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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the seven Institutes of Technology created as centres of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India, the others being at Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Guwahati and Roorkee. Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared an Institution of National Importance under the “Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963″ and was renamed “Indian Institute of Technology Delhi”. It was then accorded the status of a deemed university with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.

Post : Research Associate

Applications from Indian nationals are invited for Project Appointment under the following project. Appointment shall be on contractual basis with consolidated pay, renewable yearly or upto the duration of the project, whichever is earlier.

Title of the Project : Development of metagenomics assisted Surveillance tools for tracking antibiotic resistance in river bodies (Nanolog) (RP03711G)

Funding Agency : Department of Biotechnology

Name of the Project Investigator : Prof. Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad

Deptt/.Centre : Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology (DBEB)

Duration of the Project : Upto:15/03/2022

Consolidated fellowship / Payslab : Rs.47,000-49,000-54,000/- p.m. plus HRA @ 24%

Qualifications : Ph.D. in molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology or any related area. Should know different computational analyses with focus on the sequencing data. Performing quality control, metagenomic genome assembly, annotation, related to antimicrobial resistance genes and mobile elements (plasmids and transposons). Should know existing state-of-the-art methodology and AMR databases. Should speak English fluently and have proven writing ability. Should be fluent in programming with “Python” and comfortable with performing analyses on a Linux-based operating system through the command line (“shell, bash”). Should be interested in learning a work-flow management system such as “Snakemake” or “Nextflow”. Should know basics of database and web tool management.

The candidates who are interested to apply for the above post should download Form and submit the duly filled form with complete information regarding educational qualifications indicating percentage of marks/division, details of work experience etc. by e-mail with advertisement No. on the subject line to Prof. Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad at email IIT Delhi reserves the right to fix higher criteria for short-listing of eligible candidates from those satisfying advertised qualification and requirement of the project post and their name will be displayed on web link ( alongwith the interview details. Only short-listed candidates will be informed. In case any clarification is required on eligibility regarding the above post, the candidate may contact Prof. Shaikh Ziauddin Ahammad at email id:

5% relaxation of marks may be granted to the SC/ST Candidates. In case of selection of a retired/superannuated government employee, his/her salary will be fixed as per prevailing IRD norms.

The last date for submitting the completed applications by e-mail is 15/11/2019 by 5.00 p.m.

The shortlisted candidates who are called for interview should bring original certificates (both professional and academic) with a recent passport size photograph at the time of interview.

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