Sci-ROI Connect
Volume 16 | Nov 20, 2021
Sci-ROI initiative
Sci-ROI is excited to mention that our 3rd Virtual Recruitment Drive will be organized during 6th-12th December 2021. The virtual recruitment drive intends to bring together well-qualified Indian STEM professionals residing abroad and recruiters from reputable Indian institutes and industry. 175+ candidates from various disciplines of STEM have registered for this drive leading up to around 600 applications for multiple posts for 19 academic institutes or industry organizations from India.

IIT-Jodhpur, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Madras (Biotech), IIT-Tirupati, TIFR-Mumbai (Chemistry), IISER-Berhampur, Ashoka University, Amity University, Ahmedabad University, Azim Premji University, BITS-Pilani, GITAM, UPES, Plaksha University, Bharat Biotech, Cactus Communications, Gennova Pharmaceuticals, ACS India, Shell India, Jubilant Biosys Ltd. are participating in this drive. This drive will offer an unique opportunity for the shortlisted candidates to engage with the recruiters in 1-to-1 interviews.

Registration is closed. Recruiters are currently evaluating the submitted applications. Shortlisted candidates will hear from us soon.
Sci-ROI would like to share its Blog on "Superheroes against Superbugs (SaS)" highlighting antibiotic management, public engagement and awareness against a renewed health threat where infections are once again becoming causes of death. SaS initiative was launched in partnership with DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance, World Comics India, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and George Institute for Global Health.

SaS made school children in India (13–14 year old teens) the focal point of its outreach and put together hands-on activities to engage with them. From games to videos, skits, comics and so on. Several complex concepts were simplified and communicated to school kids.

Read more here.

Sci-ROI is inviting members to write blog articles with a focus on STEM sectors in India. We are looking at several ideas such as - New Faculty transition, Established Scientists in Indian academics, Current STEM events, Cutting edge Research in Indian Academia or Industry, Online STEM education, Creative STEM ventures, Start-up stories, Unique Careers and many more.

If you have any idea or unique story which you want to share with our members. please pitch them by writing to us at:
Volunteer's Corner
Somnath is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. He is a chemical physicist by training with research interests in ultrafast spectroscopy, surface electronic structure, quantum optics, quantum information science and quantum materials. His research informs the design principles to engineer novel light harvesting and quantum materials with improved performance.

Somnath has been volunteering for Sci-ROI since Feb 2021. He was inspired with the Sci-ROI’s mission of facilitating the transition of young STEM researchers from abroad to India. He works with the Sci-ROI’s funding database team, helping to build a centralized database of various grants and funding schemes available for STEM professionals in India. This database will help STEM professionals to easily access a list of all the available funding opportunities at various stages of their career. He additionally works with the Sci-ROI blogs team, helping with interviewing and editing blogs published by Sci-ROI.

Learn more about Somnath here.
Current Job Opportunities in India
Sci-ROI's job portal is dedicated for helping researchers and Ph.D. scholars accessing job opportunities in India. These job listings are targeted towards research, industry and entrepreneurship that may be of interest to the STEM community. Checkout some new additions to our Job Portal.
Current Affairs
The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD ), Hyderabad, is a premier institute in the country, which provides services in DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics and conducts cutting edge basic and translational research in frontier areas of modern biology.

CDFD invites applications from highly motivated candidates for admissions for Research Scholars Program 2022 beginning February / March 2022. Those admitted as Research Scholars would be encouraged to register under the Ph.D. program of Manipal Academy of Higher Education or Regional Centre for Biotechnology.

Current research themes include:
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Disease Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Immunology.

To Learn more and apply:

Application Procedure:
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