We are looking for Research staff and field researchers for a project funded by ICSSR entitled "Constructing the Nation: An Ethnographic Account of Migrant Labour on Indo-Tibetan Border Roads."

Timelines: The fieldwork will take place in three locations and time-frames:
1) Jharkhand: December 2013
2) Jammu: May 2014
3) Lahaul-Spiti and Ladakh: June-July 2014

Brief description of the Project: The objective of the project is to theorize national identity in the context of seasonal/circular migration to the border areas of India. The idea is to expand the understanding of circular migration from a mere movement of labour/bodies in space, to a flow of ideas, meanings and identities. If we are to fully understand the meanings of migration and its impact we need to study the linkages between the cultural dynamics of labour movement, the symbolic aspects of their work and the political-economic processes that accompany their mobility. This project aims to bring the above aspects together through an ethnographic account of the processes of road construction in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. The particular focus will be on the oral histories and narratives of the circular migrants that travel from UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orrissa and Nepal every summer to participate in the task of constructing, maintaining and rebuilding the roads for the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Research questions:

  • What experiences characterize 'life on the road' for the circular migrants?
  • How do identities of caste, gender, regional and national identity shift in space and time as the circular migrants travel from Jharkhand to Himachal and back?
  • What theories can we develop to explain the relationship between construction of identity and circular migration?
  • What overlaps/contradictions emerge within dominant discourses of nationalism, development and defense; and the real life experiences of the circular migrants?
  • How can policy be made more sensitive to the seasonal movements of rural populations?

Essential Qualifications: The right candidate will have experience conducting fieldwork including interviews. A masters degree in a related discipline is preferable. We are looking for Field investigators for December and then again from May-July and Research Associates and Assistants for a 8 month appointment beginning December. Candidates will be required to appear for an interview.

Last date for applications is: 14th November 2013
Tentative interview dates for shortlisted candidates: 16th November 2013

For further information or to apply please contact Anu Sablok
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Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Post-doctoral Fellow in a research project funded jointly by the Max-Planck Society, Germany and Department of Science and Technology, India.

Title: Study of regulation of RNA splicing by ubiquitin-like modifiers.

Outline of the project: The project aims to understand role of ubiquitin-related modifiers in regulation of RNA splicing. For this question we will utilize experimental approaches in Molecular Biology, Yeast genetics and Biochemistry.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 Year (extendable)

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: PhD in any branch of Life Sciences with good academic record and first author research publications in reputed journals. Applicants having prior experience with yeast genetics and biochemistry will be preferred.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by e-mail only to Dr. Shravan Kumar Mishra (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for Post-doctoral position at IISER Mohali". A detailed bio-data listing publications and summary of previous projects should be attached as a PDF file with the e-mail. No other attachments or document formats are acceptable.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, Oct. 28, 2013

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after Oct. 28, 2013 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as (1) Senior Research Fellow and (2) Project Assistant in a JC Bose Fellowship funded project by the Department of Science & Technology at IISER Mohali.

Positions: 2

Duration: 1 year.

Position No. 1. Senior Research Fellow
Essential Qualifications: M.Sc in any branch of life sciences with at least 4 years experience with molecular biology as evidenced from publications in reputed journal. Experiences with yeasts such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae  is essential.
(Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST O.M. no.A.20020/11/97-IFD dtd.31.03.2010).

Position No. 2. Project Assistant
Essential Qualifications: MSc in any branch of Life Sciences. Working experience ( at least 6 months) with  molecular biology and with yeasts such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae is essential.

How to Apply?
This is a walk-in interview that would be held in the office of Prof Anand Kumar Bachhawat, CAF Building, IISER Mohali. Candidates should bring a proof of their qualifications along with a copy of their detailed biodata, and copies of any publications.

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Date and time of Walk-in Interview is: 17:00 IST, September 3, 2013.

Walk in interview for a Research Associate position in a DST Nano-mission funded research project .

Qualifications: PhD in Physics (candidates who have submitted PhD can also apply).

