01 February 2016
Simons-NCBS Independent Postdoctoral Fellowship-Theory in Biology Bangalore, India
Salary: Rs. 90,000 per month plus Research and Travel Stipend of $5,000 per year
Benefits: On-campus housing, healthcare, relocation allowance, child care
Term: Maximum of 4 years
Deadline: Rolling call
We are looking for excellent international postdoctoral researchers who wish to address problems at the exciting interface of the life sciences with physics, mathematics and computer science.
The Simons Centre (http://theory.ncbs.res.in/) for the Study of Living Machines is jointly supported by the Simons Foundation and the National Centre for Biological Sciences(NCBS)(https://www.ncbs.res.in/) in Bangalore, India.
Simons Centre faculty conduct research across biological scales. While we push the boundaries of theory in biology, we are also deeply connected to the broader experimental environment of NCBS and its state-of-the-art technical infrastructure. This includes scientists working on basic and applied areas of research ranging from from molecules and cells, to organisms and brains, all the way to populations and ecosystems. We also maintain strong ties with computer science, through our collaborators at the Indian Institute of Science and the Chennai Mathematical Institute. We run a vibrant Simons Visitors program and a Simons Colloquium series focussing on theory in biology.
Simons-NCBS Fellows are expected to develop an independent program of research, and are free to collaborate with the members of the Simons Centre as well as with the faculty of NCBS. This structure of mentorship, collaboration, and strong research support via a Research and Travel Stipend, makes the Simons-NCBS Fellows program an ideal starting point to launch an independent career in interdisciplinary biology.
How to apply: Positions are open internationally. Applicants can apply throughout the year by sending their CV, a one page summary of research accomplishments, and at least two letters of recommendation firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the candidate must submit a detailed 2-4 page proposal of research which may be developed in consultation with a member of the Simons Centre. Shortlisted candidates will have to give a research seminar and attend an interview. The results will be announced within a week of the interview.