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Applications are invited for the post of one Research Associate contractual position for a SERB sponsored research project “Understanding the anti-viral role of Ifit2 against murine Beta - Coronavirus infection” in the multidisciplinary translational research field undertaken in the Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata.

Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply on or before September 30th , 2021.

Project Name: Understanding the anti-viral role of Ifit2 against murine ?-Coronavirus infection.

Position: Research Associate

No. of Vacancy: 1

Minimum EligibilityPh.D. degree holder in Biological Sciences or SRF waiting to submit the thesis.

Job Description- Executing the project which involves animal studies, Virus infection in-vitro primary neuroglial cells and in-vivo in mice, Tissue harvesting from mice, Isolation of neonatal primary neuroglial cells, RNA extraction, RT-PCR, Immuno-histochemistry, Immuno-flourescence, Western blot, Data Curation and Data Analysis, Manuscript writing, helping PI to write research grants. Candidate should be interested to perform some in-silico molecular modelling and computational simulation to understand structure functional analysis.

Essential/desirable experience and/or expertise- Pro-efficient in logical thinking and independent execution of the project, Good writting and Oral English communication skills.

Desirable- Emotionally stable, hardworking, smart, dedicated to research.


Ph.D. degree holder in the area of computational sciences.

A person from the area of computational biology is conversant with structure-function analysis, integration of experimental data, and analytics of large data sets.         

Salary: 47,000+ 24% HRA (per month)

Last Date for the receipt of the application is September 30th, 2021.

Applications enclosing attested copies of all testimonials/certificates and curriculum vitae should be sent to within the application deadline. 

Based on the first evaluation of applications received, only selected applicants will be notified by email to appear for an interview. No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the interview.

Date of Interview: Will be notified in the email sent to the short-listed candidates.

Project start date: Will be notified via email to the selected candidates.

Tenure of the post will initially be for 9-12 months but likely to be extendable for two more years subject to the performance of the candidate and availability of funds.