Candidates with experience in some of the fields below will be considered:
Low temperature techniques, Thin film deposition, scanning electron microscopy, lithography , radio frequency and micro-wave electronics, basic electronic measurement techniques like lockin based measurements. Candidates with experience in one or more of the listed techniques should show aptitude to learn new techniques and physics. Candidates must be strongly motivated to do physics and must have good background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics.

Project: The projects will involve fabricating nano-scale resonators and probing their response at ultra low temperatures.. A sample image is given in the PIs web page. These beams typically resonate at radio frequencies. Various materials like super-conductors , simple metals and possibly semi-conductor hetero-structures will be used to make these devices. Understanding the
low temperature dissipation scenario and coupling of electronic phenomena to mechanical motion will be the goal of the projects

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST norms.

Duration: 1 year extendable to total up-to two and half years based on performance.

How to Apply: Candidates are requested to come for a walk-in interview with their Resume and proof of qualifications on 5th September by 10:00 a.m. You may contact the PI via e-mail with a copy of your resume for clarifications. Also kindly send an e-mail if you will be attending the interview. Please e-mail Dr Ananth Venkatesan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph 09770250532.

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA) research project funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

The project involves identification and characterization of transcription factors (TFs) from the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem stem cell niche using genomic approaches and construction of a gene regulatory network for the identified TFs.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year but extendable up to three years based on performance and availability of funds.

Emoluments: As per DST rules.

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in any branch of life sciences with excellent academic record with CSIR-UGC NET or DBT-JRF. Candidate having previous work experience in the area of bioinformatics, molecular biology and genetics is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to send a cover letter outlining previous research experiences and reasons for joining this position. Please send your complete bio-data including the cover letter as PDF attachment by email to Dr. Ram Yadav at
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Last date of submission is 17.00 IST, August 10, 2013.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for a "Post doctoral fellow to work in Femtosecond Laser Lab" at IISER Mohali.

The selected candidate is required to participate in ongoing experimental research projects of the laboratory. He/She is also expected to contribute in running the laser facility.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in experimental laser and optics related areas. Additional experience with Femtosecond laser systems is desired.

Emoluments: Payments of emoluments will be made as per DST norms.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send your application along with bio-data and a motivation letter to :

Dr. K. P. Singh
IISER Mohali, Sector 81
SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

Applications may also be submitted electronically to :
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Last date of submission is 17:00 IST, June 1, 2013

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by e-mail and called for an interview in the first week of June.

Applications are invited from Indian nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded jointly by the Max-Planck Society, Germany and Department of Science and Technology, India

Title: Study of RNA splicing using fission yeast Schizosachharomyces pombe.

Outline of the project: The project aims to understand role of ubiquitin-related modifiers in regulation of RNA splicing. For this question we will combine experimental approaches in Molecular Biology, Yeast genetics and Biochemistry.

Positions: 1

Duration: 2 years (extendable to 3 years)

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences. Applicants should have prior experience working with yeast or RNA splicing or ubiquitin-like proteins.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by e-mail only to Dr. Shravan Kumar Mishra (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for JRF position at IISER Mohali". A detailed bio-data and a summary of previous projects should be attached as a PDF file with the e-mail. No other attachments or document formats are acceptable.

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Last date for applications is 17:00 IST, May 10, 2013

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after May 10, 2013 will not be considered.

Application are invited for a Research Associate position in a DST Nano-mission funded research project.

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc (Physics) with CSIR-UGC NET or GATE Physics JEST

Candidates with experience in some of the fields will be considered:
Candidates with experience in one or more of the listed techniques should show aptitude to learn new techniques and physics. Candidates must be strongly motivated to do physics and must have good background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics. The project will train the candidate in nano-fabrication and ultra low temperature techniques.

Project:
The projects will involve fabricating nano-scale resonators and probing their response at ultra low temperatures. A sample
given in the picture shows a super-conducting beam ~ 4 microns long 180 nm wide and 80nm thick. These beams typically
resonate at radio frequencies. Various materials like superconductors , simple metals and possibly semi-conductor heterostructures will be used to make these devices.

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST norms.

Duration: Total period of three years.

