Research Assistant

 Bengaluru, Karnataka


Applications are invited for up to THREE posts of RESEARCH ASSISTANT (RA) on a temporary basis for the Biophysics 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. 

Job Description: RA will be responsible for fabrication, characterization, and setting up single cell detection devices to study the mechanical properties of cells/​molecules in the Biophysics project in the Soft Condensed Matter group at RRI.

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


The position is for 1 year and may be extended up to a maximum of 2 years, with regular evaluation. 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./M.Tech or B.E./B.Tech in any field with at least 1 year of an academic research project or industrial work experience in the biophysics field.


Desirable: Experimental work experience in a lab in the fields of microfluidics, optics, biophysics, single molecule experiments, optical tweezers, AFM, optical microscopy, nanodevices, and/​or electric and electronic measurements on biological samples will be preferred. Familiarity with Arduino/​Raspberry Pi programming languages, LabVIEW, and/​or Matlab is desired. Some experience with handling biological cells, DNA and protein bio material is also desirable.

To Apply

Interested candidates can apply by filling up an online form. In the online form 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 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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