Loyola College Chennai Plant Molecular Biology SRF Openings | Loyola Recruits @ helpBIOTECH

Applications are invited for Senior Research Fellow (SRF-one post) position in the Division of Plant Biotechnology, Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai-600 034 to work on the following DBT funded project:

Principal Investigator: Dr. S. Antony Ceasar

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: Post graduate degree in Biotechnology/Life Sciences with a solid foundation of basics in cell biology and molecular biology with at least two-year research experience in a reputed laboratory. Preference will be given to CSIR-NET, SLET and GATE qualified candidates.

Experience: Experiences on plasmid construction and plant transformation are must. Good command over English and skills on article writing are required. 

Project details: This project aims at a high resolution study to understand the molecular mechanism of phosphorous (P) transport and especially grain P filling in foxtail millet. This study demands extensive plasmid construction (RNAi, promoter-reporter fusion and CRISPR/Cas9), plant transformation (Agrobacterium and tissue culture based) and other molecular experiments (qPCR, Western blotting, etc). The proposed study includes engineering the expression of some of the PHT1 family transporters identified and validated by us (Ceasar et al., 2014; doi.10.1371/journal.pone.0108459) and other transporters required for seed P transfer. This study will also utilize the previously reported transformation protocol and RNAi strategy in foxtail millet (Ceasar et al., 2017; doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14447-0). 

Note: Selected SRF may register for Ph.D. in University of Madras. 

Eligible candidates can apply with detailed bio-data along with self-attested copies of certificates to antony_sm2003@yahoo.co.in (Dr. S. Antony Ceasar).

Last Date: 29th May 2019

Eligible candidates will be short listed and called for interview. No TA and DA will be paid for attending the interview.

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