Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Fellow position in The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi

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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.

One Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in a three-year project funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India.

Project Title: CHARACTERIZATION OF RECEPTOR BINDING AND EARLY CELLULAR EVENTS DURING HEPATITIS E VIRUS INFECTION

Qualifications: A PhD in any branch of modern biology from a reputed institution plus evidence of at least any two of the following.
• Prior experience with virus infection in a cell culture model
• Expertise in advanced cloning, mutagenesis, mammalian cell culture, transfection and expression analysis methods
• Prior experience in screening of gene expression libraries
• Prior hands-on experience with confocal microscopy

Duties: The selected candidate will be expected to work together with a PhD student on (1) the design, expression and purification of recombinant virus­like particles, (2) binding, cross-linking, affinity purification and mass spectrometric identification of candidate receptors, (3) developing screening strategies based on fluorescence microscopy, (4) screening cDNA expression libraries for candidate receptors, and (5) optimizing strategies for hepatitis E virus replication in cultured cells.

Other expectations: The selected candidate must be able to commit for the entire 3-year duration of the project. He/She will also be expected to participate in various scientific activities such as group meetings, journal club, etc., assist the Principal Investigator in preparation of reports and occasionally mentor junior scientists and research trainees.

Salary: This is a project position and will therefore have fixed remuneration that is commensurate with training and experience of the selected candidate. The position can go up to Scientist B as per Govt of India rules.

Apply: Please send your CV (4 pages maximum) that contains relevant education, training, publications and a short synopsis of past research. Also include the names of at least 2 referees who are willing to submit confidential letters of recommendation by email at short notice. Do not include letters of recommendation with your application. Please apply by sending a single PDF document through email to

Chief, Administration ICGEB, New Delhi Email: shubha@icgeb.res.in In the email subject, please mention "Application for HEV Receptor position".

The last date for receiving applications is November 30, 2010

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