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Friday, August 26, 2011

Research Assistant position-Biotech / Biochem at Piramal Life Sciences Ltd

Piramal Life Sciences Limited (PLSL) is an independent research-driven drug company that was recently demerged from Piramal Healthcare Limited (Formerly known as Nicholas Piramal India Limited). PLSL was formerly the NCE R&D division of NPIL. PLSL has state-of-the-art R&D laboratories built over 200,000 square-feet of space in Mumbai, India and over 300 scientists engaged in drug discovery and development.
Job Description : The candidate will be responsible for design and conduct of pharmacokinetic studies and application of various in vivo/in situ techniques to study clearance mechanisms, tissue distribution and brain permeability etc. He will be involved in pharmacokinetic/toxicokinetic data interpretation, PK/PD analysis, monitoring PK/DM studies at external CROs, compiling reports for IND submissions and supervising and training junior scientists. He will be responsible for designing and conducting in vitro cell permeability and drug metabolism assays and interpreting and reporting data. He will represent DMPK on interdisciplinary drug discovery teams and collaborate with scientists to identify lead/clinical candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile :Cross-functional knowledge of analytical, metabolism, in vitro and in vivo methodologies for DMPK. Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving for biological systems, critical data analysis/interpretation and biostatistics are required. Technical skills on western blotting, RTPCR, cloning experiments etc. will be added advantage. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills are a must. Basic computer skills, including word-processing, graphics and spreadsheet programs required. The candidate should have an ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams.
  • M.Pharm./M.Sc./Ph.D. with relevant experience
  • Educational background in biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry or a related field
  • Have worked in DMPK lab with renowned Pharma and/or CRO
Experience : 4 – 7 Years
Location : Mumbai
Compensation : As per market standards & based on Current CTC, Experince of Candidates
Education : B.Pharma,B.Sc – Bio-Chemistry| M.Pharma – Pharmacy,M.Sc – Bio-Chemistry, M.Tech – Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology
Contact Details :Piramal Life Sciences Ltd
Website : http://www.piramallifesciences.comE-mail :
Address : Piramal Healthcare Limited
1, Nirlon Complex, Off W. E Highway,
Goregaon East
MUMBAI,Maharashtra,India 400063
Deadline : 16.09.2011
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

National Workshop on Bioinformatics

National Workshop on Bioinformatics in the Development of Viral Vaccines
August 25th to 27th 2011        
Venue Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility     
Centre of DBT, P.G & Research Dept. of Microbiology and 
Biotechnology, Presidency College( Aut.), 
Chennai - 5 
Organized By

For a free registration and For Additional Details Contact
Prof. Dr.S.Rajarajan , Coordinator,  BIFC of 
DBT P.G. & Research Department of Microbiology 
and Biotechnology, Presidency College (Aut.)
Mobile : 9282321575, 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buckle your shoes-Are you really ready for a job in the Life Sciences/Bio Industry

Just out of school with an MSc, Btech, BE, Mtech and you feel that there is a huge gap between your skill set and the education qualification you have in hand.

How to really prepare yourselves for a job as soon as you finish and have your degrees in hand?

Your employer expects you to be productive from day one and to be contributing to any of the on-going projects of the organization.

So what are the odds on your side to be picked up for a job?  So buckle your shoe and prepare to be absorbed by the industry.

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Industry positions in biology


Research Associate Piramal Life Sciences Ltd Experience: 1 – 2 Years Compensation:Rupees 2,00,000 – 2,25,000 Education: UG – B.Sc – Bio-Chemistry,B.Tech/B.E. – Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology PG – M.Sc – Bio-Chemistry,M.Tech – Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology Job Description • Responsible for performing research and development experiments for projects and products, in collaboration with others. • Regularly exercises technical discretion in the [...]

Principal Investigator/Senior Principal Investigator for Neuroscience Syngene International Limited Experience: 5 – 10 Years Compensation:Rupees 6,00,000 – 9,00,000 Education:UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization,Graduation Not Required PG – Any PG Course – Any Specialization,Post Graduation Not Required Job Description Qualification: Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Biochemistry with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Neuroscience [...]

We’re passionate and rigorous about our science. For more than 30 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life-threatening diseases. The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA, headquarters: Research Pathologist – Immunology [...]

Biocon is an integrated biotechnology enterprise focused on the development of biopharmaceuticals. With successful initiatives in drug discovery and development, bioprocessing, manufacturing and global marketing, Biocon delivers products and solutions to partners and customers in over 75 countries. Designation : Product Specialist Job Description : Promoting the products to the doctors and generating sales through [...]

Quality Control Officer Microbiology Experience: 2 – 7 Years Location: Aurangabad, Indore, Nasik Compensation: Rupees 2,00,000 – 3,50,000 Education: UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization PG – M.Sc – Microbiology Role: QA/QC Exec. Job Description Microbial Limit test , Bacterial Endotoxin testing , Environmental Monitoring of production facility (Aseptic area and non sterile facility) [...]

Friday, August 19, 2011

Marijuana genome

Kevin McKernan's company Medicinal Genomics announced that it has a draft assembly of the marijuana genome, reports Bloomberg. The data is to be posted to the Amazon EC2 cloud. According to Nature's News blog, the Cannabis sativa genome is estimated to be about 400 million bases, or three times that of Arabidopsis thaliana. McKernan, who was previously at Life Technologies, started Medicinal Genomics "to find ways to maximize the cannabis plant's therapeutic benefits and minimize its psychoactive effects," Bloomberg says.

"This is the beginning of a more scientific approach to the genetics of the species," adds Richard Gibbs from Baylor College of Medicine. "This is not really about marijuana; it's about pharmacology."

And, as Nature's News blog notes, the pot samples were prepared for sequencing at a lab in Amsterdam.

PerkinElmer inks new distribution deal with Roche

PerkinElmer Inc. has entered into a new supply agreement with Switzerland’s Roche for distribution of the NimbleGen CGX microarray workflow the two developed together.

Starting in January of 2012, Waltham-based PerkinElmer will assume responsibility from Roche for sales, service and support of the CGX array workflow for most countries outside of the U.S., according to a release. Roche will still sell the cytogenetic testing system in the U.S. and other select markets. The two companies started working together on a cytogenetics array workflow in 2009.

The NimbleGen CGX array workflow uses microarray technologies developed by Roche with the cytogenetic-focused array design and analysis software from Signature Genomics, which wasacquired by PerkinElmer in May of 2010.

So far this year, PerkinElmer has been on an acquisition tear, acquiring at least four companies since the spring. In June, the company bought London-based Dexela Limited, a provider of X-ray detection technologies and services, for undisclosed terms.  In the prior month, PerkinElmer acquired Seattle-based lab cloud computing software firm Geospiza Inc. and Ontario, Canada-based health IT company Labtronics Inc. In March, PerkinElmer announced it bought Durham, N.C.-based Artuslabs and Cambridge-based life sciences software firm CambridgeSoft. In February, the company announced it had acquired Germany-based Chemagen Biopolymer-Technologie AG.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Positions in Biology


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hey That's My Band 

Life Science and Informatics

What is this?
is this a new industry?
or a old wine in a new bottle?

Well Life Sciences and Informatics can be anything form computational biology, all omes and omics, core bioinformatics to curation and literature mining, database creation, in the area of biology, chemistry , bio-chem space.

There are number of companies in India and bangalore is the forefront as a major bio-cluster with 20 to 30 companies in this sphere.

now how good are these companies doing?
how good are they in terms of the international markets and how profitable is their business?
what do they do?
their clients?

These are some interesting things that could be discussed in this blog page...

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