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Name of the Post: Research Assistant

Number of Position: One

Emolument: Rs. 24,000 per month (consolidated)

Nature and Duration of Appointment: The position in purely contractual. Duration of appointment will be initially for one year, likely to be extended for two more years based on satisfactory performance and availability of fund. 

Project Title: “Investigation of autophagosome-lysosome fusion defect in a Drosophila model of MPS VII to identify potential drug targets and druggable molecules”

Funding Agency: Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD-STARS).

Essential Qualifications: Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) with honors/major in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology or Chemistry from a recognized Indian University and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in any branch of Life Science or Natural Science.

Required research experience: At least 3 years of research experience of working in a cell and molecular biology lab in a reputed research institute/University with training to work with mammalian cell culture and/or Drosophila stock maintenance. Knowledge of routine molecular biology techniques, like PCR, competent cell preparation, bacterial transformation is also required. 

Place of Work: Laboratory of Dr. Rupak Datta, Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Application process: Applications enclosing a curriculum vitae and details of research experience (in prescribed format provided in this link) should be sent to the following email address:

Last date for the receipt of the application (by email) is 11th October 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by e-mail to appear for an interview. The interview will be conducted in online platform.

Date and Time of Interview: Will be notified in the e-mail sent to the shortlisted candidates.

For any further query the prospective candidates may contact Dr. Rupak Datta at