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Applications under DBT-BUILDER Programme Research Associates Positions at BITS Pilani

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Applications under DBT-BUILDER Programme Research Associates Positions at BITS Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) is a Deemed to be University established vide Sec.3 of the UGC Act,1956. It has established itself as a symbol of Excellence and has been declared as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2020. It offers Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD programmes to over 17,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Dubai, Goa, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. QS World University Subject Rankings 2021 has ranked BITS Pilani in the Top 351-400. Pharmacy was ranked globally at 151-200 (Top 4 in India). In QS Asia University Rankings 2021, BITS has been ranked 194th (only private institute from India in the Asia Top 200, and at 18 in India). In the NIRF 2021 rankings, BITS Pilani has been ranked 3rd in Pharmacy.

Post : Research Associates

About DBT Boost to University Interdisciplinary Life Science Departments for Education and Research (DBT BUILDER) programme
The DBT BUILDER programme fosters interaction between the existing departments of universities invigorating interdisciplinary modern bioscience research through creation of new research agenda aiming to develop world-class school of life science in universities doing both advanced research and education.

Fellowship : 47,000 /- p.m. + HRA (as per DBT norms)

Number of positions : 02

Pharmacy & Biological Sciences Department
Research Area : Epigenetics [Diabetes]
Investigators : Prof. Syamantak Majumdar & Prof. Anil B. Gaikwad
No. of Positions : 01
Essential Qualification :
The applicants should hold a Ph.D. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Biotechnology and Life Sciences preferably, with research interests in RNA therapeutics and Diabetic Kidney Diseases.
Desirable qualification : Candidate with experience to use primary cell culture systems and animal models in combination with high throughput RNA sequencing, ribosome-profiling, CLIP-seq, and flow cytometry methods to study how long noncoding RNAs control gene expression under normal and pathological conditions in diabetic kidney diseases. Candidate should have expertise in molecular and cellular pharmacology and epigenetics. Evidence of scientific publications is required and previous experience with RNA molecular biology and bioinformatics skills are desirable

Research Area : CRISPR/Cas Ribonucleoproteins Delivery
Investigators : Prof. Deepak Chitkara
No. of Positions : 01
Essential Qualification :
Ph.D. in pharmacy or biological sciences or equivalent from a recognized University.
Desirable qualification : Candidate with experience in the nanoformulations, cell culture studies and animal handling will be preferred.

Location : BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus)

Application process
• Eligible candidates may please apply with detailed CV using the online form available.
• Selected candidates will be expected to join the PhD programme of BITS Pilani
• For queries contact at following email ID:

Application Deadline : 11th March 2022

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