NIPER-A Biotech/Microbiology JRF Walk IN 2019 January

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Ahmedabad 
(Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India) 
Palaj, Opposite Air Force Station, 
Gandhinagar-382355, Gujarat

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Project Title Bioprospecting Endolichenic Fungi from Mangroves in Negombo lagoon in Sri Lanka and Gulf of Khambhat, Gulf of Kutch from Gujarat India.; An Untapped Treasure Trove for Discovery of Special Structures and Bioactive Compounds 

Principle investigator / CoPI Dr. Abhijeet Kate Assistant Professor (Natural Products) Email: 

Qualification and Experience required M.Sc./M.S/M.Pharm in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Life Sciences/ Pharmacognosy /Natural Products Chemistry 

 Hands on experience in vitro mammalian cell culture assays 
 Lichen collection, identification and fungal culture work 
 Extraction, isolation and characterization of Natural Products from biomass 

Job Profile Primary focus of this project: 

1. Discovery of novel molecules from endolichenic fungi; 
a. Collection of Lichens and isolation of fungi, 
b. Selection of extracts based on bioactivity and dereplication techniques, 
c. Isolation and characterization of bioactive molecule 

2. In-silico screening, in-vitro and in-vivo assay 

Salary Rs.25,000+20% HRA per month 

Interested candidates should send their applications strictly in the attached application format via email to Registrar, NIPER-A ( with a copy to PI for on or before 25 th Jan, 2019. Please write “Application for JRF” in the subject line of the email. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on 10 AM, 31 st Jan, 2019 

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