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Research Scientist in Stem Cell Biology and Disease Modeling at TIGS

PhD candidates are encouraged to apply online for a Senior Research Scientist vacancy that is available at inStem. Tata Institute for Genetics and Society(TIGS) jobs 2019. Interested candidates are requested to check out all of the details regarding the opportunity, eligibility criteria, application procedure, timelines and more below.

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Advt No.20/2019

Job Opening TL-11 (candidates must list this number in their application to be considered).

Senior Research Scientist in Stem Cell Biology and Disease Modeling at TIGS.

Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS-CI), is a new, non-profit research entity supported by the Tata Trusts. TIGS has been operational since 2018 as an autonomous Center at inStem (TIGS-CI), within the campus of the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), in Bangalore, India. Research at TIGS is concentrated on harnessing brand-new genetic technologies, such as genome editing for improvements in human health and agriculture. Specific areas of focus are vector-borne diseases, rice genetics, human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and reversal of antibiotic resistance. TIGS also partners actively with a sister institute located at the University of California, San Diego (TIGS-UCSD) for scientific exchange and capacity building.

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TIGS-CI is looking for applications from exceptional candidates for the position of Senior Research Scientist (comparable to an Assistant Professor at superb academic institutions) to direct research in human HSC biology to model and proper genetic disorders. This consists of the identification and characterization of hematopoietic disorders for therapeutic application of genome and base editing, as well as contributions to regulatory and community engagement processes. The position is for a 5-year inaugural term and the incumbent is expected to work in Bangalore at TIGS-CI.

Senior Research Scientist in Stem Cell Biology and Disease Modeling at TIGS.

This applicant will be personally engaged in, and supervise, a small team of less than 5 individuals, in the areas of HSC propagation and differentiation, will have a proven track-record evidenced by publications in genome editing of stem cells to generate and/or correct disease models, and have expertise in HSC biology. Candidates might be from a basic research or clinical background. The team will work to generate disease models, build and test brand-new genome editing constructs, establish human HSC cultures from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells, from patient samples and test applications of genome and base editing to achieve disease correction in human HSC. This individual will also work carefully with other genome editing and active genetics groups at TIGS to integrate new advances in this area.

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Essential Qualifications/Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., or equivalent, with 5+ productive years (post Ph.D.) of academia/clinical research/industry experience in a pertinent field (e.g. stem cell biology, hematopoiesis, blood disorders, genome and base editing). Individuals transitioning from academia would ideally hold, or be eligible for, the rank of Assistant Professor in a worldwide reputed university or research institute. Additional requirements consist of an outstanding track record of independence and leadership, peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, outstanding communication abilities, along with evidence of independent grant support, project implementation and effective mentoring of students.

TIGS-CI offers world class research facilities, including a brand-new stem cell laboratory, and is located in an exceptional academic environment within a collaborative ecosystem, including inStem, NCBS, CCAMP and the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSc). TIGS offers a competitive salary and advantages package and research support for projects directly related to the TIGS mission, however all scientists are also encouraged to apply for external grants.

Applications are encouraged from both national and international scholars. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with researchers at TIGS-CI and TIGS-UCSD to implement the TIGS mission in a socially-conscious and ethical manner.

How to Apply:

For consideration of your application, please provide the following documents— (a) a two-page statement of purpose explaining the salient aspects of your background that relate to the position; (b) your curriculum vitae with a list of peer-reviewed publications, and names and contact details for at least 3 references; (c) leadership qualifications; (d) previous grant support as the principal or co-principal investigator and (e) a list of students mentored. Incomplete applications will certainly not be considered. Please send the materials, with a clear reference to the job number listed above, to the following e-mail address: [email protected];.

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Application due date: November 30, 2019.

Application review will begin 45 days from the date of this ad, yet the position will certainly remain open till it is filled.

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