The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information. The Institute is a dream come true of its founder late Mr G.D.Birla - an eminent industrialist, a participant in Indian freedom struggle and a close associate of the Father of Indian Nation late Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the post of Project Associates-I and II in a DST-PURSE funded project SR/PURSE-2020/20 at BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus.
Post : Project Associates in DST - PURSE Interdisciplinary Project
Title of the Research Project : Development of Theranostic Agents for Photodynamic/ Photothermal Treatment of Oral/Lung Cancer and Related
Diseases Project details and Desirables : (i) Design of novel BODIPY, aza-BODIPY, porphyrin and chlorin based sensitizers for imaging and PDT (ii) Development of nanoparticles and surface functionalized systems for imaging and PTT Effective conjugation of these sensitizers and NPs with folic acid and antibodies for targeted PDT/PTT, (iii) Development of localized delivery approach using microneedles and NPs for the targeted PDT/PTT (iv) Demonstration of combination therapy employing PDT / PTT
Minimum qualifications : M.Sc. in Chemistry / Physics or M.Pharm with a minimum of 60% marks.
Desired experience : The candidates should be capable of synthesizing new molecules and characterizing them. Among all positions, one student will be mainly working with the femtosecond laser and multiphoton imaging setup. Therefore, a candidate with knowledge of optics/lasers with MSc. Physics or equivalent background will be given preference. Overall, the project deals in an interfacial area between chemistry/optics, and biology. Experienced students with a reasonable understanding of the subjects would be preferred. The candidate with M Pharm, Pharmaceutics background is expected to have experience/knowledge of general formulation development and drug delivery principles. Experience in cell culture and animal handling is desired.
Age : max 27 years;
Joining date : As soon as possible;
No of posts : 5 (five);
Salary : Maximum up to INR 35,000-40,000 (approx.; consolidated)
Duration : ~ 4-years (Ph.D option is also open as per the institute norm)
Candidates meeting the qualification mentioned above and experience should send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org within 9 pm on 16th May’2022. Interviews would be possibly conducted in an online mode (mainly google) only for the selected candidates. The selection committee's decision regarding the interview logistics and selection process for the post will be final. The selection committee reserves the right to fill or not fill the advertised post.
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