Project Coordinator

 Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra


Multidisciplinary approach for the design and development of novel ion-channel inhibitors for cancer therapy


Applications are invited from Indian citizens for a Project Coordinator position in the DBT sponsored project.

The project aims to investigate for the first time the nexus between a membrane channel protein (CLIC1) and a chaperone (Gankyrin) in cancer cell migration and invasion using an integrated approach encompassing tools in biophysics, biochemistry, cell biology, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, structure-based inhibitor design, small molecule screening and computational methods for the development of peptide or small molecule-based CLIC1 inhibitors for therapy.

In this multidisciplinary and multi-institutional project the selected candidate is expected to take the initiative in constructing protein interaction network, modeling protein complexes and characterizing them using state-of-the-art docking and MD simulations. The selected candidate will also be involved in using leads from synthetic chemistry labs to identify binding sites for peptide derivatives and small molecules.


Initially for 6 months and can be extended for two years, depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds.


Rs. 60,000/- per month consolidated.


Motivated Computational biologist and bioinformatician with a PhD degree in these areas with extensive knowledge and experience in databases, protein structure activity relationships and pathways such as the Reactome, with an understanding about protein networks and gene relationshipscan apply.


Ability to code and extract information is mandatory. Knowledge in medicinal chemistry is desirable.

To Apply

Eligible candidates may apply and send their CV and educational documents in pdf format to dd_​cri@​actrec.​gov.​in and the application should contain the subject Application for Project Coordinator”.

The application should include a cover letter supporting their candidature.The last date of application is 23rd December till 3:00 PM.

Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by email and notified about the interview date and timings.

The interview will be conducted in person. If the candidate is unable to attend in person they can write to projectstaff@​actrec.​gov.​in for online access.

The selected candidate will work in Dr Prasanna Lab, Protein interactome lab for structural and functional Biology, ACTREC

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