Application for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow at IISER Mohali in a research project funded by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance


Title: Mechanistic insights into the regulation of fatty acid metabolism by envelope stress response pathways in bacteria

About the project: The project is focused on understanding the regulation exerted by envelope stress response pathways during aerobic metabolism of long-chain fatty acids in E. coli and examine the interconnection between long-chain fatty acid metabolism and envelope redox stress in pathogenic bacteria.

A complete list of publications from the lab is available at:

About the lab: We are interested in identifying and characterizing new players and networks in bacterial metabolism. We use a diverse array of tools ranging from high-throughput approaches to candidate-level genetics, microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry. More information about the lab is available at

Number of Positions: 1

Duration: 1 year (extendable based upon performance and availability of funds)

Essential qualifications and experience: Candidate must have a PhD in Biological Sciences with evidence of productivity [at least one research publication in Science Citation Index (SCI) journal]. Candidate should have training and experience in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA technology, bacterial genetics and physiology, and gene regulation. The candidate will be expected to design experiments, work at the bench, interpret data, and troubleshoot experiments independently.

Emoluments: As per DBT rules

How to apply: Candidates are requested to email their detailed CV (clearly mentioning the name, educational qualifications with Board/University, percentage of marks, year of passing, and details of their research experience) alongwith supporting documents as a SINGLE PDF ONLY to the Principal Investigator Dr. Rachna Chaba (email ID:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on or before 1st July 2023. Subject of the email must be “Application for DBT/Wellcome Trust postdoctoral position

Selection process: Based on essential qualifications and experience supported by necessary documents, only the shortlisted candidates will be informed via email about the interview details.

General Information:

  • Appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on termination of the research project.
  • Leaving of position will be done after one month of accepting resignation letter from candidate or on mutual understanding basis. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment / absorption in Funding agency.
  • Appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding agency, and liable to changes as directed by government/funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
  • The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities/ Institutions.
  • The prescribed educational qualifications are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle 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 screening/shortlisting, the project leader/ principal investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called 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.
  • Only those candidates who are invited will be able to attend the interview
  • No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
  • Selected candidates will have to join duty at the earliest on receipt of the offer letter.
  • No interim enquiries / correspondence / communication of any sort will be entertained on the matter.