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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008.

Post: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)- 1


Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the position of “JRF” in a DST-Ramanujan Fellowship - sponsored project entitled “microRNA functions in regulation of metabolism and energy homeostasis ”

Qualifications: Master’s degree in any area of Biological Sciences with minimum of 60% marks, qualified CSIR-UGC NET-JRF/LS, or GATE (with a valid score).

Experience: Applicants should have at least one year’s experience after obtaining Master’s degree in molecular biology techniques including gene cloning, RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis; cell biology techniques including mammalian tissue culture and gene transfection in a reputed research Institute or University.


Prior experience of working in research projects involving genetic model organisms is desirable.

Age limit: 28 yrs or below. A relaxation of 3-5 yrs will be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Persons with Disability and women category.

Fellowship: UGC-NET JRF/LS/GATE: monthly 16000/- + HRA.

Duration: Initial appointment for one year, extendable up to 2-3 yrs based on performance.

How to apply: The application should follow the format provided in the IISER-TVM web site ( Candidates should bring originals of the certificate for the qualifying degrees, age and National Examinations as well as the category certificate, if applicable, during the interview. In complete applications and those failing to meet minimum criteria will not be considered. If required you will be asked to submit a letter of reference/certificate from the previous employer/s as a proof of research experience.

Completed applications should reach Dr. Jishy Varghese preferably by email ( by Sept 5th, 2013. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing for the interview.

Dr. Jishy Varghese
School of Biology
CET campus, Engineering College P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram- 695016, Kerala

Note: Mere fulfillment of qualifications/experience requirements does not entitle a candidate to be called for interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Selected candidates will be intimated by email. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates for not being called for interview, conduct and results of the interview.


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