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CSIR-CCMB is a premier constituent research Institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), conducting research in frontier areas of modern biology. The objectives of the Centre are to conduct high-quality basic research and training in the areas of modern biology and promote centralized national facilities for new and modern techniques in the inter-disciplinary areas of biology.

Applications are invited from the eligible Indian National for temporary position(s) on contractual basis as indicated hereunder. Candidates who fulfill the criteria should apply online.

Project Associate-I
Project Code & Title : MLP0144 Investigating interactions at the Host-Pathogen interface in the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Name of Project Investigator : Raghunand Tirumalai
Post Code : 010722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Microbiology/ Molecular Biology
Essential Qualification : M.Sc in Biological Sciences from a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable / Job description : Experience in basic Microbiology and Molecular Biology techniques is essential - working knowledge of Gene Cloning and Protein Expression & Purification is desirable
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2023

Project Associate-II
Project Code & Title : MLP0138 An integrated structural biology approach a unique fatty acid activation mechanism in eukaryotes
Name of Project Investigator : Rajan Sankaranarayanan
Post Code : 020722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Structural Biology, X-ray Crystallography, Biochemistry, Plant and Bacterial In Vivo Work
Essential Qualification : M.Sc in Biological Sciences from a recognized University or equivalent And 2 years experience in Research and Development in Industrial or Science and Technology Organisations and scientific activities and services
Desirable / Job description : M.Sc in Biological Sciences with 5 years of experience in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, RNA work and handling plant transgenics
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2025


Project Associate-I
Project Code & Title : MLP0139 Biology of Aging and Age-related disorders
Name of Project Investigator : Rakesh K Mishra; Co-PI: Rashmi U Pathak
Post Code : 030722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular Biology and biochemistry; Knowledge of Epigenetics and Aging
Essential Qualification : Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from a recognized University or equivalent
Desirable / Job description : 3-4 years of research experience with handling of model organisms like Drosophila and Zebrafish
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2025

Technical Assistant
Project Code & Title : GAP0564 Evolution of small founding population
Name of Project Investigator : Ranjit Kumar Sahoo
Post Code : 040722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology and Evolution
Essential Qualification : B.Sc in Life science
Desirable / Job description : The candidate will be engaged in the ongoing research work on a beetle species to facilitate the laboratory stock maintenance, setting up experiments, and data collection. Laboratory experience in DNA extraction and PCR is an added advantage. Candidates with M.Sc in life science can also apply.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 14.01.2026


Project Associate - I
Project Code & Title : MLP156 Discerning the Eastern Ghats for improving conservation outcomes
Name of Project Investigator : Jahnavi Joshi
Post Code : 050722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Essential Qualification : Masters in any branch of biology or equivalent degree from a recognized University
Desirable / Job description : M.Sc degree with minimum 55% marks. Project is focused on systematics and biogeography of soil arthropods in the Eastern Ghats. A strong motivation for research in Evolutionary Biology is important. Experience in field work or molecular ecological techniques will be strongly preferred, but is not mandatory. Job description - Research work will involve field sampling of soil arthropods, DNA extraction, running PCRs, DNA sequencing. Also, the candidate will help in morphology-based identification of soil arthropods.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2027

Technical Assistant
Project Code & Title : MLP156 Discerning the Eastern Ghats for improving conservation outcomes
Name of Project Investigator : Jahnavi Joshi
Post Code : 060722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Essential Qualification : B.Sc in any branch of biology
Desirable / Job description : B.Sc with minimum 55% marks or equivalent GPA score. Project is focused on systematics and biogeography of soil arthropods in the Eastern Ghats.
Job description - Research work will involve extensive field sampling of soil arthropods in peninsular India. It will involve collection and curation of specimens, and use of traditional taxonomy in identification of soil arthropods. Also, the candidate will help in molecular work in the lab. Experience in fieldwork or molecular work will be strongly preferred, but is not mandatory.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2027

