Applications are invited for the one post of Project Assistant 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). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a "Grant-in-Aid" institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India. On April 18, 1994 the Government of Kerala took a landmark decision to restructure the institute into a comprehensive biotechnology center and thus was created the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology.

Post : Project Assistant

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Project Assistant in a DST funded research project entitled "Early B cell factor 2 orchestrate chromatin remodelling to drive brown fat gene program" in the Laboratory of Dr. Sona Rajakumari at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. Our research program mainly focus on transcriptional regulation of brown fat function and its physiological role in metabolic diseases.

The candidates must have good academic record with first class Master's Degree in Life Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or any other relevant subjects. Also, the candidates in the final year of Master Degree are encouraged to apply. However, the candidates must provide pass certificate at the time of interview.

Our research involves several cutting edge technologies and it includes mammalian cell culture, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolic studies in mouse (as model system). Therefore, prior experience with mammalian cell culture and handling mouse colonies would be recommended.


Below 28 years as on 27th July, 2017. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.

EMOLUMENTS:  12,000 + 20% HRA per month (consolidated).

DURATION :  2 years or till termination of the project whichever is earliest. However, the initial appointment will be given for 1 year and further extension will be based on the performance.

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