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Research Assistants at IISER Kolkata [2 Vacancies]: Apply by Oct 10 & 11

IISER Kolkata invites applications for Research Assistants under different projects for the year 2020.

Research Assistant

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: rupakdatta[at]

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

Research Assistant (MHRD-STARS) at IISER Kolkata.

Research Assistant

Project Title: “Studying the mechanism of host adaptation by Campylobacter jejuni and developing strategies to control enteric commensalism in chicken”

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government Of India.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Amirul Mallick

Essential Qualification: M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology or related field with 60% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to NET/GATE qualified candidates.

Desirable Qualification: Knowledge of working in a Cell Culture/ Microbiology lab and prior training of using immunological tools such as ELISA, WB, FACS analysis, Immunofluorescence Microscopy, qRT-PCR.

Monthly salary: 12000/- (+ HRA, as applicable)   

How to apply: Eligible candidates should send soft copy of their application along with complete CV and work experience if any to: dbs.hpilab[at]

Date of Interview: Shortlisted candidate will be called for an interview in the 1st/2nd week of October 2020. Interview will be conducted using online platform.

Start date of the position: 15th October 2020.

Research Assistant (Biotechnology) at IISER Kolkata.



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