JRF/​Project Assistant

 Haryana, India


Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of project-JRF/Project Assistant in the research area of circadian biology under the MoES Project to understand the stress related perturbance in circadian regulation of physiology and biochemistry in phytoplanktons.

Project Description: Many key physiological processes are driven by the endogenous circadian clock. Using simple unicellular marine phytoplanktons this project aims to understand how increase in temperature and dissolved carbon dioxide impinge on the circadian clock driven physiology and biochemistry in these single celled marine organisms. They will employ biochemical, microscopy, molecular biology and high throughput ‑omics tools to study the stress driven changes in circadian physiology.

Apart from the project the person will assist in daily operations of the laboratory that includes maintenance of project related inventories and ordering of consumables. Appropriate training and supervision specific to the project will be provided.


Three years (initially for six months, which is extendable to up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance and mutual interest).


As per DST norms (Candidates without NET/GATE qualification may be considered for project assistant post with reduced salary as per MoES/​DST rule).


  • MSc (or equivalent) in any subject related to life sciences with a minimum of 60% Marks or CGPA of 7.0 and above at a scale of 10.
  • Preferably having qualified CSIR-UGC NET or GATE or any other national level exam conducted by national agencies like DBT, DST, ICAR, ICMR, DAE, MHRD, DRDO, IIT, IISER etc with a valid score.
  • Candidates should be below 28 years of age at the time of application.


Candidates with hands-on research experience and ability to generate and handle large scale NGS data will be preferred. Working knowledge in biochemical, molecular biology assay, bioinformatics and previous knowledge of protein related work is desired but not mandatory.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email their CV with relevant details of laboratory research experience and contact details (email and contact number) of at least three referees to Dr. Sougata Roy at sougata.​roy@​ashoka.​edu.​in

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