Research Fellow, Microscopy and Instrumentation

 Hyderabad, Telangana


The lab of Dr Adish Dani at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Hyderabad, invites applications for research projects involving high-resolution microscopy, instrumentation as well as computational image analysis. Research studies in the lab develop microscopy tools to address questions in cell biology and neurobiology. We seek a well-qualified, enthusiastic and collaborative person to assist in the setup, maintenance, development of optical microscopy rigs as well as participate in experiments and data analysis. Candidates with experience writing custom scripts in Python, Matlab, LabView for instrument control and data analysis are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with basic analog/​digital circuit design, signal processing and strong quantitative skills are desired. Primary responsibilities include assistance in image acquisition and analysis, writing and modifying programs in Python to control the operation of various instruments via the computer interface on custom-built microscopy rigs. Future projects also involve incorporating computational Machine Learning (ML) tools for automated analysis of images or videos. The candidate must be self-motivated, capable of working independently, and in a collaborative setting. A strong work ethic, good communication skills and ability to maintain organized records is essential. Candidates that have a research background in engineering, computer science, physics ‑with an interest in biology research applications, as well as candidates from biology background with significant skills in instrumentation or programming are encouraged to apply. The lab as well as the research environment at TIFR Hyderabad is highly inter-disciplinary offering a variety of learning opportunities.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in any branch of science and engineering. 
  • Proficiency with Matlab, Python, programing for scientific instrumentation and data analysis. 
  • Experience with optics or microscopy.
  • Experience working on a research project is desired.
  • Research Fellow (JRF/SRF) appointments require qualification of any national level exam such as GATE/CSIR/NET/ amongst others. 

To Apply

Suitable candidates are requested to submit via email, the following application materials to microscopy.​recruit@​gmail.​com

A one page write-up summarizing your past research/​training experience and how this position helps in your career development. In addition, candidates should submit a CV, and contact details of three potential referees.

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