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The CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute is amongst one of the constituent research institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Originally set up as the National Botanic Gardens (NBG) by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh  it was taken over by the CSIR in 1953. Though, initially engaged in research in the classical botanical disciplines, the NBG went on laying an increasing emphasis, in keeping with the national needs and priorities in the field of plant sciences, on its applied and developmental research activities. The Institute has state-of-art laboratory infrastructure required for advance plant science research and product development. These include NMR, SEM, TEM, High Resolution Mass Spectroscopy, FTIR, HPLC, HPTLC, MALDI-TOFF, NGS platform, ICPMS, FACE (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment facility), Super Computer system, Flow Cytometer, and Confocal Microscope.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, innovative and young Indian researchers having excellent academic record and proven scientific achievements to fill up the following scientific positions.

Principal Scientist
Post code & Area : S-01 Area: Plant Transformation/ Tissue Culture (Lateral level post)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 13 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 45 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. in any science subject in the area of Plant Transformation/Tissue Culture followed by 03 years experience in the relevant area.
Desirable : Applicants should have good experience of plant tissue culture, genetic transformation and greenhouse practices, phenotypic analysis and plant molecular biology to characterize transgenic plants and regulation and expression of genes in plants as evidenced by publication(s)/patent(s).
Job specification : To plan and execute research on conservation of economically important plants and elite plant germplasm, their mass propagation; in vitro genetic manipulation, screening and characterization of transgenics and application of biotechnological techniques for plant improvement.

Senior Scientist
Post code & Area : S-02 Area: Pharmacognosy (Lateral level post)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 12 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 37 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. in any science subject in the area of Pharmacognosy/ Chemotaxonomy followed by 02 years experience in the relevant area
Desirable : The candidate should have experience of collection of medicinal plants from the wild, quality control of raw materials, monographic studies, chemotaxonomic studies of medicinal plants, and herbal drug development. The claims must be supported by publications/patents in the above-mentioned areas.
Job specification : The selected candidate is expected to take up monographic and chemotaxonomic studies for identification of Quality planting/raw materials (QPM/QRM), herbal product development, and handling of instruments like HPLC, HPTLC, GCMS-MS.


Scientist
Post code & Area : S-03(a) Area: Plant Breeding (Entry level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for SC
Age limit : not exceeding 37 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Plant breeding
Desirable : The candidate should have experience in the area of conventional breeding/ marker assisted breeding / QTL mapping /mutation breeding/genetic manipulation of economically important plants/ medicinal plants /floriculture crops. Work experience in development of quality planting material, plant variety development and release, and improvement of quality traits in plants will have added advantage. The claims must be supported by publications/patents/new variety in the abovementioned areas.
Job specification : To undertake trait specific breeding for genetic improvement of economically important medicinal plants, non-traditional crops, and floriculture crops/ plants.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-03(b) Area: Plant Breeding (Entry level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for EWS
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Plant breeding
Desirable : The candidate should have experience in the area of conventional breeding/ marker assisted breeding / QTL mapping /mutation breeding/genetic manipulation of economically important plants/ medicinal plants /floriculture crops. Work experience in development of quality planting material, plant variety development and release, and improvement of quality traits in plants will have added advantage. The claims must be supported by publications/patents/new variety in the abovementioned areas.
Job specification : To undertake trait specific breeding for genetic improvement of economically important medicinal plants, non-traditional crops, and floriculture crops/ plants.


Scientist
Post code & Area : S-03(c) Area: Plant Breeding (Entry level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Plant breeding
Desirable : The candidate should have experience in the area of conventional breeding/ marker assisted breeding / QTL mapping /mutation breeding/genetic manipulation of economically important plants/ medicinal plants /floriculture crops. Work experience in development of quality planting material, plant variety development and release, and improvement of quality traits in plants will have added advantage. The claims must be supported by publications/patents/new variety in the abovementioned areas.
Job specification : To undertake trait specific breeding for genetic improvement of economically important medicinal plants, non-traditional crops, and floriculture crops/ plants.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-04 Area: Pharmacology (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Pharmacology/Drug delivery systems
Desirable : The candidate should have experience of pharmacological studies on animal models, mechanism(s) of action, pharmacokinetics studies and drug delivery systems for herbal drug development. The claims must be supported by publications/patents/products in the above-mentioned areas.
Job specification : The selected candidate is expected to take up pharmacological and pharmacokinetics studies for herbal products, and herbal product development

