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 us at email@example.com.
Applications are invited from motivated and eligible candidates for:
- Internship or Project Assistantship (minimum period of 6 months; unpaid) —One Post
- 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: 31st July 2019
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for Skype interview. Selected candidates are supposed to join within 1 month of the declaration of the results.