Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow 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, the young illustrious and visionary former Prime Minster of India.

Post : Junior Research Fellow

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DBT funded research project entitled "Functions on N-6 adenine methylation (m6A) in mRNA plasticity of Plasmodium falciparum at various developmental stages in RBC: Exploring Novel drug target" in the laboratory of Dr. Arumugam Rajavelu at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology , Thiruvananthapuram.

Essential Qualifications
1.    Candidate must have good academic record with first class Master's Degree in Life Science/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry or any other relevant subjects. The candidates in final year MSc (Result awaited category) are also encouraged to apply, however the candidate should be qualified MSc at the time of interview.

Desirable Qualifications
1.  Qualification in National Eligibility test such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE etc.
2. The work includes cultivation of malarial parasite under laboratory conditions, therefore prior experience with cell culture work would be recommended.

Age : Below 28 years as on August 20, 2019. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.

Emoluments : 25,000 + 20% HRA per month for M.Sc. Degree holders who have qualified at NET/GATE (with valid certificate). Candidates who do not have NET/GATE certification will be eligible for ` 12,000/- + 20% HRA per month.

Duration : The project will be active for 3 years, but the initial appointment will be given for 1 year and further extension will be based on the performance.

Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials & experience to reach the undersigned on or before August 20, 2019.

Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, advertisement number and job title. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project. Filled applications should be sent to Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Kerala. 

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. In the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications, a written test will be conducted before the selection interview and only those who are successful in the written test will be interviewed. 

No TA/DA/Other emoluments will be given for appearing in the written test/interview.

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