PhD Position

 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


Building Artificial Cells’ for Synthetic Biology, Drug Delivery, and Antibiotic Discovery applications


Applications are invited for the prospective Ph.D. candidates at Dr. Harsha Bajaj’s Lab at CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The project addresses mimicking cell characteristics, including mimicking membranes and genetic information, to build a Synthetic Cell’ for applications in understanding the membrane transport mechanism with implications in antibiotic resistance. Developing a dynamic Synthetic cell’ that responds to environmental cues will also have significant applications in Drug delivery. Visit https://​www​.har​shaba​ja​jlab​.com… for more details.

A post-graduate in Life Sciences or related areas with a valid fellowship is required. Selected candidates will work in an interdisciplinary environment of biology and chemistry with cutting-edge technology.


  • The candidate must have good academic track record with first-class M.Tech or M.Sc. in Life Science related areas. 
  • Candidates qualified with national-level Junior Research Fellowship such as CSIR/UGC/DBT/ICMR or equivalent will be preferred.


Desirable:- Have at least 6 months experience in wet-lab.

To Apply

Interested candidates may submit their detailed CV and Cover letter with subject PhD position” to the Principal Investigator, Dr Harsha Bajaj, Assistant Professor at CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology via email to harshabajaj@​niist.​res.​in

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