Application for the position of Junior Research Fellow- 1 in a DBT Project


Project Titled: Sexual selection and the evolution of immune function

Project summary: The project aims to examine sexual selection and immune function in crickets. Towards this we will examine the relationship between secondary sexual characters in male crickets, immune function in crickets, female mate choice decisions and possible costs and direct/indirect benefit associated with these decisions.

 No. of positions: 01

Duration: 1 year (extendable after review)

Funding Agency: Department of BioTechnology

Emolument: As per DBT norms.


Eligibility: M.Sc. or equivalent degree in any discipline of Science or Engineering. Candidate should have cleared any national-level exam conducted by a central government department and their agencies such as DST, DBT, CSIR, UGC, IIT, ICMR etc (exams such as GATE, CSIR-UGC Net including lectureship etc.).

Candidates with experience in ecology/evolution/behaviour/immunology/entomology will be preferred. The project has both fieldwork and lab-based experimental work. The fieldwork will be conducted during night time as the project is on nocturnal insects and will be physically demanding. So, it is critical that the candidate is highly motivated and can handle working both in field and in lab and can work with diverse team members.


Application must be sent by email ONLY.

Email should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: ‘Application for JRF’ 

Application package should contain:

1)      A cover letter stating why you are a suitable candidate (maximum 300 words)

2)      Detailed CV (containing complete academic details and relevant experience)

3)     Copies of academic credentials (marksheet and degree)

4)      Certificate of qualifying exam

5)     Name and contact of at least two referees.

All this must be sent in a single file in .pdf form.


If required, shortlisted candidates may be asked to appear for an interview (in person or online). Please note that no TA/DA will be paid if the interview is conducted in person.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted till August 10th 2023.