IISER Off-Campus drive 2021 | For JRF (Biotechnology/ Biochemistry) Under MHRD-STARS Funded Project

IISER Off-Campus drive 2021: Applications invited from suitable candidates for a junior research fellow position in the Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute for Science Education and Research Kolkata in the project. the criteria and IISER application form given; IISER off-campus drive further given below in the article.

So, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata is an autonomous public research university in science and education field located at Kalyani in Nadia district, West Bengal, India.

IISER Off-Campus drive 2021:

Brief description

This project involves understanding of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of fatty acids to drop-in biofuels for combustion engines.

We will mainly study how the enzymes function such that we can import them into genetically engineered microorganisms, which can then produce biofuels. The project involves the use of a combination of enzyme engineering, biochemical and biophysical characterization, structural and computational biology, high-throughput screening, and genomic and proteomic discovery to identify enzyme targets.


Intial appointment will be made for 6 months and upon satisfactory performance extendable on a yearly basis for the duration of the project.


Essential qualification: B.Tech./B.E./MSc in Biotechnology/Biochemistry etc, and qualification in a national level exam and will be as per terms and conditions laid down by MHRD. The ability to develop and implement plans for complex experiments, strong problem-solving skills, and a commitment to excellence in research.

Desirable qualification: Experience in any of the following areas: bioinformatics, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, protein engineering


Also, Applications should contain a detailed CV and brief one-page description of research conducted to date and a one-page statement of purpose detailing the motivation for working in our laboratory. Applications should be sent by email to Supratim Datta at the following email address: hirejrf[at]gmail.com. so, Applications will remain open until May 20, 2021. Online interviews to held around the 4th week of May 2021.

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