MAHE Drosophila Genetics JRF Vacancy in DBT Project

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal invites applications from eligible candidates for the position of Junior Research Fellow to work under the DBT funded research project titled “Transcriptional and behavioral mechanisms underlying social isolation stress in Drosophila” in the laboratory of Dr. Pavan Agrawal (Website: at the Centre for Molecular Neurosciences, KMC, Manipal. 

The project will include cutting edge approaches from molecular neuroscience, genomics, bioinformatics, Drosophila genetics and behavioral biology. Candidate will also support the day daily operations of the laboratory. Appropriate training will be provided. 

Eligibility: Minimum qualifications-M.Sc. in Life Science subjects or M Pharm. Candidates with UGCCSIR/NET/GATE/ DBT-BET qualification will be preferred. 

 The candidate needs to be highly motivated, self-starter and a team player who can work in a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary environment including researchers, engineers and clinicians. 
 Candidate with some experience in these areas will be preferred: Drosophila genetics, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular cloning, Confocal microscopy. 
 The candidate should be highly organized and be able to manage multiple priorities. Other duties as assigned. 

Remuneration: Rs. 31,000 per month + 8% HRA for UGC-CSIR/DBT-BET/NET/GATE qualified candidate. Rs. 25, 000 per month + 8% HRA for candidate without UGC-CSIR/DBT-BET/NET/GATE qualifications. 

Duration of the project: 2+ Years. 

Additional benefit: Selected candidate will have an opportunity for PhD registration at Manipal Academy of Higher Education upon fulfilment of prescribed eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates may apply with a detailed CV, cover letter along with contact details of the two referees, as a single pdf file, on or before July 15, 2022 with the subject line “DBT-JRF-Molecular Neurosciences” by email to 

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by e-mail about the interview date. Deputy Director - HR Manipal Academy of Higher Education Madhav Nagar, Manipal 576104 Udupi, Karnataka, India e-mail: | Phone: 0820 -2923433 

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