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Invites Applications for 25 Junior Research Fellows leading to Ph.D. program at Institute of Life Sciences

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Invites Applications for Junior Research Fellows leading to Ph.D. program at Institute of Life Sciences

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar is a leading national institute in India. It is a multidisciplinary institute engaged in advanced research in Infectious Disease Biology, Cancer Biology, Genetics & Autoimmune Diseases, and Plant & Microbial Biotechnology.

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, invites ONLINE applications from Indian nationals for 25 Junior Research Fellows leading to Ph.D. program. The name of the faculties who are interested in taking students through regular Ph.D. program of ILS are listed below with their research interest. The applicants are advised to visit the ILS webpage for detailed information regarding the research activities of the respective faculties.

Name of PI & Area of Research
Dr. Amaresh Panda  : Functions of circular RNAs in pancreatic beta-cells
Dr. Amol R. Suryawanshi  : Understanding cancer and viral disease biology through clinical proteomics
Dr. Anshuman Dixit  : Development of molecularly targeted therapies for oral cancer
Dr. Gulam H Syed  : Virus-Host interactions: Delineate the molecular mechanisms that drive viral processes and disease pathogenesis
Dr. Mamoni Dash  : Functional polymers for tissue engineering
Dr. Narottam Acharya  : DNA polymerase function and diseases; Antifungal drugs screening and vaccine development
Dr. Punit Prasad  : Epigenetic mechanisms regulating normal myelopoiesis and leukemia
Dr. PV Ramchander  : Understanding the molecular basis of human genetic diseases
Dr. Rajeeb Swain  : Zebrafish models of rare genetic disorders
Dr. Rupesh Dash  : Understanding the molecular mechanism of drug resistance in oral cancer
Dr. Sandip K Mishra  : Role of Estrogen related receptor beta in breast cancer
Dr. Shantibhusan Senapati  : Modulation of tumor microenvironment for pancreatic cancer therapy
Dr. Soumen Chakraborty  : Identification and characterization of the regulators involved in the disease progression of CML/AML
Dr. Sunil Kumar Raghav  : Immunogenomics & Systems Biology: Immune-modulation of dendritic cell responses for perturbing T cell function
Dr. Tushar Kant Beuria : Bacterial division and antibacterial resistance
Dr. V. Arun Nagaraj : Host immune evasion in Plasmodium, vector-pathogen interactions and disease pathogenesis

Essential Qualification
1. Candidates should have passed their M.Sc. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm./ M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in Life Sciences and allied subjects (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics/ Chemistry / Microbiology, etc.) with minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/OBC/EWS & PWD) (or equivalent grade point). Candidates awaiting final results may also apply, however, if shortlisted, they have to produce their final mark sheet on the date of the interview, failing which they will not be interviewed.
2. Candidates should have qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or DBT-JRF or DBT-BINC-JRF or UGC-RGNF or ICMR-JRF or DST-INSPIRE. or GATE or GPAT. If the original certificate is not available, the candidate has to provide a photocopy of the original admit card and the particular result page highlighting their roll number, along with the application. Candidates with score sheet can also apply, however, they have to submit their certificate at the time of interview, if shortlisted.
3. The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 20th June, 2022. Relaxation in age as per Govt. of India guidelines. Reservations will also be followed as per Govt. of India rules.

Application Fees : Applicants except SC/ST/ PWD are required to pay a non-refundable amount of Rs.500/-. Candidates have to pay the application fee through online mode only by using the link provided in the online application form.
Fellowship : The fellowship and other emoluments will be as per the guidelines of the funding agencies - DST/DBT/CSIR/ICMR and as revised from time to time. Candidates are requested to submit the online application only. Submission of offline application is not required. To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to sleeper class will be paid to all the candidates appearing for the interview.

Before proceeding to apply, please ensure that you have:
1) Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. The applicants should apply online through the institute’s website on or before 20th June 2022. Candidates are advised to check the above website for further details and updates.
2) Before applying, candidates are requested to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria. The on-line applications are purely provisional, subject to verification of details/original documents when the candidate reports for the interview.
3) The candidate should have a valid email ID for applying, which should remain active till the end of the recruitment process. All future correspondence will be made through the registered email ID.
4) A valid phone number, which will be used to send all necessary information/ updates to the applicant.
5) Scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph in JPG format. Photograph must be a recent passport size colour photograph with light background and the size of file (jpg format) should not be more than 300 kb passport size photograph.
6) Scanned copy of signature of the applicant (jpg format) as per specification given below: a. The applicant has to sign on white paper with Blue/Black Ink pen clearly and the size of the file (jpg format) should not be more than 200 kb.
7) The online application should be supported by uploading the scan copy of all ORIGINAL educational and experience certificates, NET/GATE certificates or else the application will not be considered.
8) The applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) through online mode only. However, applicants belonging to SC/ST/PWD candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. Application fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
9) In online application form correctness of information, being provided is the responsibility of the applicants. All the details furnished in the online application will be treated as final and no changes shall be entertained. Application once submitted, cannot be altered or resubmitted under any circumstances. Further, no request with respect to making changes in any data/particulars entered by the candidate in the Online Application will be entertained, once the application is submitted successfully. If, it is found later that any information given in the application is incorrect / false, the candidature / appointment is liable to be cancelled / terminated.
10) In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcoming(s) is/are detected even after appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated. The decision of the Director, ILS in all matters regarding eligibility, and selection would be final and no representation or correspondence will be entertained by the institute in this regard.

• Application in any other mode except as described above.
• Application of candidate not fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
• Application without relevant copies of certificates, mark sheets, NET/GATE certificate, experience certificates, caste certificate if applicable, age proof and other supporting documents if any.
• Application without the payment of application fee (except SC/ST/PWD candidates

Important dates :
Last date of receiving applications : 20th June, 2022.
Date of display of short-listed candidates and instructions on the Institute website : 24th June, 2022.
• Tentative date of interview: 2nd week of Jul, 2022. The final date of interview will be confirmed when the list of short-listed candidates is displayed on the ILS website.

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