IISER Kolkata RA Opening

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IISER Kolkata RA Opening

As part of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India funded project ‘Barcoding Southern Ocean nematodes: an integrated approach to test hypotheses of marine nematode diversity’ under the MLR Programme a Research Associate position is open in the Integrative Taxonomy and Microbial Ecology Group, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata [IISERK].

  • The position is initially for five months but could be extended for another year depending upon satisfactory performance.
  • The selected candidate will receive a salary of Rs 22,000 per month (consolidated).
  • Contingency support will be also provided to the selected candidate.

Required Skills:

  • As part of this project free-living marine nematodes from the Southern Ocean will be identified based on taxonomy, barcoded using high throughput sequencing techniques and hypotheses of marine nematode diversity will be tested.
  • The selected RA will participate in the research cruises for collection of samples, processing and identification of free-living deep-sea nematodes and also contribute towards developing the deep-sea nematode DNA barcoding methodologies.

Qualification & Experience Details

  • Ph.D. in Marine Biology/Zoology/Ecology/Microbiology or candidates who have submitted their PhD thesis can also apply.
  • Sound knowledge in marine taxonomy particularly meiobenthic taxonomy would be highly desirable.
  • Since the project will involve application of molecular techniques some knowledge in this field is also expected.

How To Apply?
Eligible candidates may apply with their CV along with a cover letter to pbhadury@gmail.com
The last date of application is 23rd April, 2012.


  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
  • Interview will be held in the second week of May.

    Deadline: 23rd April, 2012