Positions Available

The Centre for Stem Cell Research (CSCR) [a unit of inStem Bengaluru, in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology (Government of India) and the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore] invites applications for the following positions to work in field of stem cell research and cell and gene therapy.

1. Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF)

Qualification: Ph.D, in a subject relevant to this field of work for post-doctoral work.

Interested candidates may contact faculty members they wish to work with to obtain more details.

2. Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Qualification: M.Sc / M.Tech in life sciences with CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/DST-Inspire or other appropriate fellowship.

Please download the Application Form. Submit the duly filled application along with a copy of the fellowship award letter and other relevant documents via email to cscredu@cmcvellore.ac.in with copy to cscr@cmcvellore.ac.in .

    : This opportunity is available only for applicants with their own fellowships. Other positions with funding support from CSCR or other agencies will be advertised separately.


The goal of CSCR is to develop translational and basic stem cell research towards disease biology, novel cellular therapeutics and gene therapy. Scientists (PhD in life sciences or MD with post-doctoral work in molecular and cell biology) interested in such research are invited to apply. Exceptional candidates with other complementary abilities will also be considered. At any time, CSCR will have a few themes of research to which scientists will be expected to contribute.

Newly recruited scientists will be provided lab space, equipment and start up funds. They will also be expected to submit independent grant application for external funding at the earliest. As CSCR is a part of inStem, Bengaluru, all scientists at CSCR will have access to facilities at the Bengaluru campus and are encouraged to collaborate with scientists working there. Being stationed in the campus of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, scientists working at CSCR also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in the different departments of CMC, Vellore to develop translational programs.

Salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience.

Short Term Projects for Students

Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in doing short term projects at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of inStem, Bengaluru) a collaboration between DBT and CMC, Vellore.

Duration: a minimum of 4 months to a maximum of 6 months

Eligibility: Students who are pursuing MSc (Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ NanoTechnology/ Materials Science / Bioengineering), B.Tech, M.Tech, MBBS courses.

Application process

Apply via e-mail with your CV and the duration of your project.

Applications will be considered for the following sessions, every year,

Session Duration of project Last date to receive the application
1 January-June August 31st of the previous year
2 July-December March 31st of the current year

Candidates who are selected for this course will be informed by the 30th of September (Session 1) or April (Session 2), respectively.

Please note:
  • The short term projects are for students who are pursuing their degree. Students who are about to complete or completed their degree will not be considered for this training program.
  • The short term project applications and communications should be sent to the following e-mail ID only: cscredu@cmcvellore.ac.in

S.No Position Advertisement Date
Publication Date Last Date
 1. Scientist-E 11th November 2020 15th December 2020 Result

Fellow - E (Scientist-D)

11th November 2020 15th December 2020 Result

Fellow - E (Scientist-D)

10th April 2021 15th May 2021 Result

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