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-05 Area: Information & Communication Technology (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved  ST
Age limit : not exceeding 37 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : M.E. / M.Tech. in Computer Science/ Computer Science & Engineering/Information & Communication Technology/ Information Technology/ Information & Telecommunication Engineering/ Computer Applications OR B.Tech/M.Sc. in any of the above subjects with Post Graduate degree in Intellectual Property Law, (1st class or 60% on an aggregate or equivalent CGPA) OR B.E./B.Tech in any of the above subjects with Advanced Diploma from AcSIR with distinction OR Ph.D. (Submitted) in any of the science/engineering subjects in the area of ICT and related areas.
Desirable : Knowledge and experience in System Administration and computer networking.
Job specification : The selected candidate is expected to take charge of the System and Network Administration at the institute level, which includes installation, configuration and maintenance of software / systems hardware, network hardware / firmware, maintenance of network servers, development and updation of website, VPN gateways, intrusion detection systems, e-mail facilities and other IT related infrastructure.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-06 Area: Breeding of Ornamental Plants (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for OBC (Backlog vacancy)
Age limit : not exceeding 35 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (submitted) in any science subject in the area of Plant Breeding/ Plant Genetics
Desirable : Specialization in breeding and improvement of ornamental plants, and/or applications of biotechnological tools for plant improvement as evidenced by high quality research publications, and varieties released.
Job specification : To work in projects related to genetic improvement of ornamentals and flowering plants using conventional and molecular breeding approaches.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-07(a) Area : Floriculture/ Landscaping/ Urban Gardening (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for SC
Age limit : not exceeding 37 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Floriculture/Landscaping/ Urban Gardening
Desirable : Research work in ornamental crops / floricultural crops with focus on development of new varieties, and DUS testing. Experience in preparation and execution of landscape/ plant house plans. Good publications and released varieties.
Job specification : Floriculture crop germplasm collection, characterization, and maintenance; development of new varieties of ornamental crops. Preparation and execution of garden/landscape plans including drawings/ design.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-07(b) Area : Floriculture/ Landscaping/ Urban Gardening (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Floriculture/Landscaping/ Urban Gardening
Desirable : Research work in ornamental crops / floricultural crops with focus on development of new varieties, and DUS testing. Experience in preparation and execution of landscape/ plant house plans. Good publications and released varieties.
Job specification : Floriculture crop germplasm collection, characterization, and maintenance; development of new varieties of ornamental crops. Preparation and execution of garden/landscape plans including drawings/ design.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-08(a) Area : Ecology /Environmental Science/ Environmental Engineering (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Unreserved (UR)
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Ecology/Chemical Ecology /Environmental Science/Environmental Engineering/GIS/ Remote Sensing/ Environmental Modelling/Artificial Intelligence
Desirable : Research work in bio-remediation of soil, air and water pollution with molecular and chemical approaches; Expertise and experience in Remote Sensing, GIS, Chemical ecology and environmental modelling.
Job specification : To carry out assessment of environmental quality/remediation, microbe-assisted phytoremediation, green house gas emission, toxicity and tolerance responses of plants to pollutions. Artificial Intelligence/GIS based studies, Chemical ecology and environmental modelling.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-09 Area : Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for OBC
Age limit : not exceeding 35 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Desirable : Research experience in bioprospection, separation and characterization of plant metabolites with knowledge of handling sophisticated analytical equipment.
Job specification : To undertake R&D activities in phyto- chemistry, isolation, purification and characterization of plant metabolites, bio-prospection for product development.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-10 Area : Cryptogamic Botany (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for ST
Age limit : not exceeding 37 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Cryptogamic Botany
Desirable : Taxonomy, germplasm collection, documentation, conservation, bioprospection and characterization of lower plants. Experience of working in Bryophytes is desirable.
Job specification : Field surveys for collection and identification, taxonomic studies, bioprospection, conservation, and characterization lower plants, particularly Bryophytes.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-11(a) Area : Analytical Chemistry (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for EWS
Age limit : not exceeding 32 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Analytical Chemistry
Desirable : Experience of handling sophisticated analytical equipment for bioprospection, separation of plant proteins, plant metabolites and characterization of recombinant proteins.
Job specification : To undertake R&D activities in plant analytical chemistry, characterization of plant metabolites and industrially important molecules, compounds and maintenance of sophisticated analytical equipment.

