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Opportunity for PhD or M.Pharm, MSc as Research Associate at NIPER, Pay Rs. 47000 pm


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Opportunity for PhD or M.Pharm, MSc as Research Associate at NIPER

NIPER Ahmedabad was initiated with three specializations Biotechnology, Natural Products and Pharmaceutics and over the period of time three more specializations Pharmaceutical Analysis, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology were added in 2010. Subsequently in 2011, to cater the needs of Medical device industry in India, another feather was added to the cap of NIPER Ahmedabad in the form of specialization in Medical Devices.

Post : Research Associate (RA)

Applications are invited for one temporary post of Research Associate (RA) position in a DBT funded project entitled “Navigating and silencing painful pathway using pyruvate kinase m2 inhibitors” tenable at Department of Medicinal Chemistry, NIPER-Ahmedabad in the lab of the undersigned. The position is purely temporary for one year initially. After that, the tenure could be extended for another year subject to satisfactory performance and will be co-terminus with the project. The total duration of project is three years. The requisite qualification & experience etc., are given below

Project Title : Navigating and silencing painful pathway using pyruvate kinase m2 inhibitors
Principal Investigator : Dr. Amit Shard Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Ahmedabad (NIPER-A), Opposite Airforce station, Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat – 382355, India. Email:
Co-Principal Investigator : Dr. Hemant Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, NIPER-A Email:
Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Salary : Rs. 47000 + HRA (as applicable)

Essential Educational qualifications : PhD in Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry / Organic chemistry or equivalent or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Pharm / M.Tech with at least one research paper in SCI journal.
Desirables Qualification and Experience :
Candidate with good academic track record.
Candidate having experience in multi-step organic synthesis/synthesis using transition metal complexes/handling of dry reactions will be given preference. Experience or basic knowledge in in vitro cell culture and fundamental knowledge of chemical biology principles will be preferred.

Job Profile
The primary focus areas of the project are:
1) Synthesis, purification and characterization of heteroaromatic moleules.
2) In silico, In vitro and In vivo assays and lead refinement.
3) Writing project progress reports and manuscripts

Interested candidates should send their applications strictly in the attached application format via email to the Registrar, NIPER-A ( with a copy to the Principal investigator on Email id ( on or before 5th January, 2024. Please write “Application for RA” in the subject line of the email. The interview will be held on Friday, 19th January, 2024 from 10:00 AM onwards at NIPER-A.

Application Instructions
• Original certificates and self-attested copies of all certificates need to be presented before the interview for verification.
• No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
• Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification of candidature.
• The application should be strictly according to the attached format.
• The candidates selected for the above posts will be on contract for one year initially
• Applicants may clearly mention the category they belong to i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PH and attach documentary proof of the same.
• The PDF’s of published papers and research experience should be attached with application.
• Proof of thesis submission should also be enclosed.
• Apart from sending application in the prescribed format given below, candidates should send complete Curriculum Vitae along with the names of three referees. Curriculum Vitae should contain details of the experimental expertise and list of publications.
• Please Note: Applications containing incomplete information shall not be entertained.
• Date of passing the examinations must be indicated clearly.
• No hostel facility will be provided to the selected candidates.

Date and time of the Interview : Shortlisted candidates would be intimated by e-mail for the interview scheduled on 19th January, 2024.

Application Form & More Info

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