Career @ ILS

Ph.D. Programme

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) located in the research hub of Bhubaneswar, is an autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The Institute is involved in several cutting-edge research activities and is equipped with several high-end equipments that include electron microscope, confocal microscope, atomic force microscope, fluorescence activated cell analyzer/sorter, microarray system, mass spectrophotometer, etc as well as equipments that are needed for day-to-day research work. The Institute also has an animal house, green house, zebra fish facility and several animal/plant cell culture facilities.

ILS thrives because of its vibrant multi-cultural research scholars who are provided with a hostel facility in the campus along with the scholar’s canteen and a cafeteria.

Advertisement and criteria for the Ph.D. programme

We encourage motivated Indian citizens who have qualified M.Sc. (any branch of basic science)/M. Tech/M. Pharm/M.V.Sc./Biotechnology/Bioinformatics with minimum 60% marks (or equivalent grade point) to apply for our Ph.D. programme. Candidates that have qualified in CSIR/UGC-JRF or CSIR/UGC-lectureship or ICMR-JRF or DBT-category I/II or DST-INSPIRE or DBT-BINC or GATE will be given preference. ILS recruits students for its Ph.D. programme usually twice a year and the advertisement is floated online at ILS web page and in leading newspapers (all India edition) soon after the CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET result is announced in March and October. Fellowship is provided to all the selected candidates. To and fro bus/rail fare by the shortest route limited to second sleeper class are paid to all the candidates who get selected for the interview.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit ILS web page for detailed information regarding the research activities of the scientists.

Research Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow

Candidates interested and passionate for research should visit ILS webpages of individual PIs to know about their research and then contact them to apply for project for RA / nPDF / Postdoctoral fellowship to different funding agencies (DBT/DST/ICMR).

Website links for DST nPDF and DBT RA details:

JRF / SRF / Technical Assistant (TA)

ILS advertises JRF, SRF and TA positions time to time depending on the positions availble in different extra-mural projects in different laboratories. For details visit Advertisements and Notice section … More