Applicants to inStem should apply through the inStem faculty applications website. Please write dean at instem dot res dot in should you face any difficulties with the process.

There are several types of appointments at inStem –Investigators (Assistant/ Associate/ Full) on renewable contracts and Research Investigators (on a term limited appointment) who are appointments made by the different themes.

The application will require your CV, a research statement and contact details of eight referees. The research statement should be framed to align with one of the inStem themes. This may be done following discussions with the theme coordinator and based on the theme project statement on the website.

If an application is shortlisted in the initial screen, the faculty search committee will request referee comments and may also obtain the opinion of other experts in the field.  Based on these inputs, applicants will be invited for a research seminar, which should be focused on their recent work.  A member of our faculty will host the visit. We expect applicants to spend a couple of days at inStem during this visit, to allow for individual meetings with faculty and if required, a chalkboard talk, which should focus on research plans rather than completed work.  Invited applicants are encouraged to engage with theme coordinators, prior to their visit.

Based on the inputs and feedback from the visit, the search committee will select outstanding candidates from amongst those who have visited, for discussion with the faculty, the Director and the Scientific Advisory Board at inStem. With their concurrence applications are taken to the inStem Governing Council for final approval. Applicants are informed when a final decision is taken on their application.