Applications are invited for the post of Senior Consultant, Project Coordinator at RGCB

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The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST).

Senior Consultant

Job Description
• Teach Chemistry and Chemical Biology to MSc and PhD students
• Be able to proactively identify and respond to the teaching needs of students and/or the institution.
• Be able to gather, disseminate and share best practice.
• Work with students to solve their problems in an effective way.
• Use, develop and support assistive technologies.
• Work to a professional code of ethics and remain impartial.

Additional responsibilities will also include:
• Organizing or facilitating teaching events and workshops.
• Developing teaching and learning materials.
• Creating new teaching and assessment strategies, education and career plan

• PhD in Chemistry with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree(s) in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout.
• A total of twenty years of teaching and research experience of which at least 8 years should be at the minimum level of Associate Professor (Scientist F) in institutions of national repute.

Age : Upper age limit is 65.

Remuneration : As per Nithi Ayog guidelines.

Duration : Initially for a period of two years and then extendable on mutual agreement.

Project Coordinator (RGCB M.Sc Biotechnology Program)

Job Description
• Acting as a channel of communication between MSc students, instructors, and office of academic affairs.
• Assist the Office of Academic Affairs in developing curriculum for presentation skills, entrepreneurship development and communication skills.
• Issuing necessary memoranda/orders pertaining to Academic matters.
• Providing details on assistantships, scholarships and other awards to the MSc students.
• Disseminating information pertaining to all academic matters.
• Handling all external matters such as student fellowships, loan applications and student summer scholarships.
• Receiving all incoming documents from students, departments and offices.
• Providing assistance to MSc course coordinators and Office of Academic Affairs in planning of classes, faculty allocation for classes, academic calendar, examination timetables, etc.

• Post Graduate Degree in Management with first class or equivalent and similar consistent record at the preceding degree(s).
• A minimum of ten years of management experience in reputed institutions/organizations.

Age : Upper age limit is 40 (relaxable as per Central Government rules).

Remuneration : As per Nithi Ayog guidelines.

Duration : Initially for a period of two years and then extendable on mutual agreement.

Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials & experience to reach the undersigned on or before March 1, 2020. Applications may be submitted by email to or by post to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Melaranoor Road, Jagathy, Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695014. Envelopes must be labeled with the name of the appropriate position. 

Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions, the position will be co-terminus with the project. 

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. 

No TA/DA/Other emoluments will be given for appearing in the selection process.


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