Presidency University MSc Biology

Presidency University MSc Biology, Biochem & Biophysics Research Position – Applications Invited

Advertisement for one Junior Research Fellow position in SERB sponsored research project at the Department of Life Sciences

Applications are invited from motivated Indian citizens for a JRF position in Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India sponsored research project entitled, “Characterization and Design of Transcription Factors as Optoswitches: Bringing Light to Gene Expression” under the supervision of Dr. Devrani Mitra, the principal investigator (PI).


a) M.Sc. or equivalent (any branch of Biology with interest in Biochemistry/Biophysics) with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade;
b) Qualification in the National Eligibility Test (NET) at the LS level or Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)

Fellowship Duration: 3 years (initial appointment for 1 year, which can be extended annually till the end of the project, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Stipend and other allowances: 31,000 INR + 24% HRA per month for JRF, as per SERB norms

Last date of application: June 28th, 2024

Date and time of interview: July 1st, 2024, 11AM (Only the shortlisted applicants will be notified by email)

Venue of interview: Department of Life Sciences (2nd floor, Derozio Building), Presidency

University, Kolkata.


  1. The candidate must email their a) latest CV including contact phone number and names of two referees, and b) statement of interest to the PI ([email protected]) on or before June 28th, 2024. The candidates are also required to bring hard copies of their application along with self-attested copies of their mark sheets/certificates, during the time of interview.
  2. The selected candidate may be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. program later subject to satisfactory work progress and essential qualification of NET (LS), as per university rules.
  3. No application will be considered after due date.
  4. No TA/DA will be given to the candidates for the interview.

Dr. Devrani Mitra, PI
Assistant Professor,
Department of Life Sciences,
Presidency University,
86/1 College Street, Kolkata

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