Applications are invited for Research Scientist at IASST

Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is a premier scientific research organization in the north-east region, conceived and nurtured by the Assam Science Society in its initial years and was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dorothy C. Hodgkin on 3rd November 1979. Subsequently, it was supported by the state govt. as its only autonomous R&D institute till March 2009. The institute was taken over in March, 2009 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India as one of its autonomous R&D institute.

Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is looking for suitable candidates for the DBT sponsored project entitled “Quality Control & Quality Assurance laboratory facility for the phytopharmaceutical mission for North East India” to be implemented in the institute. The project activities are all-inclusive analysis of quality of herbal products/medicine and certification.

Research Scientist (1 post)
Pharmacology / Natural product chemistry / medicinal chemistry / organic chemistry / analytical chemistry.
Pay: Rs. 40,000 + 20% HRA per month.
Educational Qualification and Experience: M.Sc and Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Natural product chemistry/medicinal chemistry/organic chemistry/analytical chemistry with consistently good academic record capable of carrying out research and analysis of herbal plants and formulation for bio-active principles, marker compounds and animal experiments.

Research Scientist (One post)
the area of Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology.
Pay: Rs. 40,000 + 20% HRA per month.
Educational Qualification and Experience: M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology/biochemistry/Biotechnology with consistently good academic record, capable of carrying out research on analysis of microbial contamination in herbal products, classical & molecular method of microbial indentification and all common technology followed in microbiology laboratory.

Research Scientist (One post)
in Plant classical taxonomy/plant molecular taxonomy.
Pay: Rs. 40,000 + 20% HRA per month.
Educational Qualification and Experience: M.Sc and Ph.D. in Plant classical taxonomy/plant molecular taxonomy with consistently good academic record capable of identification and taxonomic classification of medicinal herbs/shrubs/plants. The candidate is also expected to possess experience of molecular marker based identification of plants.

Desirable qualification (for all the 3 positions): At least one year of PDF experience is desirable in the area mentioned above for each position. The candidates are expected to have ability to set up, run and maintain laboratory equipments for all different areas of extraction of quality of herbal extract/medicines. In post no. 2 (Plant taxonomy), the candidate are expected to possess knowledge on cultivation of medicinal herbs.

Age: Upper age limit of 40 years on the last date of receipt of application. It is relaxable for SC/ ST/ Woman candidate as per Govt. rule.

How to apply:
Eligible candidates may visit IASST website (iasst.gov.in) and submit their applications online (Link: iasst.res.in) and also submit curriculum vitae (CV) through institute’s email (ID: apprecpt@iasst.gov.in) on or before 31st December, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be called for the interview. The candidate should bring their original mark-sheets, certificates and other credential at the time of interview. No TA/DA will be provided to the candidate for appearing the interview.

Address: The Registrar,
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST),
Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk, Guwahati – 781035, Assam.

Important Note: All the three posts are purely temporary and coterminous with the project. The recruitment will be initially for a period of one year which may be extended periodically subject to satisfactory performance.

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