Scientist
Post code & Area : S-11(b) Area: Analytical Chemistry (Entry Level)
Pay level in pay matrix / No. of post(s)/ reservation : 11 ; 01 post Reserved for PwBD -Hearing Handicapped (Backlog Vacancy)
Age limit : not exceeding 42 years
Essential educational qualifications & experience : Ph.D. (Submitted) in any science subject in the area of Analytical Chemistry
Desirable : Experience of handling sophisticated analytical equipment for bioprospection, separation of plant proteins, plant metabolites and characterization of recombinant proteins.
Job specification : To undertake R&D activities in plant analytical chemistry, characterization of plant metabolites and industrially important molecules, compounds and maintenance of sophisticated analytical equipment.

Pay level in pay matrix/ Pay matrix
Principal Scientist : 13 (Rs. 1,23100-2,15900)
Senior Scientist : 12 (Rs. 78,800-2,09200)
Scientist : 11 (Rs. 67,700-2,08700)
Total emoluments (approximate)
Principal Scientist : Rs. 1,92,500 /-
Senior Scientist : Rs. 1,26,500 /-
Scientist : Rs.1,10,000 /-
Total emoluments means approximate total emoluments on pay in pay matrix including House Rent Allowance as admissible in class 'Y' City.

General information and conditions
1. Benefits under Council service :
a) These posts currently 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 currently available as per CSIR rules.
c) Scientists in CSIR are also permitted to undertake consultancy and sponsored R&D project activity. These activities give them scope to earn consultancy fee and honorarium as per CSIR guidelines governing these activities. Opportunities also arise for foreign deputations for training/presentation of papers/specific assignments etc.
d) CSIR provides excellent opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under Assessment Promotion scheme.
e) Deserving candidates may be considered for advance increment(s) as per CSIR Rules.
f) The Competent Authority has a right to amend, delete and add terms and conditions to this advertisement.

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 receipt of the online applications i.e. 31-01-2022. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess the essential qualifications laid down for the advertised post as on the last date of receipt of the application. 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 in the application all the qualifications and experiences in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualification(s), supported by documents.
c) The application should be accompanied by self-attested copies of the relevant educational qualifications and experiences. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained through recognized Universities / Institutions.
d) The candidates applying for the post of Scientist with the qualifications of Ph.D (submitted), are advised to enclose authentic documentary proof indicating the date of submission of thesis.
e) Ph.D. certificate should clearly indicate the date of award of Ph.D. degree. Completion of Ph. D degree will be reckoned from the date of issue of provisional certificate/notification.
f) In respect of equivalent clause in essential qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification as per requirement of the advertisement, 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.
g) 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.
h) 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.
i) The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and / or experience shall be the Closing date prescribed for receipt of online applications i.e. 31-01-2022.
j) 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 grade.
k) Persons with disabilities (PWD) fulfilling the eligibility conditions prescribed under GOI instructions are encouraged to apply.
l) Only outstation candidates called and found eligible 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.
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 NBRI/CSIR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, conduct of examination/interview will be final and binding on the candidates.
p) Certificates / documents in support of experience must specify duration of experience in terms of date / month / year.
q) The number of vacancies indicated against each category/post is provisional and may vary at the time of selection.
r) In the event of number of applications being large, CSIR-NBRI may adopt short listing criteria to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable number by any or more of the following methods:
(i) On the basis of higher educational qualifications than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
(ii) On the basis of higher experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in the Advertisement.
(iii) By holding a written Test
(iv) On the basis of quality and quantity of Scientific Journal Publications.
(v) Any other method as deemed fit by Screening Committee.

