Faculty Director

 Andhra pradesh, India


The Faculty Director will guide and build the research program at the Sapien Labs Center for Human Brain and Mind at Krea University in collaboration with key research advisors at the centre. He/​she will hold a faculty position at Krea University, and will hold this responsibility along with their teaching/​research work. The Faculty Director will also be responsible for fostering synergies among faculty members, students, post-docs, and the broader academic community at Krea University, along with promoting the centre’s research within wider academic networks in India and abroad. The Faculty Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Steering Committee, particularly on issues of strategic planning as these relate to research.

Research Leadership Engage in research on the human brain and mind that aligns with the mission of the center. Bring together a cross-disciplinary faculty at Krea and beyond to collaborate on research within the center. Manage the data center along with the Executive Director (possibly in collaboration with the Center for Data Science and Computation).
Collaborate with the Executive Director to build, and provide sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at Krea and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students in the research domains of the centre;

Develop mutually beneficial linkages with partners and collaborators for dissemination and outreach. Organize periodic seminars, workshops, and lectures; and provide meaningful content and publications for the centre’s website; Enhance the overall reputation of the research centre and Krea University by ensuring quality research, and communicating that research to relevant stakeholders; Ensure all research activities are in conformity with prevalent laws, ICMR and all other Government guidelines, rules and regulations along with Krea’s IRB protocols; Evangelize the center and its research to develop collaborations across the country and internationally.


As per Institution standard


Ph.D in neuroscience, psychology, clinical psychiatry, or cognitive science


Multidisciplinary, broad, thoughtful perspective spanning at least two of the following fields – neuroscience, psychology, clinical psychiatry, psychiatry, cognitive science, social science, physics, data science, and complex systems; Must have a significantly data-oriented background and skills as the center will have a heavy focus on big data (e.g. understanding of data structures and some programming background); Excellent communicator with an ability to teach and communicate with the different stakeholders; 

Strong relationship and team building skills with ability to bring together faculty across disciplines and establish external collaborations; A practical translational perspective for how research can translate into useful policy, products and services. Some experience outside academia, therefore, is a plus. Assist in ethics/​IRB proposals.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to facapps.​bm@​krea.​edu.​in . Please specify in email subject – Sapien Labs – Faculty Director. The position will be advertised until the position is filled.

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