Bengaluru, Karnataka


Applications/​Nominations are invited for the post of Director, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (DBT-instem) Bangalore.

The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, invites applications from eminent scientists having proven scientific record in life or medical sciences with application to disease (not limited to Stem Cell Biology), and possessing research excellent leadership and administrative abilities for the post of Director on Deputation (including short term contract)/Absorption.

The position of Director offers a unique opportunity for an individual to provide strong, visionary and inclusive leadership of the institution. The individual should have an appreciation of possibilities inherent in functioning within a Bio cluster comprising two other institutes, integrating inStem’s growth and contributions with partnering institutions in the Bangalore Life Science Cluster and the DBT Health Science Cluster, in particular. The Director is the Chief Executive of the institute and shall be responsible for leading and nurturing the core multi-disciplinary faculty, developing research policy, developing and promoting collaborations with partner institutes and industry as well as oversee administration of the affairs of the Institute.


The selected incumbent will be placed in the Level-17 (As per 7th CPC) Apex Scale: ₹ 2,25,000/- (Fixed). Other benefits/​allowances shall be as per rules of Government of India applicable for appointment on deputation including Short-Term Contract /​Absorption basis.


PhD in any life science discipline/​MD/​M. Tech or equivalent.



  • Minimum 15 years’ experience of research in the area of specialization.
  • An outstanding track record of research accomplishments as evidenced by excellent scientific publications, patent and awards.


  • Experience in successfully running large programme, centre, institution.
  • Experience of guiding research activities in the area of specialization.

To Apply

Complete applications (05 copies) strictly as per the prescribed format with a passport size photograph fixed at the space shown in the format along with testimonials including list of publications, should be sent to Shri Subodh Kumar Ram, Under Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Room No. 509, Block ‑2, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003, super scribing the cover Applications for the post of Director, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) Bangalore”, so as to reach within 30 days from the date of publication of this advertisement in Employment News”. The closing date for candidates residing abroad and from Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Island, States/​Union Territories in the North- Eastern region, Ladakh region of J&K, Sikkim, Sub-division Chamba and Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh will be 45 days front the date of publication of this advertisement in Employment News”. The soft copy of the application may also be sent by Email to aip​su​.dbt​.nic​.in

Nominations of candidates by distinguished experts may-also be considered, depending upon merit and the area of expertise. Eminent experts and distinguished scientists may also kindly nominate potential candidates for the position both by post and by e‑mail at the above-mentioned address. 

The detailed advertisement and format of application is available at DBT’s and inStem’s website(s) viz. http://​dbtin​dia​.nic​.in and https://​instem​.res​.in, respectively.

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