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CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, a unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is a premier scientific organization involved in conducting high quality research in different areas of biological and chemical sciences and extending technologies and services to the farmers and entrepreneurs using medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). The Institute invites applications from enthusiastic young and dynamic Indian Nationals involved in Product Development/Technology Innovation/Applied Technology/Translation Research having excellent academic record/proven scientific achievements/requisite experience with ability to undertake R&D in an innovative way for the following Scientific and technical Positions.

Scientist Posts (Entry Level)

Scientist (Plant Physiology) 01 Post Reserved for EWS
Post Code : S0120
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/Plant Sciences/Biotechnology/ Plant Physiology/ Biochemistry/Biological Sciences/Science/Life Sciences) submitted in the area of plant/crop physiology
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in physiological, metabolic and molecular responses of plants in response to external and internal cues as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To study physiological aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants for enhanced growth and metabolite content.
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Computational Biology and big data analysis) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : S0220
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : ME / M. Tech (Computer sciences/ Bioinformatics / Computational Biology) OR Ph.D. (Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Biological Sciences / Science / Life Sciences) submitted in the relevant area.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in genome and transcriptome analysis/pathway elucidation/molecular docking /molecular dynamics/Artificial Intelligence tools as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work on medicinal and aromatic plant genome and transcriptome analysis/pathway elucidation/annotation and gene mining/molecular modeling/ Artificial Intelligence-based studies.
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Plant Tissue Culture) 01 Post Reserved for ST
Post Code : S0320
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ Biotechnology / Biochemistry/Plant Molecular Biology/Biological Sciences/Science/Life Sciences) submitted in the relevant area.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of tissue culture, regeneration, conservation and transformation of medicinal and aromatic plants as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work for the tissue culture, regeneration, conservation of rare, endangered and threatened medicinal and aromatic plants and genetic transformation
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Cytogenetics/ conventional plant breeding) 01 Post Reserved for PWD-HH (Backlog Post)
Post Code : S0420
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/Plant Sciences/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences/Biological Sciences/Science) submitted in the area of cytogenetics/plant breeding.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of cytogenetics/ plant breeding using high throughput approaches as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work on medicinal and aromatic plants for their improvement through cytogenetics/ plant breeding approaches
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Pathway elucidation and Engineering) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : S0520
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Biological Sciences/ Life Sciences/ Science) submitted in the relevant area.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of regulation of metabolic pathways and engineering through modulation of expression of genes through over expression or genomeediting approaches as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work for pathway elucidation and engineering of secondary plant products through modern approaches
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Plant Metabolomics) 01 Post Reserved for OBC
Post Code : S0620
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany / Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences/Science) submitted in the relevant area
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of secondary plant product identification, purification and biosynthetic pathways through highthroughput approaches as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work for the comprehensive analysis of metabolomes as well as identification, characterization and purification of metabolites using modern approaches
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Plant Pathology) 01 Post Reserved for SC
Post Code : S0720
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ Biotechnology/ Plant Physiology/ Biochemistry/Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences/Science) submitted in the area of plant pathology.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of plant pathology or plantpathogen interactions as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work in the area of medicinal and aromatic plant interactions with pathogens/insects/envi ronment and chemical ecology
Place of work : Lucknow

Scientist (Herbal Product Formulation Development) 01 Post Reserved for OBC
Post Code : S0820
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ /Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/Chemistry/ Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences/ Pharmaceutical Sciences/Science) submitted in the area of herbal product/formulations.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in pilot scale production and bio-evaluation of herbal formulations/products as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications and products
Job Specification : Research and development as well as pilot-scale production/evaluation of herbal products/formulations
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Scientist Posts (Lateral Level)

Senior Scientist (Biochemistry) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : S0920
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.78800- 209200 PML-12
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Biological Sciences/ Sciences)in the relevant area with two years of post-doctoral research experience
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in plant biochemistry/ metabolic pathways/ enzymology as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work on enzymes/ metabolic pathways /regulatory aspects of biosynthetic pathways in medicinal and aromatic plants.
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Scientist (Project Planning and Management) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : S1020
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.78800- 209200 PML-12
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Biological Sciences/Science) with two years of Post-doctoral research experience in the area of project planning and management.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of policy/project management or planning and performance monitoring of the research projects.
Job Specification : To work for the planning and managing of the research activities/projects and their monitoring in the institution.
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Scientist (Plant Tissue Culture) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : S1120
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.78800- 209200 PML-12
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : Ph.D. (Botany/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Life Sciences/Biological Sciences)/Science in the relevant area with two years of post-doctoral experience
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of tissue culture, regeneration, conservation and transformation of medicinal and aromatic plants as evident from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To work for the tissue culture, regeneration, conservation of rare, endangered and threatened medicinal and aromatic plants and genetic transformation
Place of work : Lucknow

