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Work as Director in National Institute of Virology


The National Institute of Virology is an apex National Lab. of the Indian Council of Medical Research for diagnosis of diseases of suspected viral etiology all across the country and carrying out high quality research on viral infections viz; arbovirus and Crimean congo, hemorrhagic fever, KFD, Chandipura, Nipah, dengue, Chikungunya, JE, West Nile, H5N1//swine flu H1N1, Hepatitis, Harpes simplex, measles, enteroviruses, Polio, and other emerging and re-emerging viral infections. NIV is involved in development of diagnostics, providing diagnostic kits and services to patients, developing laboratory contingency plan, communication with government and public, providing support to SEARO countries, studies on understanding genetic variation in viruses with time, location and clinical presentation, pathogenesis of viral infections in animal models and humans, prevalence of viral infections and its characterization and to suggest its preventive and control strategies.
The Institute has been identified as WHO Collaborating Centre for Arobvirus and haemorrhagic fever, WHO National Influenza Centre in India, WHO Influenza ‘A’ H5 Reference Laboratory for South East Asia.
The Institute has a cell repository and facilities for electron microscopy, clinical virology and biochemistry and has a virus repository. A State of art BSL-3 plus facility has been established to handle highly infectious pathogens. The Institute carries out high quality basic, applied, translational research, investigates outbreaks of unknown aetiology, develops diagnostics and vaccine candidates.
A Microbial Containment Complex (MCC) having BSL 3+ bio-safety level facility for handling microorganisms of highly infectious nature has been established at Pashan, Pune. A Maximum Containment Laboratory (BSL4) is under advance stage of construction. These laboratories provide National facility for safe handling of highly hazardous pathogens.

Post: Director


Applications are invited upto 20th Aug., 2012 for one post of Director at its National Institute of Virology, Pune in the Pay Band-4 Rs.37400-67000 Plus Grade Pay Rs.10000/- and usual allowances as admissible as per Government norms.
Indian Council of Medical Research is a premier medical research organization dealing with health research in various areas in collaboration with national and international agencies through its 33 Institutes/Centers and 100 field stations situated all over the country with state of art infrastructural facilities. The post is with all India transfer liability under the Council.


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:
(i) Postgraduate degree in medical subjects recognized by MCI or Doctorate Degree in Medicine/Pathology/Microbiology/Public Health or related life science disciplines or equivalent from a recognized University.
(ii) Fifteen years R&D experience in the relevant areas in a recognized institute(s) after obtaining essential qualification (i) above out of which at least 5 years in a managerial position to handle R&D projects independently in a team effectively and independent management of a Division/Institute.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION: (i) Additional Post doctoral research/teaching experience in relevant subjects after Ph.D in recognized institute(s)
(ii) Knowledge of Computer Applications.

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