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CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the only institute of toxicology in the country contributing towards cutting-edge research and innovation in toxicology with the motto: “Safety to Environment and Health and Service to Industry”. CSIR-IITR has made an impact in addressing problems critical to human health & the environment as well as safety of chemicals/products. The institute has been involved in basic and applied research in diverse areas of toxicology and associated disciplines for over five decades. CSIR-IITR’s contributions in the field of toxicology have globally positioned CSIR among top five in Food, Industrial and Nanomaterial toxicology. The institute has received Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance in June 2014 for toxicity and mutagenicity studies. GLP is an internationally accepted quality system under which pre-clinical health and environmental safety studies are performed. CSIR-IITR has established a “Centre for Innovation and Translational Research (CITAR)” to encourage impactful societal, industrial research and enable start-ups to foster collaborations with researchers to fast track technological solutions. The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentations and laboratories (NABL certified) such as Advanced Imaging Facility, Analytical Facility, Computational Toxicology Facility (the only facility for toxicology in India), Translational Research Facility, Cell & Molecular Biology Facility and Industrial Labs.

Candidates fulfilling the following criteria having keen interest to pursue Ph.D. in interdisciplinary/translational research are encouraged to apply under the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) of CSIR-IITR.

CSIR-IITR, invites applications from highly motivated and enthusiastic students with penchant for innovations are invited to apply for this Ph. D. programme and be a part of a multidisciplinary team working towards fundamental and applied understanding and development of technologies on chemical-mediated diseases, advanced biotechnology and molecular biology, developing sensor devices to address food safety and environmental issues, employing green chemistry approaches to provide strategies for reducing pollution etc to build a career and emerge as global leaders in interdisciplinary sciences.

Area of Research & Development:
• Environmental Toxicology
• Food, Drug & Chemical Toxicology
• Nanomaterial Toxicology
• Regulatory Toxicology
• Systems Toxicology and Health Risk Assessment
• Computational Toxicology

Eligibility Criteria (Ph.D. in Science): Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology (B.E/B.Tech) or Master's degree with a good academic record and valid fellowship through National Entrance Test (JRFs of various funding agencies e.g. CSIR/UGC/ICMR/DBT etc), DST-INSPIRE fellowship or other equivalent national level fellowships.
Biological Sciences: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology (B.E/B.Tech) or Master's degree in Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Microbial Biotechnology / Bioinformatics / Environmental Sciences / Food Science / Food Technology / Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology / Molecular Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Nanotechnology / Nano biosciences / Pharmaceutical Sciences / Toxicology / Zoology / Human Genetics / Virology / Forensic Science.
Chemical Sciences: Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology (B.E/B.Tech) or Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry / Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Forensic Science / Environmental Sciences.

• Candidates with only ICMR Project-JRF, DBT-Category ‘B’ JRF, GATE, GPAT, and/or NET-LS need not apply.
• Candidates should have obtained Master’s degree not earlier than year 2015.
• Existing Research Fellows / Projects Assistants working at CSIR- IITR are eligible to apply subject to the following conditions:
(1) Project assistant- candidates who are completing their minimum one year at the CSIR-IITR, Lucknow as on June 10, 2019 are eligible to apply.
(2) They should have letter of recommendation from the Principal Investigator mentioning that ‘The supervisor will take active interest in finding an alternate source of funding in case of discontinuation/termination of the project from which the Project Assistant is being funded at the time of enrolment for Ph.D’ .

Please note that the interested Research Fellows / PAs, fulfilling the above mentioned criteria will also apply for PhD program at AcSIR during the regular call for admissions (August 2019 session) through the link given below.

Relaxation for SC / ST / OBC / Women / Physically Handicapped candidates is as per Government of India rules.

Online applications will close on May 23, 2019. For more details about application and admission procedures, candidates are requested to visit the website

Selection process: All applications will be screened by a committee. Candidates short-listed after the screening, will be informed to appear for an interview/aptitude test at CSIR-IITR. The date of aptitude test/interview will be intimated to the shortlisted candidates and will also be posted on the institute’s website. Those appearing for the interview will not be paid any TA/DA. The decision of the committee with regard to the selection of candidates shall remain final.



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