Sr. Technical Officer Posts

Senior Technical Officer (2) (Plant Biotechnology) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : T2220
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : B.E./B.Tech (Biotechnology) with 55% marks with five year experience in plant tissue culture and transformation. Or M.Sc. (Botany/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences) with 55% Marks and five years experience in the area of plant tissue culture and transformation.
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of Plant tissue culture and transformation as evident by from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : To assist group in tissue culture and transformation of Medicinal and Aromatic plants.
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Technical Officer (2) (Instrumentation) 01 Post Reserved for SC
Post Code : T2320
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.67700- 208700 PML-11
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : B.E./B.Tech (Biotechnology/ Instrumentation) with 55% marks with five year experience in Mass Spectrometry/ microscopy Or M.Sc. (Botany/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences) with 55% Marks and five years experience in the area of Mass Spectrometry/microscopy
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Working experience in the area of Mass Spectrometry/microscopy from high quality and impact factor research publications
Job Specification : Operation and Maintenance of the Mass Spectrometry/mic roscopy Facility and support to CIF.
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Technical Officer (1) (Pilot plant facility and herbal product formulation development) 01 Post Unreserved
Post Code : T2420
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.56100- 177500 PML-10
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : B.E./B.Tech (Biotechnology) with 55% marks with two year experience in Mass Spectrometry/ microscopy Or M. Pharma in Pharmacognosy with 55% marks with two year experience Or M.Sc. (Botany/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences) with 55% Marks and two years experience in the area herbal plant product development
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Work experience of medicinal and aromatic plants based formulations in respect of production, quality control of raw materials as well as finished products with the knowledge of handling manufacturing, packaging and Q.C. equipments
Job Specification : Pilot scale manufacturing of research based herbal products/ formulations developed by the institute to promote the technologies and commercializatio n through Start Ups/ Entrepreneurs etc. Experience in quality control/quality assurance of the herbal products and their raw materials.
Place of work : Lucknow

Senior Technical Officer (1) (Business development) 01 Post Reserved for OBC
Post Code : T2520
Pay Scale & Pay Matrix Level : Rs.56100- 177500 PML-10
Essential Educational Qualification & Experience : B.E./B.Tech (Biotechnology) with 55% marks with two year experience in marketing and business development Or M.Sc. (Botany/Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences) with 55% Marks and two years experience in the area of business development
Desirable Qualification/ Experience : Masters degree in management in marketing from recognized institution as a regular candidate.
Job Specification :To help in Business Development Cell for Marketing of institute’s Technologies and products.
Place of work : Lucknow

General Information and Conditions:-
Benefits under Council service:

a) These posts carry usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance (TA) etc. as admissible to the central government employees and as made applicable to CSIR. Council employees are also eligible for accommodation of their entitled type as per CSIR Residence allotment rules depending on availability in which case HRA will not be admissible.
b) In addition to the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as applicability of New Pension Scheme 2004, reimbursements of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance advance and House Building Advance are available as per CSIR rules.
c) CSIR provides excellent opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under Assessment Promotion Scheme.
d) Deserving candidates may be considered for advance increment(s) as per CSIR Rules.

