Job for Junior Research Fellow, Research Associate, Senior Research Fellow at NABI

 

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous Institute under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NABI aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri-food sector in India by being a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations for improved household nutritional security. Since its inception in 2010, NABI is involved in research activities for the Bio fortification, development of designer crops for improved nutrition, providing sustainable and novel solutions towards quality food and nutrition, and development of evidence based functional foods to counter malnutrition. Food and nutritional Biotechnology division at NABI requires following research personnel purely on temporary basis.

Project Title: "Genome-wide mapping of QTL scontrolling healthy amylose starch variation inwheat”

Principle Investigator: Dr. Joy Kumar Roy, Scientist-E

Duration: Three years (Sept 12, 2018 to Sept 11, 2021)

Project summary: High density linkage maps and QTL maps showing QTL regions controlling amylose and resistant starch variation shall be developed in wheat. More than 10 high amylose (amylose content >50% in wheat grain) mutant lines have been developed in the genetic background of a good chapatti variety, ‘C 306’ through EMS mutagenesis. Few high amylose mutant lines (>65% amylose content) have been crossed with the present high yield variety, ‘WH 1105’ and a F2 population comprising are growing and F3 seeds will be harvested in April 2018. This population will be advanced to develop recombinant inbred line (RIL) population and backcross population will be advanced to make near isogenic lines (NILs). The advance generation of mapping population will be used for QTL mapping. The genotyping will be done using wheat SNPchips or microarrays and microsatellites. It will also include epistatic interactions such as QTL x QTL, QTL x environment interactions.

Junior Research Fellow
Research work responsibility:
1. Development of RIL and NIL populations.
2. Measurement and analysis of starch and amylose content and properties
3. Evaluation of mapping populations at multi-locations
4. Genotyping of mapping populations using microsatellites and SNPs
5. Data analysis such as construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction study
Essential qualifications of JRF:- Post Graduate Degree in any branch of life Sciences (Botany, biotechnology, Genetics & plant breeding, etc.) with NET Qualification OR Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET qualification OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course. (Eligibility criteria as DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014)
Desirable qualifications: Research training or experience in molecular breeding, DNA-based molecular marker development, linkage mapping, QTL mapping, mapping population development (RIL, F2, backcross); experience in microarrays and SNPchips, nextgen sequencing data analysis;
Age: 28 years (Relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/PD as per GOI instructions) Emoluments: Rs. 25000/- per month Plus HRA.

Research Associate
Research work responsibility:
1. Development of RIL and NIL populations.
2. Measurement and analysis of starch and amylose content and properties
3. Evaluation of mapping populations at multi-locations
4. Genotyping of mapping populations using microsatellites and SNPs
5. Data analysis such as construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction study
6. Helping in overall activities of the project
Essential qualifications of JRF:-
PhD in Biotechnology/Agricultural Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any branch of Life Sciences or M.Tech in above related area with at least 3 years of research experience, with at least one research paper in science citation indexed (SCI) journal. (Eligibility criteria as DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014)
Desirable qualifications: Research experience mainly in molecular markers development, biparental mapping population development, construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction study
Age: 40 years (Relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/PD as per GOI instructions) Emoluments: Rs.40,000/- Per Month Plus HRA.

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