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data and a two page write up on your motivation to work in these projects :
Dr Ananth Venkatesan
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 81, SAS Nagar,
Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

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Last date for applications is April 29th, 2013

Application are invited for a Research Associate position in a DST Nano-mission funded research project.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Physics (candidates who have submitted PhD can also apply) or
  2. M.Tech in Electronics with 1-2 years Research experience in MEMS, Micro-electronics or RF and microwave electronics.

Candidates with experience in some of the fields will be considered:
Low temperature techniques, Thin film deposition, scanning electron microscopy, lithography, radio frequency and micro-wave electronics, basic electronic measurement techniques like lockin based measurements. Candidates with experience in one or more of the listed techniques should show aptitude to learn new techniques and physics. Candidates must be strongly motivated to do physics and must have good background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics.

Project:
The projects will involve fabricating nano-scale resonators and probing their response at ultra low temperatures. A sample
given in the picture shows a super-conducting beam ~ 4 microns long 180 nm wide and 80nm thick. These beams typically
resonate at radio frequencies. Various materials like superconductors, simple metals and possibly semi-conductor heterostructures will be used to make these devices.

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST norms.

Duration: 1 year extendable to total three years based on performance.

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data and a two page write up on your motivation to work in these projects:
Dr Ananth Venkatesan
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 81, SAS Nagar,
Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

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Last date for applications is April 29th, 2013

Applications are invited from Indian nationals to work as Lab Technician in a JC Bose research grant from DST.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, upon satisfactory performance employment can be extended.

Essential Qualifications: Completed Class XII. Candidates with prior experience in laboratory or industry would be preferred

Job Description: Maintaining yeast cultures, washing of glassware, filling tips, autoclaving and performing regular yeast work and other lab chores.

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data, photocopies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials to: Prof Anand Bachhawat, Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

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Last date for applications is March 25th, 2013

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Research Associate (RA) in a research project funded by the Department of Biotechnology.

Title: Investigations into the sulphur assimilatory pathways of "Candida albicans”.

This project is aimed toward understanding the mechansisms of organic sulphur (such as cysteine, methionine, glutathione)  assimilation in Candida albicans.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications: PhD.in any branch of Life Sciences with good academic record and with molecular biology experience as evidence from 1 or 2 publications in reputed journal. Experiences with yeasts such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Candida albicans is essential.

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST O.M. no.A.20020/11/97-IFD dtd.31.03.2010. 

How to Apply?
This is a walk-in interview that would be held in the office of Prof Anand Kumar Bachhawat, CAF Building, IISER Mohali. Candidates should bring a proof of their PhD along with a copy of their detailed biodata, and copies of their 3 most salient publications

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Date and time  of Walk-in Interview is: 17:00 IST, March 4, 2013

Application is invited from Indian nationals to work as a Post doctoral Fellow in a research project funded by DBT.

Title: Sys TB: A Network Program for Resolving the Intracellular Dynamics of Host Pathogen Interaction in TB Infection

This project will focus on modelling Host Pathogen interaction in TB Infection, from the network perspective, with emphasis on understanding dynamical patterns and correlations in such systems.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in this or a related area. Candidates who have submitted their thesis will also be considered. Expertise in nonlinear dynamics and computing is required.

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DBT norms. 

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data to:

Professor Sudeshna Sinha
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 81, SAS Nagar,
Manauli PO 140306, Punjab.

Applications may also be submitted electronically to: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last date for applications is February 10th, 2013
NOTE: An interview will be scheduled on February 15 2013, and short-listed candidates will be informed by email.

Application is invited from Indian nationals to work as Project Assistant in research project funded by DST.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, upon satisfactory performance employment can be extended.

Essential Qualifications: Completed MSc (physics/chemistry or related subjects)/B-Tech/BE candidates having some experience in materials science and nanotechnology will be preferred.

Job Description: Deposition of thin films and characterization, equipment maintenance and other lab chores..

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data, photocopies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials to:

Dr. Goutam Sheet, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab.

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Last date for applications is January 31st, 2013

Application is invited from Indian nationals to work as Lab Technician in research project funded by Wellcome DBT.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, upon satisfactory performance employment can be extended.

Essential Qualifications: Completed Class XII/X. Candidates having some experience in C. elegans work will be preferred.