Project Associate - I
Project Code & Title : MLP156 Discerning the Eastern Ghats for improving conservation outcomes
Name of Project Investigator : Karthikeyan Vasudevan, G. Umapathy, Ajay Gaur, Anuradha Reddy, B. Sambasiva Rao
Post Code : 080722
Number of positions-Area : 08- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Essential Qualification : Masters’ in Natural Sciences/ Wildlife Science/ M.V.Sc or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University.
Desirable / Job description : M.Sc with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. Candidate(s) with prior experience in some of these: wildlife science; field biological studies; animal abundance estimation; field sampling techniques; DNA isolation; use of PCR; basic molecular biology techniques; use of GIS; work in the Eastern Ghats. Should be able to carry out intensive field work with limited logistic support. Carry out lab work and analyses of data as per requirement.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2027

Project Associate - I
Project Code & Title : MLP156 Discerning the Eastern Ghats for improving conservation outcomes
Name of Project Investigator : Meghna Krishnadas
Post Code : 090722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology, wildlife biology, botany, ecophysiology, conservation biology
Essential Qualification : M.Sc degree in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Botany or allied field from a recognized University
Desirable / Job description : Fieldwork experience of at least six months in plant ecology and/or trait ecology - Previous work experience of having led research teams in the field - Excellent communication and time-management skills - Strong work ethic and ability to work in remote locations and tough conditions - Familiarity with Program R
Job description : This project aims to assess how plant functional traits explain inter-species variation in response to biotic and abiotic conditions, and link findings to global environmental change. The associate will assist with vegetation census, plan parts of fieldwork, collect data on environment and functional traits (including physiological traits related to drought tolerance), and regularly collate and manage data. -Ability and strong interest in taxonomic identification of wild plants.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2027

Project Associate - II
Project Code & Title : Genetic profiling of critically endangered chelonians
Name of Project Investigator : Karthikeyan Vasudevan
Post Code : 100722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Essential Qualification : Masters’ degree in Natural Sciences/ Wildlife Science/ M.V.Sc or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University And two years of lab and field work experience.
Desirable / Job description : Masters’ with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. Candidate(s) with prior experience in some of these: wildlife science; field biological studies; animal abundance estimation; field sampling techniques; DNA isolation; bioinformatics work; mining of microsatellite markers; testing and validation of SSRs. Should be able to carry out some field work, lab work, analyses of data as per requirement.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 30.06.2023

Project Associate - I
Project Code & Title : MLP0142 Molecular Basis of Evolutionary Divergence in RNAi initiation
Name of Project Investigator : Mandar V Deshmukh
Post Code : 110722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Biochemistry, Biophysics
Essential Qualification : Master’s Degree in Life Sciences or bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from a recognized University or equivalent
Desirable / Job description : The selected candidate is expected to perform experiments in biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, RNA Biology, and Biophysics. Prior knowledge in handling basic biochemistry/biophysics with molecular biology is required.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2023

Project Associate - I
Project Code & Title : GAP0586 Generation of a Genetic Risk Score to discriminate between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Indians
Name of Project Investigator : G R Chandak
Post Code : 120722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular biology work including genomics, expression analysis, statistical and bioinformatics analysis, especially with reference to human system.
Essential Qualification : Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent
Desirable / Job description : Experience in molecular biology with special reference to human and medical genetics and genetic disorders.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2025

Senior Project Associate
Project Code & Title : HCP-23 CSIR – Sickle Cell Anaemia Mission – Phase II
Post Code : 130722
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular biology with special reference to generation and analysis of high throughput OMIC data on human subjects
Essential Qualification : Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent AND Four years’ experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific activities and services OR Doctoral Degree in Science/ Engineering/ Technology/ Pharma/ MD/ MS from a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable / Job description : Any of the following a) Experience in analysis of high throughput genomic data such as Next Generation Sequencing based data. Should be well versed with Linux/bash/command line interface, and have the ability to create and modify custom pipelines for data analysis. OR b) Good programming knowledge with proficiency in at least one language such as C, C++, R, Python, JS, or Perl, as demonstrated by publications or github profile or other code repositories. Experience with analysis of population level genomic data, clinical genomics, de novo genome assembly, cancer genomics, or metagenomics will be considered favorably OR c) Experience in a NGS wet lab with various library preparation techniques including whole genomes, exomes, other targeted panels and RNA seq and in handling NGS machines from vendors like Illumina, Thermofisher, Pacbio, etc
Upper Age limit : 40 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2023

