NCBS Young Investigator Program 2017

NCBS Young Investigator Program 2017

NCBS Young Investigator Program 2017

The NCBS Young Investigator Program 2017 is for exceptionally talented, young scientists(referred to informally as YIPs) who wish to establish themselves rapidly as independent researchers.

Since 2004 when the programme was started, NCBS has hosted several YIPs, many of whom have moved on to independent faculty positions.

What positions are available:
– NCBS would like to have at least 7 YIPs at steady state, and is keen on making at least one new YIP appointment a year.
– The normal course of a Young Investigator appointment is for 3+2+2 years.
– The initial 3-year appointment is subject to renewal.
– This decision is made at the end of the third year. If the renewal is not granted then the Young Investigator has another two years before the term runs out.
– If renewal is given, then the Investigator can continue for up to 7 years.

Who can apply: Applicant is eligible, if;
– He/she has just finished their PhD degree and would like to work independently;
– Applicant may be a young scientist with some post-doctoral experience who would like to explore a specific question;
– Institute encourages approaches that address new questions or take novel paths.
– There are no targeted specific areas of hiring and appointments are made in research areas across biology.
– The program is open to Indian nationals as well as international applicants are encouraged to apply.

Who can’t apply: Applicant is not eligible;
– Applicants with considerable postdoctoral experience (more than 3 years), or who are already senior independent investigators.
– Proposals that are primarily high-throughput screening projects with no central scientific hypothesis are not encouraged.

Stipend/ Support: Salary and benefits will be attractive. Accommodation, at nominal rent, will be provided.

How to Apply:
• In general, the earlier the better.
• Apply with a precise plan for future research
• Applicant’s track record must show the requisite intellect, technical capabilities, commitment and potential.
• CV with a list of all publications,
• Summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages).
• Reprints of most significant papers (max. 5) as soft copies for ready reference.
• Research proposal describing plans for future research that is planned over a 5-year period (3-5 pages).
• 6 Reference letters with the names and addresses, email.

For more details regarding further steps visit the NCBS Young Investigator Program website.

For any queries, write (email) to Upinder S. Bhalla (Dean, NCBS) at

Check out, NCBS Official web page for more details.

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