Advertisement for a Junior Research Fellow position for a DST-SERB Funded Project at the Institute of Health Sciences   Date: 14/03/2024

Applications are invited from motivated and eligible Indian citizens for a position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in DST-SERB, Govt. of India funded research project entitled “Deciphering PRC2 linked epigenetic vagaries in Oncohistones mediated T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, under the supervision of Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Mayukh Biswas, Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata.

Date, Time and Venue of Interview:Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, at 11.00 AM, Tower 1, ​Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University (2nd Campus), Plot No. DG/02/02, Premises No. 14-0358, Action Area-ID, New Town (Near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre), Kolkata-700156, West Bengal, India. The interview will be conducted in in-person mode. The exact time of the interview schedule will be communicated to the selected candidates.

Application process: The candidate must email i) their current CV including their contact number ii) a 250-word research statement including any past research experience and motivation for this project iii) name and email id or phone number of at least one referee, who can provide feedback on their academic background, to the PI ( on or before March 19th, 2024, 5 pm.

The candidate must bring with them on March 20th, 2024, i) hard copy of their CV ii) write-up and iii) original mark sheets/grade cards for B.Sc. and M.Sc., NET/GATE scorecard/rank card/certificate of award. Self-attested xerox copies of the original will also be accepted subject to verification of the original on a later date if the candidate is selected.

Minimum Educational Qualifications Required:

a) MSc/MS/BS-MS or equivalent in any branches of Biology.

b) Qualification in the National Eligibility Test at the JRF/LS level or Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) or an “equivalent exam” if any.

Following qualifications are desirable but not mandatory:

a) Previous hands-on experience in cell culture, mammalian cell transfection and transduction, transformation and cloning in bacteria, and techniques such as Western blotting, qPCR and immunoprecipitation.

b) Previous experience with bioinformatics tools.

c) Evidence of good oral and written communication skills in English through presentation.

Job description: The fellow will contribute to elucidate the mechanistic role of chromatin modifiers in regulating the epigenetic landscape in oncohistones mediated hematological malignancies specifically T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The fellow will take part in publishing the scientific findings in reputed peer-reviewed international journals. He/she is encouraged to set up collaborations with other labs in Presidency University as well as other research institutes.

Enrolling for Ph.D.: The selected candidate may be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. program as per university rules.

Duration of project:Three years.

Tenure of Assignment:One year. Can be extended annually till the duration of the project, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.


As per DST-SERB norms. Rs. 37000 + Rs. 8880 (24% HRA) = Rs. 45880/- per month.


1. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

2. All the terms & conditions for this recruitment will be as per the guidelines of DST-SERB and Presidency University Kolkata.

For further details please contact the PI via email.

How to Find Us

Presidency University
(Main Campus)

86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073

Presidency University
(2nd Campus)

Plot No. DG/02/02,
Premises No. 14-0358, Action Area-ID
New Town
(Near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre)
Contact details Presidency University Students Corner