inStem PhD Life Sciences Fellow/ Scientist Job Opening, Applications Invited


(An Autonomous Institute under the Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India)
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore-560065

Advertisement No. inStem/05/2023

The Institute for Stem Cell Science & Regenerative Medicine (, Bangalore is an autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. DBT-inStem’s mandate is to establish collaborative research programs in the field of stem cell biology, regeneration, and repair in development and disease, with translational emphasis. In order to develop strengths in focused areas, research at DBT-inStem is driven through collaborative interdisciplinary themes, addressing questions that are beyond the scope of a single laboratory. DBT-inStem shares a campus and research facilities with the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC) along with NCBS, C-CAMP, and TIGS. The institute invites online applications from eligible and interested candidates in the scientific cadre on Direct Recruitment failing which by Deputation/ Absorption basis:-

Position Details:

Applications must include a CV and a well-articulated research plan that synergizes with DBT-inStem’s mandate. ( In particular, applicants interested in working collaboratively towards developing and/or applying new approaches and cutting-edge technologies that would lead to insight into fundamental aspects of stem cell biology and/or translation towards regenerative medicine, are preferred. In addition, the cover letter and research proposal should clearly articulate how the applicant’s research program will synergize with one or more of the research themes of DBT-inStem ( Applicants may write to [email protected]. with any questions.

Additional information:

DBT-inStem has modern, well-equipped laboratories operating at international standards with excellent infrastructure support, geared to facilitate frontier stem cell science. In recognition of its scientific rigor and ethical integrity, DBT-inStem has been invited to the prestigious “Circle of Stem Cell Institutes & Centers” of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) ( ). State-of-the-art facilities are easily accessible and are shared with BLiSc members NCBS, CCAMP and TIGS. Investigators can benefit from the ecosystem, which has well-established mechanisms for interaction with industry, venture capitalists, and other professional bodies. DBT-inStem also provides international quality stem cell training ( ). Investigators are also expected to mentor Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows and contribute to the teaching and outreach activities of DBT-inStem. DBT-inStem Investigators are expected to apply for grant funding but in the first instance, generous start-up support is provided. DBT-inStem Investigators have an  excellent track record of securing prestigious fellowships and substantial extramural funding, which is encouraged.

Compensation/ Pay Details: The post carries the Pay Levels as mentioned against each in the pay structure of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix (Entry Level) and other benefits which include Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance (in lieu of accommodation), Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Leave Travel Concession, Medical Facilities as per Govt. of India Rules. The selected candidate will be covered under National Pension System (NPS)

Eligibility Criteria: Essential Educational Qualifications and Experience required for the post are as under:

Post Code: 10/23, 11/23 & 12/23 

Post Name: Fellow-E/ Scientist-D (Pay Level 12)

Essential Qualification & Experience: Masters in Life Sciences/Medicine or equivalent, with 5 years’ experience.

Desirable: Ph.D in Life Sciences or other Allied Sciences. Five years of previous experience relevant to statutory and regulatory requirements in a biomedical research environment

Experience for Deputation: Scientists from Central/State Governments, Research Institutes Autonomous Bodies etc.
(i) Holding analogous post on a regular basis in the parent Department or
(ii) With 4 years’ service in Level- 11 or equivalent in the parent cadre/ Department and possess the essential qualification & experience as mentioned above.

Age Limits: Fellow-E/ Scientist-D – Post Code-10/23,11/23,12/23. Not exceeding 45 years for Direct Recruitment and 50 years for Deputation

Procedure for application for those who are already in Govt. Employment /PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies etc.: Candidates employed in Government/ Public Sector Undertakings/ State Government/ Autonomous Organizations etc. and Departmental Candidates should produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the present employer at the time of Interview, failing which the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the Interview.

Eligibility Criteria: All eligibility conditions will be determined with reference to the crucial date of eligibility as mentioned in this advertisement.

Application Fee (only online):

  • Unreserved & OBC candidates ₹ 885/- (₹750/- plus 18% GST)
  • Bank/ Transaction Charges are to be borne by the candidate.

Payment of Application Fee: Fee for other than exempted categories application fee is to be paid online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI. Application Fees paid by the candidates who have not submitted their application or whose application is not shortlisted will not be refunded. All applicable service charges, bank charges etc. shall be borne by the applicants only. Without a deposit of application fees, the application would not be processed. Kindly refer to the below link for the payment options. After remitting the application fees to the bank account or through QR code/UPI ID using the information available in the link below, the payment reference number is to be mentioned in the online application form

How to Apply:

To apply for the position, interested candidates may log into the DBT-inStem website – Careers- Faculty positions ( The applicant must fill out the online application form and upload the following on the application portal:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae.
  2. A well-articulated research plan that must closely align and synergizes with ongoing research in any one (at most two) of the themes.
  3. A cover letter articulating synergies with the selected theme[s] and indicating the position and advertisement number.
  4. Latest Caste and/or Disability Certificate from the competent authority as per GoI norms, as applicable

Important Dates:

  • Publishing of Advertisement in Employment News (E-Edition) 24.06.2023
  • Publishing of Advertisement in Local/National Newspapers 24.06.2023
  • Publishing of Advertisement on the website 08.06.2023
  • Last date for receipt of online application is 24.07.2023


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