IISER Pune Project Scientist Job With Rs. 56,000 pm Pay For Biotech, Biochem, Life Sciences & Bioinformatics


IISER Pune Project Scientist Job With Rs. 56,000 pm Pay For Biotech, Biochem, Life Sciences & Bioinformatics


Purely on Temporary and Contractual Basis

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences. It was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (renamed Ministry of Education in August 2020). In 2012, IISER Pune was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament.

Institute invites applications from Indian nationals for the following post purely on temporary and contractual basis:

Name of the Post – Project Scientist – I

No. of Posts

– 01 (One)

Name of the Project – “The structural and functional annotations of biological networks with special emphasis on Mycobacterium tuberculosis – BIC at IISER Pune”

Funding Agency – Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Project Code – 30821593

Tenure of the appointment – Initially for a period of six months extendable for further period subject to continuation of the project and satisfactory performance of the incumbent.

How to Apply

  1. Interested candidates should send the application by email in the prescribed format available below advertisement by email (convert into PDF Format) addressed to [email protected] on or before 13.07.2023. Please mention “Project Scientist-I and Advt. No. 31/2023” in the subject line of the email.
  2. A list of shortlisted candidates for the selection process with date, time and other details will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and candidates will be informed by e-mail only.
  3. Following will be collected and verified at an appropriate stage:
    a) Photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, educational qualifications, experiences etc.
    b) Recent passport size color photograph.

General Information/Details about the post

  1. The appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on the termination of the project.
  2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in the Funding Agency or in IISER Pune.
  3. The appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
  4. The prescribed date for determining the upper age limit, educational qualifications or experience shall be the last date for submitting applications.
  5. The prescribed educational qualification should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions.
  6. The prescribed educational qualification/s are the bare minimum and mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for an interview. Where the number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration minimum educational qualifications and experience over and above the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the applicants, to mention all the educational qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.
  7. In case, a selected candidate does not join or resigns after joining the post, waitlisted
    candidate/s may be offered the position.
  8. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
  9. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on the matter.
  10. Bringing any influence, political, or otherwise, will be treated as a disqualification for the post applied for.

Minimum Educational Qualification – Ph.D. in Bioinformatics / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Life Sciences / Physics / Chemistry / Computer Science / or related disciplines.


Candidates having the following will be preferred –

  1. Familiarity with computational structural biology and data science.
  2. Demonstrable experience in bioinformatics software and algorithm development.
  3. Competent programing ability in Python/C++.

Job Requirements

The incumbent is expected to do the following:

  1. Creating/curating/maintaining databases of molecular interactions.
  2. Assimilate/predict data on interaction kinetics with structural information.
  3. Developing algorithms in the general area of computational structural biology and to predict about networks of interacting biomolecules.

Consolidated emoluments – Rs. 56,000/- + 24% House Rent Allowance

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