Job Description: Maintaining C. elegans culture, preparing C. elegans plates, washing of glassware, filling tips, autoclaving and performing regular C. elegans work and other lab chores.

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data, photocopies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials to: Dr. Kavita Babu, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

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Last date for applications is October 28th, 2012

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a Post doctoral Fellow in a research project funded by the Wellcome-DBT Alliance.

Title: Towards understanding the mechanism of anti-potentiation

This project is aimed at understanding the mechanism of anti-potentiation at the C. elegans synapse and will require using C. elegans Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry techniques to help delineate the mechanism of anti-potentiation at the synaptic level.

Positions: 1

Duration: 5 years

Essential Qualifications: PhD in any branch of Life Sciences with a good academic record and with at least three years of Post doctoral experience. Expetise in molecular biology and Biochemistry is required as evidenced by at least 3 prior First author research publications in reputed journals. Prior C. elegans experience will be preferred.

Emoluments: Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with Wellcome-DBT Alliance for Post doctoral Fellows

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Kavita Babu (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for Post doctoral Fellowship at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, October 28th, 2012

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after October 28th, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a postdoctoral Research Associate (RA) in a research project funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Title: Conformational Plasticity and Amyloid Aggregation of Human Serum Albumin

This project is aimed at understanding the key steps that are involved in protein misfolding and aggregation leading to amyloid fibril formation that is implicated in a variety of human diseases and will involve a variety of techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. in any discipline with good academic record and with experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics as evident from publications. Those who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply.

Emoluments: As per CSIR rules

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Samrat Mukhopadhyay (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for RA at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed CV (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, September 27, 2012

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after September 27, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a Project Assistant in a research project funded by the Department of Biotechnolgy.

Title: Investigations into the sulphur assimilatory pathways of Candida albicans


Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences and qualified either DBT-JRF or CSIR-UGC JRF examination.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail only to Prof Anand K Bachhawat. (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for Project Assistant position at IISER Mohali". A detailed biodata should be attached as a PDF file with the e-mail. No other attachments or document formats are acceptable.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, September 22, 2012

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after September 22, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a Post doctoral Fellow in a research project funded by the Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance

Title: Role of Small GTP-Binding Protein Arl8 and its Effectors in Regulating Lysosomal Trafficking and Microbial Killing

Given that many diseases result from defects in the lysosomal trafficking pathway and the normal functioning of the lysosome is critical for immunity against wide variety of pathogens, this project is aimed toward understanding a key question of how the Arl8b and its effectors regulate lysosomal trafficking.

Positions: 1

Duration of project: 5 years

Essential Qualifications: PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Immunology with a good academic and publication record. Expertise in cell biology, mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology and biochemistry is required. Prior cell biology and mammalian tissue culture experience will be preferred. Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance for Post doctoral Fellows. Visit the Wellcome Trust-DBT Alliance website for more information.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Mahak Sharma (E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for Post doctoral Fellowship at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed bio-data (clearly mentioning academic qualifications and publication record) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.


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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, October 1st, 2012.
Note: Incomplete applications or those received after October 1st, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

Title: Study of Vibrio cholerae porin OmpU towards elucidating its role in host immunomodulation

This project is aimed towards understanding the host-pathogen interactions on the immunological aspect. We intend to apply diverse methods of immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology to explore the host immunomodulation by V. cholerae OmpU.

Positions: 1

Duration:
2 years. Upon satisfactory performance employment may be extended for the 3rd year.

Emoluments:
As per DST rule.

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc.in any branch of Life Sciences with excellent academic record, and having passed the NET (CSIR/UGC/LS) or GATE exams (Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST O.M. no.A.20020/11/97-IFD dtd.31.03.2010).

How to Apply?

Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Arunika Mukhopadhaya (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.
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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, September 15, 2012.
Note: Incomplete applications or those received after September 15, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as an Assistant for the Virtual Classroom at IISER Mohali.

Essential Qualifications:The candidate should have a graduation with some computer experience.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year extendable to 2 years

Emoluments: 6-8 Thousand (will be fixed based on qualification and experience)

The interested candidates are requested to come for a walk-in interview at 11:00am in the Computer Centre on September 05,2012.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by the DBT Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award (IYBA).