Senior Project Associate
Project Code & Title : GAP 0578 Understanding how trait-based coordination of shade- and drought-tolerance regulates seedling dynamics in fragmented wet tropical forests
Post Code : 140722
Name of Project Investigator : Meghna Krishnadas
Number of positions-Area : 01- Ecology, wildlife biology, botany, ecophysiology
Essential Qualification : PhD degree in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Botany or related field from a recognized University or equivalent
Desirable / Job description : Demonstrated track record of publications
- Fieldwork experience of at least two years in plant ecology and/or trait ecology
- Ability and strong interest in taxonomic identification of plants
- Strong quantitative skills and proficiency with data analysis in Program R
- Excellent communication and time-management skills
- Strong work ethic and independent project management abilities
- Ability to work in remote locations and tough conditions
- Experience using Bayesian models
Job description : This project aims to assess how plant functional traits explain inter-species variation in seedling response to light and water availability, and link findings to habitat fragmentation and global change.
The postdoctoral researcher will manage field teams, conduct vegetation census, collect environmental data, help with functional traits assessment, collate and analyze data, and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Upper Age limit : 40 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2025

Senior Project Associate
Project Code & Title : HCP43 Indian Breast Cancer Genome Atlas
Post Code : 150722
Name of Project Investigator : Karthik Bharadwaj / Vinay Nandicoori
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Genetics
Essential Qualification : M.Sc. degree from a recognized university and 4 years’ experience in R & D organizations
Desirable / Job description : 4 years experience in molecular and cellular biology and forward genetics
Upper Age limit : 40 years
Duration of project up to : 31.03.2026

Project Scientist-I
Project Code & Title : GAP585 Investigating the role of DivIVA domain containing proteins in M. tuberculosis
Post Code : 160722
Name of Project Investigator : Vinay Nandicoori
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular Biology and Bacterial Genetics
Essential Qualification : Doctoral Degree in Science from a recognized University
Desirable / Job description : Experience in performing bacterial genetics. Ability to generate mutants in bacterial system. Perform necessary molecular biology manipulations.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 28.02.2023

Project Associate-II
Project Code & Title : GAP567 JC Bose Grant (GAP0567) - JCB/2019/000015
Post Code : 170722
Name of Project Investigator : Vinay Nandicoori
Number of positions-Area : 01- Molecular Biology and Bacterial Genetics
Essential Qualification : M.Sc. degree from a recognized university and 2 years’ experience in R & D organizations
Desirable / Job description : Ability to generate mutants in bacterial system. Perform necessary molecular biology manipulations.
Upper Age limit : 35 years
Duration of project up to : 31.12.2024

Monthly Emoluments
Technical Assistant : Rs. 20,000/- p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible
Field Assistant : Rs. 20,000/- p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible
Project Associate-I : (i) Rs. 31,000/- p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible to Scholars who are selected through (a) National Eligibility Tests – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or GATE or (b) A selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions. (ii) Rs. 25,000/- p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible for others who do not fall under (i) above.
Project Associate-II : (i) 35,000/- p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible to Scholars who are selected through a process as mentioned in (i) above (ii) Rs. 28,000/ p.m. + HRA as applicable/admissible for others who do not fall under (i) above.
Senior Project Associate : Rs. 42,000/- + HRA (as applicable)
Project Scientist-I : Rs. 56,000/- + HRA (as applicable)

