A Junior Research Fellow/Ph.D. position is available at the Yenepoya Research Center (YRC) in the Translational Neuroscience laboratory headed by Dr. Arnab Datta. The Datta lab combines various preclinical models (such as OGD and MCAO models) and comparable clinical samples to discover potential therapeutic targets and biomarkers for neurological disorders using a systems biological approach. Stroke is the most debilitating among all neurological disorders and the predominant cause of adult morbidity with limited treatment options.
They seek to understand how perturbations in protein expression, protein secretion, and post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation mediate neurovascular dysfunction in brain injury and repair. In the pursuit, they use a combination of biochemical, flow cytometric, proteomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biological tools. It is expected that as a member of this lab, one will have an opportunity to be exposed to all these areas. They value a vibrant and collaborative environment where lab members share ideas, reagents, and expertise and desire to work on understanding the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke.
Funding: The position will be fully funded jointly by Yenepoya (deemed to be university) and DST-SERB Startup Research Grant.
The successful candidate must have an M.Sc./M.Pharm./M.Tech. in a relevant discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, pharmacy) and should have qualified in any National Level entrance examination such as GPAT/CSIR-NET/DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/UGC-JRF/GATE.
Industrial experience in pharma or biotech sector or prior hands-on experience with primary culture of brain cells or animals for neuroscience-related projects will be preferred.
Having publications in peer-reviewed journals will be an added advantage. Other requirements include the ability to work independently following training, strong verbal and written communication
Interested applicants should send a CV, names of 2 references, and a brief summary (max. 1 page, font: 11, Arial) of their future career goals to Dr. Arnab Datta: email@example.com. Please write “JRF application” in the subject header.