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NCCS invites applications for JRF, Project Associate, Project Assistant

The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) is an autonomous institution of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, for a mandate of basic research, teaching & training, and as a national repository for cell lines / hybridomas etc. The Centre is located in the midst of academically enriched environment of University of Savitribai Phuie Pune Campus, Pune.

NCCS invites applications for following posts on various extramural projects purely on temporary basis.

Junior Research Fellow (Sr. No.: 01)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Determination of the vector of sandal spike disease (SSD) of Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album L) and Development of integrated vector management strategies."
Name of the PI : Dr. Amit Yadav
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following.
A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR- UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, NT, lISc, USER etc.
Desirable Experience : Candidates should have experience working in bacterial genomics and metagenomics.
Project Tenure : Up to 30.09.2023
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on the last date of application.

Junior Research Fellow (Sr. No.: 02)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Understanding the role of RNAi - mediated antiviral host defense against DNA Viruses."
Name of the PI : Dr. Jyoti Singh
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following.
A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR- UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, NT, NSc, USER etc.
Desirable Experience : Candidates should have experience of at least 1-2 years in Cell culture and Molecular Biology techniques like qRT-PCR, handling RNA, Cloning, Western Blot, etc.
Project Tenure : Up to 31.12.2022
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on the last date of application.


Junior Research Fellow (Sr. No.: 03)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Identification and characterization of downstream effector proteins for Gao, the major neural G protein in brain tissue."
Name of the PI : Dr. Santosh Kumar
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following.
A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR- UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, lIT, lISc, USER etc
Desirable Experience : Candidates with strong background in Celt Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology techniques will be preferred.
Project Tenure : Up to 16.12.2024
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on the last date of application.

Junior Research Fellow (Sr. No.: 04)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Characterization of inter-cellular transport of Ran GTPase."
Name of the PI : Dr. Jomon Joseph
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following.
A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR- UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, I IT, iISc, USER etc.
Desirable Experience : Candidates should have a minimum of one year research experience in animal cell culture, molecular biology and or cell biology.
Project Tenure : Up to 26.08.2023
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on the last date of application.


Junior Research Fellow (Sr. No.: 05)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Role of complement anaphylatoxins C3a, C4a and C5a generated intracellularly in the infection locale in providing protection against viral infection."
Name of the PI : Dr. Arvind Sahu
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following.
A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests - CSIR- UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, 1C MR, NT, NSc, USER etc.
Desirable Experience : Candidates should have experience in virological techniques, molecular biology and animal handlinq.
Project Tenure : Up to 11.03.2022
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 31,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on the last date of application.

Project Associate - II (Sr. No.: 06)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "IRMI Research Management Grant."
Name of the PI : Dr. Ajay Pillai
Essential Qualification & Experience : (i) Master's Degree in Natural Or Agricultural Sciences/ MVSc or bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent;
and
(ii) 2 years' experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific activities and services.
Desirable Experience : Strong background in Life Sciences with excellent communication skills. Good knowledge on preparing financial documents such as UC/SE. Experience in working with website online portals and consoles would be preferred. One recommendation letter from your Supervisor/Scientist with whom you have worked with, commenting on the suitability of your candidature for the said advertisement would be preferred.
Project Tenure : Up to 30.09.2022
Total Monthly Emoluments ; Rs. 28,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on the last date of application.

Project Associate - I (Sr. No.: 07)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Identifying interactors of E-cadherin in embryonic stem cells."
Name of the PI : Dr. Deepa Subramanyam
Essential Qualification & Experience : Master's Degree in Natural Or Agricultural Sciences / MVSc or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent
Desirable Experience : Candidate should have atleast two years' experience with confocal or super resolution microscopy, image analysis, cell culture and gene editing.
Project Tenure : Up to 29.12.2024
Total Monthly Emoluments : i) Rs. 31,000/- + HRA to Scholars who are selected through
a) National Eligibility Tests - CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or GATE or
b) A selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions.
ii) Rs. 25,000/- +HRA for others who do not fall under (i) above.
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on the last date of application.

