Postdoctoral Positions

Appointment of Post Doctoral Fellows in research areas related to Chemical Ecology at NCBS and IISc. Go to the link for details. Last date to apply: 28th November 2015.

Post-doctoral positions may be available in individual labs as part of specific projects and interested applicants may contact CES faculty to enquire about the availability of such positions. Some positions may be available through the Department, Division of Biological Sciences, or Indian Institute of Science, and these will be advertised on their respective websites.

In addition, those seeking post-doctoral projects can apply for post-doctoral fellowships from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Department of Science and Technology (DST), University Grants Commission (UGC), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). Applicants should contact faculty in CES to discuss their projects and seek approval for mentorship and support through their labs prior to their application.

There is some variation in administrative procedures, but generally the following programmes require the signed approval of the potential faculty mentor AND/OR the approval of the Registrar, Indian Institute of Science.

DST has a post-doctoral fellowship programme known as the DST Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists. The programme provides grants of approximately INR 20 to 25 lakhs, which includes salary support as well as funding for minor equipment, travel, consumables and contingency for a period of up to three years.

UGC has a post-doctoral fellowship programme known as the DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme . The programme principally provides salary support and some minor contingency for a period of up to three years.

CSIR has a post-doctoral fellowship programme known as the CSIR-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme. The programme provides salary support and a contingency grant of INR 3 lakhs per year for a period of up to three years.

MoEF has initiated a National Environmental Science Fellows programme. The grant provides salary support as well funding for equipment, travel and contingency for a period of five years.

If your work combines ecology/evolution with biomedical applications, you should consider applying for Wellcome Trust-DBT Early career fellowships, which provide generous personal and research support.

Candidates should check the specific websites for selection and eligibility criteria, application procedures, deadlines, and other details.