Opportunity for Scientist to Join National Institute of Animal Biotechnology - Government of India


NIAB, an autonomous institute under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, is aimed to harness novel and emerging biotechnologies and create knowledge in the cutting edge areas for improving animal health and productivity. The Institute’s research focus is on animal genetics and genomics, transgenic technology, reproductive technology, diseases, nutritional enrichment, and bioinformatics. The Institute aims at translational research leading to genetic enhancement of Indian Livestock species and basic research towards development of novel vaccines, diagnostics and improved therapeutic molecules for farm animals.

Post : Scientist-E – One Post (Unreserved)

NIAB is looking for Scientists and visionary academic leaders with outstanding record of research accomplishments to establish strong centers of research to address the problems of livestock. Persons having effective interpersonal and leadership skills with commitment to work effectively with colleagues as part of inter-disciplinary team are required. NIAB is looking for dedicated and committed Scientists who believe in institution building and have a passion for academic excellence and quality research.

Level : 13

Method of Recruitment : deputation (ISTC)/Absorption failing which Direct recruitment”

Upper Age Limit for Direct Recruits : Not exceeding 50 years ( for direct recruitment)

Recruitment on Deputation
Scientists or Technologists working in the Central or State Governments or Universities or recognized Research Institutions or Semi Government, Statutory or Autonomous Organizations in India or abroad
(a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre or Department; or (ii) with five years’ service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in Level 12 or equivalent; or
(iii) with ten years' service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in Level-11 or equivalent and
(b) Possessing the qualifications prescribed for direct recruits, as given below. The Deputation period will be as per rules of Govt of India.

Essential Qualification for Direct Recruits
Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Sciences / Modern biology / Life Sciences or equivalent from a recognized University with 5 years of R&D experience in the advertised area after Ph.D with original work as evidenced by patents or publications in top ranked peer-reviewed journals; strong potential for securing and sustaining independent and collaborative extramural funding.

Job Description
The selected candidates, in addition to own research programme, is expected to provide support to any of the research projects at NIAB aimed at
(I) genetic improvement of livestock using modern tools of genomics and statistics
(ii) creation of transgenic livestock and livestock reproduction/ developmental biology to address reproductive problems in livestock by employing a combination of traditional and modern biological approaches to create new knowledge and for developing novel diagnostics and therapeutic tools for infertility in livestock
(iii) animal nutrition, efficient feed utilization etc.

The selected candidate is also expected to assist the Institute in establishing a bioinformatics centre, teach at PG level. In addition, candidates have to attract extramural funding to establish and lead research programs.

(i) Biostatistics with Genomics
(ii) Transgenesis & Animal Reproduction
(iii) Animal Nutrition

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