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Jawaharlal Nehru University Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow in the MHRD-STARS funded project

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Jawaharlal Nehru University is the foremost university in India, and a world-renowned centre for teaching and research. Ranked number one in India by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a Grade Point of 3.91 (on a scale of 4), JNU was ranked no 3 among all universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, Government of India, in 2016 and no 2 in 2017. JNU also received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017.Jawaharlal Nehru University has collaborated with universities across the world in research projects, conferences, and publications. It has many active MoUs with international and national universities and exvhanges faculty and students with them regularly. We also host the Indian segment of some international degree programmes.


Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow SRF in the MHRD-STARS funded project titled  ‘Restoration of the intestinal barrier in Enteropathogenic E. coli infections: Lysosome and cytoskeleton pathways as novel drug targets’ in the laboratory of Dr. Saima Aijaz, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067.


  • Senior Research Fellow


Position:Senior Research Fellow

Essential Qualifications: The applicant must have a M.Sc degree in Life Sciences with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST candidates) or equivalent and at least 2 years research experience in a life science laboratory. Applicants should have qualified UGC-CSIR or UGC-NET (including lectureship), or GATE or a national level examination conducted by central government departments/institutions/agencies such as DBT, DST, ICMR, MHRD, IISc, IIT, and IISER.

Desirable Qualification: Candidates having previous experience in cloning, protein expression and purification; mammalian cell culture work, bacterial culture, co-culture, fluorescence microscopy, immunofluorescence assays, and protein-protein interaction assays are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duration: The selected candidate will be appointed on a purely temporary basis initially for a period of one year and the contract will be renewed, based on satisfactory performance, for a maximum period of two years.

Minimum Monthly Remuneration

  • Rs. 35,000 plus 24% HRA per month.

How to Apply

Interested candidates may send their applications by email only. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Applications must include the following: (i) cover letter, (ii) brief resume mentioning the name, date of birth and address of the candidate, (iii) essential qualifications, (iv) desirable qualifications, (v) testimonials, (vi) previous work experience, (vii) self-attested copies of certificates and (viii) name, email and address of two referees, in a single pdf file. Applications should be submitted via email to latest by 4th September, 2021. The subject line of the email should read as “Application for the Post of SRF in MHRD-STARS Project”.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online on 7th September 2021. The time and link for the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates through email/phone. JNU reserves the right to relax any of the qualification criteria in case the candidate is found to be otherwise well qualified by the Selection Committee.

Dr. Saima Aijaz
(Principal Investigator),
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi-110067

Important Date

Application Submission Deadline 4th September, 2021

Job Location 🇮🇳

Jawaharlal Nehru University. New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067

For Additional Information

Jawaharlal Nehru University Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow SRF in the MHRD-STARS funded project


  • Government Job Opportunity in Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Monthly Salary Rs.35,000 plus 24% HRA per month.
  • Senior Research Fellow Opportunity for M.Sc degree in Life Sciences
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