Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

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Faculty positions


The Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, seeks outstanding young faculty applicants for appointments in any field of modern biology.

Due to space constraints, we expect to induct no more than one to two faculty members per year. Applicants with a PhD and an excellent publication record are encouraged to apply. While postdoctoral experience of not exceeding 3-5 years is desirable, it is not essential. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated record of research accomplishments in high impact journals and interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts. Attractive opportunities exist for collaboration with the faculty in Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science. Key research facilities in the department include several high-end confocal microscopes, flowcytometers, fly facility, zebrafish aquariums and screening facility, microarray and proteomics facility.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish independent research groups, will avail of competitive start-up package as well as continuing support and students from a very successful graduate studies program of TIFR. These faculty hires will also strongly contribute to the department teaching program at the graduate level.

Qualified individuals should send (pdf format requested) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of two selected publications and brief research proposal by email to the Chair, DBS Search Committee.

Send applications to dbsfacultyapplicants@gmail.com. Only applications sent to this email address will be considered for processing.

Applicants selected through the Search Committee will have to visit TIFR, Mumbai for a formal job talk and spend at least one full day (preferably two days) for interactions and discussions with the faculty.



Postdoc, JRF and other short term positions


Current open positions are advertised on the Departmental Notice Board or on the TIFR Career Notice Board.

Individual faculty members can also be contacted for any of the above positions that they may have open.