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BITS BioCyTiH Faculty Fellowship

(Program Document)

BITS BioCyTiH Foundation (herein after the BBF) invites applications for BITS BioCyTiH Faculty Fellowship from faculties at any Indian academic/research institutions with demonstrated experience in product development through translational research, patents, and publications. Faculty Fellows are expected to contribute to the technology development activities of the Foundation in the diverse areas of Bio-Cyber Physical Systems (Bio-CPS)

1. About BIO-CPS

Combining biological knowledge with the advances in computing and physical system provides a holistic approach to tackle multiple problems across various sectors. Bio-CPS brings together interdisciplinary R&D and translation expertise across the fields of biology, electronics, computer science and associated disciplines to solve challenging problems. Automation, machine learning and advances in bio machine interfaces have begun to shape R&D in this area. Healthcare, agriculture, consumer products, environment, information and communication technologies (biocomputing) etc. are some of the areas in which Bio-CPS can make an impact.

2. Technology Areas:

Interdisciplinary areas of Bio-CPS under healthcare, agriculture, environment and water with Bio-CPS technology components, but not limited to:

• Biosensors and Actuators

• Biomedical Devices

• Internet of Things

• AI in healthcare/agriculture

• Robotics & Automation


• Microfluidics

• Bioprinting etc.

3. No. of Positions: 2

4. Tenure: 1 year

5. Fellowship and Contingency:

a) Monthly Fellowship: INR 35,000/-

b) Contingency Rs. 1,00,000/- for 1 year (given in two tranches)

6. Eligibility Criteria:

a) A regular faculty (Age < 42 years) at any Indian academic/research institution with less than 15 years of cumulative experience as a faculty or an academic researcher

b) The applicant should have ongoing research with demonstrated output as patents, publications or technology transfer in areas related to Bio-CPS

c) The faculty fellowship is slated for the persons with ongoing technology development activities in Bio-CPS in their laboratories.

d) A recently retired faculty, aged under 68, possessing outstanding scientific credentials and in good health to actively engage in BBF activities, may also be considered for Faculty fellowship.

7. Guidelines and Responsibilities:

a) The applicant shall propose a contribution to BBF for 12 month duration.

b) The Faculty Fellow shall contribute to translational research activities under the technology development vertical of the Foundation.

c) The Faculty Fellow is expected to give 3 talks in relevant areas of Bio-CPS either in person at BBF locations (Pilani, Goa or Hyderabad) or at BBF online platforms.

d) IP ownership during fellowship shall be determined on merits.

e) Applicant ideally would work from their institution and the BBF may extend the laboratory facilities based on availability, if required

8. How to Apply: (Click here to apply – Apply here)

 Application Deadline: 23th March 2024, 13:00 hrs IST

 Attachments to the google form: Please prepare the below documents in pdf format (max 10 MB) and upload along with application:

a) Latest CV (not exceeding 3 pages) along with achievements (details of ongoing projects, sponsored research completed technology developed, patents filed/ granted, publications, current areas of research being undertaken, PhDs supervised/currently supervising, M.Tech supervised/currently supervising, conferences attended

b) Cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) outlining how you would be best fit for the role. (Application without a cover letter will be rejected)

9. Instructions for application:

a) Save your CV and Cover letter as pdf files and name the file as Name_CV & Name_Cover Letter

b) Proposed contributions to BBF : Name _Contribution

c) If selected, you would need to submit a No-Objection Certificate from Head of the Institution/ Registrar from your parent organization.

10. For Queries: For any queries, please write to < ceo@biocytih.co.in > with a -cc to <manager.incubation@biocytih.co.in>.