14 September 2014

UNI CALCUTTA Project Recruitments | September 2014

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"Positions in department of Zoology under Heritage Museum Project funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Trust Positions‐  2 technicians, 2 fellows"‐ PI Dr. Ena Ray Banerjee

Project‐ “Restoration of the Rare Faunal Collection …… International Biodiversity Resource

Funding agency‐ Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial & Allied Trusts

PI‐ Dr. Ena Ray Banerjee, Associate Professor, Dept of Zoology, University of Calcutta   
e‐mail for communication‐

Venue‐  Immunology and Regenerative Medicine Research Unit, Lab#214, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata‐ 700019

Date & Time‐ 19/9/2014, 11:00 AM

Scope of the project‐ To learn molecular taxonomy & systematics, proteomic and genomic analysis and systems biology of a rare faunal collection. For fellows, provided all other criteria are fulfilled, registration and PhD thesis work may be allowed at the discretion of the PhD committee.

Total number of positions ‐ 4

1. Research fellow‐ 2 positions

Qualification & duties ‐ post graduate degree in any stream of Life Sciences (NET or GATE or NET qualification not mandatory but desirable) shall be engaged in research on specialized areas of Biology concerning biodiversity, bioprospecting and bioresourcing activities of the museum. This person shall be also responsible for actively interacting with the co‐ordinator and other faculty in helping to organize workshops and seminars and help visitors in understanding exhibits.

Remuneration ‐ Rs.18000 per month (Consolidated) 

Duration of the grant ‐ 3 years

2. Technical assistant level II‐ 1 position

Qualification & duties‐  will be graduate or post‐graduate and have specialized skill sets for day to day upkeep, maintenance, procurement etc. of specimens. (Trained in museum related activities with prior work experience)

Remuneration‐ Rs.10000 per month (Consolidated) 

Duration of the grant‐ 3 years

3. Technical assistant level I‐ 1 position

Qualification & duties  ‐  will be literate graduate or lower grade and will be exclusively meant for cleaning and maintenance activities.

Remuneration ‐ Rs.8000 per month (Consolidated) 

Duration of the grant‐ 3 years

Instructions for application‐

Applicants should submit two complete sets of application containing‐

Application letter

Curriculum vitae highlighting any and all qualifications, work experiences, special training pertinent to faunal studies, taxonomy, museum studies, special training with handling specimen, molecular biology, histological studies, microscopy and exposure to other biotechnology related tools and training.

Attested photocopies of all mark sheets and certificates.

Recommendation letters from at least three referees who may support your application of whom at least two should be teachers/mentors who have intimate knowledge of your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants with previous work experience in any of the above mentioned related areas shall be given preference.

Research fellows shall be given a chance to enroll and complete their PhD thesis provided he/she is able to clear all requisite exams as directed by the university.

ARI Pune Virology JRF Walk Ins

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(An Autonomous Institute of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
PUNE – 411004



Particulars Description

1. Position/s & No. Junior Research Fellows (2) one each under ARI Project (VIR-01) & DST INSPIRE Project (SP-227)

2. Funding Agency,  title, period of  the Project & Post Code ARI Project VIR- 01:`Study of Salmonella bacteriophages from environment' period up to 31.03.2017.
INSPIRE Project SP-227 `Chikungunya Virus Replication and Ubiquitin System' Period up to13.06.2017 [POST CODE: JRF/VIR-01 & SP-227]

3. Group/ Division Virology/ Centre for Nano bioscience

4. Qualifications Essential for both projects: 1st class M.Sc. in any area of Life Science with Clearance of CSIR-UGC/NET

Desirable: for project VIR-01: Work experience on next generation sequencing platform.
For project SP-227: Experience in molecular biology / Virology

5. Monthly stipend JRF-Rs.12000/- (fixed) + HRA.

6. Age limit 28 years, relaxation by 5 years for SC, ST & female & 3 years for OBC candidates.

7. Last date for receipt of  application 09.10.2014

8. Display the short list of  candidates for interview

Will be displayed on Institute website by 15.10.2014 and/ or, candidates will be informed through e-mail.

