Research Associate (Biological Sciences) Under DST Funded Project at JNU, New Delhi [2 Positions]: Apply by Oct 29: Expired

Applications are invited for Research Associate (Biological Sciences) Under DST Funded Project at JNU, New Delhi for the year 2021. The last date of application is 29 October.

Applications are invited for the position of 2 Research Associate in the DST funded project entitled “National Centre for Screening of Natural Products for Parasitic diseases”.


Candidates must have qualified NET.


The project will be focused on screening of small molecule inhibitors against the proteasomes of E. histolytica.

Essential qualification: PhD in any branch of Biological Sciences with at least one first author paper.

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Desirable: The candidate must have extensive experience in protein purification techniques along with some basic knowledge of molecular/cell biology techniques and animal cell culture. Experience in molecular modelling and optimization of compound series via structure-based drug design is desirable. Candidates with prior work experience with Entamoeba histolytica, along with above mentioned qualifications will be given preference.


Essential qualification: PhD in any branch of Biological Sciences with at least one first author paper.

Desirable: The candidate must have basic knowledge of molecular/cell biology techniques and animal cell culture. Candidate should be proficient in the following genetic engineering based recombinant DNA technologies:

  • Bioinformatics including primer designing, phylogenetic analysis, comparative genomics and proteomics analysis, homology modelling and virtual docking.
  • Molecular biological techniques including gene cloning; and, protein expression & purification.
  • Functional complementation assays in gene-knockout strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Genetic manipulation (genome editing) in the protozoan parasites: Leishmania donovani and Plasmodium falciparum. Includes synthesis of recombinant plasmid constructs for CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing; and, miRNA and siRNA-mediated mRNA knockdown, followed by electroporation-based transfections in the parasites.
  • Biophysical techniques including Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), Fluorescence spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism (CD), Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectrometry (TRFS), Raman spectrometry and Capillary electrophoresis.

Candidates with prior work experience with Leishmania donovani and Plasmodium falciparum cultures, along with above mentioned expertise will be given preference.


The applications should be addressed to Dr. Rohini Muthuswami and must reach by 17:30 pm on 29th October by email as follows:

The subject line of the Email should be in the format “your name_RA_applicant_DPRP”.

Candidates should submit a brief (about 1 page) summary of their research work and a copy of their CV (with names and e. mail contacts of two referees) along with the application.


INR 47000/- p.m.

Click here to view the official notification of Research Associate (Biological Sciences) Under DST Funded Project at JNU, New Delhi.

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