Advt. No. 24/2016
Walk-in-interview for Research project Scientist Position
Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an academic institution established by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India with regional and global partnerships synergizing with the programmes of UNESCO as a Category II Centre. The primary focus of RCB is to provide world class education, training and conduct innovative research at the interface of multiple disciplines to create high quality human resource in disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of biotechnology in a globally competitive research milieu.
Job Title – Research Project Scientist
Title of Project: Identification of chemical compounds that modulates the taste behavior in Drosophila Melanogaster.
Duration: Initially for 1 year, may be extended on annual evaluation till the duration of the project
Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Chemical Engg./Bio-chemical Engg.with 3 or more year research experience, minimum 60% marks in M.Sc or equivalent degree and below 40 years of age.
Desirable: A newly established Drosophila Genetics and Neurobiology laboratory is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to understand the mechanisms of taste modulation in Drosophila melanogaster. To adjust in a constantly changing environment, animal behavior isshaped by the sensory stimuli it detects, previous experience and the internal state. Drosophila display verysimple and plastic taste behaviors like acceptance behavior with sugar and avoidance with bitter compounds,which gets modified by intrinsic and extrinsic cues. How physiological state such as hunger, satiety and thirstinfluence taste behaviors is an area of our interest. A chemical screen will be performed to identify natural/synthetic chemicals that modify taste behavior and acts on the central and peripheral nervous system of the fly.
Technical skills preferred:
- Proficiency in screening of fine chemicals via cheminformatics/bioinformatics using advanced software’s like chemwindows, chemaxon etc.
- Complete knowledge of wet and dry chemical & bio-chemical experimentations like micro extractions of chemicals.
- Proficient in MS Office applications, including word, excel, power point, and project management software applications.
- Expertise in spectroscopic analytical techniques:(a) Micro analysis in gas chromatographic techniques (GC-MSD) for screening chemical at ppm & ppb level. (b) Advanced GC software’s like EZ chrome and Chemstation. (c) Through knowledge of packed/capillary columns and GC detectors. (d) Mico analysis in high performance liquid chromatography. (e) Fluorescence and Confocal microscopy.
Principal investigator: Dr. Pinky Kain Sharma
Fellowship: Rs. 40,000 plus 30% HRA
Candidates are requested to bring all the documents for their qualifications along with filled in application form which can be downloaded from website. Candidates will be entertained for the interviews only after verification of the documents, having PhD Degree (provisional). Candidates reaching after 11.00 AM will not be entertained.
Date of Interview – 23rd December 2016
Time of Interview – 11:00 AM
Venue of Interview – Regional Centre for Biotechnology, NCR Biotech Science Cluster, 3rd Milestone, Faridabad-Gurgaon Expressway, Faridabad 121001, Haryana.Phone: 129-2848800.