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The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a "Grant-in-Aid" institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India. On April 18, 1994 the Government of Kerala took a landmark decision to restructure the institute into a comprehensive biotechnology center and thus was created the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology.

Post: Junior Research Fellow

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for two positions of Junior Research Fellow, one in a DST funded research project entitled "Histone chaperone HIRA as a novel modulator in dictating differentiation vs. proliferation" and one in a DBT funded research project entitled "Role of PKC signaling in dictating naïve vs. primed pluripotency" at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram

The candidate must have good academic record with first class Master's Degree in any branch of Life Science. Preference will be given to those who have qualified NET/GATE exam. Also candidates with interest in stem cell biology or experience of working in the relevant field will be preferred.

Below 28 years as on 1st May, 2017.

25,000 + 20% HRA per month for M.Sc. Degree holders who have qualified NET/GATE (with valid certificate) or Post Graduates in Professional Degree courses. M.Sc. degree holders who do not have NET/GATE certification will be eligible for 12,000/- + 20% HRA per month.

DST funded project: 3 years or till termination of the project, whichever is earlier.

DBT funded project: 2 years or till termination of the project, whichever is earlier. For both the positions, initial appointment will be for one year and further extension will be given after performance evaluation till termination of the project.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. In the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications, a common written test will be conducted for both the positions before the selection interview and only those who are successful in the written test will be interviewed. 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 1st May, 2017. Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, 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.

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