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Vacancy for Research Associate at NIMR


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Vacancy for Research Associate at NIMR

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research was established in 1977 as ‘Malaria Research Centre’, which was renamed as ‘National Institute of Malaria Research’ in November 2005. ICMR-NIMR is one of the institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (an autonomous body under Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India).  The primary task of the Institute is to find short term as well as long term solutions to the problems of malaria through basic, applied and operational field research. The Institute also plays a key role in man power resource development through trainings/workshops and transfer of technology.

Post : Research Associate- I

ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research will conduct walk-in-interview / written test for the below mentioned purely temporary project post, tenable at ICMR-NIMR for the period as mentioned below. Candidates possessing required essential qualifications, experience and age criteria may attend walk-in-interview / written test on the date and venue as indicated in the schedule below along with the filled-in prescribed application form and supporting documents for proof of date of birth, qualifications and experience.

Project Title : An attempt to develop a bivalent diagnostic kit against Plasmodium : A step towards elimination of malaria.
Duration : Up to 19.01.2024 (Annual extension may be granted based on performance and project extension)

Place of posting : ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, Sector 8, Dwarka, New Delhi
Salary (fixed) In Rs. pm : Rs.47,000/- +HRA @ 27%

Essential Qualifications : Ph.D degree in Life Sciences with at least one research publication in SCI indexed journals. OR Having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Sc Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Microbiology / Life Sciences with at least one research publication in SCI indexed journals.

Desirable Qualification :
• Ph.D degree in Biological Sciences; preference will be given for research experience in malaria protein biochemistry.
• proven track record of research experience in the field of gene cloning, recombinant protein expression, and purification, polyclonal/monoclonal antibody generation in mice and rabbit models.
• should have at least one publication in indexed journals in the field of protein science.
• should be able to conduct protein biochemical assays, ELISA, Lateral Flow assays etc.

Duties and Responsibilities : The selected candidate would be responsible for overall management of the project and would be responsible to carry out routine protein work, biochemical assays, animal handling, and presentations of the project, report writing, article drafting, and other conceptual hypothesis/idea generation.

Age Limit : 40 Years

Terms and Conditions :
1. Interested and eligible candidates possessing the essential qualification and experience can appear for walk-in-interview/personal discussions (as applicable) on the dates mentioned against the post along with the duly filled in, prescribed application form (attached).
2. Incomplete applications, application not submitted in prescribed format and application without supportive documents asked for, shall be summarily rejected. Qualification and experience should be in relevant discipline/field and from a reputed institution/organization recognized by relevant authority.
3. Experience shall be counted from the date of completion of minimum essential educational qualification.
4. Submission of incorrect or false information during the process of walk-in-interview/personal discussion shall disqualify the candidature at any stage.
5. The Director -in-charge reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of vacancies as per requirement.
6. The Director-in-charge, NIMR reserves right to fill up or not to fill up the post advertised on website.
7. Candidates should write the Name of Project on the top of the application.
8. No benefit of provident fund, Leave Travel Concession, Medical Claim etc. will be considered, since the post is purely on temporary basis.
9. Age relaxation is admissible as per Govt. of India/ICMR Norms.
10. Age limit and experience will be considered as on the date of walk-in- interview/personal discussion.
11. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the walk-in-interview/personal discussion/written test.
12. Mere fulfilling the essential qualification/ experience does not guarantee selection.
13. Candidates already in regular service under any Central/State Govt/Autonomous Dept./PSU are not eligible to apply.
14. Selected candidate will be granted Leave as per ICMR guidelines.
15. Post is contractual for the duration offered.
16. The above post is filled-up purely on contractual basis & the candidate will have no right to claim for any type of Permanent Employment under ICMR-NIMR or continuation of his/her services in any other project.
17. Canvassing and bringing inside or outside influence in any form for short listing and employment will be treated as a disqualification and the candidate will be debarred from selection process.
18. Those appearing for Walk-in-Interview/personal discussion, he/she must bring all original certificates (1) Educational qualification (2) Proof of Date of birth (3) Experience certificates/testimonials (4) One-self attested recent passport size photograph (5) ID Proof (Ex. Aadhar/PAN/Voter ID/Driving License etc.) (6) One set of self-attested photocopies of all documents. (7) Candidates should produce all certifications/testimonials in original for verification at the time of walk in-interview.
19. Candidates reporting after the scheduled date/time will not be allowed to appear in interview / or personal discussion.

Date of Walk-in Interview : On 27.01.2023 From 03:00 P.M onwards
Registration and verification of documents : 02:00 P.M to 02:30 P.M

Note :
1. Interview will be held on the same day after registration and verification of documents. No candidate will be allowed to enter after scheduled date and time.
2. If there are more than 30 candidates against any post, written examination will be conducted and shortlisted candidates will be considered for interview/personal discussion on the same day. The written examination will be conducted only for shortlisting of candidates and the selection would be based on the performance in the interview/personal discussion only.

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