IISc-Raman Postdoc Fellowships 2020 in Biological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore-560 012

Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowships to work with Faculty in the Biological Sciences Division

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been recognised as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India. As a part of the IoE initiative, IISc has created the Raman Post-Doc Program, a highly selective Post-Doc program with 50 positions. The Institute invites applications for intensely motivated individuals with an established record of high quality research, for the positions of Raman Post-Docs. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals are also eligible to apply.

The information below specifically pertains to applicants intending to work with Faculty in the Biological Sciences Division.

This is a rolling advertisement and candidates can apply any time during the year. The applications will be reviewed every four months around the following dates: April 30, August 31, December 31.

Candidates will be informed whether they are shortlisted for an interview within two weeks after review. The interview will be held within a month after the above application deadlines, and candidates will be informed of the interview result, within 45 days of the application deadline. A candidate applies for a specific Department or Centre at the Institute. The following are the Departments and Centres within the Biological Sciences Division to which the candidates may apply.

Departments/Centres: Biochemistry; Centre for Ecological Sciences; Centre for Neuroscience; Microbiology and Cell Biology; Molecular Biophysics Unit; Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics.

Further details about the various departments and interdisciplinary centres, faculty profiles, academic programs, and areas of research are available at the departmental websites and also at (www.iisc.ac.in).

Qualifications and Experience

Ph.D. with First Class or equivalent (in terms of grades, etc.) in the preceding degree and a good academic record throughout. Candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis can also apply, along with proof of submission. Candidates should preferably be less than 32 years of age at the time of applying. Candidates with IISc PhD's need to have been away from IISc for at least two years before their applications can be considered.


The duration of the fellowship is two years. In exceptional cases, the duration may be extended by one more year.


Selected candidates will receive a consolidated monthly package of Rs. 1 Lakh. In addition, they will receive a research grant of Rs. 8 Lakhs per year

Additional Information

*        An application for being considered for the advertised position can be made in the prescribed form (fillable pdf file).

*        Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

*        The Institute reserves the right to screen and call only such candidates for an interview as are found suitable. Thus, just fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria would not entitle one to be selected.

*          The candidate is responsible for the correctness of the information provided in the application. If it is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect or false, the candidature/appointment is liable to be cancelled/terminated

Candidates are encouraged to contact the Chair of their preferred department/s for additional information.

How to Apply:

Candidates must first contact a faculty member in the Institute who is willing to host the candidate. A consent letter or consent email is required from the faculty member as a part of the application package. Candidates should apply using the fillable PDF form. The following documents are required along with the application.

(A)   Curriculum Vitae with a list of all publications

(B)   PDF files of at least two and up to five important publications

(C)   Proposed research plan (up to 500 words)

(D)   Consent letter or email from faculty member. Please get in touch with the faculty member offline and obtain the consent of the faculty member for hosting you

(E)   Any other relevant information the applicant may like to furnish

The filled-out PDF form must be saved as a PDF file, and a single PDF file needs to be made along with the required documents. This single PDF file must be emailed to the email address: raman.bio@iisc.ac.in a copy to the Faculty member who is willing to host the candidate.

For any further information or queries on the application, please contact raman.bio@iisc.ac.in

Selection Process:

The applications will be screened and a small subset of applicants will be called for an interview in person or over Skype within a month of the application deadline. Candidates will be informed of the interview result, within 45 days of the application deadline. The list of the final shortlisted candidate(s) will be forwarded to an Institute level Committee for a final decision, which will subsequently be communicated to the candidate.

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