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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), is a Dept. of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) initiative and a not for profit organization based in Bangalore. We act as an enabler of Bioscience Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship by providing Research, Development, Training and Services in State Of The Art Technology Platforms. As a part C-CAMP's mandate of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, C-CAMP has created and fostered an entrepreneur-friendly culture in and around academic/research environment through its involvement in seed funding schemes for Startups, Entrepreneur Mentorship program and Bio-incubation facility.

1) Facility Assistant – Fly Facility C-CAMP/NCBS/inStem -- Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc)

Applications are open for the position of the facility assistant of the Fly facility at C-CAMP/NCBS/inStem, Bangalore.

Bangalore Life Science Cluster has a strong research community that uses Drosophila (fruit fly) as a model organism to address a range of fundamental questions in biology. In order to facilitate this, the Fly Facility offers researchers several services, including centralized support for Drosophila culture, maintaining a collection of commonly used, genetically defined Drosophila stocks, and generation of transgenic Drosophila strains using state-of-the-art technology for both for internal projects and as part of global collaborative initiatives. The facility also carries out developmental work towards enabling modern genome editing technologies in Drosophila.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work full time in the the NCBS /inStem /CCAMP Fly Facility
  • Be familiar in working with molecular biology techniques and genetics
  • Work under the facility head in supporting campus academic researchers
  • Assist the facility head in developing and implementing new techniques to keep the performance of the unit at the highest possible level

Responsibilities

  •  Work closely with other facility members in collaborative as well as individual experiments
  • Use molecular biology based methods to clone DNA in vectors and get involved in high throughput molecular screening
  •  Manage the day-to-day operations of the Fly facility, including Drosophila husbandry, genetic manipulations along with other team mates.
  •  Assist in training programs for students and trainees during the year.
  • Ensure routine maintenance of the facility consumables stocks.
  • Present work at internal and external meetings.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Science, or 4 year Bachelor in Technology / Science degree
  • Prior experience in working in a research environment, prior experience in molecular biology techniques will be useful
  • Prior experience with Drosophila is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness, and willingness to work within the mandates of the institutes.
  • Strong team spirit and work ethic.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills, in line with institutional norms.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may send in the following information by email to krishna@ncbs.res.in

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter and statement of purpose on why they want to apply for this position.
  • Specify "Fly Facility Assistant Position" in the subject line of your email

Last Date to Apply: 25th October 2018.

Status of Position: Open

2) IP and Tech Transfer Officer

C-CAMP IPMO & TT office is looking for a pro-active, meticulous person with a driven attitude to achieving results as a Tech Transfer Officer. Candidate should have ability to work independently to further engage with and develop the industry immersive profile of the campus.

Qualifications: MSc/PhD (Preferably Life Sciences). Candidate should have prior experience with knowledge and technology transfer among research institutes and industry, and have an understanding of legal instruments.

Compensation will be raised on the qualification and experience and will not be a limiting factor.

Age: No bar

Application must include description of previous work in the region of technology transfer (maximum 1 page) and detailed CV.

Last date to apply: Applications may please be forwarded to hr(AT)ccamp.res.in by 24th October, 2018.

3) Facility In-charge: High throughput/High Content Screening (HCS) Facility at the Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc)

The Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc) consists of the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Institute for Stem Cell Biology (inStem) and Regenerative Medicine and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) in Bangalore. BLiSc supports life sciences research at the frontiers of modern biology.

Applications are invited for the position of the facility-in-charge of the HCS facility at BLiSc.

The HCS Research Core Facility provides infrastructure and expertise for assay development, assay miniaturization, chemical and genetic screening (phenotypic cell based as well as target-based screens). This includes expertise in cell culture, robotics platform, chemical and genetic libraries, high content imaging and data analysis. The facility develops and adapts various screening related methods to provide cutting-edge solutions for individual research projects.

The successful candidate will:

*lead the BLiSc Screening Core Facility and coordinate a team of staff.

*consult scientists on the technical capabilities of various screening platforms available

*support researchers with state-of-the-art assay development and screening solutions

*develop and implement new techniques to keep the performance of the unit at the highest possible level

*adapt hardware and software as appropriate to specific needs

*coordinate activities with other labs within the BLiSc campus to maximize synergy Responsibilities

*Managing the day-to-day operations of the High throughput/High Content Screening core facility.

