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Deadline extented: Last date to submit your applicaiton is 15th September, 2021.


The Institute of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), is a premier research centre carrying out frontier research in the field of stem cell biology. The inStem has initiated a collaborative program of research with the National Centre for Biological Sciences and the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences. The program aims to understand the cellular and molecular basis of mental illness with a long-term goal to develop new therapies. The program involves the generation and analysis of cellular models using patient-derived human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their differentiated derivatives. We are looking for individuals with cell biology experience to assist in the establishment and analysis of human-induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.

Description: Two Project associate positions are available for a candidate with cell and molecular biology expertise to work in this program. The appointments will be a fixed-term position initially for one (1) year. The position comes with consolidated pay based on their qualification and experience.

Essential qualification: Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, with two years of research experience.

Desirable: Experience in mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in stem cell culture would be an advantage.

Salary: As per institute norms.

The positions are available from September 9th , 2021.

Age Limit for the above position: Below 35 years

How to apply: Interested applicants are requested to apply with their CV [with names and contact information (postal and email) of two scientific referees] and a statement of interest (~400 words) pertinent to the position applied for by September 3rd , 2021. Applications may be sent to as one pdf file. Please mention the advertisement number in the subject line. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview.


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The Accelerator program for Discovery in Brain disorders using Stem cells (ADBS) is a new scientific venture to understand mental illness by harnessing the power of modern human genetics and stem cell technology.

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National Centre for Biological Sciences,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065,
Karnataka, India
Phone: 91 80 23666001 / 02 / 18 / 19
Fax: 91 80 23636662
Email: adbs at ncbs dot res dot in