BITS Pilani JRF Role

BITS Pilani JRF Role Available For MSc, MTech Life Sciences – Applications Invited

BITS Pilani JRF Role Available For MSc, MTech Life Sciences – Applications Invited. MSc, MTech biotechnology, life sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology candidates apply. JRF vacancy at Birla Institute Of Technology And Science for life science candidates. Life Science Job as JRF for MSc candidates. Please go through the post and apply now.

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Junior Research Fellow Position

Applications are invited from interested and motivated candidates from any life science background for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work in the following project sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) titled  “Understanding the novel role of PERK in the context of ER-mitochondrial communication in NAFLD” under the supervision of Dr. Shuvadeep Maity (PI, BITS Pilani – Hyderabad Campus). The project will involve experimental work along with bioinformatics work.

Position – Junior Research Fellow

Project title – Understanding the novel role of PERK in the Context of ER-mitochondrial Communication in NAFLD

Number of Vacancies – 1

Name of the PI – Dr. Shuvadeep Maity

Period – 24 months

Age Limit – 28 Yrs. (Age relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, women and physically handicapped candidates)

How to apply:

Interested candidates with the above-mentioned qualification can send their CV giving detailed information about the educational qualifications, research experience and published research papers if any, by 15th July 2023, to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Shuvadeep Maity email: [email protected]. Please note that only qualified and suitable candidates will be called for interviews. The interview schedule will be sent to candidates via email. Selected candidates may be permitted to register for the Ph.D. programme of BITS-Pilani subject to the fulfilment of the requirements of Ph.D. qualification process as per the institute norm.


  1. For any queries regarding the position, please email ([email protected]).
  2. The position mentioned is temporary and for the period duration of the project. If the performance of the candidate is found unsatisfactory, the position will be terminated with a 1-month notice.
  3. It is mandatory for the selected candidate to join the department and work in BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
  4. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview

Essential Qualification –

  • B.S.-M.S./M.Sc./MTech. or equivalent degree in biotechnology, life sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or a related discipline with at least 60% marks.
  • And *Selected in any one of the following: –
    1. National Eligibility Tests- CSIR –UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
    2. National-level examinations conducted by central Government departments and their agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
  • Non-NET/GATE candidates may also apply and may be considered for a suitable position.
  • Hands-on experience in basic molecular biology techniques is desirable. (Experience in Mouse handling is a plus, not mandatory)

Fellowship – As per the ICMR norm (Rs. 31,000-/month)

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Hello there, We are providing you with some of the expected questions and answers for your interview. Prepare well and attend the interview for Life Science Job as JRF. All the best!!!

Question: Can you provide an overview of your educational qualifications and relevant research experience? Answer: I hold a B.S.-M.S./M.Sc./MTech. degree in biotechnology with a specialization in molecular biology. During my academic journey, I have gained hands-on experience in various molecular biology techniques and conducted research projects in the field of biochemistry and microbiology. I have also published a research paper related to my work. Overall, my educational background and research experience make me well-equipped for the position of Junior Research Fellow.

Question: Have you qualified for any national level examinations or National Eligibility Tests such as CSIR-UGC NET or GATE? Answer: Yes, I have qualified the CSIR-UGC NET examination in the life sciences category. This demonstrates my proficiency in the subject and my eligibility for the position. I have also cleared the GATE examination, which further highlights my knowledge and understanding of the field.

Question: Can you describe your experience with basic molecular biology techniques? Answer: I have hands-on experience in various basic molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis, cloning, and DNA sequencing. I have successfully performed these techniques during my academic projects and research work. Additionally, I am familiar with cell culture techniques and have worked with mammalian cell lines for gene expression studies. While I don’t have direct experience with mouse handling, I am eager to learn and adapt to new techniques.

Question: What interests you about the project titled “Understanding the novel role of PERK in the Context of ER-mitochondrial Communication in NAFLD”? Answer: The project’s focus on exploring the role of PERK in ER-mitochondrial communication in the context of NAFLD is highly intriguing to me. NAFLD is a prevalent and complex metabolic disorder, and understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying its development is crucial. The involvement of PERK, a key regulator of cellular stress response, in ER-mitochondrial communication, presents an exciting avenue for investigation. I am eager to contribute to this research, unravel the underlying mechanisms, and potentially develop new therapeutic strategies.

Question: Are you interested in pursuing a Ph.D. program during your tenure as a Junior Research Fellow? Answer: Yes, I am highly interested in pursuing a Ph.D. program during my tenure as a Junior Research Fellow. BITS-Pilani has a reputable Ph.D. program, and being a part of it would provide valuable opportunities for further academic and research growth. I am committed to advancing my knowledge and contributing to scientific discoveries. If given the opportunity, I would gladly undertake the necessary requirements and fulfill the Ph.D. qualification process as per the institute’s norms.

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