Applicants to inStem should apply through the inStem faculty applications website. Please write deansoffice 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) or Scientist on renewable contracts who are appointments made by the different themes.
The application will require your CV, a research statement, teaching statement and contact details of eight referees. The research statement must 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 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 seminar and visit, outstanding candidates, will be shortlisted for formal interview.