Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 17/2018


A Research Associate vacancy is available in the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Research Facility, focused on understanding the immunological factors that modulate immune response to vaccines and viral infection using a combination of in vivo models of infection and clinical interventional studies.

Site of work:

HPV Research Facility & Vaccine Efficacy Center, RGCB Main Campus, Thiruvananthapuram.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Characterize long-term immune profiles over time after HPV vaccine immunization including B cell phenotyping profiling, B cell transcriptome profiling, B cell function (IgG production, Memory B cell ELISPOT, Antibody Function)
  2. Develop primary human in vitro immune cell assays (e.g. T cells, B cells, myeloid cells, co-culture assays and other primary cells)
  3. Measurements of cytokines and chemokines across different platforms (Bioplex, ELISA, MSD, etc).
  4. Protein detection by single or multiplex Western blotting.
  5. Measurement of cell surface receptors & proteins by single or multicolor FACS across different platforms.
  6. Actively participate in cross development and collaborative projects.
  7. Design and conduct experiments including trouble-shooting outcomes and adaptively design follow-on experiments with minimal supervision.
  8. Expertise with analysis of biological results by interpretation and presentation of the data in the group and project team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in Life Sciences involving T or B cell immunology.
  • Expertise in diverse immunochemical and molecular approaches is required.
  • The candidates must show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player.
  • Excellent attention to details and the ability to work independently, good communication and organizational skills.
  • The candidates must be self-motivated, able to multi-task and to work within a very collaborative environment.


Below 35 years as on June 20, 2018 (can be relaxed for meritorious candidates).


As per DBT/DST guidelines.


Initially for one year, likely to be extended based on performance assessment.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. No TA/ DA will be given for appearing in the interview.Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format (Download here) with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials & experience to reach the undersigned on or before 21th June 2018. Applications may be sent by email to Email: rgcbjobs@rgcb.res.in or by post to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Jagathy, Thycaud P O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014. Envelopes must be superscripted with advertisement number and job title. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project.