IISER Kolkata Project Jobs For MSc Biotech, Zoology & Microbiology

WALK-IN INTERVIEW advertisement for Project Assistant openings as part of a project to be undertaken in the Centre for Climate and Environmental Studies at IISER Kolkata.

Temporary position: Project Assistant

Number of vacancies – 2

Project Title: Prioritisation of freshwater ecosystems

Funding Agency: The Nature Conservancy India

Age Limit – Must not be over 35 years as of 16th February 2023 which can be relaxed for certain reserved categories as per the rules of the Government of India. Relaxation in age, educational qualifications or experience may be considered in the case of exceptionally meritorious candidates.

Duration – The positions will be initially for five months.

Background of the project: Freshwater ecosystems in India play pivotal role in maintaining biodiversity, offering ecosystem services and overall well-being of human health. However, many freshwater ecosystems are reeling from multiple stress, many of which are anthropogenic in origin. To aid in the vision of Prioritisation of freshwater ecosystems of The Nature Conservancy India, a project on mapping the current ecosystem health of Upper Bhima Basin is to be undertaken using multifaceted approaches including mapping of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs).


  • Walk-in-interview: 16th February 2023.
  • Venue of interview: Room 254, Second Floor, Research Complex, IISER Kolkata; Time: 9:30 AM

For further details about the project please write to Prof. Punyasloke Bhadury at pbhadury@iiserkol.ac.in.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Natural Science including Microbiology/Environmental Science/Zoology/Biotechnology. Proven experience conducting field sampling in various ecosystems such as freshwater ecosystems or in the mapping of anthropogenic stressors in freshwater ecosystems would be welcome.

Salary – Rs 25000 per month (consolidated)

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