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Applications are invited for post of JRF under the DBT funded project at INST


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Applications are invited for post of JRF under the DBT funded project at INST

Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali, Punjab, an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology, 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 : Junior Research Fellow (JRF) under the DBT funded project

Highly motivated and bright candidates are invited for walk-in-interview (Hybrid - Offline & Online) for engagement of Project Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the research project funded by ‘DBT.

Title of the Research Project : Optical Tracing and Inhibition of Metastatic Tumor with Metal Quantum Clusters
Principal Investigator : Dr.Asifkhan Shanavas, Scientist-D

Qualifications : M.Sc. in Chemical sciences / Life sciences OR Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Natural Products OR M.Tech in Biotechnology / Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Additionally, candidate should have qualified one of the following examinations. (A) National Eligibility Tests - CSIR-UGC-NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or GATE. (B) The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
Desirable Experience : Prior working experience EITHER in synthetic chemistry OR experience with mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as immunohistochemistry, western blotting etc

Age limit : Must not be over 28 years as on 21.02.2024, which is relaxable for certain reserved categories as per rules of Government of India.
Fellowship : Rs. 37,000/- (pm) + HRA (as applicable)
Project duration : Initially one year and may be extended based on performance of the candidate and availability of funds. The performance may be reviewed every six months.

General Terms and Conditions :
• The position is purely temporary and on contractual basis. The position is co-terminus with the project. Candidate selected for this position can also apply for the regular PhD program of INST provided they satisfy eligibility criteria.
• No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
• Original documents of age proof/certificates/degrees/mark sheets and other testimonials must be presented along with the self-attested photocopies of these documents at the time of interview (when interview will take in person).

Date of walk in interview : 21.02.2024
Reporting time and venue : 10.00 a.m at INSTITUTE OF NANO SCIENCE AND TECHN0LOGY (An Autonomous Institute of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) Knowledge City, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Mohali- 140306, Punjab

Candidates preferring online interview should email the application form in prescribed format available at with the copy of documents of age proof/certificates/degrees/mark sheets and other testimonials to tentatively by 19.02.2024. A Google Meet link to an online waiting room (to join at 10AM on 21.02.2024) will be shared only to candidates who emailed all the above documents and found to be in order.

Dr.Asifkhan Shanavas, Scientist-D
Institute of Nanoscience and Technology (INST),
Sector 81, Knowledge City, SAS Nagar- 140306, Punjab
E-mail :

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