General terms and conditions
1. How to apply Candidates who fulfill the criterion to fill up the ONLINE APPLICATION format by clicking on the following link……..
2. Number of posts Director, CCMB reserves the right to increase/decrease the number of positions and also cancel the recruitment process for the positions mentioned above at any stage of the recruitment process. The decision of the Director, CSIR-CCMB will be final and binding.
3. Age relaxation Age relaxation as per CSIR/Govt. of India guidelines. Age will be calculated as on the last date of receipt of online applications.
4. Awaiting result/ Pursuing degree Those candidates who are still pursuing/ awaiting result for their degree M.Sc./ B.Tech./ PhD or any other qualification for the above post(s) as on the date of application will not be considered.
5. Eligibility criterion Candidate should note that non-fulfillment of the eligibility criterion will result in cancellation of candidature at any stage
6. Experience The period of experience in a discipline / area of work, wherever prescribed, shall be counted after the date of acquiring the minimum prescribed educational qualifications prescribed for that post.
7. Screening of applications The applicants will be subjected to short listing by CCMB scientists/designated committee according to the current requirement and the candidate’s shortlisted for interview will be displayed on CCMB website.
8. Selection procedure The candidate(s) shortlisted by CCMB scientists/designated committee have to appear for interview in person/online before the Selection Committee. The date, time and venue of the test/interview will be notified in due course through email only.
9. Result / Panel for waitlisted candidate Based upon the performance of candidates in the interview, result of selected candidates against the number of post available in the project for each post code, will be declared and posted on CCMB website. A panel of waitlisted candidates in order of merit will also be formed for each post code, which will be valid for one year. The panel may be operated on the recommendation of Project Investigator for meeting out any future requirement in the project arises due to resignation of incumbent/ non-joining of selected candidates/ further unforeseen/urgent requirement of project manpower for the same position in same project.
10. Engagement The engagement shall be initially for a short duration based on availability of funds which may be extended or curtailed based on the conduct and the performance of the incumbent as well as requirement of the institute. However, the engagement will not be beyond the tenure of the project and shall expire automatically on the expiry of project tenure, in which candidate has been selected. The engagement under projects does not confer any right/claim whatsoever, either explicitly or implicitly on the appointee for regular appointment in CSIR/CCMB, against any post or otherwise under any legal conditions or precedent.

11. Leave The incumbent would not be entitled to any kind of regular leave. However, they would be allowed for one-day Leave for each completed month.
12. TA/DA No TA/ DA admissible for attending test/interview, joining the position.
13. Office timings/ Working hours The incumbent is required to perform the assigned duties during working hours i.e. from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on working days. The incumbent will not be allowed to take up any other assignment during the period of engagement. He /She may be required to work on Saturday/Sunday/other Gazetted holidays and beyond working hours also if need be.
14. Tax deduction at source The Income Tax or any other tax liable to be deducted, as per the prevailing rules will be deducted at source before effecting the payment.
15. Confidentiality of data and documents The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of the data collected as well as the deliverables produced for the office shall remain with this office. No one shall utilize or publish or disclose or part with, to a third party, any part of the data or statistics or proceedings or information collected for the purpose of this assignment or during the course of assignment for the office, without the express written consent of the office. The incumbent shall be bound to hand over the entire set of records of assignment to the Office before the expiry of the contract, and before the final payment is released by the office.
16. Termination of Service The performance of project personnel would be reviewed periodically so that candidates not found up to the mark, could be terminated. The engagement may be terminated at any time by the office without assigning any reasons by giving a one month notice. In case, the person desires to leave the assignment, he/she may also do so by giving one month notice or payment of one month stipend in lieu of, which can be condoned/ curtailed/ extended depending upon the discretion of the Competent Authority.
17. DISCLAIMER Candidates who are applying for any of the above post shall ensure that they fulfill the essential qualifications. If they apply without fulfilling the essential qualifications then it will be considered that they are giving wrong/misleading information. The ONUS OF THIS ACTION WILL BE ON THE CANDIDATE and not on the Institute. In case they are found not fulfilling the essential criteria or that they have provided misleading information, then their candidature for the post may be rejected at any stage of selection or after selection.
18. Disqualification Canvassing in any form and / or bringing any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the post.

Last date to submit application through online : 20th July 2022

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