Project Assistant (Sr. No.: 08)
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : "Delineation of the major brain G protein, G o mediated signaling pathway using C. elegans model system."
Name of the PI : Dr. Santosh Kumar
Essential Qualification & Experience : B.Sc./ 3 years Diploma in Engineering & Technology
Desirable Experience : Candidates with strong background in Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology techniques are preferred.
Project Tenure : Up to 28.12.2024
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 20,000/- + HRA
Increment of 15% for 3 years of experience with maximum ceiling of 4 such revisions i.e., upto 12 years of experience.
Age limit : Not more than 50 years as on the last date of application.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS :
1) The complete application template in the prescribed Bio-data format is available below this advertisement (as word and PDF file)
2) Mention “Serial Number & Name of Post” in the subject line of the email. You can apply for a maximum of three posts. If you are applying for more than one post, please send separate applications through email, with separate subject lines and attach all other documents in all emails.
3) Recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates, and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. as mentioned below, may be scanned and attached with the application format which is enclosed below the advertisement.
4) In the email, the applicant must attach all self-attested scanned certificates in support of date of Birth, Educational Qualifications (Secondary School Certificate onwards), Work Experience (on respective letter heads wherever they have worked, signed and dated by the authorized person), Details of the Exams passed (Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate (10+2), Graduate degree, post-graduate degree, PhD, and other if any), Caste Certificate, if any. Originals Scanned copies of NET/GATE/National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, HT, IISc, IISER, etc and other relevant documents must be attached. Direct contact number should be included in the applications.
5) SC/ST/OBC candidates must produce proof of their caste certificate from appropriate authority. In addition, OBC candidates must also produce latest/valid non-creamy layer certificate in the prescribed form for claiming the reservation benefits.
6) The applications will be summarily rejected in absence of these certificates or any requested information, wherever applicable. There will not be any further communication in this regard from us.
7) There should be single PDF file of all documents in the Bio-data format
List of shortlisted candidates for interview selection process with details of date, time will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and candidates will be informed by e-mail only.
8) In case if shortlisted for interview and upon successful selection, the applicant must bring all the original certificates in support of date of Birth, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, Details of the Exams passed (Secondary School Certificate onwards), Caste Certificate, if any and other relevant documents, at the time of joining for the purpose of verification, along with one set of photocopies. An Offer letter would be valid subject to verification of your certificates with the original documents only, within one month of issue of the Offer letter. The duration of offer will be determined based on fund availability.
9) The Director, NCCS reserves the right to enhance/reduce the number of posts and also cancel the recruitment process. Additional percentage and experience cut-off will be applied during the screening process, if required.
10) The prescribed educational qualifications and experience are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for online interview. The
Centre reserves the right to call for online interview only those candidates who in its opinion are likely to be suitable.

11) Where number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it will not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of screening committee, the project investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration of qualifications and desirable experience over and above the minimum prescribed, in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on this matter.
12) 5% Marks relaxation will be given to SC/ST/OBC candidates, over the prescribed percentage in respective post.
13) The above advertised positions are filled up purely on temporary basis for the limited time period on the extramural projects funded by DBT/DST/CSIMCMR/SERB etc./Govemment and private organizations. The position will automatically co-terminus on the completion of the project tenure. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in funding agency or in NCCS, Pune.
14) Fellowship/Emoluments: Emoluments to the research personnel engaged under project will be made in accordance with the sanction order or latest DST O.M whichever the case may be.
15) Age limit will be considered as on closing date of receipt of application. Age relaxation of 5 years in case of Women/SC/ST/PH candidates and 3 years in case of OBC candidates will be given as per Government of India rules. Reservation as per Govt, of India norms will be followed.
16) Age & Experience will be relaxed in exceptional cases by the Competent Authority.
17) Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be treated as disqualification for the post.
18)  The posts advertised shall be need based without any commitment for its filling.
19)  Selected candidates will have to join duty within one month of the receipt of the offer of appointment.
20) Lower positions will be offered, if candidates are not found suitable for the above advertised positions.
A) Please download and use the Bio-data Format

Interested candidates should send the complete application by email to pmconline@nccs.res.in on or before 31st January. 2022.

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