The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) invites applications for Young Investigator Awards 2018

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Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is an institution of national importance, created by an Act of Parliament, established by Government of India through the Department of Biotechnology under the auspices of UNESCO. RCB has emerged as a pioneering institute for research in Biotechnology and is defining new horizons in providing world-class education, training and research at the interface of multiple disciplines for the benefit of mankind.

RCB has a strong commitment to exploring new frontiers, furthering science and connecting revolutionary areas of Biotechnology through cutting-edge research. The Centre boasts of the state-of-the-art research laboratories at par with the global standards. Its Advanced Technology Platform Centre (ATPC) is a highly sophisticated instrumentation facility comprising of high throughput technology platforms such as Genomics, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Microscopy platforms including Electron Microscopy and Super Resolution Confocal Microscopy, Molecular Interaction, and the Animal Experimentation Platforms. It is also establishing a Bio-incubator in association with BIRAC that links promising research outcomes to commercialization by nurturing technology development in the broad area of biopharmaceuticals.

The Award
The prestigious and unique Young Investigator Awards are designed to encourage young scientists below 35 years of age, desirous of pursuing high-end research in frontier areas of Biotechnology with an ultimate aim of finding solutions for challenges of the society. The applicants should have received a doctorate in the last 3 years in a relevant discipline with excellent publication record. Age relaxation of 5 years is made for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category.

The Duration
The duration of the Award is initially for a period of three years, with a rigorous annual review for continuation. Only in exceptional cases, based on outstanding performance, an extension of additional two years may be given.

The Emoluments
The Award carries a consolidated stipend of Rs 75,000/- per month. During the tenure, the awardee will not be entitled to draw any other fellowship or salary in any form.

The Research Areas
The Awards for the current round are tenable in the following areas:
a. Molecular Virology and Viral Pathogenesis
b. Molecular Biology, Immunology and Human Diseases
c. Proteostasis and Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
d. Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration

The Application Procedure
Online applications are invited as per details on RCB website along with the research proposal in any one of the above given research areas. The last date of submission of application is 15.04.2018 by 5.30 pm. For any query, kindly contact the Registrar office, Regional Centre for Biotechnology at or 0129-2848800. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Last Date for application: 15-04-2018

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