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The Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (INST-Mohali) has been established by the Government of India as a specialized centre of excellence to promote the growth of R&D in, and exploit the application-potential of, Nano Science and Technology in the country. It is envisaged that INST-Mohali will initially focus on R&D in the areas of nanomaterials, nanometrology, nano-bio pharma, nano-medicine and on nano R&D relevant for food and agriculture. It is also expected to focus on basic research, human resource development and transfer of intellectual knowledge in the area of nanotechnology to industry to exploit its application potential. INST-Mohali invites applications / nominations for the post of Director.

Post : Research Associate (RA)

Walk-in-Interview will be conducted on 8th March 2019 for highly motivated and bright candidates holding a PhD degree for the position of Research Associate in the following research project funded by DBT, Government of India, under the supervision of Prof. Deepa Ghosh, Principal Investigator, at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali.

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 8th March 2019 (relaxation of 5 years for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women and 3 years for OBC category).

Salary: Rs.36000 + 20% HRA

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-sol-gel 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 8th March 2019 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:

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