Yenepoya University Stem Cell Biology JRF/PhD Opening | Yenepoya Recruits @ helpBIOTECH ~ helpBIOTECH

02 March 2017

Yenepoya University Stem Cell Biology JRF/PhD Opening | Yenepoya Recruits @ helpBIOTECH

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In the field of “Stem Cell Biology” the research group of Dr(s) Bipasha Bose and Sudheer Shenoy P (Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Centre), Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India offer JRF/PhD position for a period of three years in the project titled

Assessment of cellular and molecular changes, in response to, thoron inhalation in mice

The project is funded by the Board of Radiation and Nuclear Sciences, department of Atomic Energy, Government of India


Monazite sand prevalent in some patches of coastal South India is naturally occurring sand that contains about 8-10% of 232Th (WHO Technical Report series) is a major contributor to natural source of radiation exposure. Radiation exposure to humans in these areas indicated an exposure ranging from 2mGy/year to 20mGy/year (Nair et al. 2005). Although 232Th is an α emitter, it has β and γ components along the decay chain. Amount of scientific information available on the effect of 232Th to biological systems are very sparce. The current project aims to investigate the effects of 232Th exposure primarily in the lungs and lung stem cells of mice and other sensitive organs like liver and kidney.


Various techniques this project will utilize for addressing the pertinent questions involve handling of mice, culturing of lung stem cells, enzyme assays, MTT assay, fluorescence activated cell sorting of lung stem cells, analytical flow cytometry, qRT-PCR gene expression analysis, western blotting and cytogenetic biodosimetry assays.

We offer

  • The opportunity to work on a cutting-edge project using the state-of-the-art technology in the centre in a highly motivated research team
  • A stimulating, diverse research environment of international standards
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Research funding for carrying out the project
  • Hostel facilities for the students
  • Free medical facilities in the Yenepoya Medical College hospital
  • Registration for PhD in the aforementioned project
  • Opportunity to interact and learn from the scientists/ project collaborators from BARC

Required qualifications


  • Masters in any field on Biological Sciences with 55% marks
  • CSIR-NET/DBT-JRF qualifications
  • Motivation to solve complex biological problems and inquisitiveness to do science
  • Independent worker, as well as, a good team player
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Skills in any one technique used in biology (cell culture/ qRT-PCR, Western blot, small animal handling, flow cytometry)


  • Skills in cell culture techniques, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, Western blot and small animal handling
  • Prior experience in working in any research laboratory

Starting date of the position: April 24, 2017 or later

W encourage meritorious students who have already qualified the National Level tests such as CSIR/DBT-NET

How to apply:

Please email with the subject line “JRF/PhD position for the BRNS project titled, “Assessment of cellular and molecular changes, in response to, thoron inhalation in mice” to,

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

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