Advt No.13/2021 : Appointment of Graduate Trainees

This role is in the ESoftBio Lab. The goal of the lab is to discover new physical and biological principles emerging from the interactions between mammalian cells, bacteria, and their microenvironment. The selected candidate will closely work with the principal investigator and will take engineering approaches to design soft materials and complex multicellular systems and probe them at three-dimensional biological interfaces. Potential projects will include studying the collective behaviour of cells, 3D printing artificial tissues, and designing complex biomimetic microenvironments to question their effect on bacterial behaviour. The candidate will work individually and collaboratively with other lab members. Additionally, the candidate will participate in lab discussions and present data in meetings.

Essential Qualification & Experience required:

BE/BTech (Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science, Biomedical, and other relevant streams)

Or, ME/MTech (Chemical, Mechanical, Material Science, Biomedical, and other relevant streams)

Or, MSc (Physics, Biology)

Proficient in image analysis, data analysis with MATLAB/ Python

Prior research experience in soft matter/ biophysics.

Prior experience in experimental research.

Excellent communication (written and oral) skill

Preferred Experience:

Expertise in mammalian cell culture

Expertise in bacteria culture

Experience in working with hydrogels, elastomers, emulsions, yield stress materials.

Experience in microfluidics

Experience in fluorescence microscopy

Experience in micromanipulation

Experience in bioprinting

Experience in soft materials processing/characterization

Number of positions: 2

Contract term: The position will be for 1 year subject to a performance review after 3 months. At the end of the first year, there will be potential for extending the contract by one more year

Minimum % of marks: 75%/ 7.5 CGPA (10.0 scale)

Age limit: 30

Salary offered: 25,000 + 24% HRA (without CSIR/GATE/equivalent qualification), 31000 + 24% HRA (with CSIR/GATE/equivalent qualification)

Last date to apply: 15th July, 2021

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email with a subject line of Application for the Graduate Trainee position with the following enclosure:

CV and a statement of research interest (~300 words) pertinent to the position

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. Please note that candidates who have not been selected for the interview will not be contacted.

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