The National Institute of Immunology (NII) is committed to advanced research addressing the basic mechanisms involved in body’s defence to identify modalities for manipulation of the immune system to provide protection against diseases and understand mechanisms that can be used to target disease processes for intervention. The institute’s research thrust areas under immunology and related disciplines cluster in four main themes, namely, infection and immunity, molecular design, gene regulation and reproduction and development, where cutting edge research in modern biology is being carried out.
Post : Research Associate
Name of the project & Duration of the Project : Project entitled “A novel vaccine evaluation platform to support SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development in resource-limiting settings” Tenable till: 31.08.2022
Name of the Project Investigator and Email ID : Dr. Nimesh Gupta, SS-IV firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Qualifications :
PhD in life sciences preferrably in Virology / Immunology with good academic record. Candidate should have demonstarted aptitude in terms of publications in peer reviewed journals
Emoluments : The selected candidates will draw consolidated emoluments as per Institute Rules, depending upon qualifications & experience
JRF (Project): Rs. 31,000/- per month plus 24% HRA
SRF (Project): Rs. 35,000/- per month plus 24% HRA
Job description :
The selected candidate is expected to work on developing the vaccine evaluation assays for testing the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in BSL-2 settings. Most of the work will be done in wild-type and transgenics mouse models. Interested candidate should have basic concepts of viral immunology and expected to have skills in animal research.
• Hands-on experience in animal research, cell culture, Flow Cytometry, Cell sorting, Cloning, Protein purification, Immunohistochemistry and ELISA is required. Candidates with hands-on experience in the viral immunology research of vaccines or virus infections will be preferred.
General Terms & Conditions:
1. The candidates selected for the above posts will be on contract for one year or duration of the project whichever is shorter, at a time.
2. Hostel/housing facility may be provided to the female candidates.
3. Applicants may clearly mention the category they belong to i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PH and attach documentary proof of the same.
4. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview, if called for.
5. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by email about the date and time of interviews. Interview of shortlisted candidates will be held online through video conferencing.
6. Apart from sending application in the prescribed format given below, candidates should send complete Curriculum Vitae along with the names of three referees. Curriculum Vitae should contain details of the experimental expertise and list of publications.
7. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply directly, STRICTLY IN THE PRESCRIBED FORMAT GIVEN BELOW, through e-mail, to the Investigator of the project, clearly indicating the name of the project along with their complete C.V., e-mail id, fax numbers, telephone numbers. Only Short listed candidates will be called for interview and they required to submit attested copies of all their certificates and a Demand Draft of Rs 100/- drawn on Canara Bank or Indian Bank payable at Delhi/New Delhi in favour of the Director, NII (SC/STPH and Women candidates are exempted from payment of fees) subject to submission of documentary proof), at the time of interview.
P.S – Due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Interview will be held through Online mode only. Please mention your valid email ID while applying for the above position.
LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : 18.09.2020