Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in an interdisciplinary research project funded by the SERB – Jan 2024

Applications are invited from highly motivated and eligible Indian citizens for a junior research fellow position in a research project at the School of Biological Sciences (Department of Biomedical Science and Technology) of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI, accredited by NAAC with A++ grade). The project is funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India under the State University Research Excellence (SURE) scheme (SUR/2022/002601).

Nature of project-related research work:

Modeling and analyses of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data to examine the organization principles of the human brain in health and diseases and investigate the relations between brain abnormalities and molecular signatures.

Preferable knowledge/skill:

Experience in computer scripting (e.g., in MATLAB/ R etc)/ is essential. Proficiency in data analyses/statistics/signal processing/image processing will be considered a plus. Previous experience in neuroscience/ biological sciences is not essential.

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Subhadip Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Science and Technology, School of Biological Sciences, RKMVERI, West Bengal, India.
PI Details:

Position Details:

Name of the Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) (for 2 years) + Senior Research Fellow (JRF) (3rd year)
Number of positions: 01
Duration: Up to the end of the project (the project is for 03 years)
Monthly emolument: Rs. 31000/- + 24% HRA for the first 2 years (JRF) and Rs. 35000 + 24% HRA for the 3rd year (SRF) as per the SERB norm.
Essential Qualification:
  1. M.Sc./ equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computational/ Data Science/ Life Sciences or allied sciences (e.g., Neuroscience, Physiology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics etc.) with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade and qualified CSIR-NET (including lectureship) or GATE. OR
  2. Graduate (B.E./B.Tech etc.) degree with at least a 75% marks/ equivalent grade or Post-graduate degree (M.E./M.Tech) with at least 55% marks/ equivalent grade in Bio-medical or any other areas of Engineering and qualified CSIR-NET (including lectureship) or GATE.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS).

Age limit: The upper Age limit is 28 Years (SC/ST/OBC/Physically Handicapped/Female candidates will get age relaxation as per SERB, GOI norm).

Important: The candidate selected for the above position is expected to register for the Ph.D. program as per the rules of RKMVERI.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a complete application to Dr. Subhadip Paul (email: ) by the last date of application.

A single file of the complete application should include:

Last date: 12th February 2024


  • Only short-listed candidates will be communicated via email to appear in the online/offline interview.
  • The appointment is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project.
  • No TA & DA will be paid for attending the selection process.
  • Mere fulfilment of essential qualifications does not entitle the selection.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee is final.
  • The Institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.

Interested candidates may contact the P.I. () for further details.