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Simons-NCBS / iTHEMS-RIKEN Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship @ NCBS

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Candidates who do not have more than four years post doctoral research experience are eligible to apply for the Simons-NCBS / iTHEMS-RIKEN Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship being offered at NCBS. For more details on the fellowship, purpose, eligibility, application process and more, check the information posted below:


The Simons Centre for study of Living Machines, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, and Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program, RIKEN, Japan (iTHEMS) are pleased to announce the Simons-NCBS / iTHEMS-RIKEN Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship (Simons-NCBS/ iTHEMS-RIKEN PDF) The program will provide excellent training to scientists through a structured exchange program to encourage scientific collaborations between iTHEMS , RIKEN, Japan and Simons-NCBS , Bangalore, India.

Each year there will be a call for collaborative projects, which must be proposed by two PIs, whereby one PI is located at the iTHEMS, and the other at the NCBS.

What’s Included:

Two year joint post doctoral fellowship with annual review and renewal. Under exceptional circumstances the duration can be extended for one-year durations up to a maximum of four years.

The Basic salary for the joint postdoctoral fellow will be paid by NCBS, commensurate with the terms of the Campus Fellows Program (Rs.90,000 p.m.) and subject to tax. iTHEMS, RIKEN will provide housing fee and daily allowance to the fellow to cover his/her costs of living for the duration of their stay in Japan for the project. Fellows should spend approximately equal amounts of time in Bangalore and Japan.

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Pre-Application Process:

Interested candidates should directly apply to the participating PIs of the joint projects listed here.

The application package should consist of the following:

Your latest CV

PDF versions of 1-3 first-author publications.

At least 2 letters of references (e-mailed directly to the participating PIs)

If shortlisted by the participating PIs, you should develop a research proposal with detailed plans and timelines of the project for 4 years, developed in close collaboration with your proposed hosts.


Candidates should not have more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates must be capable of contributing to the unique collaboration between the participating institutes in the field of theoretical biology and be sponsored by a local host who is a member of Simons-NCBS/iTHEMS, RIKEN Faculty.


  • Joint Projects from PIs accepted throughout the year.
  • Deadline for sending the final application by the nominated candidates to academic office (acadoffice@ncbs.res.in) is 15th March 2018.
  • Decisions about the short-listed candidate will be announced within 2 weeks after this deadline.
  • Short-listed candidates will have to present their research proposal and will be interviewed by the panel in NCBS, Bangalore or in RIKEN, Japan in the second week of April 2018. Decisions will be announced within 2 weeks of the interviews.

Contact Us:

Please contact Dr. Atsushi Mochizuki (mochi@riken.jp) at iTHEMS, RIKEN Japan or Dr. Mukund Thattai (acadoffice@ncbs.res.in), Academic Office, Bangalore, India for any additional information.

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Application Deadline – 15th March 2018.

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