Senior Scientist: Stem Cell Biology and Disease Modeling 413 views

Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS-CI) has opening for a Senior Research Scientist in Stem Cell Biology and Disease Modeling.

Specific areas of focus:
  • Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Rice Genetics
  • Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCS) and Reversal of Antibiotic Resistance.

About the position:

  • The position is equivalent to an Assistant Professor at excellent academic institutions.
  • The research will be directed in human HSC biology to model and correct genetic disorders.
  • This includes the identification and characterization of hematopoietic disorders for therapeutic application of genome and base editing, as well as contributions to regulatory and community engagement processes.
  • The position is for a 5-year inaugural term and the incumbent is expected to work in Bangalore at TIGS-CI.
  • This candidate will be personally engaged in, and supervise, a small team of less than 5 individuals, in the areas of HSC propagation and differentiation, will have a proven track-record evidenced by publications in genome editing of stem cells to generate and/or correct disease models, and possess expertise in HSC biology.
  • Candidates may be from a basic research or clinical background.


  • Candidate should have a PhD or equivalent with 5+ productive years (post PhD) of academia/clinical research/industry experience in a relevant field (e.g. stem cell biology, hematopoiesis, blood disorders, genome and base editing).
  • Individuals transitioning from academia would preferably hold, or be eligible for, the rank of Assistant Professor in an internationally reputed university or research institute.
  • Additional requirements include an outstanding track record of independence and leadership, peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, excellent communication skills, as well as evidence of independent grant support, project implementation and successful mentoring of students.
  • Applications are encouraged from both national and international scholars.


  • Application to be sent with all the materials, with a clear reference to the job number to email address
  • statement of purpose explaining the salient aspects of background that are relevant to the position (two-pages)
  • CV with a list of peer-reviewed publications
  • Names and contact details for at least 3 references
  • Leadership qualifications
  • Previous grant support as the principal or co-principal investigator
  • A list of students mentored

Reference number: TL-11 (applicants must list this number in their application to be considered)

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS-CI)
Country India
Fellowship Level Scientist
Subject areas Stem Cell Biology, Hematopoiesis, Blood Disorders, Genome and Base Editing
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline March 15, 2020

Company Information
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  • Address India
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