Various Positions are Open at CeNSE Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

About the Recruitment

CeNSE Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore invite applications for faculty positions. The candidates should have an excellent academic and research record with at least 3 years post-PhD research experience. We pursue interdisciplinary research across several disciplines with a focus on materials, devices and systems for (a) Nanoelectronics and photonics, (b) Lab-on-chip and biomedical devices, (c) Photovoltaics and energy storage systems, (d) Sensor systems, integration and packaging. We seek candidates in the existing areas of research and the following. a) Materials Scientists or solid-state chemists with a background in structure property correlations. Expertise in oxides will be an added advantage; b) MetaMaterials; c) Nano-bio technology; d) Neuromorphic devices; e) Transmission Electron Microscopy of device structures; f) Molecular Electronics; g) Additive Manufacturing; h) Energy Storage.

Detailed information for prospective faculty candidates

The prospective faculty application process.

  • Short listed candidates are invited to give a seminar and a one to two day long interaction with the faculty.
  • CeNSE faculty then discuss the candidature and make a decision on whether or not to recommend hiring of the applicant as a faculty to the Institute. These decisions to short list and recommend are based on multiple factors that include the long term plans of the Centre and the area of expertise of the candidate. They are by no means a reflection on the quality of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.

The Institute then appoints a committee with two external members, the Chairperson of CeNSE, The Faculty Search Committee Chairperson and the Director of the Institute. The candidate is required to appear for an interview in front of this committee either personally or through video conferencing.

If approved by this committee, the decision is sent to the Institute council for a final approval. A letter is then issued to the candidates by the Institute council. The process of hiring takes about 3 to 6 months. CeNSE is aware of the stress involved during such times and we keep in constant touch with the candidate. Candidates are also welcome to check on the status of the application by writing to us.

It is recommended that prospective faculty plan on joining CeNSE in the months of April or November. This is because the student hiring process happens in June and December. That way the new faculty members can get started with the academic process of guiding students and hence their research soon after joining without wasting much time.

While it is understood that prospective faculty members are typically very deeply involved in a particular specialized area of research, they are expected to demonstrate in depth understanding in an associated generic area. This would also be the area in which their ability to teach a course will be evaluated.

At the presentation, typically 60 minutes including discussions, prospective faculty members are requested to spend time demonstrating their depth of knowledge in the generic area while talking about the specialization. They can also consider briefly discussing (1-2 slides) if whether their expertise can complement current CeNSE research, be of relevance to India (not mandatory) and what their teaching plans might be (1 slide).

CeNSE is home to a world class device fabrication clean room and a micro and Nano characterization facility. Information can be found at on these facilities. Faculty candidates are encouraged to arrive in CeNSE a day prior to their presentation so that they can visit and get a first hand feel for the experimental facilities here. During their talk and interaction, they are encouraged to discuss as to how they would leverage the existing facilities for their planned research.

Faculty members are also encouraged to give thought to their requirement for short term and long term funding and infrastructure so that it can be discussed during the visit their plans on relocating to India.

The research proposal should have a clearly identified short term (~ 3-5 years) plan along with a long term vision (beyond 5 years) on what the candidate wishes to achieve in her/his research. Please highlight how the proposed research program (both short and long term) is different from what is going on worldwide. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to mention a new research direction that she/he has not worked on in the past, but may want to pursue in future.

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