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Life Sciences recruitment under COVID-19 Virtual Networks research project | Salary upto Rs. 55,000 pm

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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata) was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IISER Kolkata is designed to reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy. IISER Kolkata is an autonomous institution awarding its own degrees. The central theme of the IISER Kolkata is to integrate education with research so that undergraduate teaching as well as doctoral and postdoctoral research work could be carried out in symbiosis.

Post : Post-Doctoral / Research Associate

Applications are invited for the post of one Post-Doctoral Fellow contractual position under the IUSSTF COVID-19 Virtual Networks research project “Leveraging reverse genetic strategies to study structure-function interplay of virus host attachment spike protein to design therapies for COVID-19” in the multidisciplinary translational research field undertaken in the Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata.

Project Name : Leveraging reverse genetic strategies to study structure-function interplay of virus host attachment spike protein to design therapies for COVID-19” 
No. of vacancy :
Principal investigator : Jayasri Das Sarma 
Duration : 6 months 

Essential Qualification : PhD in Life science / Biology or associated field with minimum 55% marks in MSc or equivalent degree and at least one first author publications in the peer-reviewed international journal.
Desirable Qualification :
1. Candidates must have a thorough grasp of basic and practical knowledge on Cell biology, immunology and molecular biology techniques including cloning and expression of proteins with independent ability in executing the research work as supported by their research publication or PhD work.
2. Preferences will be given to candidates who have prior practical experiences in working with viruses or infectious pathogen at the molecular and cellular level and or familiar with solvent-based extraction methods and handled instruments like fraction collector and liquid chromatography. Comfortable in familiarizing oneself with new software tools.
3. A good communication skill for scientific writing and presentation is a must. Publications in reputed peer-revied journals will be preferred.
4. The candidate will be expected to engage in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research work.
Pro-efficient in logical thinking and independent execution of the project, good writing and Oral English communication skills.

Salary : Consolidated Rs. 45,000-55,000 (per month)
Age : 45 years but age can be relaxed if appropriate expertise to work with the project.

Walk-in interviews will be held on May 24th, 2022 at 11 AM in Room No.: S-226, Research Complex, Main Campus, IISER-Kolkata.
Candidates who submitted their thesis can also apply if they fulfil other qualifications.
Based on the walk-in interview selected applicants will be intimated by email. No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the interview.

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