Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali (Punjab), an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been established under the umbrella of NANO MISSION, initiated by DST to boost research and development in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India. INST started its activities on 3rd January 2013, the date on which its first Director was appointed.
Post : Research Associate under “DBT” funded project
Title of the Research Project : “Development of advanced third generation matrix associated chondrocytes for cartilage repair"
Essential Qualifications : The applicant should hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of Science (Chemistry/Biology/Pharmacy/Nanoscience etc) or should have submitted his/her PhD thesis in the mentioned field. Proven research competence in any of the above related areas. Should have a very good academic record and have evident capabilities of becoming independent investigators in future.
Desirable Experience: Research experience in Tissue engineering / Polymer synthesis / Organic Synthesis / Synthesis of Nanomaterials is preferable.
Age limit : 35 years as on 3rd January, 2020 which is relaxable for certain reserved categories as per the rules of the Government of India.
Salary : Rs.47,000 + 16% HRA (pm)
Project duration: 3 years
Brief details of the work to be undertaken: Development of a novel injectable, hydrogel matrix using bottom-up self-assembly of nanofibers. The gel-sol-gel property of the hydrogel would be further used for cell culture and direct implantation of the cell-hydrogel composite into the damaged cartilage. The work will require synthesis of supramolecular peptide as well as polymer-peptide conjugate hydrogels, assessment of their physical properties including gel-solgel formation, stability over long term culture, typical stress-strain behavior, hydrolysis, crosslinking, swelling studies etc. Further biological properties like, biocompatibility, as well as biodegradability of these designed materials will be studied.
General Terms and Conditions:
The position is purely temporary and on contractual basis, renewable each year subject to satisfactory performance for a maximum of two years. The position is co-terminus with the project. A hard copy of the application form along with attested photocopies of age proof, certificates, degrees & mark sheets should be presented at the time of the interview.
Date of interview & Reporting Time: 10:00AM on 3rd January, 2020 at INST Mohali.
For further clarifications contact:
Professor Deepa Ghosh, Scientist-F/ Professor
Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Habitat Centre, Phase-X,
Sector-64, Mohali, Punjab – 160062. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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