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Open positions:

The Membrane Biology Lab in the School of Biological Science, NISER Bhubaneshwar is seeking two ambitious and motivated postdoctoral researchers with a demonstrated strong academic track record to join us as soon as possible.

Postdoc 1: We are seeking candidates with a background in host-pathogen interaction and hands on experience in mycobacterial microbiology, animal cell culture and molecular cell biology to work on an ambitious research problem understanding the role of mycobacterial membrane vesicles in mycobacterial-host interaction.
Funding: The position is funded for 5 years supported by the DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance.
Eligibility: The candidate must have submitted his/her thesis or have obtained his/her PhD degree.

Postdoc 2: We are seeking candidates with a background in experimental and or/computational membrane biophysics/biochemistry interested in Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and how they interact/remodel/deform membranes crucial for understanding the mechanism of neurodegeneration. The candidate is expected to have strong expertise in at least some of the following areas: protein biochemistry/molecular biophysics of IDPs, fluorescence imaging, steady state/time resolved spectroscopy and high resolution imaging (EM, AFM etc).
The computational candidates are expected to have a strong background in atomistic and/or coarse grain molecular dynamic simulations of lipid-protein interactions.
Funding: The position is funded for 2-3 years supported by NISER.
Eligibility: The candidate must have submitted his/her thesis or have obtained his/her PhD degree.

As the first postdocs of the lab, these positions will provide opportunities to make foundational contributions to the lab growth and play an active role in the research mentorship of PhD and MSc students. The candidate is expected to work independently and will have substantial freedom to pursue research directions as the work progresses.

We are interested in in vitro reconstitution of cellular processes at the interface of the membranes with a major focus on host-pathogen interaction and neurodegeneration. We employ multidisciplinary approach involving concepts and tools spanning biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology.

Competent candidates fitting the above are welcome to send their CVs (including elaborate information on their hands on research training) to saleem@niser.ac.in