***Applications invited for a Postdoctoral Scientist position and a Junior Research Fellow, starting from January 2021***

Delighted to invite applications for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and a Postdoctoral Scientist position in an India Alliance-DBT/Wellcome Trust funded project at Ashoka University.

The JRF and the postdoc hired for the project will participate in various experiments, combining experimental evolution of tractable insect models (e.g. fruit flies and beetles) with pathogenic infections to identify the genetic basis of rapidly-evolved population divergence in immunity, and associated physiological costs such as DNA damage and immunopathology. There will be ample opportunities to learn and use various genetic methods such as CRISPR/cas9 gene editing and RNA interference to test the phenotypic effect of candidate genes on the evolved host immune phenotypes and resistance mechanisms.

Deadline: Dec 6, 2020

For detail information please visit the following links

PostDoc Application (

JRF Application (

***Prospective PhD students with UGC/CSIR/equivalent fellowships can get in touch for a possible intake around December 2020″

Also, check PhD admission portal for general information

***I am likely to have 1 funded Postdoctoral Scientist position and 1 Project Assistant position in early 2021***

Postdoc applicants are also strongly encouraged to explore various extramural funding sources (e.g. DBT, SERB & India Alliance). I will be glad to work with you on your application.

***MSc project interns: I can accept one MSc intern in 2020-2021.***

To apply for a position, please read and think about our work first (perhaps you can go through some of our manuscripts!). If you do find our work interesting, please email me with your updated CV and a brief description of your research interests .

More details coming soon! Keep watching the space.