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M.Pharm, MSc, M.Tech to work on a research project sponsored by DST-SERB at KIIT


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M.Pharm, MSc, M.Tech to work on a research project sponsored by DST-SERB at KIIT

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, formerly KIIT University, is a private deemed university located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It primarily emphasizes on higher education and research in engineering and science. It offers 34 Undergraduate, 32 Postgraduate, 10 Integrated, 11 Ph.D and 7 Postdoctoral research programmes in the fields of Science and Engineering, Medical Science, Management, Law, Film and Media, Humanities and Yoga and sports.The admissions for B.Tech. programmes are purely based on merit as per the results in KIITEE exam.

Post : Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - 01

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the position of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on a research project sponsored by DST-SERB Core Research Grant (CRG/2022/000513).

Title of the Project : An ultra structural study on the development of rice silica cells at micro-and nano-scale
Duration of the project and fellowship amount : Duration of the project is for three years. Fellowship will be paid at Rs 31,000 per month for 1st and 2nd year and Rs. 35,000 per month for 3rd year. House rent allowance @16% may also be provided post approval by the funding agency.
Essential Qualifications for JRF (one position) : Candidates should have passed their M.Sc./M.Tech/M.Pharm./M.V.Sc or equivalent qualification in Life Sciences or allied subjects (Biochemistry/Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/Microbiology etc.) with a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade point). Candidates should have qualified national level examination such as NET LS/GATE/GPAT/BET. The duration of fellowship will be for one year followed by extension of another two years subject to the availability of fund.

Desirable Qualifications : Experience of working on plants / light microscopy / laser scanning confocal microscopy / scanning electron microscopy etc.
Age Limit : The age of the applicant should be below 28 years as on 21st April, 2023. Age relaxation will be given to the candidates as per Govt, of India rules.

Application procedure : The interested candidates may send their application in plain paper along with CV and details of educational qualifications, research experience and published papers, if any to the PI of the project: Dr Santosh Kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Campus -11, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar 751024. Soft copy of application (C V and supporting documents in a single PDF file) should also be emailed to Please mention “application for JRF (CRG/2022/000513)” in the subject line of the email.

The Last date for submission of application (hard copy as well as soft copy) is 21st April, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
Registration for PhD : The successful candidate is expected to register for full time PhD program at School of Biotechnology, KIIT Deemed to be University as per Institute norms. Note: Virtual or Physical Interview will be conducted depending on COVID-19 Original documents must be produced at the time of interview (Virtual or Physical mode).
No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates to appear for the interview.

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