Title: Deciphering the function of Claudins in the nervous system

This project aims to understand the function of Claudins in the C. elegans nervous system. The project will combine C. elegans genetics and behavioural assays with molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry to help us study the role of the Claudins in the nervous system and more specifically at the synapses.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3 years

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in any branch of Life Sciences with an excellent academic record.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail only to Dr. Kavita Babu. (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for JRF position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a single paragraph description of why you want to work in this project or model system. A detailed biodata should be attached as a PDF file with the e-mail. No other attachments or document formats are acceptable.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, July 15, 2012
Note: Incomplete applications or those received after July 15, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by DST.

Title: Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Comprised of Dimetal Units and Multi-Atom Organic Linkers

This project aims at synthesizing and structurally characterizing novel metal organic frameworks as well as their use in various applications. It will require broad synthetic skills with experience in handling air and moisture compounds under standard Schlenk line techniques and Glove box conditions. Additionally, it is expected to learn and use several analytical techniques to characterize the new compounds.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3 years

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: B.Sc. (Honours) and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Organometallic and/or Inorganic specialization preferred) with excellent academic record. Prior experience in X-ray Crystallography and other analytical techniques would be a plus. Candidates should have a valid NET (CSIR/UGC) or NET (LS) or GATE (>75 percentile) test score.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail only to: Dr. Sanjay Mandal (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for a project position at IISER Mohali". In the body of the e-mail, applicants should include a brief description justifying qualifications and abilities to work in this project. A detailed vita should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable)with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, June 30, 2012
Note: Incomplete applications or those received after June 30, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Research Associate (RA) in a research project funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST).

Title: Elucidating the role of 5-oxoprolinases in Saccharomyces cervisiae in the light of the truncated g-glutamyl cycle in of yeasts

This project is aimed toward understanding the mechansisms of glutathione homeostasis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiase which lacks some of the key enzymes of the g-glutamyl cycle of glutathione biosynthesis and degradation. The project would involve work with the proteins and enzymes of this pathway and their molecular characterization.

Positions: 1

Duration of project: 1 year

Essential Qualifications: : PhD.in any branch of Life Sciences with good academic record and with molecular biology experience as evidence from 1 or 2 publications in reputed journal. Those who have submitted their PhD are also eligible to apply.
(Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST O.M. no.A.20020/11/97-IFD dtd.31.03.2010).

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: : Dr. Anand K Bachhawat (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, June 16, 2012.

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after June 16, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as a Project Fellow in atmospheric analytical chemistry at IISER Mohali.

Title: Plant chamber studies of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from Indian plant species using proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry

The project involves both building a plant chamber for screening of VOC emissions and doing field work involving analytical techniques like mass spectrometry and near dispersive infra red spectroscopy.

Duration of project: The position is initially for 6 months which could be extended on yearly basis, subject to satisfactory performance up to 2014. Project start date can be decided on mutual convenience but should be no later than 15.07.2012

Emoluments: As per Department of Science and Technology Rules.

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in Chemistry or Physics or Botany with excellent academic record. Good programming skills, experience in handling large datasets, field work experience and training in gas chromatography / mass spectrometry are desirable.

Candidates should have preferably have a valid GATE or CSIR/UGC (JRF/NET) qualification.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail to: Dr. Vinayak Sinha (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for plant chamber project at IISER Mohali". In the body of the e-mail, applicants should include a brief description justifying qualifications and ability to work in this project. A detailed vita should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

Last date for applications is: : 17:00 IST, 15.06.2012.

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after June 15, 2012 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Department of Science and Technology, India.

Title: Quantum heat engines: work, entropy and information at nanoscale

This theoretical project aims to understand the thermodynamic processes and work extraction in small scale heat engines. The proposal provides an opportunity to study interplay of concepts from thermodynamics, information and quantum theory.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3 years

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc. in physics with excellent academic record. Interests in theoretical physics, in particular quantum theory and/or statistical physics, as well good analytical abilities will be an asset.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail only, to: Dr. R.S. Johal (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text797); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of your motivation to apply for this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, November 25, 2011.

