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The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) is an autonomous institution of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, for a mandate of basic research, teaching & training, and as a national repository for cell lines/hybridomas etc. The centre is located in the midst of academically enriched environment of University of Savitribai Phule Pune Campus, Pune.

NCCS invites applications for following posts on various extramural projects purely on temporary basis.

Regulatory Compliance Consultant
Name of the Project : Establishment of GMP-compliant National Repository for banking, safe deposit and supply of characterized mammalian cells for use in biopharma.
Name of the PI : Dr. Punam Nagvenkar
Essential Qualification & Experience : Graduate / Post-graduate in Biology, Engineering preferably. Having at least 8-20 years of experience in the field of design engineering, cGMP, quality management systems and regulatory affairs in Biotechnology field in line with national and international norms as evidenced by work experience certificates. Must have previous experience of working in Engineering consultancy company and managing projects from engineering aspects. Must have project management experience. Have experience to review RFP, RFQ, RFIs and engineering contracts. Two strong letters of recommendation from senior industrialists is required.
Desirable Qualification & Experience:    MBA would be preferred. Work experience in projects for biosimilar facility and labs in biopharma/biotech industry and reputed engineering consultancy firms. Must have thorough knowledge on ICH, USFpA, EU guidelines essential for setting up and qualification of facility. Should have sound Knowledge of industrial safety and compliances.
Job Profile :  The incumbent will track and report on all assigned activities including facility designing for tender preparation, assessing technical suitability of vendors, validation, and qualification of facility. Will participate in cGMP regulatory compliance & quality management activities including advising, monitoring and correcting GMP functional area. Will facilitate in obtaining approval for -cGMP certification and other regulatory compliance from national and international regulatory bodies in addition to other statutory compliances required to start the project at the site. Will provide support for smooth project execution of cGMP-compliant facility without time and cost overrun. Timely execution of the work would be required. Must be willing to travel. Will be accountable for complete documentation of the facility right from concept to facility qualification. Overall Project management and project site management for prompt execution.  
Project Tenure : 6 months, extendable to maximum of 2 years based on satisfactory performance.
Total Monthly Emoluments : Upto 90,000 per month [Negotiable as per individual's experience.
Age : Not more than 55 years as on last date of application

Consultant
Name of the Project : COVID Research
Name of the PI : Janesh Kumar
Essential Qualification & Experience : a] Professionals having Master's Degree in relevant subject or technical qualifications like B.Tech, MBA or equivalent in relevant field/subject. Persons with M.Phil. or additional qualifications, research experience, published papers and post qualification experience in the relevant field would be preferred. b]    Retired Government employees with I.  Grade pay of Rs. 5400 and above II.    At least 7 years' experience in the required domain field would also be eligible for this position
Desirable Qualification & Experience:    Experience with electrophysiology, whole-cell patch clamp, molecular biology, protein expression and purification are desirable
Project Tenure : 03 months, extendable to another 3 months based on the progress and assessment of the work done.
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 30000/- + Local conveyance 1500/-
Age : Not more than 40 years as on last date of application

Technician C
Name of the Project : Establishment of Centre of Excellence for "National Centre for Microbial Resource (NCMR]"
Name of the PI : Dr. Yogesh Shouche
Essential Qualification & Experience : M.Sc with 2 years relevant experience in R & D organizations. Candidate should have minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in qualifying examination.
Desirable Qualification & Experience: One or more of the following
1) Experience with DNA sequencing of Microbial Cultures.
2) Prior experience in sequencing facility and familiarity with SOPs involved in sequencing facility.
3) Prior experience of handling automated DNA Sequencer.
Project Tenure : Up to 31st March, 2021.
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 53000/- with 5% increase per annum subject to project extension
Age : Not more than 30 years as on last date of application.

Research Associate
Name of the Project : COE - Cellular Stress Proteins in HIV Infection: Biochemical and Functional Characterization
Name of the PI : Dr. Debashis Mitra
Essential Qualification & Experience : Ph. D/MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/M.Pharm/ME/M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI] journal.
Desirable Qualification & Experience: Experience in Virology and animal cell culture. Previous experience in biochemical characterization of protein-protein interactions will be preferred.
Project Tenure : 01 year
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 47000/- + 24% HRA
Age : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application

Research Associate
Name of the Project : Impact of mass bathing on the natural microbiota of the river Ganges; a concern to human health
Name of the PI : Dr. Yogesh Shouche
Essential Qualification & Experience : Ph. D/MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/M.Pharm/ME/M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Experience in
(i) Sample preparation including library preparation and quality control for amplicon sequencing as well as shotgun metagenomics.
(ii) Complete bioinformatic analysis of amplicon, shotgun and microbial genome sequence data.
Project Tenure : 08 months
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 47000/- Fixed
Age : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application

Research Associate
Name of the Project : Development of Nanobodies as prophylactic and therapeutic candidates against SARS-CoV-2 virus
Name of the PI : Dr. Janesh Kumar
Essential Qualification & Experience : Ph. D/MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/M.Pharm/ME/M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Experience with expression and purification of viral proteins, antigen- antibody interactions, advanced molecular biology or whole cell-patch clamp.
Project Tenure : 11 months
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 47000/- + 24%
Age : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application