*Work closely with end users for miniaturising assays for screening platforms as well as provide other automation solution using the available robotics

*Develop and improve operation of the facility.

*Develop tools, methods and approaches to analyze high content datasets, keeping abreast of emerging trends in this rapidly evolving field

*Develop and conduct training programs for students and trainees to learn hands-on assay development, miniaturisation, screening and analysis

*Ensuring that the facility maintains state-of-the-art instrumentation and is working at the frontiers of the relevant field.

*Aid in biological interpretation of screening data

*Ensure routine maintenance on instrumentation and servers

*Present work at  internal and external meetings

*Overseeing budget and expenses

Qualifications

Essential

*PhD with post-PhD experience, primarily in assay development and high content screening

*Direct hands on experience with cell based and homogeneous assays, assay miniaturisation, good working knowledge of the instrumentation involved including automated imaging systems, robotics platforms such as Tecan, liquid dispensers, plate readers and data storage solutions

Desirable

*Hands-on experience with analysis software, preferably open source environment

*Experience using statistical packages, data visualization and coding skills is a plus Personal qualities

*Strong analytical skills

*Good communication skills and an ability to engage with scientists, understand their scientific needs and provide inputs on automation and screening solutions

*Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

*Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written

*Willingness to train, teach students and trainees for their screening projects.

*Willingness to build a facility for wide usage, with the emphasis on method development, and analysis. *

Willingness to work within the mandates of the institutes.

*Strong team spirit and work ethic.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills, in line with institutional norms.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may send in the following information by email to krishna[at]ncbs.res.in Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover Letter and statement of purpose on what they want to apply for this position. Specify "HTS Facility Manager Position" in the subject line of your email

Last Date to Apply: Three (3) weeks from 26th September 2018.

4) Facility Assistant – High throughput/High Content Screening (HCS) Facility

C-CAMP/NCBS/inStem -- Bangalore Life Science Cluster (BLiSc)

Applications are open for the position of the facility assistant of the HCS facility at C-CAMP/NCBS/inStem, Bangalore. 

The HCS Research Core Facility provides infrastructure and expertise for assay development, assay miniaturization, chemical and genetic screening (phenotypic cell based as well as target based screens). This includes expertise in cell culture, robotics platform, chemical and genetic libraries, high content imaging and data analysis. The facility develops and adapts various screening related methods to provide cutting-edge solutions for individual research projects.

The successful candidate will:

  • work full time in the the NCBS /inStem /CCAMP Screening Core Facility
  • be familiar in working with cell culture and transfection techniques
  • work under the facility head in supporting campus academic researchers with state-of-the-art assay development and screening solutions
  • assist the facility head in developing and implementing new techniques to keep the performance of the unit at the highest possible level

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with end users for miniaturising assays for screening platforms as well as provide other automation solution using the available robotics
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the High throughput/High Content Screening core facility, including the cell culture lab, automated microscopes and robotics platform under the supervision of the facility head.
  • Assist in training programs for students and trainees to learn hands-on assay development, miniaturisation, screening and analysis
  • Perform routine QA/QC procedures on instruments and routine assays
  • Ensure routine maintenance on instrumentation and servers
  • Present work at  internal and external meetings

Qualifications

  • Masters in Science, or 4 year Bachelor in Technology / Science degree
  • Prior experience in working in a research environment, prior experience in handling and manipulation of cell culture

  • prior experience with assay development, assay miniaturization and automation is desirable

  • Experience using statistical packages, image analysis software, data visualization and coding skills is a plus

Personal qualities

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills and an ability to engage with campus scientists, understand their scientific needs and assist in automation and screening solutions
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, handle multiple projects at a time
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Curiosity, creativity, and open-mindedness, and willingness to work within the mandates of the institutes.
  • Strong team spirit and work ethic.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and skills, in line with institutional norms.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may send in the following information by email to krishna[at]ncbs.res.in

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Cover Letter and statement of purpose on what they want to apply for this position.

Specify "HTS Facility Assistant Position" in the subject line of your email

Last Date to Apply: Three (3) weeks from 26th September 2018.