Recruitment for posts on funded projects

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Education, 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:

No of posts available : 1

Name of Post SRF
Name of Project Epigenetic modulation of centromeres to produce in vivo haploids by triggering uniparental genome elimination in plants
Funding agency Ministry of Education, Govt. of India
Minimum Educational qualification (as prescribed by the funding agency)
  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.,
  2. Two years of research experience

Candidate should be highly motivated to do basic research in biology.
Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology especially in cloning, designing and making gene constructs, growing and managing plants. Candidates who have experience in handling Arabidopsis plants is a plus but not mandatory.

Number of posts 1
Fellowship amount Rs.35,000 + HRA as applicable
Tenure of the post 1 year, extendable based on performance upto 2 years or till completion of the project whichever is earlier
Age 32 years ( with relaxation of 5yrs for SC/ST & 3 yrs for OBC (non-creamy layer))
Last date 25 November 2021
How to apply

Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr. Ravi Maruthachalam (, with the subject line “Application for MHRD Sponsored 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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