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Life Sciences Project JRF Position Available at Ahmedabad University

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Job Title: JRF (Junior Research Fellow)

No. of Vacancies: 01

Name of the Project: “Identification and characterization of a novel protein from Leishmania donovani with potential implication in cell death pathways” (File No. CRG/2019/002091).

Name of the PI: Professor Souvik Sen Gupta

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Duration of the Engagement: One year and extendable up to a maximum of two more years based on annual performance review. This position is co-terminus with the project. The total duration of the project is three years.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can submit their application with their curriculum vitae (CV) through email by writing to [email protected] with the following text in the subject of your email: “Application for JRF-SERB SSG Project” by June 20th, 2020. The CV should include details of academic grades starting from 10th standard onwards with details of the year of passing, university/college, etc. and also work experience and nature of work if applicable. Name and contact details of two referees must also be included in the CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Shortlisted candidates will be informed for the date of the interview by phone/email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Role Summary:

The project is sponsored by DST-SERB, India. The JRF will work at Biological and Life Sciences Division, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University to characterise a novel protein from Leishmania donovani which is hypothesised to be involved in the cell death pathway of Leishmania donovani, a unicellular kinetoplastid protozoan parasite. The research may also require performing some experiments in collaborating labs and research institutes.


  • Support in various ongoing research activities in the laboratory.
  • Assist with various academic and research activities including cell culture, laboratory experiments, ordering and maintenance of project reagents and equipment, progress report/manuscript writing, and maintaining project finances.
  • Hired personnel may have to train/teach undergraduate and graduate students for a day to day research activities.

Key Skills:

  • Candidates having a background in microbiology and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. The project requires a basic understanding of gene cloning.
  • Prior experience in cell culture, gene cloning (making gene-specific primers, working with vectors, restriction digestion, PCR) is highly desirable.


The candidate must have completed a Masters degree in any branch of Life Sciences with some research experience of working in a research laboratory. NET-LS and GATE qualified candidates are also encouraged to apply.

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