Call For Project Associate Position at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. Housed in a picturesque green campus in Bangalore the Institute serves as a forum to bring together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds, in the natural and life sciences, humanities, social sciences, and conflict and security studies. The philosophy underlying NIAS is given shape by its multidisciplinary research teams. The Institute is unique in its integrated approach to the study of intersections between science and technology, philosophy, social issues and leadership. The objective is to nurture a broad base of scholars, managers and leaders who would respond to the complex challenges that face contemporary India and global society, with insight, sensitivity, confidence and dedication.

About the Position

About the Project: Advanced Epilepsy Research

Title of Position: Junior Research Fellow/Project Associate

Job description: Candidate will be doing synthesis of small drug molecules and designed derivatives. Candidate will be over-expressing and purifying the cloned protein from E.coli.

Candidate will be studying protein binding with the synthesized small molecules, using various biophysical techniques that may include NMR and X-ray crystallography.

Work place: C/o Prof. Ashutosh Kumar, Department of Chemistry, IIT-Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Duration: 1 Year, which may be extended based on the need of the project.

Qualifications and Experiences: Degrees: M. Sc. With first class in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc., with a valid NET/GATE or equivalent qualification.

Research experiences: Not essential but candidate with work experience will have preference

Those who don’t have NET/GATE or equivalent qualification can also apply, but will be considered for ‘Project Associate’ position.

Mode of Application: Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae electronically along with the following documents, as a single pdf file:

  • Covering letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Copy of degree certificate
  • The last date for receiving applications is 20 April 2022
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (online mode)
  • Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience and comparable to other premier institutions in the country.

The applications should be addressed to:

Prof. M. V. Hosur
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore-560, 012, India
E-mail: hosurmv@gmail.com, hosurmv@nias.res.in

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