Presidency University 86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073, India

Walk-in interview notification for Research Scholar Position at Presidency University, Kolkata

Applications are invited for the post of 'Research Assistant' in the WB-DBT funded research project entitled, ‘‘Evaluation of phytopathogens associated with some major aquatic weeds with emphasis on their toxin production".

  • Minimum qualification : First class M.Sc. Degree or equivalent in any area of Biological Sciences/ Chemistry from recognized university.
  • Desirable: Applicants having (i) a valid rank in CSIR/UGC­ NET JRF Examination similar fellowship; (ii) research experience in biochemical analysis of plant or microbial metabolites; (iii) desire and dedication to work hard for PhD.
  • Job description: Research shall include about 30% field and 70% laboratory work on biochemical studies of fungal metabolites with an aim to develop a successful bioherbicide. The selected scholar should be comfortable with field studies under harsh weather.
  • Project Duration: Appointment will be for 3 years or till end of the project, and subjected to annual review for further extension that will be granted based on the research progress and accomplishments.
  • Fellowship : As per As per DBT, Govt. of West Bengal
  • How to apply: Interested candidates may send their CV or relevant queries to Dr. Puja Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata @ email:

All interested candidates are requested to appear for an interview with the following in two sets:

  • 1. an application stating your research/ career goals and your vision regarding your PhD.
  • 2. a detailed CV
  • 3. degree certificates (original and photocopy)
  • 4. thesis/ project report and publications
  • The outstation candidates may request a Skype interview in advance keeping in mind that incase of bad internet connectivity re-interview may not be possible.

    • Date and time of Interview : 24th April 2015, 11.00 am. The candidates are requested to reach the venue by 10.30 am.
    • Place of Interview : Department of Biological Sciences (Zoology Section, 3rd Floor, Bakers Building), Presidency University (Erstwhile Presidency College), 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073, India.

    (No TA will be paid for appearing in the interview)

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