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Junior Research Fellow
Job Id: 
Life Sciences
Job Type: 
Application deadline: 
10 Aug 2020
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Job Description 

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST funded research project entitled “Unravelling novel metabolic biomarkers in children with idiopathic autism in India using IPSC-based neurological disease remodelling." (DST/CSRI/2018/247), under the supervision of Dr. Soumya Pati (https://lsci.snu.edu.in/people/faculty/soumya-pati), Department of Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P.-201314.

Project Synopsis:  This project aims to identify altered metabolic pathways pertaining to disease onset and manisfestation in case of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Towards this ain three objectives have been proposed:

  1. In vitro growth and maintenance iPSCs from autistic chidren from India and generation of human neurons.
  2. RNA-sequencing mediated transcriptomics & NMR-based metabolomics to identify the metabolic signatures involved in neuronal commitment.
  3.  Integrated OMICS analysis to identify the crucial metabolic pathways linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental defects.

Nature of work: Performing culture and maintenance of primary cells, working in animal models, cell biology, confocal imaging, and cell-based applications.

Essential and Desirable Qualifications:

·           The candidate should have a master’s degree in Biotechnology/Biochemistry (with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade) from a UGC recognized University.

·           Candidate should be NET qualified. Other qualifications such as JEST/GATE will be preferred. Candidate without such qualifications will be hired at a salary based on more than 3to 4 years of research                experiences

·           The candidate should have good analytical skills.

Duration of the Project:  3 Years

Contract Tenure:  1 year and can be extended further based on satisfactory performance.


As per DST norms, fellowship is ₹31,000/- p.m. plus HRA as permissible for first two years. There will be enhanced fellowship in the third year as ₹35,000/- p.m. plus HRA

Eligible and interested candidates should send their application with a complete CV (having personal details, academic qualifications, research experience, publications, name, affiliation, and email address of two referees). Also, send photocopies of marksheets/testimonials/certificates, a recent passport size photograph, and other relevant documents as PDF attachment via email (preferable) or hard copies by Speed Post to the below address. All documents should reach the address below on or before  10 August 2020.

Mr. Anil Kumar Shukla

EA to the HOD, Life Sciences

Department of Life sciences, School of Natural Sciences,

Shiv Nadar University, NH-91, Tehsil Dadri, Greater Noida

District - Gautam Buddha Nagar

Uttar Pradesh – 201314

Phone: 0120-3819386

Email:  anil.shukla@snu.edu.in


Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in) is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused University offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities all over the world.

Shiv Nadar University has recently been selected as one of the 10 private “Institutions of Eminence” by the Government. In the NIRF (Government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework), The University has been the youngest institution in the 'top 100' Overall list, and its score has been rising steadily. In NIRF-2020, It ranked 56 in the 'University' category. Shiv Nadar University has been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), valid for a period of five years from 26 November 2019. It is also among a select group of green-field institutions in the country which were awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the NITI Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.