TIGS Research Associate Vacancy

TIGS Research Associate Vacancy For Plant Sciences, Biotech – Apply Now

TIGS Research Associate Vacancy For Plant Sciences, Biotech – Apply Now. PhD Plant Sciences, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics and Plant Breeding Candidates Apply. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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Research Associate position – funded by DBT (Job Code – 15)

(All applicants must list Job code number in their application to be considered)

TIGS is a program driven research institute with a focus on solving pressing societal challenges. We are seeking applications from enthusiastic candidate to join as Research Associate in DBT funded project to work on genome editing of crop plants.

Website: www.tigs.res.in.

Number of positions: 01

Duration: Initially for one year.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the above research position, please submit Cover letter with CV, lis

t of publications if any and with email, phone number and contact details of 2 referees at [email protected].

Applicants must list Job no JC – 15 in their application to be considered.

Application Deadline: July 02, 2023

Roles and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate is required to work on identifying candidate genes from various datasets to establish gene to phenotype relation for the targeted traits through genome editing approach; experience in bioinformatic tools; molecular biology and vector construction is an added advantage. The selected candidate is expected to develop tissue culture protocols and genome editing tools for new crop varieties, support ongoing efforts on molecular and phenotypic evaluation of genome edited lines.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements

  • PhD in Plant Sciences, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics and Plant Breeding or related discipline with 1-2 years of relevant research experience.
  • Preference will be given to the candidate with relevant research experience and a proven record of research publications in reputed journals.

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Possible Interview Questions:

  1. Can you describe your experience in identifying candidate genes from various datasets for establishing gene-to-phenotype relations in crop plants through genome editing? Answer: In my previous research, I have extensively worked on analyzing large-scale datasets to identify candidate genes associated with specific traits. I have used bioinformatic tools and techniques such as differential expression analysis, gene ontology enrichment, and pathway analysis to establish the relationship between genes and phenotypes. This approach has allowed me to prioritize target genes for genome editing experiments.
  2. How comfortable are you with bioinformatic tools and analyzing genomic data? Can you provide examples of tools or software you have used in your research? Answer: I am highly proficient in bioinformatic tools and analyzing genomic data. I have hands-on experience with tools such as BLAST, NCBI databases, Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), and various genome browsers. I have utilized software like R or Python for data manipulation, statistical analysis, and visualization. These tools have been instrumental in my research for interpreting and extracting meaningful insights from complex genomic datasets.
  3. Can you explain your experience in developing tissue culture protocols and genome editing tools for crop plants? Answer: Throughout my research, I have developed tissue culture protocols for various crop plants to establish efficient regeneration and transformation systems. I have optimized growth media, hormone concentrations, and culture conditions to achieve successful tissue culture outcomes. Additionally, I have worked on developing and implementing genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 or TALENs for introducing precise genetic modifications in plant genomes.
  4. How have you contributed to the molecular and phenotypic evaluation of genome-edited lines in crop plants? Answer: I have been actively involved in molecular and phenotypic evaluation of genome-edited lines in crop plants. I have conducted PCR-based screenings to confirm the presence of desired genetic modifications in edited plants. Moreover, I have performed molecular characterization using techniques like qPCR, Southern blotting, or DNA sequencing to assess the stability and inheritance of the edits. Additionally, I have contributed to the phenotypic evaluation by conducting growth analysis, yield measurements, and analyzing morphological or physiological changes in edited plants.
  5. Can you provide examples of your research publications in reputed journals related to plant sciences, plant biotechnology, or genetics? Answer: I have published several research articles in reputed journals related to plant sciences, plant biotechnology, and genetics. For example, my publication titled “Identification and functional characterization of a candidate gene for drought tolerance in maize” was published in the Journal of Plant Physiology. In this study, we identified a key gene involved in drought response and conducted functional validation experiments. These publications reflect my contribution to the field and showcase my ability to conduct rigorous and impactful research.

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