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Please note that the Postdoctoral positions announced on this page are made by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance on behalf of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Fellow and the interested applicant is advised to write to the Fellow directly.

Postdoctoral fellow in a research project funded by a Wellcome-Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship Grant

Title: Molecular mechanism of Cell-cell adhesion by non-classical cadherins

This project aims to decipher the molecular mechanism of non-classical cadherins in cell-cell junction. Recently, non-classical Cadherin, cadherin-23 has been found at the cell-cell junction of Breast-cancer cells mediating both homotypic and heterotypic cell-adhesion with Fibroblasts. We are interested to understand the molecular and structural details of these molecules at the cell-cell junction.

We are an interdisciplinary research group who use single molecule techniques to understand biology quantitatively. To know more about our research interests, please visit our web-page.

Positions: One

Duration: One year and extendable up to 3 years upon evaluation

Emoluments: As per IISER Mohali

Essential Qualifications:

The applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD, and have a strong training in molecular biology and cell biology. Expertise in fluorescence based and AFM based imaging techniques and bioinformatics are desired. It is also essential that the candidates have strong first author publication history. Interested applicants should email their CV and a 1-page cover letter (describing their past accomplishments, research interests and career goals) along with names and contact information of three references to:

Submission Deadline for Full Application: 30th April, 2017

Interview (walk-in or skype): 15th May-17th May, 2017

Exact date, time and venue will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates by email.

Joining Date: 1st June, 2017

Contact person:

Sabyasachi Rakshit, PhD

Assistant Professor

Wellcome Trust/ DBT Intermediate Fellow

Centre for Protein Science, Design and Engineering

Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli, Punjab 140306





JRF and Post-doctoral positions in Stem Cell Research at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram

Principal Investigator: Dr Satish Khurana

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country.

The Institute invites applications for the following positions on contract basis:

Name of Post

Post-doctoral fellow (1), Junior research fellow/Project assistant (1)

Name of Project

Role of Periostin-Integrin-αv in adult and fetal hematopoiesis

Funding agency

Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance

Minimum Educational qualification

( as prescribed by the funding agency)

Post-doctoral Fellow

The candidate should have PhD in any field of biology or an MD.

Junior research fellow

The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in the Post-graduate degree in any area of Biology with NET qualification, OR Graduate Degree in a Professional Course in Biology with NET qualification, OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course in Biology.

In case a suitable candidate with the above qualifications is not found, candidates with a Masters’ degree in Biological Sciences may be appointed as Project Assistant if selected


All candidates should be highly motivated to do basic research in biology.

Post-doctoral fellow: Ideal candidates should have proven track record for academic research and technical proficiency in mice handling, cell culture, imaging and flowcytometry.

Junior research fellow/Project assistant: Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in basic biological tachniques. Preferrably a minimum of 6 months of work experince in conducting research in the field of biological research

Number of posts

JRF/Project assistant = 1 position

PDF = 1 position

Fellowship amount

Post-doctoral fellow: Rs. 36,000 + HRA

Junior research fellow: Rs. 25,000 + HRA

Project assistant: Rs. 16,000 + HRA

Tenure of the post

1 year, extendable based on performance


JRF/Project assistant: 32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms

Post-doctoral fellow: 35 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms

Last date

5th March, 2017

How to apply

Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr. Satish Khurana (, with the subject line “India alliance stem cells JRF/Post-doctoral fellow position-Your Name".

The application should attach a detailed resume with sufficient information of past research work, a one page statement of interest in biological research. Please include contact details (phone number, email and postal address), a photograph, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers. Research experience should be supported by a certificate from the previous employer/s. Candidates should bring originals of all applicable certificates (qualifying degrees, national examinations, category certificate, etc) during the interview. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing for the interview. Applications failing to the meet minimum criteria will not be considered. Interviews may be conducted over skype videoconferencing only in exceptional cases if the applicant indicates this beforehand. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.


The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email on details of interview date, time and venue and it will also be put up on the website

A printed copy of the application form sent by email signed and dated by the applicant along with recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. will be collected at the time of interview.

Applicants must bring all certificates (original + one copy) at the time of interview for the purpose of verification.

General Information

1. Appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on termination of the research project.

2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in Funding Agency or in IISER Thiruvanathapuram.

3. Appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.

4. The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities/Institutions.

5. The prescribed educational qualifications are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitled candidates to be called for interview. Where number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it will not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader/ Principal Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.

6. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.

7. Selected candidates will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer.

8. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on the matter.