Junior Research Fellow
Name of the Project : Comprehensive characterization of novel IncRNA-protein network orchestrating the mammalian cell cycle program.
Name of the PI : Dr. Vidisha Tripathi
Essential Qualification & Experience : 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. A.    Scholars who 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, USER etc.
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Candidate should have good knowledge of molecular & cell biology, biochemistry. Prior experience in animal cell culture, molecular cell biology & biochemistry techniques like handling mammalian cell lines, protein/RNA extraction, PCR, western blotting, immunostaining and microscopy will be preferred. Basic knowledge of bioinformatic tools for data analysis is required.
Project Tenure : 01 Year
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31000/-+ 24% HRA
Age : Not more than 28 years as on last date of application

Junior Research Fellow
Name of the Project : Diversity and Bioactivity of Fungal Endophytes from Medicinal Plants of Eastern Himalayan Region, Sikkim-India.”
Name of the PI : Dr. Rohit Sharma
Essential Qualification & Experience : 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. A.  Scholars who 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, USER etc.
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Knowledge/ Experience in fungal taxonomy; with experience of extraction of metabolite from fungi
Project Tenure : 01 Year
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 25000/-+ 30% HRA
Age : Not more than 28 years as on last date of application.

Project Assistant
Name of the Project : Intramural Project: "To understand the importance of atypical ubiquitin linked ubiquitylated proteins in cellular processes
Name of the PI : Dr. Manas Santra
Essential Qualification & Experience : B.Sc./ 3 years Diploma in Engineering and Technology
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Two years' experience in tissue culture, protein purification, immunoblotting and molecular biology techniques.
Project Tenure : 01 Year
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 21500/-Fixed
Age : Not more than 50 years as on last date of application.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1) The completed application in the prescribed format is available below this advertisement (as word and PDF file)
2) Mention “Serial Number & Name of Position” in the subject line of the email. You can apply for a maximum of three positions. If you are applying for more than one position, please send three separate applications through email, with separate subject lines and attach all other documents in all the three emails.
3) Recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates, and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. as mentioned below, may be scanned and attached with the application format which is enclosed below the advertisement.
4) In the email, the applicant must attach all self-attested scanned certificates in support of date of Birth, Educational Qualifications (Secondary School Certificate onwards), Work Experience (on respective letter heads wherever they have worked, signed and dated by the authorized person), Details of the Exams passed (Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2), Graduate degree, Post-graduate degree, PhD, and other if any), Caste Certificate, if any. Originals Scanned copies of NET/GATE/National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, HT, HSc, HSER, etc and other relevant documents must be attached. Direct contact number should be included in the applications.
5) SC/ST/OBC candidates must produce proof of their caste certificate from appropriate authority. In addition, OBC candidates must also produce latest/valid non-creamy layer certificate in the prescribed form for claiming the reservation benefits.
6) The applications will be summarily rejected in absence of these certificates or any requested information, wherever applicable. There will not be any further communication in this regard from us.
List of shortlisted candidates for interview selection process with details of date, time will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and candidates will be informed by e-mail only, during Third week of January 2021. The candidates should be ready for the interviews the following week.
7) In case if shortlisted for interview and upon successful selection, the applicant must bring all the original certificates in support of date of Birth, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, Details of the Exams passed (Secondary School Certificate onwards), Caste Certificate, if any and other relevant documents, at the time of joining for the purpose of verification, along with one set of photocopies. An Offer letter would be valid subject to verification of your certificates with the original documents only, within one month of issue of the Offer letter.
8) The Director, NCCS reserves the right to enhance/reduce the number of posts and also cancel the recruitment process.
9) Additional percentage and experience cut-off will be applied during the screening process, if required.
10) The prescribed educational qualifications and experience are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for online interview. The Centre reserves the right to call for online interview only those candidates who in its opinion are likely to be suitable.
11) Where number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large & it will not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of screening committee, the project investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration of qualifications and desirable experience over and above the minimum prescribed, in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on this matter.
12) 5% Marks relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC candidates, over the prescribed percentage in respective post.
13) The above advertised positions are filled up purely on temporary basis for the limited time period on the extramural projects funded by DBT/DST/CSIR/ICMR/SERB etc./Government and private organizations. The position will automatically co-terminus on the completion of the project tenure. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in funding agency or in NCCS, Pune.

14) Fellowship/Emoluments: Emoluments to the research personnel engaged under project will be made in accordance with the sanction order or latest DST O.M whichever the case may be.
15) Age limit will be considered as on closing date of receipt of application. Age relaxation of 5 years in case of Women/SC/ST/PH candidates and 3 years in case of OBC candidates will be given as per Government of India rules. Reservation as per Govt, of India norms will be followed.
16) Age & Experience will be relaxed in exceptional cases by the Competent Authority.
17) Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be treated as disqualification for the post.
18) The posts advertised shall be need based without any commitment for its filling.
19) Selected candidates will have to join duty within one month of the receipt of the offer of appointment.
20) Lower positions will be offered, if candidates are not found suitable for the above advertised positions.

Interested candidates should send the completed application by email to pmconline@nccs.res.in on or before 05th January, 2021.

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