Application for Postdoctoral Fellow in Ant Lab IISER Kolkata


Applications are invited from the citizens of India for Postdoctoral Fellow position for the sponsored project undertaken in the Ant Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata. This temporary position is initially for a period of 12 months and tenable only for the duration of the project subject to satisfactory performance.

Project Title: Decision making in the context of relocation in an Indian ant: Small brains and big feats?

Sanction Number: EMR/2017/001457

Funding Agency: SERB

Temporary Position(s): Research Associate

Number of vacancies: One

Salary: 47,000/- per month consolidated (No HRA will be paid)

Coordinator/ PI: Prof. Sumana Annagiri

Department: Department of Biological Sciences (DBS)

Project and job description: Candidate will be expected to frame questions within a broader theme, design and perform behavioural experiments independently and communicate the work they perform. Candidate will also be expected to supervise visiting students and help in lab experiments.

Qualifications: We are seeking a candidate whose research skills are directly relevant for behavioural biology studies, with demonstrated experience in data analysis, statistics and scientific writing. Preference will be given for candidates who have built models of biological systems and analysed them.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. (within the last 2 years) in the area of behavioural /ecological / evolutionary biology. The age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes / tribes / OBC / women and physically handicapped candidates.

Application Fee: Nil

Last date of receipt of the application: One month from the date on which advertisement appears on the IISER Kolkata website.

Application Procedure: Send the application along with a CV in PDF or DOC format with at least the following details: i) complete contact details, ii) embedded photograph, iii) date of birth, iv) educational qualification and performance (including year of degree, institution) starting with your BSc or equivalent examinations until your highest degree, v) complete list of publications and a copy of two of your best publication in PDF format, vi) brief summary of your research thesis (within 100 words), vii) a brief statement of research interests and future research plans demonstrating relevance for the job description (within 1000 words), viii) list of 2 professional referees who can give recommendations with their complete contact details. It is recommended that you provide all the information in a single DOC or PDF or ZIF file along with the mail.

Mail the above to

More Information:

(1) No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

(2) Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email.

(3) Please bring your resume, self-attested photocopy of all mark-sheets and certificates together with originals for verification.

(4) The date of interview at IISER Kolkata will be notified  to selected candidates via email.


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