TIFR Hyderabad Project Scientific Officer Job Openings


TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
(Autonomous Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India) 
Sy.No.36/P, Gopanpally Village, Serilingampally Mandal, Ranga Reddy Dist. 
Hyderabad – 500 107 

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Applications are invited for the following posts tenable at Hyderabad. Please visit our website for application details and prescribed requirements http://www.tifrh.res.in/index.php/staff-positions/.

1. Project Scientific Officer (C): One Post -Temporary for one year and may be renewed each year upto a total period of three years depending upon performance and requirement. 

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences with 60% marks in aggregate (OR) B.E./B.Tech. degree in Biomedical Instrumentation with 60% marks in aggregate. 

Essential Experience: 

 Minimum three years hands-on experience in managing a multi-user cell sorter, flow cytometry and confocal microscopy facility at a research institution. 
 Ability to perform routine sorter and confocal equipment maintenance and calibration with minimal help from company engineers. 
 Experience with setup and execution parameters to run multi-color FACS and microscopy experiments, including single cell sorting.  Ability to analyze, interpret data and familiarity with FACS and microscopy analysis software such as FlowJo, ImageJ. 
 Excellent communication, writing, planning and organizational skills. 

Desirable Experience: Experience with maintenance of major common biological equipment at a research institution. 

Job Responsibilities
 Manage the daily set up and calibration of Flow cytometers, FACS machines and confocal microscopes in a multi-user facility. 
 Operate and perform routine maintenance on specific equipment, as needed. 
 Liaison with company engineers and technical support staff to achieve optimum performance and arrange periodic servicing and maintenance of all the equipment in the core facility, including software and hardware upgrades. 
 Impart training to new users and track equipment usage. 
 Advise users on experimental design, sample preparation and troubleshooting.. Contribute to the development and advancement of the central cytometry and imaging facility, as needed. 
 Proactively assist in the implementation of novel cytometry and imaging protocols and their applications. 
 Coordinate with faculty, vendors and administration for tendering, acquisition and maintenance of major common biological equipment at TIFR-H. “Candidates are requested to provide one (1) page cover letter describing their past experience, CV and contact details of two references or two reference letters to verify prior work experience” . 

2. Project Scientific Officer (C): One Post- Temporary for one year and may be renewed each year upto a total period of three years depending upon performance and requirement.

Essential Qualifications: B.E./B.Tech. degree in any discipline with 60% marks in aggregate. 

Essential Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience in development of advanced instrumentation, Knowledge of Electronics, mechanical drawings(CAD) and interface with the workshop for building scientific apparatus is essential. 

Desirable Experience: Experience in working with scientific laboratories with advanced Instrumentation. Multi-domain practical knowledge in diverse areas such as optics, lasers, electronics, vaccum systems, data acquisition will be an added advantage candidates with proven skills in IoT, sensor interfacing will be preferred  

Job Responsibilities: 

 Assist in Laser maintenance, upgradation, repair and daily operations. 
 Vacuum systems/Beamline end stations upkeep, repair and interfacing with vendors for purchases/replacements. 
 Assist in design of vacuum chambers and beamlines for upgradation of end stations. 
 Repair, maintenance and upgradation of electronics, data acquisition and future automation. 
 Interfacing with vendors for purchases/replacements and AMC for Clean room system. Assist for design of future clean rooms systems. 

3. Project Scientific Officer (B): One Post - Temporary for one year and may be renewed each year upto a total period of three years depending upon performance and requirement. 

Essential Qualifications: Master of Science in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in aggregate (OR) B.E. / B. Tech. degree in any discipline with minimum 60% of marks in aggregate. 

Essential Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience in creating illustrations. Basic experience with vector graphic editing software such as Inkscape or Illustrator isnecessary. While submitting the application, please provide a link to an online repositoryor website that will have examples of your artwork. 

Desirable Experience: Strong artistic abilities, basic 2D/3D animation skills, a flair for storytelling. 

Job Responsibilities: 

 The candidate is required to design engaging digital and print artwork for use in the institute’s science media centre initiatives. A major part of the candidate’s role is to create scientifically accurate illustrations that explain the research being conducted in TIFR Hyderabad. 
 The candidate is also expected to contribute to posters for institute events (such as conferences and science cafe ‘Sawaal-Jawaab’ posters). 
 The person will need to be independent, enthusiastic and self-motivated with an ability toadhere to strict deadlines. 
 We would like to encourage the candidate to explore possibilities of creating animations to explain a scientific concept to a general audience. 

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