Application for the post of a JRF / Project Assistant (PA) in a research project funded by the SERB, India


Title: Protein folding dynamics at the single-molecule level

This project aims to design protein constructs by systematically varying parameters that contributes in the folding pathway, and quantify the effects at the single-molecule level using high-precision home-build Magnetic Tweezer. The selected candidate is expected to either focus on Instrumentation or molecular Biology part initially depending upon interests, and eventually explore the other aspect.

We are an interdisciplinary research group who use single molecule techniques to understand biology quantitatively. To know more about our research interests, please visit our web-page.

Positions: One

Duration: One year and extendable upon evaluation.

Emoluments (year wise): 

For JRF: INR 31000/ 31000/ 35000 + HRA (As per project norms)

For PA: INR 25000 + HRA (As per project norms)

Essential Qualifications: 

The applicants should hold a 5 yr master degree in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or 4 yr-engineering degree in any discipline. The candidate must have qualified GATE and or NET to be considered for JRF. Candidates with no GATE/NET may be considered for the post of a Project Assistant.

 It is essential that the candidates have strong interests in learning some of the state-of-the art single molecule techniques we routinely perform in lab using AFM and fluorescence microscope. Interested applicants should fill up Google application form from the attached link and upload a 1-page cover letter (describing their past accomplishments, research interests and career goals in three paragraphs) here:

Those who face problems with google forms, may directly email the SoP and CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state clearly in the email, why did you avoid google form.

Submission Deadline for Full Application: 15th September, 2022

Interview (Online): 18th – 20th September, 2022

Exact date, time and venue will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates by email.

Joining Date: Latest by 2nd week of October, 2022


Contact person:

Sabyasachi Rakshit, PhD

Associate Professor

The Wellcome Trust/ DBT Intermediate Fellow

Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli, Punjab 140306, India