Evolutionary Biology JRF/Project Assistant Opening @ IISER Trivandrum

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country. The Institute invites applications for the following positions on contract basis:
Name of the PostJRF / Project Assistant
Name of the ProjectUnderstanding diversification of Impatiens species in the Northern Western Ghats
Funding AgencyDBT (Department of Biotechnology)
Minimum Educational qualification (as prescribed by the funding agency)The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in the qualifying degree. Additional qualifications for JRF are: Post-graduate degree in any area of Basic Sciences in Biology with NET qualification, OR Graduate Degree in a Professional Course in Biology with NET qualification, OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course in Biology. In case a suitable candidate with the above qualifications is not found, candidates with a Masters degree in Biological Sciences may be appointed as Project Assistant if selected.
PreferenceA strong motivation and aptitude for research in Evolutionary Biology is important. The project will involve some field sampling in the Northern Western Ghats. The main laboratory work will involve DNA extraction, running PCRs and AFLP genotyping. Experience in such techniques will be preferred, but is not mandatory.
Number of posts1
Fellowship AmountJRF = 31,000 + HRA Project Assistant = 16,000+ HRA
Tenure of the post1 year, extendable based on performance
Age32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms
Last Date18 June 2019
How to apply
The application should contain a detailed resume and a one page statement of interest. Please include contact details (phone number, email and postal address), a photograph, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers (if any). Research experience should be supported by a certificate from the previous employer(s). Candidates should bring originals of all applicable certificates (qualifying degrees, national examinations, category certificate, etc) during the interview.
All attachments should be sent in as a single consolidated PDF. Ensure that the size of the PDF does not exceed 10 MB. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing for the interview. Applications failing to the meet minimum criteria will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted over videoconference in exceptional cases if this is indicated by the applicant beforehand. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
Completed applications should be sent by email to Ullasa Kodandaramaiah (ullasa@iisertvm.ac.in), WITH THE SUBJECT LINE 'Application for Project position on Impatiens – Your Name”.

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