Position of a Junior Research Fellow to work on DST sponsored project in Institute of Life Sciences

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An Associate Institute of the University of Hyderabad, the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) is a not-for-profit institute that aims to conduct innovative research in unifying areas of chemistry, biology and chemical biology. Our goal is to create and foster a research culture where chemists and biologists work together to generate original ideas, and generate experimental data which can lead to novel therapies for human disease and an improvement in quality of life. Training future generations of scientists working at the interface.

Post: Junior Research Fellow

Applications are invited for the post of a Junior Research Fellow (temporary position till the project is supported) under DST funded research project.

No TA/DA will be provided for attending the interview. The qualifying candidates are expected to start working within 1-2 weeks from the selection date.

Pay: Rs. 12,000/- per month + 30% HRA for 1 and 2 year and Rs. 14,000/- per month + 30% HRA for 3 year after successful assessment by review committee.

Age: Below 30 years

Duration: Three year (Each year extended based on performance).

Responsibilities: Gene cloning, site directed mutagenesis, mycobacterial growth analysis, invitro assay, phosphorylation studies, protein isolation and characterization by western blot analysis, extraction of mycolates, TLC, mass spectrometry. Screening of chemical molecules against M. tuberculosis. Book keeping and maintenance of stocks and consumables related to the project.

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in Microbiology / Medical Microbiology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry or any other branch of Life Sciences from a recognized university / institute with a consistent first class academic record above 60% and relevant research experience as evidenced from thesis / dissertation carried out in a reputed scientific institution. Net Qualification for Lectureship is mandatory for the position.

Desirable: Hands on experience with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and basic microbiology techniques. Practical experience in gene cloning, site directed mutagenesis and western blotting will be an added advantage.
Candidates should be comfortable and prudent working with M. tuberculosis and other microorganisms and be aware of the necessary safety and precautions required for handling it.

Interested candidates can send their application with full resume / curriculum vitae experienced candidates, please give in details your present job description to “The HR, Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad” or send a mail to hr@ilsresearch.org before 30th May, 2012 mentioning in DST project in subject line. Selected candidates will be called for a personal interview to Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.

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