where tomorrow’s science begins today
An Autonomous Institution, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune has been set up by the Government of India, at par with the IITs and IISc Bangalore. The Government of India has generously invested in IISER to set up state-of-the-art research facilities in all branches of basic science (physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology) and to promote interdisciplinary areas of research. IISER Pune pursues full-fledged research not only at the institute and but also in a network arrangement with other internationally reputed research institutions. IISER Pune is already equipped with state of the art research facilities. IISER Pune invites applications for faculty positions from candidates possessing excellent academic records and research experience. IISER Pune aims to provide an excellent academic ambience and attractive research funding. Faculty members will also receive a professional development allowance of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) per year for a period of 3 years for the expenses towards participating in national/international conferences, membership fee of professional bodies and contingent expenses etc. Salary will be as per the pay structure given below with allowances as admissible to Central Government employees in Pune. In addition, faculty joining IISER Pune will be eligible for medical reimbursement as per the Central Government Health Scheme and New Pension Scheme applicable to the government employees joining on or after January 01, 2004.

Sr. No. Position Academic Pay Level (7th Pay) Pay *DA (@17%) Total (including 24% HRA and Transport Allowance of Rs. 8424)
1 Professor 14A
Rs. 159100 Rs. 27047 Rs. 232755
2 Associate Professor 13A2 Rs.139600 Rs. 23732 Rs. 205260
3 Assistant Professor (Grade I) 12
Rs. 101500 Rs. 17255 Rs. 151539
4 Assistant Professor (Grade II) 11 Rs. 75300 Rs. 12801 Rs. 114597
5 Assistant Professor (Grade II) 10 Rs. 70900 Rs. 12053 Rs. 108393
    *Next DA revision due w.e.f. July 01, 2020
Applicants with a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to research and education in IISER Pune with teaching and Post-Doctoral research experience of minimum 3 years in relevant areas (experience criteria may be relaxed for exceptional candidates) may apply. 

All government rules regarding reservation in respect of SC/ST/OBC/PD will be followed.

We now have an online application system. Applications sent by email will no longer be accepted.

Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) for Reserved Category Candidates
[SC / ST / OBC / PwDs (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities)]

Advt. No. 02/2020: “Assistant Professor (Grade-I)”  - Click here for detailed advertisement

Please Note: Applications under this recruitment drive will be accepted only between 00:00 hrs. (IST) of March 19, 2020 and 23:59 hrs. (IST) of April 18, 2020.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE for faculty positions at IISER Pune under Special Recruitment Drive 2020.


Click here to apply for faculty positions at IISER Pune (Rolling advertisement for regular faculty recruitment)

  • Applicant is advised to read carefully the terms and conditions of faculty appointment and promotion policy at IISER Pune.
  • Please note that the department of Biology is actively seeking applications from candidates with proven expertise in the areas of Cellular Immunology, Electron Cryomicroscopy/Cryotomography, and Plant Biology
  • Applications to Biology should include a research proposal broadly in the format of a grant proposal to any reputed funding body (e.g. ERC, NIH, India Alliance etc.). Please limit to the format of a project proposal (short term of 3 to 5 years and long term of 7 to 10 years) and do not include budget estimates.

An unofficial FAQ list has been prepared by our faculty to aid prospective candidates. Applicants are encouraged to read this document prior to initiating the application process.

For department-specific enquiries please contact:

Biology: Dr. Saikrishnan Kayarat (saikrishnan at iiserpune.ac.in)

Chemistry: Dr. Pinaki Talukdar (ptalukdar at iiserpune.ac.in)

Data Science: Prof. Tarun Souradeep (ds_facapp at iiserpune.ac.in)

Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr. Chaitra Redkar (hss.coordinator at iiserpune.ac.in)

Mathematics: Dr. Amit Hogadi (amit at iiserpune.ac.in)

Physics: Dr. G. V. Pavan Kumar (physics.coordinator at iiserpune.ac.in)

Earth and Climate Science: Prof. Prasad Subramanian (p.subramanian at iiserpune.ac.in)