Advt No.20/2021 : Appointment of Research Associate I on Contract Basis

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.

Job description:

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: 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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