Research Assistant

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


Applications are invited for up to THREE posts of RESEARCH ASSISTANT (RA) on a temporary basis for the Chromatin Biology Project in the Soft Condensed Matter Group of the Institute. They seek motivated individuals with good academic background with an aptitude to explore and master the functioning and use of scientific equipment and an eagerness to learn new techniques. 

Upper Age Limit: The upper limit is 45 years, as on the last date for closing of applications.

Job Description: RA will be responsible for setting up invitro experiments on chromatin assembly for single molecule biophysics experiments. Extensive hands-on experience of molecular biology techniques handling DNA and protein is a must.


The position is for 1 year and may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years, with regular evaluation. The first 6 months of appointment will be under probation.


A consolidated remuneration of Rs. 31,000/- plus HRA per month will be paid to the selected candidates.


M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. degree in any field of Biotechnology/​Life Sciences/​Chemical Sciences with at least 1 year of academic/​industrial research work experience in molecular biology and DNA and protein biochemistry.


Desirable: Experimental work experience in a research lab in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, and microscopy imaging.

Candidates with experience with chromatin assembly, DNA-protein complex assembly, CRISPR-Cas9 work, and handling RNA work will be preferred. Hands-on experience with quantitative techniques like UV-vis absorption, white-light and/​or fluorescence microscopy, and density gradient fractionation will be preferred. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary lab environment, detail and math oriented, excellent documentation skills, and should have a quantitative approach in research. Familiarity with Excel, Onenote, as well as any programming language is desirable.

To Apply

Interested candidates can apply by filling up an online form. In the online form, the applicant will be required to upload PDFs/​Images of all the relevant documents, including:

  1. Scanned color copies of Educational Certificates and mark sheets.
  2. Curriculum Vitae. Should include detailed a description of the research projects done.
  3. Statement of purpose (500 words max), as to what motivates the applicant to apply for the above post and why the applicant is the appropriate choice for the opening.
  4. A recent passport size photograph and the image of the candidate’s signature.
  5. Each applicant would need to provide references of two individuals whom the Institute could contact for referral letters.

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