Applications are invited for the post of research associate to work on an exciting project designed to understand the mechanisms that underlie the magnitude, breadth and durability of humoral and cellular immune responses to vaccination against viral infections in humans.
The selected candidate will be expected to perform the following functions:
Work as part of a team to organize and perform experiments
Work with primary human samples to archive and perform complex immunological and biochemical assays, multicolor flow cytometry and neutralization assays
Work with mammalian expression systems for protein purification
Design, validate, document, and troubleshoot laboratory experiments
Responsible for analyzing and interpreting data using appropriate statistical methods
Develop and maintain knowledge of immunology and virology of infectious diseases, particularly SARS-CoV-2
Able to adhere to and work against clearly defined timelines and schedules
Maintain accurate records, produce periodic reports, make scientific presentations and contribute to manuscript writing as required by the project manager
Qualification & Experience required:
PhD in biological sciences (awarded or thesis submitted)
Excellent written and verbal communication required with exceptional organizational skills
Knowledge in the use of personal computers and their applications
Prior hands-on experience in working either with (i) multicolor flow cytometry including staining, data acquisition and analysis on FlowJo or (ii) pathogenic micro-organisms (BSL-2, BSL-3)
Prior publications in immunology and/or infectious disease
Number of positions: 1
Duration: 12 months
Salary: Remuneration will be as per Department of Science and Technology norms.
Age limit:40 years
Submission Deadline: Applications will be screened on a rolling basis until filled.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should email to (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.