BITS Pilani Epigenetics/Genome Editing RA Vacancy under DBT BUILDER programme

About BITS Pilani

Call for Applications under DBT-BUILDER Programme Research Associates Positions associated with Interdisciplinary Research in Life Sciences (Location: BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus) Application Deadline 18 th July 2022 Website: (  Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a Deemed to be University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956. It has established itself as a symbol of Excellence and has been declared as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020. It offers Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD programmes to over 17,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. QS World University Subject Rankings 2022 has ranked BITS Pilani globally at 101-150 in Pharmacy and Pharmacology. BITS Pilani has also been ranked among the top 300 in QS World University Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 and within the top 8 in India. In QS Asia University Rankings 2021, BITS has been ranked 194th (only private institute from India in the Asia Top 200, and at 18 in India). In Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2022, BITS has been ranked 251-300 in Life Sciences (2nd among Indian institutions). In the NIRF 2021 rankings, BITS Pilani has been ranked 3rd in Pharmacy. The Institute has secured more than Rs 375 crores as external research grant in the last 5 years. State of the art facilities have been developed to support cutting edge research, leading to an h-index of 135, about 1,91,00 publications with over 1,80,320 citations as per Scopus Database and with 112 patents filed in the last 5 years and 14 patents being granted 

About DBT Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research (DBT BUILDER) programme The DBT BUILDER programme fosters interaction between the existing departments of universities invigorating interdisciplinary modern bioscience research through creation of new research agenda aiming to develop world-class school of life science in universities doing both advanced research and education. 


The theme of DBT BUILDER at BITS Pilani, Pilani campus is "Interdisciplinary Life Science Programme for Advanced Research and Education in Epigenetics and Genome editing” 

About the Positions: Applications are invited for Research Associate-I position in the relevant areas 

 Fellowship: 47,000 /- p.m. + HRA (as per DBT norms) 

 Number of position: 01 

 Eligibility: Please refer to the table appended below. 

 Application process: 

 Eligible candidates may please apply with detailed CV using the online form available at: 

 Deadline for application is 18 th July & ttentative period of online interviews is fourth week of July  Selected candidates are expected to join the programme by August 2022 

 For queries contact at following email ID: 

Details of the Research Associates 

S.No Research Area Epigenetics [Diabetes] 

Location Department of Pharmacy/ Biological Sciences 

Investigators Prof. Syamantak Majumdar & Prof. Anil Gaikwad 

Essential Qualification The applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Biotechnology and Life Sciences preferably, with research interests in RNA therapeutics and Diabetic Kidney Diseases. 

Desirable qualification Candidate with experience to use primary cell culture systems and animal models in combination with high throughput RNA sequencing, ribosome-profiling, CLIP-seq, and flow cytometry methods to study how long noncoding RNAs control gene expression under normal and pathological conditions in diabetic kidney diseases. Candidate should have expertise in molecular and cellular pharmacology and epigenetics. Evidence of scientific publications is required and previous experience with RNA molecular biology and bioinformatics skills are desirable

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