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Vacancy for Senior Scientist, Scientist in CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology

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The CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur (CSIR-IHBT) is one of the National Institute under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research which is an Autonomous Body. It is located on a 250 acres of land with the backdrop of snow-covered peaks of Dhauladhar Range in salubrious climate. The Institute is engaged in research and technology development programmes for sustainable management of bioresources of the Himalayas. The Institute has successfully carried out mission-oriented projects on tea, temperate floriculture and aromatic plants and is well equipped for Tissue culture and Biotechnology. Facilities include Tea Processing Unit, FRP greenhouses and equipments like GC-MS, FT-IR,Ultrascan, Automated DNA sequencers, Phosphoimager, Q-TOF, XL Laser densitometer,HPLCs, MALDI-TOF,CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY, CO2 Extractor, FPLC, HP-TLC, IRGA, NMR, Scintillation counter, computer networking etc.

CSIR-lnstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur invites applications from young and dynamic candidates having excellent academic records for the under mentioned Scientific posts.

Post: Senior Scientist, Scientist

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Post Code: 1901 to 1906

No. of Posts: 06 (03-UR 01-SC-PH- OH/HH 01-ST O1-OBC)

Pay Band (PB): Rs.15600- 39100 (PB-3)

Senior Scientist
Grade Pay: Rs. 7600/-
*Total emoluments (ApproxL): Rs. 72,300/-
Upper Age Limit not exceeding (as on last date): 37 years
Educational qualifications and Experience: Ph.D. (Science) with two years experience

Scientist
Grade Pay: Rs. 6600/-
*Total emoluments (ApproxL): Rs. 61,430/-
Upper Age Limit not exceeding (as on last date): 32 years
Educational qualifications and Experience: Ph.D. (Science) Submitted

Total emoluments means approximate total emoluments on minimum of PB including House Rent Allowance in Class 'Z' City.
Please See age relaxation under Relaxation Column.

UR: Unreserved; SC: Scheduled Caste; S1: Scheduled Tribe; OBC: Other Backward Class PWD : Person With Disability;

Post-wise information regarding, desirable, qualification and experience and job specification is as under

Post Code No. 1901: Scientist/Sr. Scientist (Taxonomy)
(01 Post-reserved for SC-PWD-HH/OH)
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist: Ph.D. submitted in Botany with thesis in the area of Plant Taxonomy(Angiosperm Taxonomy).
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. in Botany with the with the thesis in the area of Plant Taxonomy(Angiosperm Taxonomy) with two years research experience in Plant Taxonomy(Angiosperm Taxonomy) as evidenced by publications in refereed journal.
Desirable: Experience in plant exploration, collection, identification, herbarium techniques and knowledge of plant nomenclature and flora of India.
Job Requirement: Floristic surveys of Himalayan region for identification and collection of plants and management of herbarium.

Post Code No.1902: Scientist/Sr.Scientist (Agrotechnology)
(01 Post reserved for ST)
.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist :
Ph.D. submitted in Agronomy with specialization in commercially important crops or Horticulture/Forestry with specialization in medicinal & Aromatic crops/plantation crops.
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. in Agronomy with specialization in commercially important crops or Horticulture/Forestry with specialization in medicinal & Aromatic crops/plantation crops with two years experience as evidenced from publications in the reputed journals.
Desirable: Experience in development and extension of agrotechnologies of the commercially important crops.
Job Requirement: Development and extension of agrotechnologies and quality planting material of commercially important crops and conducting trainings programmes.

Post Code No. 1903: Scientist /Sr. Scientist (Algae)
(01 Post-UR)

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist:
Ph.D. submitted in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis pertaining to the area of algal research.
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis pertaining to the area of algal research with two years research experience in identification, culture and bioprospection of algae as evidenced by publications in refereed journal.
Desirable: Experience in algae identification, culture and bioprospection.
Job Requirement: Bioprospection of algae with focus on product development. 

Post Code No. 1904: Scientist/Sr. Scientist (Fungi)(01 Post-UR) Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist:
Ph.D. submitted in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis pertaining to the area of fungal research.
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis in the area of fungal research with two years research experience in fungal taxonomy and physiology as evidenced by publications in refereed journal.
Desirable: Experience in fungal identification, culture and bioprospection.
Job Requirement: Bioprospection of fungi with focus on product development.

