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National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous Institute under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NABI aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri-food sector in India by being a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations for improved household nutritional security. Since its inception in 2010, NABI is involved in research activities for the Bio fortification, development of designer crops for improved nutrition, providing sustainable and novel solutions towards quality food and nutrition, and development of evidence based functional foods to counter malnutrition.

Food and nutritional Biotechnology division at NABI requires following research personnel purely on temporary basis.

Junior Research Fellow (Own Fellowship) (Two Positions)

Essential Qualifications:
Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science OR Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in professional course selected through a process described through any one of the following:-
Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests-CSIR-UGC-NET including Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by central government departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.

Principal Investigator
Dr. Ravindra Pal Singh, Ramalingaswami Fellow, NABI

Desired Experience:- Experience with microbiological or biochemical and/or molecular techniques.

Emoluments :- As per fellowship granting agency.

Responsibilities :- Conducting molecular biology and biochemical experiments.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) & Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Name of project : High resolution QTL mapping for iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), grain protein, and phytate content and their introgression in high yielding wheat cultivars

Name of Project Coordinator :- Dr. T. R. Sharma, Executive Director. National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)

Name of Principal Investigator :- Dr. Joy K. Roy, Scientist-F National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (Mohali) Research

Duration:- Till March, 2022)

Project summary:- This is a NABI’s flagship program, which is funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The network project “Development of Bio-fortified and Protein-rich Wheat” will be executed in collaboration among seven networkpartners. The project will include i) evaluation of wheat germplasms for Fe, Zn, folate, and grain protein content, starch quality and antinutritional factors, ii) Validation and characterization of available genes/QTLs/markers for micronutrients, iii) Development of mapping populations (F2, RILs, NILs, BCs) for genetic analysis, iv) Development of high density linkage maps and QTL maps using high thoughput SNPs, v) Epistatics interactions (QTLxQTL, QTL x environment) analysis, and vi) development of wheat varieties with enhanced micronutrient content and enhanced bioavailability and bio-accessibility.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) 01

Qualification:- Post graduate degree in Basic Science Or Graduate/Post Graduate in professional course selected through a process described through any one of the following a) Scholars are selected through National Eligibility Tests-CSIR UGC NET including Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE. b) The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
Emoluments and eligibility is as per DST OM SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated 30th January, 2019

Essential qualification:- Qualification prescribed for JRF with two years of research experience.

Desired Qualifications:- Research training in molecular breeding, DNA based molecular marker development, linkage mapping, QTL mapping, mapping population development (RIL, F2, backcross); experience in microarrays and SNP chips, next gen sequencing and data analysis

Emoluments:- 35,000/-PM+16% HRA

Responsibilities:- Crossing for development of pre-breeding and biparental mapping populations for high iron, zinc, low phytate and grain protein content in wheat; development of association mapping panel in wheat for high iron, zinc, low phyate; DNA and RNA extraction; PCR reaction, SSR and SNP genotyping; phenotyping of micronutrients in wheat; qRT-PCR and sequencing; Off-season growing of plants in green house and plant growth chambers and at off-season stations in HP; multi-location field experiments; biochemical analysis; molecular biology works, large scale population analysis, etc.

Age: 32 years (Relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/PD and women candidates as per GOI instructions)

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