Sci-ROI Connect
Volume 15 | Oct 20, 2021
Sci-ROI initiative
Sci-ROI is excited to announce that our 3rd Virtual Recruitment Drive will be organized during 6th-12th December 2021. Registration for the drive will open on October 25th. The virtual recruitment drive intends to bring together well-qualified Indian STEM professionals residing abroad and recruiters from reputable Indian institutes and industry.

Recruiters from ten institutes/companies from India - IIT-Madras (Biotech), Ashoka University, Amity University, Azim Premji University, BITS-Pilani, GITAM, UPES, Cactus Communications, Gennova Pharmaceuticals, Jubilant Biosys Ltd. are participating in this drive and we are still reaching out to many recruiters for participation. This drive will offer an unique opportunity for the shortlisted candidates to engage with the recruiters in 1-to-1 interviews.

Visit our webpage for more information.
Sci-ROI would like to highlight its Blog Interview on "Forerunner of Indian STEM" with Prof. Sudipta Maiti about his background in science, his research focus, the challenges faced and the opportunities created in his lab at TIFR. Listen to this conversation on his outlook on the past, present and future of Indian STEM, and his advice for young researchers starting their independent careers soon.

Prof. Maiti is a professor and chair in the Dept. of Chemical Sciences at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Prof. Maiti’s research focuses on protein aggregation and folding, peptide-membrane interactions, and neurotransmitter dynamics.

Sci-ROI is inviting members to write blog articles with a focus on STEM sectors in India. We are looking at several ideas such as - New Faculty transition, Established Scientists in Indian academics, Current STEM events, Cutting edge Research in Indian Academia or Industry, Online STEM education, Creative STEM ventures, Start-up stories, Unique Careers and many more.

If you have any idea or unique story which you want to share with our members. please pitch them by writing to us at:

research.ops.india@gmail.com
Volunteer's Corner
ROHIT VAIDYA
Rohit Vaidya is a graduate student at the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His Ph.D. research focuses on fluorescence super-resolution imaging of neurotransmitter receptors in neurons. Rohit completed his undergraduate education in Physics at UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai, before joining at UIUC.

Rohit has been volunteering for Sci-ROI since February 2021. He was introduced to Sci-ROI by virtue of being a point of contact for UIUC for the 2020 Sci-ROI Annual Event. Rohit wants to help promote Sci-ROI's mission of serving as a gateway for STEM researchers abroad transition back to India. He works in the Sci-ROI blogs team, helping with writing and editing various blogs published by Sci-ROI. He also works on furthering Sci-ROI's outreach in Europe and the UK and actively participates in all the various events and focused webinars on Sci-ROI platform.

Learn more about Rohit here.
Current Job Opportunities in India
Sci-ROI's job portal is dedicated for helping researchers and Ph.D. scholars accessing job opportunities in India. These job listings are targeted towards research, industry and entrepreneurship that may be of interest to the STEM community. Checkout some new additions to our Job Portal.
Current Affairs
Central and State Universities Recruiting for >4500 Faculty

In India, there are 50 Central Universities (CUs) and more than 400 State Universities. CUs are controlled by the central Government while State Universities are controlled by state governments. These institutes offer attractive career...

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IGSTC Industrial Fellowships

Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), established by the DST, Govt. of India, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Govt. of Germany invites applications for IGSTC Industrial Fellowships. Application deadline: 29th Oct

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The Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India is one of the oldest scientific fraternities in India. The SBC(I) has more than 4000 members at present, including senior scientists in the field of life sciences, young researchers and students. This year's SBCI annual meeting will be the 90th event of the society. This 90th annual meeting under the theme “Metabolism to Drug Discovery: Where Chemistry and Biology Unite” will be organized by Amity University Haryana (AUH) between 16th and 19th December 2021.

Register for the event here.
WSF 2022 Volunteer Call

Thank you for showing interest in becoming a Winstep Forward (WSF) Volunteer. Volunteers will be assisting with organization, frontend, and backend work for WSF's multiple programs and events in the following areas- Areas: 1. Virtual and...

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Sci-ROI@India (and Winstep Forward, parent organization of Sci-ROI) is actively looking for new volunteers to expand our horizon in 2022.

As a volunteer, you can contribute towards - organizing virtual and in-person events; managing mentorship, entrepreneurship & networking programs; performing outreach; designing of flyers, videos, and websites; managing databases; and grant writing.

You can also contribute to the virtual education network by becoming subject matter experts, curriculum builders, and video content creators on specific STEM topics. More information present in the Sign-Up form.

Sign up here:

Deadline: Nov 14, 2021
Our 6th annual event, Sci-ROI 2021 was successfully conducted last month. We had over 200 participants from diverse scientific backgrounds, varying from undergraduates to postdocs to professors from Indian diaspora residing globally. This virtual event was spread over two weekends and divided into sessions that discussed opportunities in academia, industry, entrepreneurship and non-traditional careers. The opening session was held on Opportunity landscape engaging our founder, Dr. Aseem Ansari, Dr. Sanjeev Varshney, head of IBCT DST and Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman of Bharat Biotech. During the first weekend faculty from prominent institutes, including IITs, IISERs, TIFR-H, IICB, Ashoka, SRM, provided information on the current academic opportunities in Indian established and upcoming institutes. Furthermore, notable panelists from Pfizer, Gennova, Merck, Novartis, ACS-India, CCMB and Office of PSA, who transitioned into non-academic jobs shared their experiences during the second weekend.

This year we have added multiple new initiatives into the event making it more interactive for our participants. Plenary talks given by Dr. Adam Ruben and Dr. Smita Jain highlighted the importance of communicating science and skill sets to general audience. The 3 minutes Research Talks offered a great opportunity to the early career researchers, who pitched their research proposal and its relevance to the Indian STEM and received feedback from the experts in various research areas in India. The Sci-Art competition was initiated to highlight artistic side of the scientists communicating scientific ideas through their creative art forms. Several panel sessions and breakout room discussions on the careers, opportunities and future course of Indian STEM paved an enthralling participation making the event a huge success.
I-STEM

The I-STEM Web Portal: a National Portal that is the gateway for researchers to locate the specific facility(ies) they need for their R&D work and identify the one that is either located closest to them or available the soonest.

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www.istem.gov.in
IA Survey Data Collection | Monk Prayogshala

India Alliance and Monk Prayogshala are conducting a survey to understand the effect of COVID-19 on Indian science and scientists.

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www.monkprayogshala.in
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