Azim Premji University Hydra Regeneration SRF Vacancy

Azim Premji University invites applications for a Senior Research Fellow on a Project on Investigating the role of physical forces during Hydra regeneration

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow

Location: Bangalore

Azim Premji University was established in 2010 by the Azim Premji Foundation. The Foundation works extensively with the public-school systems in many states in India, with a clear purpose - to contribute to a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. The University is focused on fields of education and development through its programmes of study that prepare professionals with integrity, competence and social commitment. Our research programmes contribute to knowledge relevant to these fields. The University offers liberal undergraduate degrees in Sciences, Economics, Humanities, and post-graduate degrees in the fields of Education, Development, Public Policy, Economics, and Law & Development.

Azim Premji University seeks a Senior Research Fellow to join a research project at the School of Arts & Sciences, Azim Premji University titled ‘Investigating the role of physical forces during Hydra regeneration’.

This Project is funded by the Core Research Grant of the Science and Engineering Research Board.

Project Description:

The research fellow will work on studying early pattern formation in Hydra vulgaris by studying effective physical forces emerging from the interaction of molecular players such as cytoskeletal proteins, and morphogen signals. The project has come out of a close interdisciplinary collaboration between biology and physics.

The research fellow will work in a multi-disciplinary area, making quantitative measurements using different techniques including microscopy, cell-based assays and molecular biology. The research fellow may also be involved in computational modelling of this system.

Duration of the Project:

The selected candidate will be appointed initially for one year which may be extended based on progress and candidate performance.

Application Deadline: 22nd May 2021

Eligibility criteria:
  • Candidates who have an M.Sc/B.E./BTech and at least two years of post-qualification experience
  • Research experience with a strong interest in working on a project that combines theory and experiment are invited to apply
  • Wet lab experience is required, and basic programming skills are desirable
Application Process
Interested candidates may email their CV and a cover letter stating ‘why you are interested in this position’, and the names and contact details of two references, to with ‘Application for SRF position’as the subject line before 22nd May 2021.

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