IISER Pune – Junior Research Fellow Vacancy

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country. Institute invites applications from Indian nationals having excellent academic record for the following position purely on temporary and contractual basis under the funded project:

Name of the PostProject Fellow (Junior Research Fellow)
Number of posts01 (One)
Name of the ProjectUnderstanding the role of mitochondrial-associated membrane proteins (MAMs) modulated type-I interferon signaling for targeted cell death in ageing breast cancer patients
Funding agencyDepartment of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.
Minimum Educational QualificationM.Sc. in Biochemistry or Life Sciences or equivalent qualification with relevant specialization with minimum 60% marks / equivalent grade with valid CSIR-UGC-NET / GATE or equivalent scorecard
PreferenceCandidates having experience in Mass Spectrometry based Proteomics and background in Protein Biochemistry, Mammalian Tissue Culture, and Molecular Biology will be preferred
Tenure of the appointmentInitially for a period of 6 months, extendable for further period subject to satisfactory performance of the incumbent and continuation of the project
Consolidated emolumentsRs. 31,000/- + 24% HRA per month
AgeNot more than 28 years as on last date of application


  • Interested candidates should send the application by email in the prescribed format available below this advertisement by email (convert into PDF Format) addressed to bio_app@iiserpune.ac.in on or before January 25, 2021. Please mention “Advt. No. 03/2021” in the subject line of the email.
  • List of shortlisted candidates for selection process (to be carried out preferably over video call) with details of date & time will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and the shortlisted candidates will be informed by e-mail only. Therefore, please mention active Mobile Number and Email ID in the application form.
  • Recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, and experience etc. Will be collected and verified at an appropriate stage.

General Information / details about the post:-

  1. The appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on termination of the project.
  2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment / absorption in Funding Agency or in IISER Pune
  3. The appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
  4. The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions
  5. The prescribed educational qualification is the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for selection process. Where number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to carry out selection process for all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the selection process to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration qualification/s and experience/s over and above the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.
  6. Age relaxation commensurate with experience of the applicant may be considered with the prior approval of the competent authority

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