Open Positions

The Agrawal lab is looking for talented individuals with a strong drive and motivation to pursue neuroscience.

Prospective candidates at all levels should have excellent communication skills, inter-personal skills and ability to work in inter-disciplinary team comprising of biologists, engineers and clinicians. 

We are currently looking for a talented JRF to join our group for a 3 year, DBT funded project, investigating molecular mechanisms of social isolation in Drosophila. More details and how to apply can be found on this link. Application Deadline- November 16, 2021.  

PhD Candidates: Qualified candidates can apply through MAHE PhD entrance test (MET), for KMC, Manipal conducted twice a year. More details are provided here.

UGC-CSIR/NET/DBT-JRF qualified candidates can write to me directly with a cover letter and CV. 

Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of our research, PhD candidates are expected to have good bench skills, soft skills and computation skills (Python & R coding) to analyze bioinformatics and behavioral data. Adequate training is provided and candidates are expected to have strong desire for self-learning.

 

Postdoctoral Candidates: Candidates are encourage to obtain their own fellowships. Candidates with strong publication record and relevant experience in  these areas are encouraged to apply: Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, Drosophila genetics, Bioinformatics and machine vision. Qualified candidates are encouraged to write with their CV and two page research proposal. I will be happy to work with you on your application for various Postdoctoral fellowships such as N-PDF and others. 

MAHE also has a competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and prospective candidates with relevant experience and with at least two international publications in biological sciences, can write to me directly with their research proposal and CV.

 

Short term Project Candidates (JRFs): Short-term positions with 1-2 year commitment may be available for exceptionally talented candidates with either Biology or Engineering background.

Candidates from Biology/Medicine background should have demonstrable experience in some of these areas: Neuroscience, behavioral biology, Molecular cloning, Drosophila genetics, Bioinformatics, imaging. 

Candidates from Engineering background should have demonstrable experience in: computational biology, data science, bioinformatics and machine vision. Coding and hardware hacking skills such as handling Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, laser cutters, 3-D printers etc. are mandatory for this position. Prospective candidates should read our work carefully and apply with a cover letter and CV. 

Project Trainees: Six months project positions may be available for exceptionally talented candidates with Biology or Engineering background on a case by case basis.

We currently do not have open positions for short summer projects.

Contact Information: Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV to:

Life at MAHE & KMC Manipal

Funding

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Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

DBT - Ramalingaswami

Re-entry Fellowship

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Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

DBT,India Research Grant

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MAHE start-up seed funding