Apply for Multiple JRF Positions @ NIPER – Ahmedabad | Pharma & Chemistry Candidates Eligible

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for temporary Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position in the three different projects funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) –Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). The position is temporary and the offer will be initially for a period of ONE Year that can be extended further based on the performance and will be co terminus with the project. If the candidate also fulfils the institute criteria, admission in Ph.D through NIPER entrance may be considered. The requisite qualification & experience etc. for each project are given below.

Position I

Job Position : Junior Research Fellow

No. of Posts: 01

Project Title: Bio-engineered three-dimensional stem cell niche for intervertebral disc repair and regeneration.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Akshay Srivastava

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST) –Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Fellowship: Rs.25,000+20% HRA per month.

Qualifications:

  • Essential: M.Sc./M.S/M.Tech in Bioengineering/Biotechnology / Biomedical Engineering/Biochemistry/Pharmacy/chemistry.
  • Desirable: Work experience in polymer fabrication, polymer-protein or polymer carbohydrate bioconjugation, cell culture techniques, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular biology and in vivo rat-tail model is preferred. NET/GATE/GPAT qualified candidates will be given preference.

Job Description:

In this project, primary focus is to

  • Fabricate biofunctional hydrogel
  • Isolate specific annulus fibrosus stem cells
  • Developing in vitro hydrogel niche for annulus fibrosus stem cell growth and function

Position II

Job Position : Junior Research Fellow

No. of Posts: 01

Project Title: Dissecting Brain Reward Circuitry and CNS Comorbidities in Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Principal Investigator: Dr. Vinod Tiwari

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST) –Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Fellowship: Rs.25,000+20% HRA per month.

Qualification:

  • Essential: M.S Pharm/M.Pharm/M.Sc. in Pharmacology& Toxicology or Biotechnology
  • Desirable: Work experience in in-vivo model of pain and neuroscience along with molecular biology techniques is desirable. NET/GATE/GPAT qualified candidates will be given preference. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

In this project, selected candidate will be working on:

  • In-vitro and in-vivo models of pain and neuroscience in rodents.
  • Small animal surgeries (nerve injury and brain cannulation)
  • Molecular biology techniques including western blotting, immune histochemistry, RTPCR, cell culture etc.
  • Data entry and analysis using appropriate softwares such as excel, sigma stat etc
  • Writing manuscripts and presenting data in conferences

Position III

Job Position : Junior Research Fellow

No. of Posts: 01

Project Title: Aptamer targeted dendronized polymeric nanoparticles to deliver Anti-miRNA for treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Principal Investigator: Dr Rakesh K. Tekade

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST) –Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Fellowship: Rs.25,000+20% HRA per month.

Qualification:

  • Essential: M.Pharm/M.S/M.Tech in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Technology.
  • Desirable: Work experience in novel drug delivery systems, polymer fabrication, polymer-bioconjugation, cell culture techniques, molecular biology techniques is desirable NET/GATE/GPAT qualified candidates will be given preference.

Job Description:

The selected candidate will be working on project objectives not limited to:

  • Formulation development and characterization of DNA/microRNA/oligonucleotide loaded polymeric nanoparticles
  • Polymer bioconjugation
  • Evaluation of cellular binding, endosomal escape tendency
  • Stability, Cytotoxicity assay and transfection studies 5. Establishment of xenograft tumor mouse model
  • Evaluation of gene silencing and anticancer activity
  • Evaluation of organ toxicity

How to apply:  Online (Click here)

Last date: 15th June,2017.

Tentative date of interview: 27th June 2017.

Application Instructions:

  • Original certificates and self-attested copies of all certificates need to be presented before the interview for verification.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification of candidature.
  • Application should be strictly according to the attached format.

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