Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow in a SERB funded project at DRILS

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Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences (DRILS) is a not for profit Research Institute with a mission to be the preferred research partner to the pharma and life sciences industry. DRILS focuses on original research and advancement of relevant skills, with emphasis on solution-oriented interdisciplinary research both for solving unmet needs as well as process innovation.

Post : Junior Research Fellow

Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow (temporary position coterminous with the project) position in a SERB funded project titled “Molecular characterization of the functional role of ser/thr phosphatase PHLPP in pancreatic beta cells to gain mechanistic insights into diabetes”

Fellowship : Rs. 31,000 plus 24% HRA (total Rs. 38,440) per month for first two years and Rs. 35,000 plus 24% HRA (total Rs. 43,400) per month for 3rd year

Duration : The duration of the fellowship is for three years. However, the performance of the candidate will be rigorously reviewed every 6 months and the fellowship will be renewed only upon satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities :
1) Literature search.
2) Design, plan and execute experiments under the supervision of the scientist.
3) Provide scientific support to the scientist in his research activities.
4) Book keeping and maintenance of stocks and consumables.

Scope of experimental work :
• Cell culture, transfection of cells and analysis by western blotting, qPCR, ChIP, ELISA, microscopy etc.
• Handling and dissection of rodents
• Regular care and maintenance of zebrafish, setting up crosses, genotyping etc.
• Dissection of adult zebrafish, sectioning and slide preparation and immunohistochemistry
• Zebrafish blood collection and biochemical parameters testing

Academic qualifications:
• Post-graduate degree in Basic Sciences or Graduate / Post-graduate degree in professional course selected through a process described through any one of the following: a. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests-CSIR UGC NET including Lectureship and GATE b. 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, IISc, IISER etc.

Experience :
• 1-2 years in the areas of Molecular Biology and Cell biology. Candidates with prior hands-on experience with cell culture and zebrafish are preferred. Experience with dissections and immunohistochemistry would be an additional advantage.

Personal attributes :
• The candidate should be motivated, committed and should be able to work in independently and in teams.

Qualified and interested candidates may send their curriculum vitae by e-mail to on or before 22nd March 2020 with "SERB-PHLPP Project" as the subject line of the email. There will be two rounds of interview. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed through skype/telecon followed by a personal interview at Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Selected candidate is expected to join within a week of offer.


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