Advt No.23/2023 : Two Project Associate Position for the Centre for Brain and Mind (CBM) Program

The Centre for Brain and Mind (CBM) is an exciting new scientific venture of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the National Institute for Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), supported by the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies. The CBM will undertake cutting-edge research in the area of human mental illness with the goal of discovering novel and better methods for the diagnosis and clinical management of mental illness. As part of this program CBM will generate and analyze cellular models of human brain development and function using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their differentiated derivatives. We are seeking individuals with a strong passion for advancing stem cell based disease model research using a combination of iPSC derived neural tissue and genome editing technologies to participate in this research.

Description: Two Project Associate positions are available for candidates with cell and molecular biology expertise to work in this program. The appointments will be a fixed-term position initially for one (1) year and renewable annually subject to the outcome of a performance assessment. The position comes with consolidated pay based on qualification and experience, subject to institutional guidelines.

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

Desirable: Experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology. Prior experience in stem cell culture would be an added advantage. Enthusiasm to learn, exceptional thoroughness, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills are an advantage. The ability to collaborate with others and work in a team is essential.

Salary: Maximum of Rs. 43,400/- per month.

Age Limit for the above position: Below 35 years

Last for receipt of Online application: December 11, 2023.

The selection process will involve an interview with short-listed candidates. 


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using a valid email ID.

Step 2: You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.

Step 3: Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”

Step 4: Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.

Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT”.

Step 6: All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application.


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Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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