Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow at NABI


National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is the first Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, established in India on 18th February 2010. The institute aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri - food sector in India. The institute has the vision to be a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value added products based on Agri-food biotech innovations. The main research focus of NABI is to harness biotechnological tools in the area of Agriculture Biotechnology, Food and Nutritional Biotechnology so as to provide sustainable and novel solutions towards quality food and nutrition.

Applications are invited for a temporary positions of Junior Research Fellow, (JRF) under BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India sponsored research project at NABI.

Post : Junior Research Fellow (Two)

Project Title: “Setting up of Secondary Agriculture/ Food Processing Entrepreneurial Network in Punjab”.

Project Coordinator: Dr. T.R. Sharma.

Project Investigators: Dr. Koushik Mazumder (PI), Dr. Monika Garg (Co-PI), Dr. Kanthi Kiran Kondepudi (Co-PI), Dr. Mahendra Bishnoi (Co-PI).

Sponsoring agency: BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Duration: The appointment will be initially for a period of one year from the date of joining and further extension for one year subject to annual review based on the research progress and accomplishments) or till the termination of the project, whichever is earlier.

Objective of the project:
1. Commercialisation of anthocyanin biofortified wheat products
2. Production of edible coating materials and health promoting foods based on rice and wheat straw arabinoxylan/ oligosaccharides

Essential qualifications for JRF:
Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET Qualification OR Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET qualification OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course. (Eligibility criteria as DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014)

Desirable qualifications:
2. Prior research or training experience in Analytical Bio-chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, in vitro cell culture models system and handling animal models.
3. Prior research or training experience in agriculture sciences with focus on breeding and biotechnology

Emoluments: Junior Research Fellow will be hired as per the emoluments’ guidelines and service conditions notified by DST (DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014).

Age Limit: The age limit of applicants for the fellows will be 28 years (relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/women as per government of India instructions).

Application and Selection Process: All interested candidates may appear for Walk-in interview at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute located at Knowledge city Sector-81, Mohali- 140306 on 17th April, 2018 (Tuesday) at 09:00 AM along-with duly filled application form available on the website The duly filled application form must be submitted at the time of registration at NABI from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM on 17th April, 2018 (Tuesday).

The candidates must ascertain their eligibility before applying, as ineligible candidates will not be interviewed. All the candidates are requested to appear for the interview with full CV, thesis/project report, publications and original degree certificates and transcripts. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview. Canvassing in any form or bringing influence, political or otherwise, will lead to disqualification of the candidate(s).

For more information, contact
Dr. Koushik Mazumder, Scientist-C, NABI,
email: and
Dr. Monika Garg, Scientist-D, NABI,

Candidates will be encouraged to register for Ph.D.

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