Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow at RGCB

 

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 : Junior Research Fellow

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a SERB (DST) funded research project entitled "Domain-specific role of tumor suppressor PTEN in genomic stability: A systematic approach" in the Laboratory of Dr. Ananda Mukherjee at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology , Thiruvananthapuram.

Essential Qualifications
Candidate with a Master's Degree in any branch of Life Science. Applicants should have a minimum of 60% marks in MSc.

Desirable Qualifications
• Qualification in National Eligibility test such as CSIR-UGC NET/GATE etc.
• Experience in working with molecular cloning and cell culture.

Age : Below 28 years as on 14th June, 2019.

Emoluments : Rs. 31,000 + 16% 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 Rs. 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.

Selection Process 
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 14th June, 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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