9. Date & time of Interview 21.10.2014 at 10.00 a.m.,

Note: No T.A. is admissible for attending interview and selected candidate will have no right for appointment against any ARI or funding agency’s post/s.

In case of non-availability of qualified JRF, candidates having M.Sc. degree in any area of Life Science with at least 55% marks may be considered for Research Studentship @ Rs.11000/- (fixed) p.m.

Candidates fulfilling above conditions may apply in the prescribed format available on the Institute’s website, along with attested copies of qualifications, certificates, Passport size photograph, caste certificate issued by competent authority (for reserved category) and application fee of Rs.50/-, payable by Demand Draft only in favor of Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, up to 09.10.2014. The prescribed essential qualifications are bare minimum and mere possession of same will not entitle the candidate to be called for interview. In case number of applications received in response to the advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible for the Institute to interview all the candidates. The Institute may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Applicants are requested to refer the General Conditions available on Institute’s website, before applying.

NII Young Investigator Awards 2014

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(an autonomous research Institute)
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi –110067

NII- Young Investigator (NII-YI) Awards

Applications are invited from young scientists with outstanding track records, below the age of 35 years, for the NII-Young Investigator Award, to undertake cutting-edge research in fundamental or translational research in immunological and related sciences, under the mentorship of a faculty member.

Detailed information on eligibility conditions, duration of Award, stipend/ funding, allotment of labs, application and screening process et cetera is available at The last date for submitting application is 15.10.2014.

1) Eligibility - The applicant should possess any of the following degrees:-

(i) Ph.D in Science (Life Sciences, Chemical Science, Veterinary Science, Bio-physics, Pharmacy) or an M.D. degree from any recognized University or equivalent Institute other than NII with 65% marks through-out the academic career. 
(ii) Should have at least one first-authored publication in a Journal of Impact Factor more than 4.
(iii) Age Limit - Should be below the age of 35 years on the date on which the application is received in NII. However age relaxation of 5 years would be given to scientists belonging to SC/ST/Physically Handicapped categories, 3 years to scientists belonging to OBC category and 2 years for women scientists. In case of exceptionally outstanding candidates, the Director shall have the flexibility to relax the upper age limit.
2) Duration - The duration of the Award shall be for a period of 2 years initially, extendable by one more year subject to highly favorable review of the work being carried out by the awardee.
3) Stipend/Funding - The Young Investigator Award will carry a consolidated stipend of Rs 40,000 p.m. for the first two years of the award, and a consolidated stipend of Rs. 50,000 p.m. in the third year should the award be continued for the third year. No further allowances such as house rent et cetera
shall be payable. The awardee shall not be entitled to hold any other regular position or draw any other fellowship, stipend or salary. The Young Investigator will further be provided with a maximum of Rs 50,000/- p.a. towards domestic travel (including registration fees etc.) for attending conferences, seminars, symposia, Workshop etc. No major infrastructure grant will be provided under the scheme.
4) Allotment of Labs – The successful candidates will have the option to choose the laboratories of faculty members of Staff Scientist – V and above.

5) Application & Screening Process – Interested and eligible candidates may submit their applications on a plain paper, with their curriculum vitae containing details of qualifications, positions held, a model hypothetical research proposal, not exceeding 700 words which should include introduction (100 words); rationale (100 words); objective (100 words); work plan (200 words); expected outcome (100 words).This proposal should not be continuation of current work or work done during doctoral training. The proposal shall be strictly for the purpose of an exercise to permit evaluation for shortlisting. Successful candidates will not work on such proposals. Complete application alongwith names & contact information of three potential referees should be submitted latest by 15.10.2014 to the Admn. Officer, Academic Department, National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi -110067, or e-mailed to People working in public sector Institutions within India are requested to have their applications forwarded through proper channels.

6) Based on the academic qualifications and the research proposal, the shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview for the final selection.

