Advt No.21/2022 : Facility Assistant for High throughput/High Content Screening facility

Applications are open for the position of facility assistant of the HCS facility at NCBS/inStem/C-CAMP, Bangalore.

The HCS Research Core Facility provides infrastructure and expertise for assay development, assay miniaturization, and chemical and genetic screening (phenotypic cell-based as well as target-based screens). This includes expertise in cell culture, robotics platforms, chemical and genetic libraries, high-content imaging and data analysis. The facility develops and adapts various screening-related methods to provide cutting-edge solutions for individual research projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with end users for miniaturizing assays for screening platforms as well as provide other automation solutions using the available robotics

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the High throughput/High Content Screening core facility, including the cell culture lab, automated microscopes and robotics platform under the supervision of the facility head.

  • Assist in training programs for students and trainees to learn hands-on assay development, miniaturization, screening and analysis

  • Perform routine QA/QC procedures on instruments and routine assays

  • Ensure routine maintenance on instrumentation and servers

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Masters in Science, or 4-year Bachelor in Engineering / Technology in life sciences

  • Prior experience in working in a research environment with added experience in handling and manipulating of cell culture

  • prior experience with assay development, assay miniaturization and automation is strongly desirable

  • Experience using statistical packages, image analysis software, data visualization and coding skills is a plus

  • Strong analytical skill, good organizational and communication skills

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written

No. of posts: 1

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills, in line with institutional norms.

Deadline: 13th December 2022

Please carefully read the instructions below:

Candidates MUST upload a CV/resume AND a MANDATORY one-page COVER LETTER written by the candidate describing your background and the reason and interest for applying to this position.

Please note that candidates applying without a proper cover letter will NOT be considered.


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