Project Associate-II

 Kolkata, West Bengal


Molecular Insights into Ligand-selective and Cholesterol-specific Activation of the GPCR Serotonin1A Receptor with GPU-enabled High-performance Computing


The project explores the ligand-selective conformational dynamics of serotonin1A and the role of cholesterol on its regulation using GPU-enabled high-performance computing, Markov state Modelling and free energy simulations.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandipan Chakraborty, Assistant Professor (Grade II) Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Kolkata

Co-Principal Investigator: Prof. Amitabha Chattopadhyay, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, Membrane and GPCR Biophysics and Biology Group, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad


Approx. 3 years. Initial appointment for 1 year; extendable depending on satisfactory yearly performance


Consolidated amount of Rs. 43,400 per month (including all the allowances)


Master of Science/​Technology degree in Biotechnology/​Biophysics/​Biochemistry/​Physical Chemistry with minimum 60% marks or equivalent grade from any recognized University. 


  • Two-year research experience in research and development in Industrial and Academic institutions. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Biomolecular simulation, Free energy calculations and Markov state Modelling. 
  • Applicants with GATE/UGC-CSIR NET (JRF/LS) /DBT-JRF score will be preferred.

To Apply

Applicants are requested to e‑mail CV with a cover letter as a SINGLE PDF to the PI at schakraborty8@​kol.​amity.​edu or sandipanchakraborty.​13@​gmail.​com. Final date and time will be informed to shortlisted applicants only via email

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