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Applicants are invited for post of Research Associate at National Institute for Plant Biotechnology

The institute was founded in 1985 as the ‘Biotechnology Centre’ of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) for molecular biology and biotechnology research in crop plants. The prescience of the role of biotechnology in agriculture led to a bigger responsibility for this centre and it was elevated as National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology in the year 1993 (Now NIPB).

Post : Research Associate

Applications from Indian nationals are invited for temporary engagement under the following project. Engagement shall be purely on contractual basis.

Title of the Project : Enhancing climate resilience and ensuring food security with genome editing tools 
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Agricultural Research 
Duration of the Tenure : For a period of one year from the date of appointment, or termination of the project, whichever is earlier.
No. of Post : 5 (number of post likely to increase) 
Emoluments Fixed per month (Rs.) : 1. Rs. 49000/- + 27% HRA (for Master’s degree holders) 
2. Rs. 54000/- + 27% HRA (for PhD degree holders)

Essential Qualifications 
1. For 1 above, Master’s degree in the field of Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Life Science / Botany / Genetics / Plant Breeding / Plant pathology / Plant physiology / Microbiology with 4 years / 5 years of Bachelor’s degree having 1st division or 60% marks or equivalent overall GPA, with at-least 3 years’ of research experience as evidenced from fellowship/ associateship/ training/other engagement as circulated vide F.No.2-9/2012/HRD dtd 25/04/2014 and one research paper in Science citation Index (SCI)/NAAS rated (≥4) Journal as per OM SR/S9/Z-09/2018 of DST dated 30/01/2019 
2. For 2 above, PhD degree in the field of Molecular Biology / Biotechnology/ Biochemistry / Life Science / Botany / Genetics / Plant Breeding/Plant pathology / Plant physiology / Microbiology

Desirable Qualifications : Research experience in plant molecular biology, gene cloning, plant transformation, tissue culture, wet lab work.

Terms & Conditions
1. Interested candidates will attend the Walk-In-Interviews with 2 copies of Application form along with 2 self – attested copies of all the documents related to educational qualifications/experience/publications etc. The candidates must also bring all the Original documents for verification. However, the candidates who wish to take online interviews must submit their Application form strictly in the prescribed format along with the scanned pdf of their original documents by dated 12/04/2024. The application form and the documents must be clubbed in a single pdf and send on the following email IDs viz,, The Advertisement number should be mentioned as the subject of email. 
2. The link for taking the interviews will be sent on the email ID of the eligible candidates only. 
3. The Original of following documents, along with 2 self-attested copies, mentioned below must be brought by the candidate to secure their eligibility for taking Interviews.
I. Application form strictly in the format given in the next page (all fields mandatory)
II. Complete CV.
III. Class 10 Mark sheet
IV. Class 10 Pass Certificate
V. Class 12 Mark sheet
VI. Class 12 Pass Certificate
VII. Graduation Mark sheet/Transcript
VIII. Graduation Degree Certificate
IX. Post-Graduation Mark sheet/Transcript
X. Post-Graduation Degree Certificate
XI. Experience Certificate (as & where applicable)
XII. No-Objection Certificate (essentially required if currently employed, as &
where applicable)
XIII. Conversion factor from CGPA to percentage, wherever applicable.
XIV. PhD. Degree certificate. (as & where applicable)
XV. PhD marksheet. (as & where applicable)
XVI. SC/ST/OBC Non-Creamy Layer/PH certificate as applicable.
XVII. Copy of publication if any.
XVIII. Any other relevant documents
Those candidates who fail to bring the documents mentioned above on the date of Interviews, their candidature is liable to be cancelled. 

4. Only candidates having essential qualifications would be considered for the interviews. 
5. Number of post as advertised may increase or decrease depending upon the requirement of the Institute and various undergoing/running projects having same essential qualifications. 
6. Incomplete applications without requisite documents in any form will be summarily rejected. 
7. All the claims made in application form needs to be attached with substantial documentary evidence else the claim will not be considered. 
8. For claiming experience, necessary experience certificate duly issued by competent authority has to be enclosed with application for consideration of the same. 
9. Age Limit: Upper age limit for application to the post of RA is mentioned as under (As per ICAR guidelines)
Male : 40 years
Female : 45 years
Relaxation in age limit for OBC Non-Creamy layer/SC/ST/PH candidates shall be admissible as per GoI rules. 
10. All the candidates must be present at least 60 minutes before the reporting time of interview to be acclimatized with the interview protocol.
 11. No TA/DA would be given for appearing in the interview. 
12. The positions are purely temporary, on a contractual basis. The positions can be terminated with one months’ notice owing to any change in circumstances. The person selected will have no right to claim employment or engagement in ICAR at the end of the contract period. 
13. Concealing of facts/canvassing shall lead to disqualification of the candidature. 
14. The Competent Authority/Director of the Institute reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the applications without assigning any reason thereof. 
15. The decision of the Competent Authority/Director of the Institute will be final and binding in all aspects. 
16. In case of any disputes, it will be resolved within the jurisdiction of New Delhi Court only. 
17. Candidates are advised to keep checking the Institute website on a regular basis for any kind of further information regarding interview. 

The tentative date of interview is 24/04/2024 at 11:00 am. 
The candidates shall report at LBS Building, Pusa Campus, New Delhi – 110012 at 09:30 am

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