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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.

Post : Project - JRF

Project title : "Engineering improved siRNA based combinatorial nanotherapeutics for managing metastasis and adaptive resistance in breast cancer treatment". 

Funding agency : DBT, Govt. of India.

Emolument : Rs. 25000+30 % HRA

Nature and Duration of Appointment : Applications are invited for a Walk-in interview for Project-JRF position in the group of Dr. Rituparna Sinha Roy, at IISER Kolkata. The position is available for nine months based on the performance and availability of funds. The duty involves solid phase peptide synthesis, structural characterization and its application in the area of medicinal chemistry, therapeutic biomaterial, cancer biology , regenerative medicine and Computational Biology work/Bioinformatics.

Minimum Essential Qualification : M.Sc Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry, or MSc  Chemistry with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry or MSc in Life  Sciences having specialization in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Biochemistry / / Human Physiology / Physiology/ Immunology / Biotechnology / Microbiology / Zoology / Biophysics and having Chemistry as one of the pass subjects. Candidates having expertise in Computational Biology and having BSc in Physics Hons. and MSc in Biophysics  or  BSc in Chemistry Hons and MSc in Biophysics can also apply.  Candidate needs to have strong background in chemistry, especially in peptide chemistry and conformational analysis.  Candidates need to have valid NET-LS certificate or DBT-JRF (category B) certificate or GATE certificate or DST-INSPIRE  eligibility  document.

Desirable qualification : Prior experience in peptide synthesis, peptide conformational analysis and experience  about computational work.

Application Process : Interested candidates are requested to bring an application letter(hardcopy), hardcopy of CV, a brief description of research experience (hardcopy, maximum 1page) and hardcopies of self-attested relevant documents (certificates and marks sheets from Class X, Class XII, BSc, MSc)and a photo-identity proofon the date of interview. Candidates also need to bring valid NET-LS certificate or DBT-JRF (category B) certificate or GATE score card or DST-INSPIRE  eligibility  document. Please note that final year MSc candidates whose final year result is awaited and will be declared soon can also apply. 

Conditions : No TA / DA will be provided to the candidate for the interview. Direction to reach IISER Kolkata: Lecture Hall Complex is near Gate No. 7.  The decision of the selection committee will be final.

For any further query the prospective candidates may contact Dr. Rituparna  Sinha Roy at  or 

Place :  Room No. CCES meeting room (TRC 3rd floor) 

Date and  time of Walk-in Interview : May 13th  2020,  11 AM 

Important Point :  Please note that due to Corona out break, we may need to change the interview date.  If there is any change regarding interview date, it will be notified.

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