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

Title: Structure-function studies on Vibrio cholerae cytolysin, a membrane damaging, pore-forming toxin

This project is aimed toward understanding the structure-function relationship of a cytolytic beta-barrel pore-forming toxin produced by the Gram-negative bacteria Vibrio cholerae. We intend to apply diverse methods of biophysics, biochemistry, and cell biology to explore the structure-function mechanism of this Vibrio cholerae cytolysin protein.

Positions: 1

Duration: 2 years. Upon satisfactory performance employment may be extended for the 3rd year.

Emoluments: As per DST rules

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc.in any branch of Life Sciences with excellent academic record, and having passed the NET (CSIR/UGC/LS) or GATE exams (Payment of emoluments will be made in accordance with DST O.M. no.A.20020/11/97-IFD dtd.31.03.2010).

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Kausik Chattopadhyay (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, August 20, 2011.

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after August 20, 2011 will not be considered.

Application is invited from Indian nationals to work as Project Assistant in research project funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, upon satisfactory performance employment can be extended.

Qualifications: Completed Class XII/X.

Job Description: Maintaining Drosophila culture, preparing fly food, washing of bottles, vials and glassware and performing regular fly works and other lab chores.

How to Apply?
Candidates are requested to send their applications along with a copy of their bio-data, photocopies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials to: Dr. Sudip Mandal, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex, Chandigarh 160019

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Last date for applications is: August 1, 2011.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Wellcome DBT Alliance.

Title: Molecular genetic dissection of signalling pathways involved in hematopoietic niche maintenance in Drosophila

This project aims to understand how the hematopoietic niche in the larval lymph gland of Drosophila is maintained. Primarily, applying both in vivo & in vitro approaches, we are interested to understand the signaling pathways involved in this process.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3 years

Emoluments: As per DST rules.
I & II year - Rs. 16,000/- p.m. + HRA
III year - Rs. 18,000/- p.m. + HRA

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc.in any branches of Life Sciences with excellent academic record. Candidates having masters in genetics will be preferred.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to: Dr. Lolitika Mandal (E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

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Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, August 01 2011.

Note: Incomplete applications or those received after August 01, 2011 will not be considered.

Application is invited from Indian nationals to work as Lab Technician in research project funded by Wellcome DBT.

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, upon satisfactory performance employment can be extended.

Qualifications: Completed Class XII/X.

Job Description: Maintaining Drosophila culture, preparing fly food, washing of bottles, vials and glassware.

How to Apply?
Candidates can send their application form along bio-data, photocopies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials latest by 17th September 2010, to:

Dr. Lolitika Mandal,
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex,
Chandigarh 160019.

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Applications are invited from Indian nationals to work as Research Associate (RA) in research project funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Title: Bio-molecular solid-state NMR - Theory, Experiments and Applications

Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications:
PhD in Chemistry/Physics or should have submitted the thesis Candidates with expertise in solid-state NMR theory would be given preference.

Emoluments: As per DST rules.

How to Apply?
The complete application packet should contain a detailed bio-data, xerox copies of the certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials. Completed applications should be sent to:

Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran,
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex,
Chandigarh 160019.

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Candidates who applied earlier need not apply again. Their application will be processed alongwith the new applications.

Applications received beyond August 10, 2010 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

Title: Exploring biomolecular dynamics using cross correlated spin relaxation in NMR

Position: 1

Duration: 1 year

Essential Qualifications:
M.Sc. Physics/Biochemistry/Life Sciences (any branch) with good academic record. NET/GATE/DBT qualified candidates will be preferred.

Skills to be gained:
The candidate during the training will gain hands-on experience in 2D and 3D NMR spectroscopic techniques, Linux O/S, and various bioinformatics tools.

How to Apply?
Applications should be sent by E-mail only to:
Dr. Kavita Dorai
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The subject of the e-mail should state "Application for project position at IISER Mohali". The body of the e-mail should contain a brief (one paragraph only) description of why you want to work in this project. A detailed biodata (clearly mentioning academic qualifications) should be attached as a PDF file (no other document formats are acceptable) with the e-mail.

