Recruitment of Junior Research Fellow on external projects

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high-quality science education and research in the country.

The Institute invites applications for the following positions on contract basis:

Name of Post Junior Research Fellow
Name of Project Development and Evaluation of diagnostics and Candidate VACcines for emerging SARS-Coronavirus-2 (DEC-VAC SARS)
Funding agency DST-SERB (Department of Science and Technology, Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi, India
Minimum Educational qualification
(as prescribed by the funding agency)
Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
  1. Post graduate degree in any area of biological sciences OR Graduate/Post Graduate degree in Professional course selected through a process described through any one of the following:
    1. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests- CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE
    2. The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central government departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
Preference Candidate should be highly motivated to develop candidate vaccine for COVID19. The researcher will also collaborate with CCMB and THSTI teams .
Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in molecular biology, immunology, especially in cloning, recombinant protein production, and basic microbiology.
Number of posts 1
Fellowship amount JRF: Rs.31,000 + HRA as applicable
Tenure of the post 1 year, extendable based on performance upto 3 years or till completion of the project whichever is earlier
Age Max. 30 years
Last date 23 January 2021
How to apply Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr. V. Stalin Raj (, with the subject line “Application for SERB DEC-VAC project: Your Name".

The application should attach a detailed resume with sufficient information of past research work, a one-page statement of interest in biological research. Please include contact details (phone number, email and postal address), a photograph, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers. Applications failing to the meet minimum criteria will not be considered. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

The shortlisted candidates will be informed on details of interview date and time by email.

Applicants must bring all certificates (original + one copy) at the time of joining for the purpose of verification and a photocopy of the same will need to be submitted.

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