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The Institute for Stem Cell Science & Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore is an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. DBT-inStem’s mandate is to establish collaborative research programs in the field of stem cell biology, regeneration and repair in development and disease, with translational emphasis. To develop strengths in focused areas, research at DBT-inStem is driven through collaborative inter-disciplinary themes, addressing questions that are beyond the scope of a single laboratory. DBT-inStem shares a campus and research facilities with the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster (BLiSC).

Post : Fellow-E/ Scientist-D (Head Stem Cell Facility)

Level in Pay Matrix (as per 7th CPC) :  Level -12
Post Code : 03/2023
No. of Post : 1 (One) - UR

Position Details
The position involves management and coordinating operations of the Stem Cell Facility. The Head of the Stem Cell Facility is expected to manage the space and train users from within the campus (and outside) in various aspects of cell culture and stem cell related experiments. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): coordinating activities and maintenance of the stem cell laboratories, maintenance and distribution of cell lines and reagents providing training in the generation and use of stem cell lines and cell-based disease models, including genome-editing. Organization of training workshops will be a core responsibility. An integral component of this position is the continual updating of standard operating procedures that govern the work carried out in the stem cell facility and ensuring that all users strictly adhere to these policies. Additionally, the incumbent of this position will ensure that the facility meets (if not exceeds) the statutory requirements regulating work with human stem cells.

Compensation/ Pay Details : The post carries the Pay Level 12 in the pay structure of 7 th CPC Pay Matrix (Entry Level) and other benefits which include Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance (in lieu of accommodation), Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Leave Travel Concession, Medical Facilities as per Govt. of India Rules. The selected candidate will be covered under National Pension System (NPS).

Essential Qualification & Experience
Masters in Life Sciences / Engineering or Medicine or equivalent, with 5 years’ experience.
Desirable : PhD in Life Sciences or other Allied Sciences. Should be an outstanding scientist with strong an exceptional research record and intension of collaborative/thematic research. Should have a strong research record with promise to contribute to the focused research themes at the institute/ or carry out their own discovery driven research experience in the relevant field with ability to foster interactions between basic sciences and clinicians.
Experience for Deputation : Scientists from Central/State Governments, Research Institutes Autonomous Bodies etc.
(i) Holding analogous post on regular basis in parent Department or (ii) With 4 years’ service in Level- 11 or equivalent in the parent cadre/ Department and possess the essential qualification & experience as mentioned above.

Age Limits : Not exceeding 45 years for Direct Recruitment/ Not exceeding 50 years for Deputation

Nationality : Indian National/NRI/PIO/OCI
Procedure for application for those who are already in Govt. Employment/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies etc : Candidates employed in Government/ Public Sector Undertakings/ State Government/ Autonomous Organizations etc. and Departmental Candidates should produce No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the present employer at the time of Interview, failing which the candidate will not be allowed to appear in the Interview.

Eligibility Criteria : All eligibility conditions will be determined with reference to the crucial date of eligibility as mentioned in this advertisement i.e. 28th February 2023

Application Fee (Only Online)
UR and OBC candidates : Rs. 885/- (Rs. 750/- plus 18% GST)
Candidates from abroad with OCI Status : 45 USD
Exemption from payment of application fee : As per the prevailing guidelines of Government of India Women and Divyangjan (PwD) category of any community are exempted from Application Fees. Supporting certificate should be uploaded for PwD candidates.
Payment of application fee : Other than for exempted categories, application fee is to be paid online through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI. Application Fee paid by the candidates who have not submitted their application or whose application is not shortlisted will not be refunded. All applicable service charges, bank charges etc. shall be borne by the applicants only. Without deposit of application fees, the application would not be processed. Kindly refer to the below link for the payment options.

General Conditions & Important Notes
1. DBT-inStem is a premier organization under the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and its mandate is world class research. The institute is looking for Applicants with requisite capabilities, skills, qualifications, aptitude, merit and suitability to fulfil the institute’s objectives. Merely meeting minimum eligibility criteria will not automatically entitle a candidate to be called for assessment. The prospective applicants should align with the requirements of a scientific and research institute and be willing to work in a competitive environment with full enthusiasm and dedication. There is a probation period of 2 years for the post.
2. An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without photograph and signature, inhuman / inappropriate photograph and / or signature uploaded in the online application form/ unsuccessful fee payment will not be considered as valid. Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
3. Candidates must ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the advertisement prior to filling the application.
4. The crucial date for determining the age limit, educational qualifications, experience etc. will be the closing date for receipt of applications.
5. Candidates are advised to keep a printout of the application form for future references
6. Candidates are required to assess their eligibility for the post before remitting the fee. No claim on refund of fee paid will be entertained.
7. Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Bengaluru only
8. Institute reserves the right to interpret all rules including wherever it is not specifically mentioned and may cancel the candidature without assigning any reason (s).
9. Candidates are advised to fill in their correct and active e-mail addresses in the online application as all correspondence will be made by the institute through e-mail only. No separate letter (Hard copy) will be sent for this purpose. Further, for any updates, please visit the institute website regularly, for subsequent amendments, if any, in the advertisement and for results.
10. Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of Birth, Post Applied for, Address, Mobile Number, E-mail ID etc. will be considered as final and no change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained. Institute will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to DBT-inStem Advt. No. inStem/02/2023. If it is found at a later date that any information given in the application is incorrect / false, the candidature / appointment is liable to be cancelled / terminated.

11. The institute reserves the right to withdraw any advertised post at any time without assigning any reason and also to fill or not to fill the posts advertised. The institute also reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of post(s) so advertised.
12. The institute has the right to decide the mode of screening and testing the applicant for shortlisting and selection.
13. In case of any dispute/ambiguity that may occur in the process of selection, the decision of the Director, DBT-inStem in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, conduct of examination/ interview will be final and no query or correspondence will be entertained in this connection from any individual.
14. It may be noted that candidature will remain provisional till the veracity of the concerned documents is verified by the Appointing Authority. Only those qualifications and experience that are relevant to the field of research at DBT-inStem will be considered.
15. Selected candidates may be posted and transferred anywhere in India as per the requirement of the institute.
16. DBT-inStem does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of any reason or for any other reason beyond the control of the institute. Please note that the online mode is the only valid procedure for applying. No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected. Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the candidate personally and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the information/ details furnished by him/ her is found to be false at a later stage.
17. Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or to bring political or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as disqualification.
18. Appointment of candidates shall be as per the institute’s Recruitment Rules and Govt. of India instructions and will be subject to their being found medically fit and the verification of character, antecedents and caste, wherever applicable.
19. No person shall be eligible for appointment who had previously been dismissed or compulsorily retired from the service of a Department of a State or the Central Government or from any Public Sector Undertaking/ Autonomous institute etc.
20. No person shall be eligible for appointment who has been convicted in a Court of law for any offence involving moral turpitude.
21. DBT-inStem will retain data available in online applications received from candidates only for a limited period of six months after completion of recruitment process i.e. the issuance of offer letter to the selected candidate.

Important Dates
Publishing of Advertisement in Employment News (E -Edition)  : 11.02.2023
Publishing of Advertisement in Local/National News papers  : 11.02.2023
Publishing of Advertisement on website  : 18.01.2023
Last date for receipt of online application : 28.02.2023

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