Applications are invited for the following positions in the DST project, Government of India sponsored project, “Biodiesel production from lipid-producing microalgae using industrial CO2 emissions and sewage” only from qualified candidates. Candidates interested are requested to send their applications in the prescribed format (attached with this advertisement) to the Principal Investigator on or before 05-10-2015 and attend (only those candidates who strictly meet the qualifications) an interview on 07-10-2015 at 11AM in the cabin of the Head, Centre for Environment, IST, JNTUH at the address given above.
Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will only be interviewed. Positions Qualification & Experience Consolidated Pay per month (Rs) Duration
M.Sc in any branch of Life Sciences [Env. Biotech./ Plant Sciences (Botany)/Animal Sciences (Zoology)/Microbiology/Biotechnology/ Genetics /Biochemistry /Env. Sciences] Or M.Tech (Biotechnology) (*Must have qualified UGC/CSIR-NET/ GATE/ ICMR/ICAR JRF) As per DST guidelines
Till Sep. 2017.
About the project: The energy situation in India is unique. India’s share of global CO2 emissions is 3%, but on per capita basis it is much lower than the world average. Coal is used in 69% of electricity generation (52% of the installed capacity) and 70% of the energy needs of manufacturing and process industries like steel, cement, fertilizers and others are met through coal. India has made tremendous strides in renewable energies. CO2 sequestration research in India started in 2004 through industry and government support. The National Programme on CO2 Sequestration (NPCS) research has been initiated from the inter-sectoral perspectives of pure and applied research with the participation of academic institutions and R&D laboratories across the country.
The present project aims at systematic extensive study on growing green microalgae Chlorella vulgaris, Botryococcus braunii and Scenedesmus quadricuada with industrial flue gas collected in canisters containing CO2 collected from the industry along with sewage collected from JNTUH. Continuous cultivation of microalgae in 200L raceway ponds and 100L photobioreactor using sewage and industrial boiler flue gas-CO2 for biomass and lipid yields need to be pursued. Scale - up studies will be pursued in which microalgae will be grown at the industrial site in a 10,000L capacity raceway pond with the flue gas emissions available at the industry along with the sewage generated from the same industry. The research work involves an inter-disciplinary approach involving microbiology and environmental sciences which helps the candidate to be trained in the upcoming areas of Bio fuels/ Environmental remediation. Selected candidates are expected to register for Ph.D.