at MPI-CBG, the Fellow’s will be paid by a stipend at a rate of € 2,300 per month, which is not taxable in Germany. When at NCBS/inStem, the Fellow’s salary will be at a rate of Rs. 90,000 per month, subject to tax. Fellows should spend approximately equal amounts of time in Bangalore and Dresden.

Interested candidates should directly apply to the participating PIs of the joint projects listed here.

The application package should consist of the following:

  • Your latest CV

  • PDF versions of 1-3 first-author publications.

  • At least 2 letters of references (e-mailed directly to the participating PIs)

If shortlisted by the participating PIs, you should develop a research proposal with detailed plans and timelines of the project for 4 years, developed in close collaboration with your proposed hosts.

Full applications consisting of the following should be sent by email as a single pdf package to acadoffice@ncbs.res.in AND to farkas@mpi-cbg.de:

 

  • Your latest CV

  • A research proposal with detailed plans and timelines developed for one of the Joint Project Blurbs. The length should not be more than 4-5 pages including references.

  • PDF versions of 1-3 first-author publications.

  • At least 2 letters of references/recommendations (e-mailed directly acadoffice@ncbs.res.in AND farkas@mpi-cbgde)

  • Host PIs support letter (e-mailed directly acadoffice@ncbs.res.in AND farkas@mpi-cbg.de)

 

Deadline for submission of complete application: 31st March 2019.

 

Decisions about the short-listed candidates will be announced within 2 weeks after this deadline.

 

 

Candidates should not have more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates must work with the PIs to produce a 2-3 page research project proposal linking the Fellows' interests with those of the host laboratories. The spirit of the proposal is that PIs and Fellows should structure the project so that Fellows spend approximately equal amounts of time in Bangalore and Dresden.Candidates must be sponsored by a local host who is a member of NCBS/inStem/MPI-CBG Faculty.

 

Stage 1: Joint Projects from the PI pairs accepted throughout the year.

Stage 2: Applications from nominated postdoctoral candidates accepted by the academic office (acadoffice@ncbs.res.in and farkas@mpi-cbg.de) from 1st March 2019 - 31st March 2019.

Decisions about the short-listed candidates will be announced within 2 weeks after this deadline.

Intrviews and presentation by the short-listed candidates - First week of May 2019.

Please contact Ms. Lilla Farkas (farkas@mpi-cbg.de) Dresden, Germany or Dr. Mukund Thattai (acadoffice@ncbs.res.in), Academic Office, Bangalore, India for any additional information.