Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DBS)

PhD Advertisement for Autumn 2018 semester (DBS)

Applications are invited from motivated candidates having master's degree such as M.Sc/MS/ME/M.Tech/MVSc/MSc(Ag) degree or equivalent (with minimum 55% marks) in:

  1.   Any branch of biological sciences to pursue research in the broad fields of cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, structural biology, chemical biology, plant biology, behavioral biology and ecology, genetics, marine biology, neurobiology, biodiversity, microbiology, biophysics, bioinformatics, biotechnology, food technology and theoretical biology. Candidates from agricultural science (such as genetics and plant breeding) and nutritional science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
  2. OR

  3.   Chemistry / physics / statistics / mathematics / computer application / computer science to pursue research in the interdisciplinary research areas as specified in the table below:

Interdisciplinary Research Area

Preferred background of the student from other areas

Gene regulatory networks using NGS approaches and plant signaling and genomics

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Application, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Analytical Chemistry

Structural biology, cryo-Electron Microscopy, Image processing, biophysics, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, biomolecular NMR, etc.

Biophysics/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/ Computer Science

Peptide based therapeutics, cancer nanomedicine, drug delivery, biomimetic chemistry , chemical biology, supramolecular chemistry, applied biomaterials, cancer biology, regenerative nanomedicine.

Chemistry having specialization in organic chemistry or MSc with MSc project in the area of organic chemistry

Neurobiology

Neuro-immunology, Neural stem cell neology, Neuro-Virology, Neuropathology, Neuro-Computational Modelling, Neuro-Structural Biology, Neuro-oncology

Mechano-biology employing fluorescence imaging, interference reflection microscopy, PDMS based cell stretching, micro patterning, optical trapping, traction force microscopy, image/data Analysis Physics/Biophysics/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science
Computational Biology A Master's degree, with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale, in any field of Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics

 

Candidates funded through a valid fellowship like UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or other equivalent fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Institute funded PhD student(s)

One institute funded PhD fellowship is available for students interested to work in Experimental Cell Biophysics/ Mechanobiology. Minimum Qualification: MS/M.Sc. in Life Sciences/ Physics/ Physical Chemistry with minimum 55% marks. Must have qualified NET-LS/JGEEBILS/GATE. Desirable: A keen interest in biology and microscopy; experience in wet lab/ cell culture; basic knowledge of programming. Candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.




Project funded PhD student(s)

1. Area: Behavioural ecology, Evolutionary biology.
Essential Qualification:
a) M.Sc in Life Sciences/ Environmental Sciences/ Zoology, with minimum 55% marks.
b) Candidates need to have CSIR/UGC NET-LS/valid GATE score/INSPIRE.
c) Knowledge of basic statistics and mathematics; must have mathematics at the +2 level.
d) Experience of field work in animal behaviour/ ecology with mammals.
Additional experience (desirable): Candidates with experience in working with dogs would be preferred.
CANDIDATES WHO APPLY SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF DOGS.
The interested candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.
2. A project funded PhD position is available in the area of computer simulations, molecular modelling, and statistical mechanics for biomolecular systems.
Essential Qualification: M.Sc in Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry with min. 55% marks. Candidates need to have CSIR/UGC NET-LS/valid GATE score/INSPIRE. Additional experience (desirable): Familiarity with computer simulations of biophysical systems. The interested candidates should clearly mention their area of interest in their SOP.


* Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional short-listing criteria might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates.

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