Last date for applications is: 17:00 IST, August 01 2010.
Note: Incomplete applications or those received after August 01, 2010 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Title: Synthesis, Structure, and Spectroscopic Studies of Low Valent Late Transition Metal Complexes with N-arylimidoylamidine and Other Neutral Chelating Ligands

This project aims towards the development of catalysts for hydrosilylation reactions based on low valent late transition metals. Hydrosilylation is an important industrial process to convert alkenes, alkynes and other unsaturated molecules to organosilicon compounds. A student working in this project will be trained to accomplish reactions using a glove-box and standard Schlenk/vacuum line techniques. Additionally, the student will also learn how to use various spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques for characterization of reaction products and single crystal X-ray diffraction method for structure determination.

Positions: 1

Duration: 3.0 years

Essential Qualifications:
M.Sc. Chemistry with at least 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale or 60% marks and having passed NET (CSIR/UGC)/ NET (LS)/ GATE (>75 percentile) test.

Emoluments: As per DST rules.
I & II year - Rs. 12,000/- p.m. + HRA
III year - Rs. 14,000/- p.m. + HRA

How to Apply?
The complete application packet should contain a detailed bio-data, xerox copies of the certificates/ mark sheets and other testimonials. Completed applications should be sent to:

Dr. Sanjay Singh,
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex,
Chandigarh 160019.

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Candidates who applied earlier need not apply again. Their application will be processed alongwith the new applications.

Applications received beyond March 20 , 2010 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Title: Unraveling the importance of receptor for advanced glycation end products signaling in breast cancer development and drug resistance

This project helps to understand the role of estrogens in breast cancer development and drug resistance with particularly emphasis on receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The student aims to working in this project will get hands on experience on cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. A detail understanding of Molecular Medicine protocols will be added bonus.

Positions: 1

Duration: 2 years

Essential Qualifications:
M.Sc. in any branch of Biological/Life Science. NET/GATE qualifications are preferred but not essential. Only very hard working, highly motivated and enthusiastic students are advised to apply .

Emoluments: As per ICMR rules.
I & II year - Rs. 12,000/- p.m. + HRA
III year - Rs. 14,000/- p.m. + HRA

How to Apply?
The complete application packet should e-mailed to:

Dr. Tapan K. Mukherjee, Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex,
Chandigarh 160019.

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Applications received beyond 15th February, 2010 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a research project funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Title: Studies of Dissipative Dynamics in Quantum Computers using NMR techniques

Positions: 1

Duration: 2.0 years

Essential Qualifications:
M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry with a good academic record and having passed NET (CSIR/UGC)/ NET (LS) test.
B.Tech. candidates with a good academic record and having passed NET(CSIR/UGC)/NET(LS) can also apply.

Desirable Qualifications:
Programming skills, computing in a Linux-based environment, familiarity with basics of NMR spectroscopy, rf based electronics, FPGA programming using Verilog/VHDL, Mathematica/Matlab packages.

Emoluments: As per CSIR rules.
I & II year - Rs. 12,000/- p.m. + HRA
III year - Rs. 14,000/- p.m. + HRA

How to Apply?
Send your application including a detailed bio-data, research motivation and three references by email to:
Dr. Kavita Dorai

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Applications received beyond October 15, 2009 will not be considered.

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals to work as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in research project funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST).

Title: Bio-molecular solid-state NMR - Theory, Experiments and Applications

Positions: 2

Duration: 2.5 years

Qualifications:
M.Sc. Chemistry/ Physics with at least 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale or 60% marks and having passed NET (CSIR/UGC)/ NET (LS)/ GATE (>75 percentile) test.

Emoluments: As per DST rules.
I & II year - Rs. 12,000/- p.m. + HRA
III year - Rs. 14,000/- p.m. + HRA

How to Apply?
The complete application packet should contain a detailed bio-data, xerox copies of the certificates/ mark sheets and other testimonials. Completed applications should be sent to
Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran,
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali,
Sector 26, MGSIPAP Complex,
Chandigarh 160019

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Applications received beyond September 30 , 2009 will not be considered