RCB Virology Project Scientist/Associate Openings

Advt. No. 18/Project/2020/HR Interview for Project Scientist II, Project Associate II & Animal / Laboratory Attendant Positions 

Title of Project: “Development of small molecule antivirals against Chikungunya and Japanese Encephalitis Viruses”. 

Duration: Initially for 12 months and may be extended after review. 

1. Project Scientist II 

Age Limit: 40 Years 

Essential Qualifications: 

(i) Doctoral Degree in Life Science/Biotechnology; and 
(ii) Three years experience in Research and Development in Academic Institutions with peer-reviewed publications in international journals. Research experience in cell, molecular biology and virology with practical knowledge of high throughput screening in cultured cells (2 positions) OR 
Research experience and practical knowledge of protein production, purification, biochemical assays and protein crystallography (1 position) OR 
Research experience and practical knowledge of computational drug discovery and biochemical assays (1 position). 

Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge and Research Experience in virology and experience in screening for antiviral compounds (2 positions) OR 

Knowledge and Research Experience in the area of viral proteins plus experience in structural biology of protein-inhibitor complexes (2 positions). 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deepak T. Nair, Professor. 

No. of Positions: Four 

Emoluments: Rs. 83,080/- (consolidated). 

2. Project Associate II 

Age Limit: 35 Years 

Essential Qualifications: 

(i) Master’s degree in Life Sciences/Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Veterinary sciences with minimum 60 % and 
(ii) two years research experience in Research and Development in Academic Institutions. Research experience in virology and drug discovery (2 positions) OR 
protein chemistry, protein production and crystallization (1 position) OR 
protein chemistry and biochemical assays (1 position) is essential. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deepak T. Nair, Professor. 

No. of Positions: Four 

Emoluments: As per DST guidelines issued vide OM No. SR/S9/Z-05/2019 dated 10.07.2020. 

3. Animal / Laboratory Attendant 

Age Limit: 30 Years 

Essential Qualifications: Graduate in Science, minimum 60 % marks in B. Sc or equivalent degree. Knowledge and experience of handling animals for scientific research (2 positions) OR 
handling supporting activities in a research laboratory (1 position) is essential. 

Desirable Qualifications: Research experience in handling of mice and guinea pigs for virology projects is desirable. 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Deepak T. Nair, Professor. 

No. of Positions: Three 

Emoluments: Rs. 22,320/- (consolidated). 

Interested candidates should apply online by 27th August, 2020, 5:00 PM. 


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