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Scientific Group Leaders post - Hyderabad, India - Jan 2012

Office Block: 2nd floor, Block No. 7, Gruhakalpa Complex, M J Road,
Nampally, Hyderabad – 500 001
CDFD Ph: +91-40-2474 9451 Fax: +91-40-2474 9490, www.cdfd.org.in
Scientific Group Leaders (Faculty) Recruitments
Advertisement No. 1/2012
The CDFD is an autonomous institute supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, that uniquely blends a high-quality service
facility in DNA profiling and diagnostics with basic research in the frontier areas of
modern biology. The current research themes, initiated and conducted by its Faculty investigators, include computational and structural biology, genetics and epigenetics, silkmoth genomics, molecular pathogenesis, cancer and stem cell biology, cell signalling, and molecular and cellular biology. The Centre also hosts an active and vibrant Ph.D. scholars program in these areas.
The Centre invites applications from Indian citizens for Scientific Group Leader (Faculty) positions in any of the areas of modern biology, for which a number of vacancies exist. For all these positions, the candidates will be expected to lead independent groups and to attract extramural research funding.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in any branch of Natural Sciences or an M.D.,
and must have an outstanding track record of scientific productivity, as evident from
publications in scientific journals of high impact and/or international patents.
Although post-doctoral experience is desirable, exceptional candidates with a fresh
Ph.D. may also be considered. The level of appointment, at either Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent, will depend on the length of experience and the quality of scientific productivity.
For further details on the advertised positions and on the ongoing research and service activities, prospective applicants may visit the CDFD website (http://www.cdfd.org.in), where the details of application procedure are also provided.
Prospective applicants are also encouraged to contact any of the existing CDFD Faculty, for additional information or clarifications on the Centre’s activities, its recruitment process, provision of start-up funds etc.
There is no last date for receipt of applications, which will be evaluated periodically
until all the positions are filled. Shortlisted applicants will be required either to appear before a Selection Committee or to visit the CDFD for a seminar and discussions before a decision is made.
Details of application procedure
Applicants are requested to submit Curriculum Vitae with name and contact details, date of birth, nationality, complete list of publications, research interests and future research plans either by post to The Director, CDFD, Bldg. 7, Gruhakalpa, 5-4- 399/B, Nampally, Hyderabad-500001, India or by e-mail to scientist@cdfd.org.in
The course which we strongly encourage for all the short-listed Staff Scientist applicants is to visit us on a mutually convenient date and to interact with our faculty members. This gives us a chance to learn about the candidates' work in more detail.
Moreover, this practice also helps the candidates in getting a true assessment of the
work that is being carried out at CDFD and of the general living conditions in Hyderabad. For such a visit, the CDFD will reimburse the cost of economy class return airfare between a place in India and Hyderabad.
All short-listed applicants will also be called to appear before a duly constituted Selection Committee, and a letter to this effect will be sent to you by our Head, Administration once a date for such a meeting is finalized. In the case of those candidates who have already visited the CDFD for discussions and seminar, their appearance before the Selection Committee is optional and their applications can also be considered in absentia. On the other hand, applications of short-listed candidates who have not previously visited the CDFD will not be considered in absentia by the Selection Committee. Such candidates do, of course, have the option of visiting the CDFD at a later date (in case they also were not able to appear
before the Selection Committee) to then be considered in absentia at a subsequent Selection Committee meeting, since we expect that not all the available positions will be filled immediately.