Post Doctoral Fellowship (Biotechnology) at IIT Roorkee: Apply by July 8: Expired

Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellowship (Biotechnology) at IIT Roorkee for the year 2021. The last date of application submission is 8 July 2021.

The Department of Biotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee invites applications from outstanding and enthusiastic researchers for post-Doctoral position under the mentorship of Dr. Ranjana Pathania, Professor, focussed on ‘Molecular Biology, Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology’ to work on “Deciphering the Mode of Action and Pharmacokinetic Properties of Novel Antibacterial Lead Molecules Discovered in Primary Screening Carried out Recently”.


The prospective candidate is expected to have a strong background in one or more areas within Biotechnology such as- Molecular Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Chemical Genetics and antibacterial mechanistic studies. Candidate should be passionate about working on cutting edge research leading to high impact publications and products.

Essential qualifications: The prospective candidate should have Ph.D. in Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Molecular Microbiology with special emphasis in related areas of the project titled above with first class in the preceding degree.

Desirable qualifications: 1 or 2 years of experience/ specialization in screening, isolation and exploitation of natural metabolites/ synthetic chemical libraries for bioactive molecules as antibacterials and mechanistic studies and molecular biology assays. The prospective candidate should have at least two SCI publications with IF > 3.0 in the core journals related to the area of proposed work listed above or one paper with IF>3.0 in the core journals related to the area of proposed work listed above and a patent in the related area of biotechnology/ Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry/Molecular Microbiology.


Candidates can apply with cover letter, curriculum vitae with a contact phone number, list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted), research statement describing past research and plans for future research in the context of the title of project by e-mail (for email, Subject Line: Application for Postdoc position in “Deciphering the Mode of Action and Pharmacokinetic ………carried out Recently” and all the documents arranged in one PDF file named as “Candidate Name Institute of PhD Degree_Year of PhD”), not later than July 8th 2021 (3PM) to: Email: ranjana.pathania[at]bt.iitr.ac.in, Phone: +91-9161305971.

Duration & Amount

The duration of the fellowship will be of one year extendable to another year depending on the progress of the work. The candidate is expected to join the department as soon as the offer letter has been released. The fellow will receive a consolidated pay as below in addition to the contingency grant of Rs. 50,000/- per annum. First & Second Year (if extended): Rs. 55,000/- per month.


The walk-in interview for the Post-Doctoral position will be held by WebEx online meeting on 09-07-2021 (3:00 PM).

Click here to view the official notification of Post Doctoral Fellowship (Biotechnology) at IIT Roorkee.

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