Independent Postdoctoral Fellows at The Simons Centre, NCBS, India

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Independent Postdoctoral Fellows: The Simons Centre at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) is inviting applications for independent postdoctoral fellows. We have multiple positions available for talented researchers who can develop an independent research program in collaboration with the Simons Centre. If you’re a physicist, chemist, mathematician, engineer, or computer scientist with a strong interest in biology, we welcome you to apply and be a part of our collaborative and dynamic research environment.

DesignationIndependent Postdoctoral Fellows
Research AreaMulti-disciplinary Biology
LocationNational Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India
Duration2 years
Allowance12 lakh INR/year
HousingFamily housing or 30% HRA provided
Child Allowance1 lakh INR/child
Relocation Allowance0.9 lakh INR
Deadline for Application15th October, 2023

Eligibility/Qualification: Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant field by the start of the position (January 2024). We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds including physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computer science. A strong interest in biology and the ability to develop an independent research program in collaboration with the Simons Centre are essential.

Benefits of Joining Us: As a postdoctoral fellow at the Simons Centre, you will be immersed in a highly collaborative atmosphere, gaining exposure to experimental biology at NCBS. You’ll have the opportunity to work within a robust theory group that investigates a wide range of systems across different scales. Research areas include active cellular dynamics and control, synthetic self-replicators, cell heterogeneity, protein folding, development and morphogenesis, and the evolution of eukaryotic cells.

Job Description: The selected candidates will be expected to develop and lead their own independent research projects in alignment with the research goals of the Simons Centre. Collaborative engagement with members of the centre is encouraged. Successful candidates will give a research seminar and participate in an interview process. The results will be announced before the end of the year, with the opportunity for the selected fellows to commence their positions in January 2024.

How to Apply: Applications are open internationally. Interested candidates should submit the following documents to

  • CV
  • One-page summary of research accomplishments
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Detailed 2-4 page research proposal outlining your independent research program

Note: Candidates will be required to deliver a research seminar and attend an interview as part of the selection process. Successful candidates will be offered internationally competitive allowances and benefits.

Deadline for Application: The last date for submitting applications is 15th October, 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to join a vibrant research community and contribute to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at NCBS.

For more information about the Simons Centre and NCBS, please visit National Centre for Biological Sciences



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