IISER Tirupati JRF Vacancy

IISER Tirupati JRF Vacancy For MSc Plant, Life Sciences, Botany, Biotech

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Advertisement No.: 31/2023

Recruitment for the post of “Junior Research Fellow” under funded project

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,  Govt. of India, for promotion of high-quality science education and research in the country.

Institute invites applications from Indian nationals for the following position on contract

Name of the post: Junior Research Fellow

No. of post: 01

Name of the project: Improved root nodule formation in groundnut by overexpressing
genes linked with receptor-mediated signaling.

Description: This project aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms of symbiotic nodule development with the long-term goal of re-engineering these pathways to address environmental and agricultural challenges.

Funding Agency: 

Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences Ministry of Human

Resource Development Implemented by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Principal Investigator : Dr. Swarup Roy Choudhury

Project Code: 30520070

Tenure: The position is temporary and co-terminus with the project.

Age:  Not more than 28 years as on the closing date of application.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should send their CV and application by email addressed to [email protected] attaching the duly filled application form available below this advt. (converted into PDF) on or before the last date i.e. 10 August, 2023 by 5.00 P.M. No other application form will be accepted.
  •  All shortlisted candidates will be intimated by email and can attend the interview via online scheduled to be held on 14 August 2023 at 10.00 A.M. at IISER Tirupati.
  • The print out of the application form sent by email signed and dated by the applicant along with recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. would be collected at the time of interview. Applicant must bring all the original certificates at the time of interview for the purpose of verification, along with one set of photocopies.

Last date: 5.00 P.M. on 10th August, 2023


  1. Appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice
    or compensation on termination of the research project.
  2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment / absorption in Funding
    Agency or in IISER Tirupati.
  3. Appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of
    the funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
  4.  The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized
    Universities / Institutions.
  5. The prescribed educational qualifications are the bare minimum and mere
    possession of same does not entitled candidates to be called for interview. Where
    number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it will not
    be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the
    recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader may restrict the
    number of candidates for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into
    consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum
    prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the
    candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at
    the time of applying.
  6. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
  7. Selected candidates will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer.
  8. No interim enquiries / correspondence / communication of any sort will be
    entertained on the matter.
  9. Canvassing in any form and / or bringing any influence, political, or otherwise, will
    be treated as a disqualification for the post applied for.
  10.  Candidate selected for this position can also apply for the regular PhD program of
    IISER Tirupati, provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.Sc. in Botany / Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Agricultural sciences / Plant sciences or equivalent degree with CSIR / UGC NET-JRF or DBT-JRF, GATE or CSIR-LS rank holder  (<200 rank), DST-INSPIRE applicant

Desirable: Experience in Plant Molecular Biology and Plant tissue culture.

Fellowship:  Rs. 31,000/- + 8% HRA per month (Consolidated).

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Possible interview questions may be asked for JRF Position at IISER

1.Can you tell us about your educational background and how it aligns with the requirements of this Junior Research Fellow position? Answer: I have completed my M.Sc. in Plant Sciences and have qualified CSIR NET-JRF and GATE with an impressive rank. My academic background and qualifications in Life Sciences make me well-suited for this research project that focuses on improved root nodule formation in groundnut by overexpressing genes linked with receptor-mediated signaling.

2. What specific experiences do you have in Plant Molecular Biology and Plant Tissue Culture, which are mentioned as desirable qualifications for this position? Answer: During my academic journey, I have actively participated in various research projects related to Plant Molecular Biology, gaining valuable hands-on experience in techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, and gene expression analysis. Additionally, I have worked extensively with plant tissue culture, including micropropagation and somatic embryogenesis, during my coursework and internships.

3. How do you plan to contribute to the investigation of molecular mechanisms of symbiotic nodule development as part of this research project? Answer: As a Junior Research Fellow, my primary focus will be on conducting experiments related to the molecular mechanisms of symbiotic nodule development in groundnut. I will work closely with the project team, including the Principal Investigator, Dr. Swarup Roy Choudhury, to design and execute experiments, analyze data, and contribute to the overall research objectives.

4. Can you elaborate on any previous research experiences or projects that have prepared you for this position? Answer: During my M.Sc. program, I had the opportunity to work on a research project that investigated the genetic regulation of stress responses in rice plants. This experience allowed me to gain insights into various molecular biology techniques and the process of conducting experiments in a laboratory setting. I also presented my findings at a regional conference, which enhanced my presentation and communication skills.

5. How do you plan to handle the time-sensitive nature of this project, considering it is co-terminus with the research funding? Answer: I am well aware of the time constraints associated with this project, and I am fully prepared to dedicate my time and efforts to meet project milestones and deadlines. Effective time management, meticulous planning, and open communication within the research team will be essential in ensuring that we make steady progress towards achieving the project’s goals.

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