Opportunity for M.Pharm, M.Sc in Research at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute

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National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous Institute under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NABI aims at catalysing the transformation of Agri-food sector in India by being a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations for improved household nutritional security. Since its inception in 2010, NABI is involved in research activities for the Bio fortification, development of designer crops for improved nutrition, providing sustainable and novel solutions towards quality food and nutrition, and development of evidence based functional foods to counter malnutrition. Food and nutritional Biotechnology division at NABI requires following research personnel purely on temporary basis.

Research Associate

“Identification of Bread wheat seed-specific BZIP transcription factors binding sites by genome-wide in vitro binding analysis” (NABI Grant)

Job Profile:- Candidate will participate in an ongoing project that involves identification of genome-wide binding sites by seed specific bZIP transcription factors in wheat. Binding sites energy landscape thus obtained will be used to map the sites to the reference genome.

Essential qualifications:-
PhD/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 Index (SCI) journal. (Eligibility criteria as DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2018 dated 30.01.2019).

Desirable qualifications:- Candidate should be well-versed with In vitro DNA binding protocols like Bind-n-seq or DAP sequencing. A background of molecular biology, biochemical & biophysical techniques is highly desirable. Emoluments:- The RA will be hired as per the emoluments’ guidelines and service conditions notified by DST (DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2018 dated 30.01.2019).

Age Limit:-
The age limit of applicants for RA will be 40 years as on date of interview. (Relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/women as per government of India instructions).

Duration for RA position
The research associate-ship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of two years.

* FOR RA Candidates who have submitted Ph.D. thesis and are waiting for viva voce may also apply (For such candidates, fellowship amount will be that of an SRF until he/she submit completion of PhD certificate.)

Project Fellow-I

“Understanding and improving nutrient partitioning in rice grains using biotechnological approaches”. (02 Positions) (Project Grant)

Essential qualifications:-
M. Tech/ M.Sc in Biotechnology or equivalent degree in life sciences or B.Tech in Biotechnology with minimum 55% marks. Candidate who have appeared in their final year examination may also appear in interview but at the time of joining they would required to produce the marksheet.

Emoluments :- Rs. 12,000/- per month Plus HRA as applicable at Mohali.

Age Limit:-
28 years (relaxation to the eligible candidate will be given as per Government of India norms

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