PhD/​JRF Position

 Mohali, Punjab


Synthetic biology and bio-products


Applications are invited from highly motivated NET qualified candidates for PhD position in the research group of Dr. Anmoldeep Randhawa and Prof. Uttam Chand Banerjee. The successful candidate will be provided Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) available in a DST funded AMITY-ICGEB collaborative project. The project duration is three years, and it is related to engineering filamentous fungi for bioplastic precursor. The successful candidate shall carry out research in the field of synthetic biology and bioproducts.

Jobdescription: The selected candidate will be conducting Molecular/​Synthetic biology experiments to engineer the genome of filamentous fungi. The candidate will register for the PhD program at Amity University and will fulfil all the requisite duties and responsibilities towards attaining the PhD degree. The candidate will also be involved in preparing detailed technical reports summarizing the result and for the timely submission of these reports.


The project duration is three years, and it is related to engineering filamentous fungi for bioplastic precursor


The salary will be as per DST norms, based on qualification and experience, and only for the tenure of the sanctioned project. 


M.Sc/ M.Tech, Life Sciences or other related field with experience in molecular biology techniques are eligible to apply. The candidates must have NET qualified to avail the fellowship and pursue PhD at Amity University Punjab.


Desirable qualifications: Candidates having prior research experience in handling eukaryotic microbes (yeast, fungi, and algae etc.), and performing metabolic and genome engineering will be preferred.

To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV along with a cover letter to arandhawa@​pb.​amity.​edu. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

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