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Applications are invited for the post of one Lab/Field Assistant contractual position for a research project in the multidisciplinary research field to be undertaken in the Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata.


Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply on or before April 24, 2022

Position: Lab/Field Assistant

No. of Vacancy: 1

Minimum Eligibility: B.Sc in any branch of Sciences from a recognized Board/Institute.

Desirable Qualifications:

Basic knowledge in insect sciences, rearing and maintenance of insect cultures in greenhouse, field and laboratory conditions. Basic knowledge of using computers for record-keeping. Communication skill in spoken Hindi and English is desirable. Prior experience in entomology is highly preferable.


Job Responsibilities:

Day-to-day care of insect cultures, cleaning and maintenance, preparation of diet and maintaining plants for insect diet, careful culture maintenance from egg to adult stages, regular monitoring, training and helping with projects in the lab. The person should also be flexible to collect, work and monitor insect populations in field sites. Sincere, honest, regular record keeping expected. Troubleshooting with insect issues desirable. Must be very insect-friendly and able to integrate into the team.

Salary: 20,000/- per month + 24 % HRA


Last Date for the receipt of the application is April 24, 2022. 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 one year but is likely to be extendable for two more years subject to the performance of the candidate and availability of funds.