JRF/ SRF Under DBT BIRAC Funded Project at BITS Pilani, Goa [2 Positions]: Apply by June 20: Expired

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Applications are invited for JRF/ SRF Under DBT BIRAC Funded Project at BITS Pilani, Goa for the year 2021. The last date of application is 20 June.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) / Senior Research Fellow (SRF) (02 positions) to work on the abovementioned project sponsored by DBT BIRAC and Bill & Mellinda Gates foundation under the supervision of Prof. SrikanthMutnuri, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa campus, Goa.

Project Title

“Wastewater based Epidemiology and Screening for Covid 19″.

The primary aim of the proposal is to connect the analytical data from determining SARS-CoV-2 in multiple wastewaters with the known COVID-19 infection rate of a fixed population in India. Detection of non-infective RNA fragments of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater and/or sludge demonstrated a correlation between wastewater SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentrations and COVID-19 clinical case reports; the latter two further suggesting that the RNA concentrations could provide a 4- to 7-day advanced notice ahead of COVID-19 confirmed case data (WHO 2020)

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Eligibility requirements: M.Sc / M.Tech./M.E. in Biotechnology/ Life Sciences with first division. CSIR NET / UGC NET candidates are encouraged to apply.


Duration of the project: 01 year


Fellowship amount: as per DBT norms.


Interested candidates with the above mentioned qualification can send their applications and CV by 20th June 2021, to the Principal Investigator, by email srikanth[at]goa.bits-pilani.ac.in. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called for online interview in the fourth week of June 2021.

Click here to view the official notification for JRF/ SRF Under DBT BIRAC Funded Project at BITS Pilani, Goa.

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