Bengaluru, Karnataka


At NCBS research is carried out in frontier areas of biology using experimental and theoretical approaches to study molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecosystems. NCBS’s scientific mandate aims to understand biology at each of these scales to advance an integrated view of life processes. NCBS is an active host to several multi-institutional programmes that broaden the horizon of its scientists and the Life Science ecosystem in India. 

The position is at level 15 as per VII Pay Commission of Government of India. In the case of an exceptional candidate with sufficient seniority and experience in providing leadership, the position could be considered at level 16.


The candidate should have a Doctoral Degree in biology or any other related interdisciplinary area and should be an outstanding scientist with high academic eminence both nationally and internationally and demonstrated administrative capabilities, and be willing to engage with science across the spectrum of research carried out at NCBS


  • For Direct Recruitment. At least 15 years of teaching/​research experience in a recognized national / international universities / research institutes / corporate or industrial R&D Labs etc. in the domain areas of biology or any other related interdisciplinary area as faculty / scientist. Research experience will also include research carried out during the post-doctoral work.
  • For Deputation / Contract. Scientists or Technologists working in the Central/​State Governments/​Universities/​Recognized Research Institutions/​Semi Government, Statutory or Autonomous Organisations in India, possessing the essential educational qualification and experience mentioned above and (i) holding analogous post or (ii) with 1 year regular service in level 14 or equivalent.

To Apply

Interested Candidate can sent by post, the envelope containing the application / nomination must be superscribed with Application for the post of Centre Director, NCBS” and forwarded to Chair, NCBS Search Committee, Director’s Office, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 005, India. Or it may be sent through email to ncbssearch@​tifr.​res.​in.

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