Advt No.18/2021 : Appointment of Project Scientist I on Contract Basis

Applications are invited for the post of Project Scientist I to work on exciting projects related to understanding the mechanisms of virus inhibition pertaining to vaccine responses and small molecule inhibitors.

Job description:

  • Perform hands-on laboratory work, independently or together with colleagues.

  • Responsible for carrying out laboratory tests such as virus neutralization, virus titre determination, and RT-PCR to produce reliable and reproducible data

  • Ensuring availability of all paper and electronic records etc. Submitting weekly reports to one's reporting authority.

  • Design, validate, document and troubleshoot laboratory experiments

  • Responsible for analyzing and interpreting data using appropriate statistical methods

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the immunology and virology of infectious diseases, particularly SARS-CoV-2

  • Maintaining strict adherence to timeliness / punctuality scheduled in advance

  • Provide timely and professional reports to clients

Qualification & Experience required:


  • PhD in biological sciences

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in working with viruses and biological specimens (BSL-2, BSL-3)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication required with exceptional organizational skills

  • Knowledge in the use of personal computers and their applications


  • Prior publications in infectious disease, either virology or immunology

Number of position: 1

Duration: 1 year

Salary: on par with Project scientist 1 DST positions.

Age limit: 35 years.

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2021

How to apply:

Interested applicants should email to ( enclosing:

1. CV (with the names and contact details of at least two scientific referees)

2. Cover letter

Please mention the advertisement number in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview, which may comprise multiple rounds to assess the candidate’s fit for the position.

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