Are you NICE?

Are you a chemist interested in how molecules are involved in natural interactions? Are you an engineer interested in gaining insights from biology? Are you a biologist interested in following a natural phenomenon from molecules to ecosystems? If so, the NICE lab could be for you. We are seeking passionate individuals dedicated to addressing big questions on chemical interactions. Whatever their backgrounds, NICE lab members are ready to explore both a new field site and a new molecular or physiological technique. Our scientists start in the field, observing organisms and gaining insights with a naturalist’s eye. They then take these observations back into the laboratory to address the mechanistic underpinnings of the natural observations. As a final step, we try to replicate the phenomenon in the lab using behavioral, physiological, and/or virtual reality tools, and assess it back in the natural environment where it was first observed. We are creative, dedicated, and adventurous. We are NICE. If you think you are NICE, too, please contact the lab at

Applications are invited from motivated and eligible candidates for:

  1. Internship or Project Assistantship (minimum period of 6 months; unpaid) —One Post
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (minimum period of 1-2 years) —Two posts
    (*Currently only those who are CSIR-NET qualified/ CSIR-GATE-JRF/DBT-JRF or can avail their own fellowship can apply).

Preferred qualifications: Studies in environmental sciences/ marine science/ chemistry / biotechnology. Candidates having experience in FTIR and analysis environmental pollutants will be prioritized.

Last date: 28th February, 2021

About the project: The project work is on marine microplastic pollution in the coastal regions of India. It requires the isolation and characterization of microplastics from marine seawater, sediment samples and marine invertebrates. This project demands extensive field trips for collection and on field studies related to the project.

How to apply: Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a small one page write-up describing their interests and why they are applying for this position to ( Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Skype interview. Selected candidates are supposed to join within 1 month of the declaration of the results.

  One thought on “Are you NICE?

  1. akjere
    January 20, 2015 at 1:50 am

    hello,i am a biodiversity student and i liked your idea of NICE.I am interested in your work and my question is how antennae of insects would react in measures of sensitivity.If its ok i can send a mail at the anove address?

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  2. skbanerjee
    August 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    When The result for the JRF position will be announced?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Binoy
    November 6, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Hello, I am postgraduate in zoology (Specialization in entomology) from University of Calicut(Results of final semester awaiting). It has always been a passion of mine to get into the nature and observe the diverse insect world. I am enthrilled by the works and initiatives of NICE and am looking forward to get in such an endeavor. Could you let me know if there is an opening for JRF in the same

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    • November 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Please see our advert on this page and apply via our email address!


  4. Pooja H V
    March 24, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I’m a BE biotechnologist in the final semester of my graduation, Is there any vacancy for JRF position in NICE group?

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any positions now, but do have grant proposals in…hopefully soon some will open!


  5. Dr. Shikha Srivastava
    June 28, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Being Botanist by profession and naturalist by heart I always think of how plant interact using their volatiles with their surroundings and I always think that is there any relation between loss of aroma and prevalence of viral diseases.

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