CBM-NCBS Associate Director Job Opening

Advt No.14/2024 : Appointment of an Associate Director (External Engagements), Center for Brain and Mind on fixed term basis.

The Centre for Brain and Mind (CBM) (https://www.ncbs.res.in/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 undertakes modern, inter-disciplinary 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.

One of the goals of the CBM is to engage with the broader research community, worldwide, build networks and catalyse collaborations to accelerate the development of solutions for patients with mental illness.

We are looking to recruit an Associate Director (External Engagements) to take forward the engagement of CBM with the broader scientific community across disciplines, institutes and regions. The role will involve developing partnerships with external stakeholders including external researchers and programs, the broader scientific community, funding agencies, patient groups and other relevant stakeholders.

The position will based out of NCBS but will involve travel to liaise with external stakeholders. The appointee will report to the senior scientific management of CBM.


1. Postgraduate degree in clinical medicine (MD, MS) or Ph.D in neuroscience
2. Demonstrated track record in partnership building around biomedical sciences.

1. Strong inter-personal skills.
2. Demonstrated ability to synthesize scientific information and skills in scientific writing.
3. Prior experience in science communication to literate or lay audiences including the use of modern social media platforms.
4. Prior track record of excellent scientific presentation skills
5. 2 years working experience in clinical or basic neuroscience after the last degree.
6. Prior experience in the regulatory landscape, particularly in relation to biomedical research.

Consolidated Salary: Salary will commensurate with experience and qualification.

Last date for receipt of Online application: May 30, 2024.

General Instructions:

1. The Selection process may consist Written test and interview. Any change in the recruitment process will be intimated to the candidates in advance. The institute reserves the right not to fill the above posts herein advertised in case suitable candidates are not found. Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate.

2. Incomplete applications and online applications without uploading the supporting documents in support of their Educational qualification with marks, Date of Birth, Caste Certificate, Experience certificate along with pay drawn, etc. shall not be considered.
3. Candidates who are eligible for further age relaxation as per the extant rules of TIFR or GoI are required to submit applications by POST, along with a copy of the relevant certificate in support of age relaxation (for example ex-servicemen, persons with benchmark disabilities, etc.).

4. The Institute reserves the right to increase or decrease the no. of posts to be filled or not to make any recruitment to any post(s), or not to offer the appointment without assigning any reason.

5. The Institute strives to have a workplace where there is equality of diversity and candidates of all classes, caste, gender and religion are encouraged to apply for the position.

6. Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ON-LINE, except for those who are seeking age relaxation as per extant GoI & TIFR rules are required to submit applications in the prescribed format by post must reach to Head, (A&F), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore: 560065 by 14th May 2024. The Applications by post must super scribe the post applied for, Advertisement No. & Serial Number of the post on the envelope. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay.

7. The decision of the competent authority will be final in the matter of selection.

8. Any legal dispute concerning the Selection/ Recruitment process will be subject to courts having jurisdiction over Bangalore.

9. Please visit the website regularly since all subsequent Corrigendum/Addendum/Updates will be uploaded to the website only.

10. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates regarding postal delay, conduct and result of test/interview and reasons for not being called for test/interview. Interim correspondence will not be entertained and replied to.

Prescribed format for an offline application can be downloaded here: https://www.ncbs.res.in/jobportal/sites/default/files/pdf/job_applicatio...


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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