Bose Institute Conference on Informatics & Integrative Biology | CIIB 2014 | 17-19 December 2014

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Conference on Informatics & Integrative Biology (CIIB-2014)
17-19 December 2014
Organized by
Bioinformatics Centre (BIC), Bose Institute, Kolkata
This conference will provide the platform for scientists/experts from academia and industry nationwide to catalyze the networking between the branches of computational biology and bioinformatics and to facilitate the amalgamation of the complementary scientific efforts in the academia and industry to achieve common scientific goals. This three-day event will feature lectures from the leading academic/industry experts and poster sessions for budding researchers.

  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Regulatory Genomics & Systems Biology
  • Evolutionary Bioinformatics
  • Macromolecular Interactions
  • Cheminformatics

Overview of Registration Fees:

Academic participant 5000/-
Industry participant 6000/-
Research Scholar (PhD / PostDocs) 4000/-
Students 3000/-
Accompanying Member 2000/-
Foreign Participants 20 USD
Late Registration Fees (Extra)
*For Indian Participants Rs.1000 & Foreign Participants 50 USD Extra

Online RegistrationClick Here

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UCMS Delhi Life Sciences SRF Vacancy | UCMS Recruits @ helpBIOTECH

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University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi, Inida

Application are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow in DBT funded project at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB hospital, Delhi

Essential Qualification: M.Sc in life sciences with at least two years research experience.

Eligible candidate having two years research experience may send their biodata at on or before 25th September, 2014

ICGEB Membrane Biology JRF Vacancy | ICGEB Recruits @ helpBIOTECH

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One JRF (PhD) Position in Membrane Protein Structural Biology at ICGEB New Delhi

A JRF position, with a possibility to register for PhD, is open for those who have their own fellowship from one of these funding agencies; CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR/DST-Inspire, to work on human and plant ion-channels. Only those who are interested in "Structural Biology" need to apply.
Eligibility: MSc in Life Sciences, Chemistry or Physics.

Experience: Wet lab experience desirable, but not mandatory.

Brief work description: PCR cloning, protein expression and purification, enzyme kinetics, in vitro and in vivo assays, liposome reconstitution, crystallization using bicelles and lipidic cubic phases, X-ray diffraction data collection, crystal structure determination and structure analysis.

Application deadline: 15th October, 2014 (extendable till suitable candidate is found).

Facilities available at ICGEB: State-of-the-art X-ray data collection, protein purification, robotic nano-volume crystallization, CD, DLS etc. The candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with plant molecular biology and human immunology groups at ICGEB.

How to apply: Please send the following as a single word/pdf file:

1) Covering letter explaining your research interests -one page.
2) Research proposal on a novel/new membrane protein - two pages.
3) CV with e-mail id and phone number of 3 academic referees - two pages.

Arockiasamy Arulandu
Structural and Computational Biology Group
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi-110 067
Phone: 011-26741358 Ext. 153 Fax: 011-26742316

Note: Applications without the covering letter and research write up will not be considered.

NMU Jalgaon Biotech/Microbiology JRF Walk IN

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Applications are invited on plain paper giving detailed bio-data for one post of “Junior Research Fellow” in the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India sponsored project entitled “Studies on interaction of plant alpha amylase inhibitors with insect amylases” sanctioned to School of Life Sciences, NMU, Jalgaon.

The minimum qualification for the post is M. Sc. (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Microbiology) or M.Tech. (Biotech) with UGC – NET or GATE. Preference will be given to the candidate with Biochemistry specialization and having relevant experience.

The emoluments for the post of “Junior Research Fellow” is Rs. 12000/- p. m. consolidated. If the candidate with NET/GATE qualification is not available, M.Sc. candidate can be selected with designation as Project Fellow and the emoluments would be Rs. 8,000/- p.m consolidated.

The post is purely temporary and the selected candidate will be appointed only till the completion of the project.

Suitable interested candidates fulfilling minimum qualifications are requested to appear for walk - in interview along with relevant documents on 18/9/2014, at 2.30 p.m. in the office of the Director, School of Life Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon.

No T.A/D.A. will be paid for attending the interview.

13 September 2014

DU Dibrugarh Biotech JRF Vacancy

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DBT- Institutional Biotech Hub Project

Centre for Studies in Biotechnology

Dibrugarh university, Dibrugarh-786004, Assam


One post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) under DBT, Govt. of India, funded Institutional Biotech Hub at the Centre for Studies in Biotechnology; Dibrugarh University is readvertised with the following:    

Essential Qualification: M.Sc/M. Tech in Biotechnology/Life Sciences/ M. Pharm.

