Department of Zoology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005
Research Staff Positions under SERB and DBT Projects
Applications are invited for following temporary positions under externally funded research projects: Research Associate (01) and Senior Research Fellow (01) in a SERB project entitled ‘RNomic and proteomic changes following administration of Ayurvedic Rasayana in wild type and neurodegenerative Drosophila models’ and Research Associate (01) in a DBT (CEIB-II) project entitled ‘Functions of the multiple long noncoding transcripts of the hsr gene of Drosophila’.
The emoluments of RA would be @ Rs 36,000 p.m. + HRA and of SRF would be @ Rs 28,000 p.m. + HRA. Research work would involve RNomic and proteomic studies in Drosophila in combination with advanced genetic and molecular cell biological approaches. Positions are temporary and co-terminus with the respective project. Candidates for Research Associate position should hold Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with at least two research publications in good journals, and those for SRF must have at least two years’ research experience after Master’s degree (at least 55% marks) and at least one research publication in Life Sciences/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Molecular and Human Genetics/Zoology or related area. Previous experience in molecular biology and/or Drosophila molecular genetics is desirable. Those who have submitted or are about to submit their Ph.D. thesis may also apply for the RA position for consideration for appointment as SRF till their Ph.D. degree is awarded. The upper age limit, 45 years for RA and 32 years for SRF, can be relaxed for 5 years for SC/ST/physically handicapped/female candidates. All things being equal, SC/ST candidates will be preferred as per GoI rules.
The actual emoluments payable to the selected RA/SRF would be as per DST/BHU rules. Application on plain paper or through e-mail giving name, permanent and correspondence address, names of father and mother, telephone/mobile no., e-mail address, details of educational career (starting from High School or equivalent) along with a recent photograph, attested copies of all marks-sheets and certificates and details of previous research/work experience, list of research publications, names and contact details (e-mail id) of three referees should reach Prof. S. C. Lakhotia, P.I., Cytogenetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) within 21 days of publication of this notification. The post applied for must be specifically mentioned. No TA/DA will be payable if called for interview.