Other Conditions:-
a) The applicant must be a citizen of India.
b) All applicants must fulfill the essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement as on the last date of submission of online application i.e. 05.02.2021.They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for various posts as on the last date of submission of online applications i.e. 05.02.2021. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained. The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. The duly constituted Screening Committee will adopt its own criteria for short-listing the candidates. The candidate should therefore, mention - 7 - in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification, supported with documents.
c) The hard copy (print-out) of the application, generated after filling online application form should be accompanied by self attested copies of the relevant educational qualification, experience. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained through recognized Universities/Institutions etc. Incomplete applications or applications not accompanied with the required certificates/documents are liable to be rejected.
d) In respect of equivalent clause in Essential Qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per the requirement of advertisement, then the candidate is required to produce order/letter in this regard, indicating the Authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated otherwise the application is liable to be rejected.
e) The period of experience rendered by a candidate on part time basis, daily wages, visiting/guest faculty will not be counted while calculating the valid experience for short listing the candidates for interview.
f) If any document/certificate furnished is in a language other than Hindi or English, a transcript of the same duly attested by a Gazetted Officer or notary is to be submitted.
g) The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and/or experience shall be the closing date prescribed for submission of online applications i.e. 05.02.2021.
h) The period of experience in a discipline / area of work, wherever prescribed shall be counted after the date of acquiring the minimum prescribed educational qualifications prescribed for that post.
) Persons with disabilities (PWD) fulfilling the eligibility conditions prescribed under GOI instructions are encouraged to apply.
j) Candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Sections applying against the post(s) reserved for this category are required to produce an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a competent authority as per DOPT, Govt. of India rules.
k) Only outstation candidates found eligible to be called for interview will be paid to and fro single second class rail fare from the actual place of undertaking the journey or from the normal place of their residence whichever is nearer to Lucknow Railway Station on production of Rail Tickets/Rail Ticket Numbers or any other proof of journey.
l) Candidates of Indian origin settled abroad and of proven merit, as evidenced by their research work/publications, if found suitable for the above posts may be considered by the Selection Committee, in Absentia, on specific request of the candidate.
m) Any discrepancy found between the information given in application and as evident in original documents will make the candidate ineligible for appearing in interview. Such candidate will not be paid any fare.
n) The decision of the CIMAP/CSIR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, and conduct of examination/interview will be final and binding on the candidates.
o) The selected persons should be ready to serve at any of the offices/Research Centres of CSIR-CIMAP located at Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pantnagar, Purara (Distt. Bageshwar) or at any place of posting in India as per need of CSIR-CIMAP R&D activities.
p) Canvassing in any form and/or bringing any influence, political or otherwise, will be treated as a disqualification for the post.
q) Certificates/documents in support of experience must specify duration of experience in terms of date/month/year.
r) The number of vacancies indicated against each category/post is provisional and may vary at the time of selection.
s) NO INTERIM ENQUIRY OR CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

How To Apply:
a) Eligible and interested candidates are required to fill the application form ONLINE by accessing the website https:/www.cimap.res.in.
b) For online application process please refer ‘How to apply online’ instructions, ‘Fee Payment Procedure’ and ‘Application Form Replica’ available on the above-mentioned website.
c) The application is to be submitted in four distinct steps, as below:
1. Registration (online)
2.  Fee Submission (online/offline*)
3. Application Submission(/online)
4 Dispatch of Printout copy (Hard Copy) of online application along with all relevant document by post. *For Offline fee submission -Candidate should take printout of challan generated online after completion of registration and deposit fee in the Bank.
d) The datelines for the above-mentioned stages of application are as follows:
1. Start date for Registration for Online Application : Monday, 7th December, 2020; 10.00 Hrs. IST
2. Last date for registration for Online application : Thursday, 21st January, 2021; 23:59 Hrs. IST
3. Last date for Fee Submission Online/Offline : Wednesday, 27th January, 2021; 16:00 Hrs. IST
4. Last date for Submission of Online Application : Friday, 05th February, 2021; 23.59Hrs. IST
5. Last date for Receipt of printout copy of application alongwith all relevant documents at CIMAP : Monday, 22nd February, 2021; 17:30Hrs. IST

e) Candidates are required to pay application fee Rs.100/- only as per ‘Fee Payment Procedure’ available on the website. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PWD/Abroad candidate sand regular employees of CSIR are exempted from payment of application fee.
f) The Printout of the application, generated after online submission, duly accompanied by self-attested copies of the requisite certificates/mark sheets of date of birth, educational qualifications, experience, re-prints of publications and community certificate, if any, addressed to the ″Controller of Administration, CSIRCentral Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Post Office-CIMAP, Lucknow-226015″should reach this office by speed post/registered post on or before 22.02.2021. Candidates applying for more than one post must submit separate application for each post indicating the Code No. of the post.
g) In case of Universities/Institutes awarding CGPA/SGPA/OGPA Grades etc., candidates are requested to convert the same into percentage based on the formula as per their University/Institute.
h) The envelope containing the application should be superscribed “Application for the post of ………………….(Post code …………… Advt. No. ………………)″.
i) Applications from employees of Government Departments will be considered only if forwarded through proper channel, certified by the employer that the applicant, if selected will be relieved within one month of the receipt of the appointment orders and in which vigilance clearance should also be recorded. However, advance copy of the application may be submitted before the closing date. Applications routed through proper channel should reach CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow at the earliest.
j) Candidates should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained by CIMAP, Lucknow.
k) Incomplete applications (i.e. unsigned, without photograph and applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.

Following documents must be attached along with application form (print-out) sent by post:
a) Coloured photograph pasted on the form and signed across in full.
b) Self attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate.
c) Self attested photocopies of educational qualification certificates.
d) Self attested photocopy of caste certificate, PWD certificate, EWS certificate, if applicable.
e) Self attested photocopies of experience certificates, if any.

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