Desirable Qualification: One year research experience in related discipline.

Salary: As per DBT, Govt. of India rules for research personnel in R&D projects.

Interested candidates are requested to send their application on plain paper along with a copy of their complete Bio data and marks sheets & testimonials from high school onward to the Coordinator, DBT-IBTHub, Centre for Studies in Biotechnology, Dibrugarh University latest by 25th September 2014. The engagement will be purely temporary for specific project period only. Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. No TA & DA will be paid for appearing in the interview.

Thermo Fisher Molecular Biology Scientist Job Opening

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Scientist II Molecular Biology

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Requisition ID: 17852BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With revenues of $17 billion, we have approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries and serve customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as in environmental and process control industries. We create value for our key stakeholders through three premier brands, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity™ Lab Services, which offer a unique combination of innovative technologies, convenient purchasing options and a single solution for laboratory operations management. Our products and services help our customers solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.

Job Description:

Requires a minimum of 4 year laboratory experience in a working environment.

Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement required.

Demonstrated proficiency in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials relating to one or more of the following: high throughput assays, ELISA's, 96-well plate handling, Automation, Protein purification, tissue culture, protein expression in bacterial and mammalian cell culture systems, and protein analysis strongly preferred.

Good problem solving skills necessary, ability to work on collaborations.

Strong knowledge in high through put data generation and data analysis, multiplex assays.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)

Masters in Life Sciences with 5-8 years of experience OR Ph.D with relevant technical and Scientific back ground.

Molecular cloning

Recombinant DNA

Vector engineering


cDNA libraries

TA cloning

Stable cell line development

PCR based mutagenesis

DNA and RNA isolation

Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)

Same as above


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IMSc Chennai Bioinformatics Project Assistant Vacancy

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(An Autonomous Institution, under Dept.of Atomic Energy, Govt.of India)
4th Cross Road, CIT CAMPUS, THARAMANI, CHENNAI 600 113.

Advt No./08 - R/IMSc 2014

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai is a National Institute of higher learning which fosters high quality fundamental research in frontier disciplines of Mathematical Sciences. IMSc is home to a growing community with scientists working on Complex Systems, Computer Modelling and Analysis of Economic / Financial Data & Networks, particle physics and other interdisciplinary fields besides a wonderful Library with a collection of over 67,000 cataloged volumes [books and back volumes], more than 3500+ online journals, and a host of electronic resources accessible.

Applications are invited for filling up of the following Project positions from the eligible candidates who fulfill requisite qualifications/ specifications mentioned therein. The positions indicated under projects are proposed to be filled purely on contract basis on consolidated salary under ongoing plan projects of the Institute / externally funded Project initially for a period of one year and may be continued further only for a limited period till validity period of the project concerned and there is no scope of continuation / regularization / absorption under any circumstances.

5 DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator Award for the research project titled “The
mechanics of mitotic cell division”

Project Assistant

Code No: 5/5

Written test followed by interview for shortlisted candidates on the same day.

BE / B.Tech / M.Sc. / M.Tech. in Bio-informatics / Computational Biology/Systems Biology/Biotechnology with specific expertise in Linux, scripting (preferably python), databases (eg mysql), web servers (eg apache), and biological file formats (gff, bed, fasta, genbank, etc) and tools to manipulate them. "Candidates without a bio-informatics / biotechnology / biology background who have exceptional skills in the other requirements will also be considered".

Rs. 16,000/- p.m.+ HRA @ 30% on Consolidated Salary[may be enhanced after 2years subject to terms and conditions]

Interested candidates are requested to send a brief e-mail about their interest by attaching therewith their latest resume to unique e-mail id as per details given below and mentioning the position details in the Subject of the e-mail as “Application for the Position of ….....Code No......... Advt. No: 8 – R/IMSc-2014” by 1700 hrs on September 19, 2014 [FRIDAY]:


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