Advt No.24/2022 : Appointment of Project Scientist - I on a contract basis

Applications are invited for the post of Project Scientist I to work on exciting projects related to molecular and cellular mechanisms involving host-pathogen interactions during intracellular infections.

Job description:

  • Perform hands-on laboratory work, independently or together with colleagues in BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories

  • Responsible for carrying out laboratory tests such as culture and characterization of clinical isolates, infection assays including but not limited to cell culture and animal models of infections, drug testing, microscopy-based readout as well as RT-PCR, to produce reliable and reproducible data

  • Responsible for analysing and interpreting data using appropriate statistical methods

  • Design, validate, document and troubleshoot laboratory experiments

  • Ensuring availability of all paper and electronic records etc.

  • Preparing regular reports and summaries, participating in consortium meetings

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

  • Maintaining strict adherence to timeliness/punctuality scheduled in advance

Qualification & Experience required:


  • PhD in biological sciences, preferably infection biology

  • Prior experience in working with infectious agents and biological specimens (BSL-2, BSL-3)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication is required with exceptional organizational skills

  • Knowledge of the use of personal computers and their applications

Highly Desirable

  • Prior publications in infectious disease, either virology or immunology

  • Prior experience in culture and maintenance of infectious agents such as M. tuberculosis, SARS-Cov2

  • Prior experience in assay miniaturisation/assay development

  • Prior experience in working with automated / semi-automated liquid handling platforms

Number of positions: 1

Duration: 1 year, with the possibility of extension

Salary: on par with Project scientist 1 DST positions.

Age limit: 35 years

Submission Deadline: Dec 31 2022

The following documents are required to Apply:

1. Submit your recent CV (with the names and contact details of at least two scientific referees) in PDF format in the CV tab

2. Upload the cover letter explaining briefly why you are suited for this application in the Experience tab


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