Post Code No.1905: Scientist/Sr. Scientist (Microbiology)
(01 Post-reserved for OBC)
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist: Ph.D. submitted in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis pertaining to the area of microbiology.
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. in any branch of Life Sciences with the thesis in the area of microbiology with two years research experience in culturing, characterization and bioprospection of microbes as evidenced by publications in refereed journal.
Desirable:
Bioprospection of microbes from high altitude/cold desert areas.
Job Requirement: Collection and bioprospection of microbes from Himalayan regions including glaciers and cold desert areas.

Post Code No 1906: Scientist/Sr. Scientist (Chemistry) (01 Post-UR)
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
For Scientist:
Ph.D. submitted in any branch of Chemical Sciences with thesis in the area of Natural Products Chemistry.
For Senior Scientist: Ph.D. Chemistry with the thesis pertaining to the area of Phytochemistry with two years research experience in relevant area as evidenced by publications in refereed journal.
Desirable: Experience in the area of chemical profiling, isolation and structure elucidation of new natural molecules from plants.
Job Requirement:Elucidation of chemistry of Himalayan plants vis-a-vis metabolome analysis. 

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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, 1997 depending on availability in which case HRA will not be admissible.
b. Scientists in Pay Band-3 are also eligible for 2 additional increments(without DA) and Professional update allowance of Rs. 10,000/- per annum.
c. In addition to the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as applicability of New Pension Scheme, 2004, reimbursement of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance advance and House Building Advance are available as per rules of CSIR.
d. 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 guidelines governing these activities. Opportunities also arise for foreign deputations for training/presentation of papers/specific assignments etc.
e. CSIR provides excellent opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under Assessment Promotion Scheme for Scientists and revised MANAS for Technologist.
f. Deserving candidates may be considered for advance increment as per CSIR Rules.

How to apply:
a. The Eligible candidates are required to apply on the prescribed application format available at our website www.ihbt.res.in.
b. The prescribed Application Form for the above posts can also be obtained from the office of the Administrative Officer, CSIR CSIR-lnstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur-176061(H.P.) by sending a requisition along with a Self-Addressed Stamped envelope (27 cms x 10 cms) bearing postal stamp of Rs.10/- by 15.03.2016.
c. Candidates are required to arrange for a crossed Demand Draft for Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred only) drawn on any nationalized bank and valid for at least 3 months in favour of the “Director, CSIR- IHBT” payable at Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) SBI-Bank Code No. 03632. The last date for receipt of application along with Demand Draft is 30.03.2016. This date will be the same for the candidates belonging to far-flung areas. The following details must be filled up on back side of Demand Draft (i) Candidate’s Name, (ii) Candidate’s category, (iii) Post Code Applied for.
d. SC/ST/PWD/ Women, CSIR Employees and Abroad Candidates are exempted from submission of application fee.
e. In case of Universities/Institute awarding CGPA/SGPA/OGPA grades etc. candidates are requested to convert the same into percentage based on the formula as per their University/Institute in the application format on appropriate place by the candidate himself.
f. The application should be accompanied by self attested copies of the Degree Certificates, mark sheets, testimonials in support of age, education qualifications, experience, re-prints of publications and caste certificate, PWD Certificate, if applicable, along with one latest coloured passport size self-signed photograph affixed at appropriate place of proforma for application together with Demand Draft (if applicable) should be sent in a envelope superscribed APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF (Post Code )” by post to the address: the Administrative Officer, CSIR-lnstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Post Box No. 06, Palampur-176061(H.P.) by Registered Post.
g. The complete Application Form should reach the above address by 30.03.2016 along with Demand Draft (including far flung areas) by 5:00 P.M. Candidates applying for more than one post must submit separate application form for each post in separate envelope indicating the post name and post Code No.
h. Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and fees once paid will not be refunded on any cost nor can be held in reserve for any other recruitment or selection process.
i. Applications from employees of Government Department 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. 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 at CSIR-lnstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur-176061(H.P.) at the earliest.
j. Candidates should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly address, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained by CSIR-lnstitute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur (H.P.). k. Incomplete applications (i.e without attested copies of certificates of educational qualifications, photograph, unsigned and application fee, if applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and is liable to be summarily rejected.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 30.03.2016

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