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JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (Dept. of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata)

A position for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) is available in the research group of Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Biological Science, IISER Kolkata. The research work involves the use of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and advanced computer simulation methodologies to study biomolecular systems under extreme thermodynamic conditions.

1. Title of project: Response of diverse protein states to thermodynamic extremes: Computational investigations of the pressure-temperature stability

2. Funding agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

3. Principle investigator: Dr. Neelanjana Sengupta, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences

4. Remuneration: A maximum amount of Rs. 31,000 per month + HRA

5. Tenure: 12 months, with possibility of renewal upon satisfactory performance

6. Basic Eligibility Criteria:

  • M.Sc or equivalent degree, in either Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics or Bioinformatics, with minimum 65% marks, or minimum CGPA of 8.0.
  • Qualification in at least one of these exams: CSIR-UGC NET (incl. LS); GATE; national-level exams conducted by DST/DBT/DAE/DOS/DRDO/MHRD/ICAR/ICMR/IIT/IISc/IISER.

7. Additional experience (highly desirable): Experience in computational biophysics; Strong desire to continue as a PhD student.

8. Age limit: 28 years as on 31 st March, 2022. This can be can be relaxed for certain reserved categories as per the prevailing rules of the Government of India (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ Women

9. How to apply: Eligible candidates should send their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), self-attested copies of marksheets and certificates from Std. XII onwards, and a brief covering letter explaining their motivation and academic plan for the next 5 years, via email ONLY to 

  • Subject Line (other subject line may not be considered):  Application for JRF (SERB) position
  • All information should be compiled, zipped and attached to application email. Individually attached documents are not acceptable.
  • The full contact information (address, mobile number, landline number if any) should be provided with the CV.

  10. Last date for receiving applications: January 27th, 2021

11. Interview: Short-listed applicants will be invited (via email) for an online oral interview

12. Conditions: The candidate has to make logistics provision for the online interviews. The decision of the selection committee will be final. The selected candidate may be terminated with a 30-day notice before completion of tenure, if performance till date is not deemed satisfactory.