Postdoctoral position available in Molecular and Cell Biology at IISER Mohali

Postdoctoral position available in Molecular and Cell Biology at IISER Mohali

Postdoctoral Position available in Molecular and Cell Biology at IISER Mohali

in a research project funded by a Wellcome-Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship Grant

Title: Molecular mechanism of Cell-cell adhesion by non-classical cadherins

This project aims to decipher the molecular mechanism of non-classical cadherins in cell-cell junction. Recently, non-classical Cadherin, cadherin-23 has been found at the cell-cell junction of Breast-cancer cells mediating both homotypic and heterotypic cell-adhesion with Fibroblasts. We are interested to understand the molecular and structural details of these molecules at the cell-cell junction.

We are an interdisciplinary research group who use single molecule techniques to understand biology quantitatively. To know more about our research interests, please visit our web-page.

Positions: One

Duration: One year and extendable up to 3 years upon evaluation

Emoluments: As per IISER Mohali

Essential Qualifications:

The applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD, and have a strong training in molecular biology and cell biology. Expertise in fluorescence based and AFM based imaging techniques and bioinformatics are desired. It is also essential that the candidates have strong first author publication history. Interested applicants should email their CV and a 1-page cover letter (describing their past accomplishments, research interests and career goals) along with names and contact information of three references to:

Submission Deadline for Full Application: 30th April, 2017

Interview (walk-in or skype): 15th May-17th May, 2017

Exact date, time and venue will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates by email.

Joining Date: 1st June, 2017

Contact person:

Sabyasachi Rakshit, PhD

Assistant Professor

Wellcome Trust/ DBT Intermediate Fellow

Centre for Protein Science, Design and Engineering

Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli, Punjab 140306




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