ILS Bhubaneswar PhD Program 2021

INSTITUTE OF LIFE SCIENCES 
(An Autonomous Institute under the Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) 
Nalco Square, 
Bhubaneswar 751023

Advt. No.: 10/2020 Date: 17.11.2020 

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India engaged in advanced research invites applications from Indian nationals for Ph.D. programs. 

The name of the faculties who are interested in taking students through regular Ph.D. program of ILS are listed below with their research interest/project. The applicants are strongly encouraged to visit ILS webpage for detailed information regarding the research activities of the respective faculties. 

Category I (Life Sciences) 

Name of the Faculty-Area of Interest 

Dr. Anshuman Dixit Understanding protein-protein interactions and their modulation in cancer 
Dr. Santosh Chauhan Cell biology of cancer and infectious diseases 
Dr. Arun Nagaraj Plasmodium Biology & Vector-Parasite Interactions 
Dr. Gulam Hussain Syed Molecular Mechanisms underlying Dengue disease pathogenesis 
Dr. P.V. Ramchander Identification and characterization of genes/mutations in human genetic disorders (Human/Medical Genetics) 
Dr. Tushar Kant Beuria Understanding bacterial cell division and target it for development of novel antibacterial agents 
Dr. Shantibhusan Senapati Immunomodulators for cancer therapy 
Dr. Rupesh Dash Understanding the molecular mechanism of therapy resistance in Oral Cancer 
Dr. Soumen Chakraborty Role of RNA binding proteins and transcription factors in leukemia 
Dr. Rajeeb Swain Understanding the development and function of kidney using zebrafish as a model Dr. Sandip K. Mishra Defining the network of Estrogen related receptor (ERR) beta in Tamoxifen sensitive and Tamoxifen resistant Breast Cancer 
Dr. N Dey Shuffling of endogenous promoter sequences using CRISPR-Cas9 
Dr. Narottam Acharya Screening of genetically modified Candida albicans strains for antifungal vaccine development 
Dr. Amol Suryawanshi Clinical proteomics for understanding diseases and biology 

 Essential Qualification: 

1. Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in life sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry/ Microbiology, etc.) with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed. 
2. Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DSTINSPIRE or GATE or GPAT. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application. Candidates having valid fellowship will be preferred. 
3. The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 31st December, 2020. An age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules). 

Category II (Bioinformatics) 

Name of the Faculty-Area of Interest 

Dr. Anshuman Dixit Identification of RNA signatures for early diagnosis of oral cancer using OMICS based approaches 
Dr. Amaresh Ch. Panda Exploring coding circular RNAs: from waste to treasure 

Essential Qualification: 

1. Candidates should have passed their M.Sc. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm. / M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification with minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Candidates awaiting final results may also apply. However, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed. 
2. Candidates should have also qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF/CSIR/UGC- lectureship/UGC-RGNF/ICMR-JRF/DBTJRF/GATE/GPAT/ICAR-NET or equivalent national examination. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application. Candidates with knowledge of programming such as Perl, Python, R, etc. or prior bioinformatics work experience and/or high-throughput sequencing data analysis experience would be preferred. Candidates should submit one page write up explaining their bioinformatics research experience. 
3. The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 31st December, 2020. An age relaxation of five years in the case of SC/ST/women/PH candidates and three years in the case of OBC candidates will be given (as per Govt. of India rules). 

Application Fees: Applicants except SC/ST/ physically handicapped are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs. 500/-. The bank details: Beneficiary name: Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Account No: 450502010006285, Bank: Union Bank of India, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar; IFS Code: UBIN0545058 

Fellowship: The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies - SERB/DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and as revised from time to time. 

To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview. 

Interested and eligible candidates may fill-up the prescribed application form as available in ILS website (www.ils.res.in). 

Duly filled-up application form along with self-attested scanned copies of all relevant certificates and copy of proof of payment should be send to the academic@ils.res.in as one pdf document on or before 31.12.2020 (05.00 PM). There should be one attachment per applicant. 

Applications received after the last date will not be accepted. The application should be sent with the subject “Application for Ph.D. Program” stating category I or II for which applicant is applying for. 

List of candidates selected for the interview will be published in the Institute website (www.ils.res.in). 

Application to ILS-Ph.D. program does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. Director, ILS reserves the right to withdraw the procedure without assigning any reasons thereof. 

Important dates: 

 Last date of receiving applications: 31st December, 2020. 
 Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions in the Institute website: 10th January, 2021. 
 Tentative date of interview: 2 nd week of February, 2021. The final date of interview will be confirmed when the list of short-listed candidates is displayed in ILS website.



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