Research Fellow

 Rajasthan, India


Growth assessment, phenotyping and biochemical characterization of edible desert plants with machine learning approaches for environmental impact evaluation


Applications are invited for ONE position of Research Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Mukul Joshi, Prof. Pankaj Kumar Sharma and Dr. Tanmaya Mahapatra.

The selected candidate is encouraged to join the Ph.D. Program of BITS Pilani. Interested candidates may check the eligibility criteria and qualification process of the Ph.D. program of BITS Pilani (http://​www​.bit​sad​mis​sion​.com/​p​h​m​a​i​n​.aspx).

  • This is a cross-disciplinary work involving plant physiology, plant biochemistry and computer science.
  • Understanding the growth characteristics, phenotyping and biochemical characterization along with artificial intelligence approaches for environmental impact evaluation of desert plants.


As per BITS Pilani norms.


₹37,000 — ₹42,000 per month (based on the year of PhD and performance)


M.Sc./ M.Tech. in Biotechnology / Botany or related biological science disciplines (with first division as defined by the awarding Institute/​University) from recognized Universities/​Institutes.


Highly desirable:

· Basic programming skills (Python, Java, R)

· Basic Unix Server admin (BASH shell)


· Data visualization and Plotting tools (Gnuplot)

· LaTex for report writing OR

Willingness to learn these topics by learning in additional courses in the computer science area within a period of 2.5 years from the date of joining.

· Candidates with wet-lab experience in plant physiology/​biochemistry will be preferred.

· Candidates with CSIR/UGC-NET or valid GATE scores are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please apply with CV and Cover letter (showing alignment and justification with the roles/​responsibilities/​requirements) using this Google form

Preliminary shortlisting will be based on a resume and/​or telephonic/audio-visual interview within a week of the last date of application. For the final interview, the candidate will be informed through e‑mail/​Phone for the interview. No TA/DA will be provided in case of a personal interview. For more details, please contact:

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