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Ph.D, M.Pharm, M.Sc Job at National Innovation Foundation

The National Innovation Foundation – India, is India's national initiative to strengthen the grassroots technological innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge. Its mission is to help India become a creative and knowledge-based society by expanding policy and institutional space for grassroots technological innovators. NIF scouts, supports and spawns' grassroots innovations developed by individuals and local communities in any technological field, helping in human survival without any help from formal sector. It also tries to ensure that such innovations diffuse widely through commercial and/or non-commercial channels, generating material or non-material incentives for them and others involved in the value chain.

Post : JRF, SRF and RA

Research Associate
Research associates may be fixed at a consolidated amount at one of the 3 pay levels given below depending upon the qualification and experience. The Institute/Organization concerned may decide the level in which a particular associate should be placed based on the experience.
The Essential Qualification (EQ) for RA is as follows : Ph.D / MD / MS / MDS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/ M.Pharm / ME / M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Revised Emoluments per month
Research Associate -I : Rs. 47,000/-
Research Associate -II : Rs. 49,000/-
Research Associate -III : Rs. 54.000/-

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
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. IIT, IISc. USER etc.
Revised Emoluments per month : Rs. 31,000/-

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
Qualification prescribed for JRF with two years of research experience
Revised Emoluments per month : Rs. 35,000/-

Roles and responsibilities, in general, would include execution of various elements of the incubation cycle as applicable to Science and Technology based innovations. This includes, but it is not limited to, fieldwork for technical documentation of innovations, Prior Art Search so as to ascertain novelty and innovative elements, conducting field research, product development, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection, building partnerships and coordination with partner entities / institutions, commercial & social dissemination of innovations; implementation of specific schemes / Project activities.

Service Conditions :
(i) DA: JRFs, SRFs and Research Associates will not be entitled to DA.
(ii) House Rent Allowance (HRA): All research fellows may be provided hostel accommodation wherever available. Research fellowship holder residing in hostels shall not be entitled for HRA. Wherever provision of hostel accommodation is not possible, HRA may be allowed to all the above categories viz. JRF, SRF and RA as per Central Government norms applicable in the city/location where they are working. The percentage required for calculating HRA will be based on the fellowship amount.
(iii) Medical Benefits: The research fellows and research associates (JRF/SRF/RA) will be entitled for medical allowance as applicable in the implementing institution.
(iv) Leave and other entitlements: The JRF/SRF are eligible only for casual leave while Research Associates are entitled to leave as per rules of the host institution. Participation of any of these categories (JRF/SRF/RA) in scientific event/workshops held in India or abroad will be treated as “on duty" with due approval of the host institution. The travel entitlement for JRF/SRF/RA for participation in scientific events/workshops in India will continue to be the same as earlier i.e. 2'"1 AC by rail. Maternity leave as per the Govt, of India instructions issued from time to time would be available to female candidates in all categories.
(v) Bonus & Leave Travel Concession: JRFs, SRFs and Research Associates will not be entitled to these allowances.
(vi) Retirement Benefits: JRFs, SRFs and Research Associates will not be entitled to these benefits.
(vii) Publication/Patent: The results of JRF/SRF/RA's research work may be published preferably in standard refereed journals with the concurrence of the Fellow and his/her Supervisor / Advisor It should be ensured by the fellow that the assistance provided by the funding agency of Government of India is acknowledged in all such publications.
(viii) Obligation of JRF/SRF/RA:
a) He/She shall be governed by the disciplinary regulations of the host Institute where he/she is working.
b) The JRF/SRF/RA must send a report of the research work done during the period of Fellowship as may be asked by the sponsoring agency.
3 Ministry/Department may consider fixing the number of fellowships considering their budgetary outlays. Central Government Departments /Agencies are requested to ensure that the above guidelines are followed in regard to the remuneration and other benefits to the research personnel engaged in R&D projects funded by them.
4. Selection for award of fellowship shall ordinarily be through common competitive examinations However, for subjects where there is no examination presently. Government Departments and their authorized agencies and institutions may start conducting examination to screen candidates for award of fellowships. This shall not be applied retrospectively and the persons already enrolled shall be exempted.
5. Date of Effect: The revised emoluments will take effect from 01.01.2019. Respective Departments should meet the additionality from their existing budget through matching savings in other schemes. At the time of main budget for 2019-20, this may be reviewed

Only selected candidates will be contacted for personal discussion.

National Innovation Foundation - India
Grambharti, Amrapur,
Gandhinagar-Mahudi Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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