InStem Yeast Molecular Biology Research Assistant Opening

Research Assistant with the Tata Institute of Genetics and Society, inStem, Bangalore, Karnataka​ 

To assist a small team of scientists working to screen Yeast libraries to express proteins and employ mutagenesis based approaches for their directed evolution. 

Requirements: Experience of working in a laboratory environment and ideally must have an interest in protein chemistry. Should have meticulous lab practices, excellent time-management skills and the ability to work unsupervised. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work well in a team (includes postdoctoral scientists, graduate students and laboratory support staff). Good knowledge about yeast cell culture and molecular biology methodologies. 

Key Responsibilities (will include but not limited to) 

Growth, maintenance and characterization of Saccharomyces strains 
Expression of recombinant proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 
Transformation and screening of Yeast libraries 
FACS based cell sorting and isolation of positive clones 
PCR and Mutagenesis 

Essential Qualifications: 

Post graduate in Science subjects (Biological Sciences) from a recognized university with 0 to 2 yrs work experience in the field of Yeast Biology. Experience in project-based lab work. Must have a very clear ability to communicate clearly with excellent verbal and writing skills in English. 

Desirable: Expression of proteins in heterologous systems Purification of recombinant proteins Experience characterizing proteins with Biophysical and Biochemical assays 

Application deadline: September 7, 2018 

 Applicants are requested to electronically send a cv, email address, skype ID, list of references with contact details, phone number and a letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the job. 

Applications should be sent to

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