Opportunity as Junior Research Fellow in International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
The ICGEB is an international, nonprofit research organization. Established as a special project of UNIDO, it became fully autonomous in 1994 and now counts over 60 Member States.
The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries. It strengthens the research capability of its Members through training and funding programmes and advisory services and represents a comprehensive approach to promoting biotechnology internationally.
Post: Junior Research Fellow
A Junior Research Fellow in a DBT India project for antimalaria drug Discovery Project on "Isolation and characterization of active antimalarial compaunds from South Indian Medicinal Platns"
This bi institutional DBT project will use state of the art activity guided HPLC purification followed by structure determination of antiplasmodial molecules derived from South Indian Medicinal Plants. Screening of plant extracts and purified molecules will be done in microtiter plate format by ex vivo culture of Plasmodium falciparum strains in human red blood cells and inhibition of growth of malaria parasite will be monitored by SYBR Green based Fluorescence screen and microscopy. Selectivity Indices will be determined by comparing IC50 (Mammalian cell)/IC50 (P.falciparum).
Eligibility: Only NET/GATE qualified candidates are eligible to apply.
Further only those with good credentials in chromatography, microscopy, Spectroscopy, Molecular Biology, Cell biology, diligent habits of experiment documentation and aptitude for drug discovery need apply by email within two weeks to:
Dr Dinkar Sahal
Malaria Research Laboratory, InternationalCentre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi 110 067.
Closing date for applications: 21 August 2013
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