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Senior Research Fellows Under DST & MHRD Funded Project at IISER Thiruvananthapuram [2 Posts]: Apply by Feb 10 & 12: Expired

IISER Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for Senior Research Fellows under DST and MHRD funded project for the year 2021. The last date of application submission is 01 and 12 Feb 2021.

Senior Research Fellow (MHRD)

Project title: Epigenetic modulation of centromeres to produce in vivo haploids by triggering uniparental genome elimination in plants.

Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Govt. of India

Minimum Qualification: Post graduate degree in any area of biological sciences OR Graduate/Post Graduate degree in Professional course selected through a process described through any one of the following:
Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests- CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship(Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central government departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT,DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR,ICMR,IIT, IISc, IISER etc.,
Two years of research experience

Preference: Candidate should be highly motivated to do basic research in biology. Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology especially in cloning, designing and making gene constructs, growing and managing plants. Candidates who have experience in handling Arabidopsis plants is a plus but not mandatory.

Duration: 1 year, extendable based on performance upto 2 years or till completion of the project whichever is earlier

Application: ompleted applications should be sent by email to Dr. Ravi Maruthachalam (ravi[at], with the subject line “Application for MHRD Sponsored project: 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. Applications failing to the meet minimum criteria will not be considered.

Salary: Rs.35,000 + HRA as applicable

Age limit: 35 years ( upper age limit)

Application deadline: 10 Feb 2021


SRF (DST Project)

Project name: Noble-metal free advanced catalysts for hydrogen generation and fuel cell applications.

Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology

Minimum Qualification: M.Sc in Physics/Chemistry with a minimum of 60% marks and qualified in a National level Examination (e.g. CSIR-UGC, NET, GATE, JEST or equivalent) OR Selection to Master’s Degree in Professional course through National level examinations conducted by DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc and with minimum 2 years of research experience.

Preference: Experience in the area of electrochemical energy storage/generation, electro-/photo-catalysis for hydrogen generation. Publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Age limit: Below 32 years and relaxation will be given to ST/SC/OBC/Women candidates as per DST norms.

Tenure: 6 months, extendable based on performance

Application: Please send the following documents via e-mail as a single PDF file to Dr. M. M. Shaijumon (shaiju[at] with the subject “Application for SRF/DST-HFC”: Complete CV with list of publications; include contact details viz phone, email and postal address, Brief write up of your research experience (not more than 1 page), Names of two referees who can provide recommendation letters.

Salary: Rs. 35,000.00 + HRA

Application deadline: 12 Feb 2021

SRF (DST project) at IISER Trivandrum.


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