Relaxations:
a) The upper age limit is relaxable upto 05 years for SC/ST and 03 years for OBC as per Government order in force only in those cases where the post are reserved for respective categories, on production of relevant certificate in the prescribed format signed by the specified authority at the time of interview.
b) Upper age limit is also relaxable upto five years for the regular employees working in CSIR laboratories/institutes, Government Departments, autonomous bodies and public sector undertakings.
c) For the position of Scientist, as per GOI provisions, age relaxation for Widows, Divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from their Husbands, who are not remarried , the upper age limit is relaxable up to the age of 35 years (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and upto 38 years for members belonging to other Backward Classes in respect of the posts reserved for them) for widows, divorced Women and Women Judicially separated from their Husbands who are not remarried. Those claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce following documentary evidence:
i. In case of Widow, Death Certificate of her husband together with the Affidavit that she has not remarried since.
ii. In case of divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands, a certified copy of the judgement/decree of the appropriate Court to prove the fact of divorce or the judicial separation, as the case may be, with an Affidavit in respect of divorced Women that they have not remarried since.
d) Age relaxation to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) is permissible as per GOI orders issued from time to time. The persons claiming age relaxation under this sub-para would be required to produce a certificate in prescribed proforma in support of their claims clearly indicating that the degree of physical disability is 40% or more. In any case, the appointment of these candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in accordance with the standards of medical fitness as prescribed by the Government for each individual posts to be filled by Direct Recruitment by Selection.
e) Relaxation in age, over and above the stipulated limit, educational qualification and / or experience may be considered in case of exceptionally meritorious candidates or if sufficient number of candidates possessing the requisite qualification and/ or experience are not available to fill up the posts.
f) SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWSs Candidates are required to produce original certificate in the prescribed format signed by the specified authority at the time of interview. The OBC candidate should produce the certificate valid for appointment to post under the Central Government as per latest instructions issued by the DoPT (GOI) .

How to apply :
a) Eligible and interested candidates are required to apply ONLINE only through our official website https://www.nbri.res.in during the period from 06.12.2021 ( 10.00 A.M.) till 31.01.2022 (upto 05.00 P.M.) No other mode of application will be accepted.
b) Candidates are requested to keep a copy of application print out for their record.
c) All the instructions for filing online applications is available at our website. Candidates are requested to read and follow instructions carefully for applying online.
d) To avoid any technical difficulty, candidates are advised to submit online application well in advance of the date of closing of online application.
e) Online Applications will be available on CSIR-NBRI website https://www.nbri.res.in. The website will be Opened on 06.12.2021 (10.00 a.m. onwards) and closed on 31.01.2022 (till 5.00 p.m.). It is mandatory to take the print out of the successfully submitted online application form, sign the same and attach the self attested mandatory documents and passport size photograph. The print out of the application along with the relevant documents must reach CSIR-NBRI on or before 21.02.2022 upto 6.00 p.m. i.e. within 21 days of the last date of the online application submission.
f) For submission of online applications the candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) through online payment link availabe in the CSIR-NBRI recruitment portal at CSIR-NBRI website only. The transaction number generated after successful payment of fee is required to be mentioned in the online application. The candidates are advised to mention the transaction No. of online payment in the application form. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/PwBD and candidates from abroad, and regular employees of CSIR are exempted from payment of application fee.
g) The print out of the successfully submitted online application must be duly signed by the candidate and sent in an envelope superscribed "Application for the post of _______, Post Code _____, Area ______" (Advertisement No. 03/2021) by speed post/registered post only so as to reach on or before 21.02.2022 (upto 06.00 P.M.) to the following address : Controller of Administration, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001. The said signed application must have one recent passposrt size coloured photograph, self-attested copies of the certificates, mark sheets, testimonials in support of age, educational 11 qualifications, and experience, and caste certificate (if applicable), certificate to be produced by EWS candidates, copy of E-RECEIPT of the application fee paid (if applicable) as enclosures.
h) Mere submission of online application without hardcopy (vice-e- versa) will not be considered.
i) Candidates should specifically note that the hardcopy of application(s) received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained by CSIR-NBRI. 
j) Candidates applying for more than one post code should submit separate online applications alongwith separate application fee (if applicable), and the hardcopies of applications with a complete separate set of enclosures including separate e-receipt of the application fee, should be sent to aforementioned address.
k) 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.
l) Candidates of Indian origin settled abroad who are of proven merit as evidenced by their research work, if found suitable for the post may be considered by the Selection Committee, in absentia, on written request.
m) 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. However, advance copy of the print out of online application (Hard copy) may be submitted before the last date. Applications routed through proper channel should reach CSIR-NBRI at the earliest.
n) Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and fees once paid will not be refunded on any count nor can it be held in reserve for any other recruitment or selection process.
o) The decision of the CSIR-NBRI/CSIR in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, and conduct of interview will be final and binding on the candidates and no interim enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection from any individual or agency on behalf of a candidate.
p) Incomplete applications (i.e. without printout of the complet online application form, unsigned, without photograph and application fee (if applicable), applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.

Last date for receipt of online applications : 31-01- 2022 (upto 5.00 P.M.)
Last date of receipt of hard copy of online application : 21.02.2022 (upto 6.00 P.M.)

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