Panjab University PhD RA

Panjab University PhD RA Job For Life Sciences – Applications Invited

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University Institute of Engineering and Technology
South Campus, Sector -25, Panjab University,
Chandigarh

Advertisement for the appointment of Research Associate (RA) under “SERB” funded project

Applications are invited for one position of Research Associate (RA) in the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) sponsored research project entitled sanctioned to the undersigned.

Name of the Post – Research Associate

No. of Posts – 01

Name of the Project – “Development of Engineered, biocompatible and fluorescent carbon dots for effective targeting and treatment of ovarian cancer”

Principal Investigator – Dr. Nishima, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Duration – Initial appointment for six months, extendable based on performance. The position is temporary and co-terminus with the

project.

How to Apply 

Interested candidates may submit their application (on plain paper or via email) along with a detailed resume (with email & contact no.), attested copies of certificates and work experience to the undersigned latest by 05.07.2023 (Wednesday). The interview date will be intimated later.

Last date to apply: 05.07.2023 (Wednesday).

Note: No TA / DA shall be paid for attending the interview.

Dr. Nishima
(Principal Investigator)
Department of Applied Sciences
UIET, Panjab University, Sector-25
Chandigarh-160014
Email: [email protected].

Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the field of Life Science/ Chemistry/ Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Immunology/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Biophysics/ Pharmacy

Desirable: Prior knowledge/expertise in cell culture, chemistry and nanoscience

Salary: The selected candidate will be paid salary + HRA as per SERB rules.

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Hey, all the very best and we hope you get selected for this Research Associate post at Panjab University, do check out all of the possible interview questions and the answers.

  1. Can you explain the significance of carbon dots in the context of targeting and treating ovarian cancer? Answer: Carbon dots are emerging nanomaterials with unique optical properties and biocompatibility. In the context of ovarian cancer, carbon dots can be engineered to selectively target cancer cells, deliver therapeutic agents, and provide real-time imaging for diagnosis and treatment monitoring. Their fluorescent properties allow for precise localization, while their biocompatibility ensures minimal toxicity and better patient outcomes.
  2. How does your Ph.D. research align with the objectives of this project in the field of Life Science/ Chemistry/ Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Immunology/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Biophysics/ Pharmacy? Answer: During my Ph.D., I focused on [mention specific area of research]. This research involved [describe relevant techniques or methodologies]. The knowledge and skills I acquired in [specific field] are directly applicable to this project. For example, my expertise in [mention relevant techniques, such as cell culture, chemical synthesis, or nanomaterial characterization] can contribute to the development and characterization of the engineered carbon dots for ovarian cancer targeting and treatment.
  3. How would you approach the synthesis and characterization of the engineered carbon dots for this project? Answer: Firstly, I would review the literature to identify suitable synthesis methods for carbon dots. I would optimize the synthesis parameters to achieve the desired properties, such as biocompatibility and fluorescence. Characterization would involve techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), UV-Vis spectroscopy, and fluorescence spectroscopy. I would also perform surface functionalization to enhance targeting capabilities. Rigorous quality control and validation of the synthesized carbon dots would be an integral part of the process.
  4. Can you discuss your experience with cell culture and its relevance to the project? Answer: Throughout my academic and research journey, I have gained extensive experience in cell culture techniques. I am proficient in maintaining various cell lines, performing cell-based assays, and evaluating cellular responses. In the context of this project, cell culture techniques would be crucial for testing the biocompatibility, cellular uptake, and therapeutic efficacy of the engineered carbon dots in ovarian cancer cells. I am well-versed in handling different types of cells and ensuring proper experimental controls to obtain reliable results.
  5. What are the potential challenges in developing carbon dots for effective targeting and treatment of ovarian cancer, and how would you address them? Answer: Developing carbon dots for ovarian cancer treatment may involve challenges such as optimizing their targeting specificity, ensuring biocompatibility, and achieving efficient drug delivery. To address these challenges, I would employ a multidisciplinary approach. Collaborating with experts in cancer biology and nanomedicine could provide valuable insights. Rigorous characterization and in vitro/in vivo evaluations would be performed to assess the targeting efficiency, cytotoxicity, and therapeutic efficacy of the carbon dots. Continuous optimization and adaptation of the design based on experimental results and feedback would be vital to overcoming these challenges.

Note: The answers provided here are general guidelines. It’s advisable to tailor your responses based on your own experience, qualifications, and familiarity with the specific project and job requirements.

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