Multiple Job openings in research at National Botanical Research Institute

 

NBRI is a premier plant based multidisciplinary, state-of-art national R&D Centre of CSIR undertaking research from classical taxonomy to cutting edge areas of modern biology-including both applied and basic research in the fields of biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, conservation biology, cytogenetics, environmental sciences, ethnopharmacology, floriculture, microbiology, molecular biology and genetic engineering, pharmacognosy, pharmacy, physiology, phytochemistry, plant biodiversity,  plant breeding, taxonomy and tree biology, for the conservation and sustainable utilization of the non crop plant genetic resources of the country.

Area I : Molecular Biology & Biotechnology: (HCP Projects)

Project Scientist
Sub Area : Protein Biology
Essential qualification : Ph.D.in area of protein sciences, bio‐prospection for proteins, recombinant protein production and functional characterization, with excellent academic record.
Age : 40 years
Desirable qualification :
1. Proven ability in bio‐prospection of insecticidal proteins.
2. Experience in recombinant expression of functional proteins in heterologous systems (E. coli, yeast, cell lines, hairy root culture etc.).
3. Experience in qualitative and quantitative ELISA.
4. Rapid detection of target proteins in plants.
5. Ability of compiling results, preparing reports and publishing research articles in scientific journals.
6. Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary research team to achieve project goals.
Job Specification :
1. To conduct R&D related to purification of insecticidal proteins and insect bioassay against cotton insect pests.
2. Recombinant expression of high amount of protein in different heterologous systems and purification of proteins for mono and polyclonal antibody development.
3. Coordination of bio‐safety studies of different recombinant/pl ant proteins.
4. Functional characterization of proteins through targeted mutation and improvement in the biological activity of the protein.
Stipend Amount :
Range 2 – Rs. 67300/‐ p.m. + HRA
Range 3‐ Rs. 105200/‐ p.m. + HRA

Research Associate
Sub Area : Protein Biology
Essential qualification : Ph.D. in Plant Sciences/Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/Biological science/Biochemistry/Zoology
Age : 35 years
Desirable qualification :
1. Experience with recombinant protein production and purification.
2. Understanding of different protein chromatograph y methodology.
3. Qualitative and quantitative ELISA.
4. Rapid/point‐of ‐ care detection of recombinant proteins in plants.
Job Specification :
To work with project scientist and accomplishing project objectives independently in a time bound manner.
Stipend Amount :
Rs. 40000/‐ p.m. + HRA

Project Assistant‐III
Sub Area : Protein Biology
Essential qualification : M.Sc. with 55% marks in Plant Sciences/ Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Microbiology with two years relevant experience
Age : 35 years
Desirable qualification :
Experience of prospecting functional proteins, protein biology, enzymology and routine molecular biology. PA‐III candidate should have published at least one research paper in SCI journal.
Job Specification :
To assist the project scientist in carrying out research work, defined in the project, in a time bound manner.
Stipend Amount :
Rs. 28000/‐ p.m. + HRA

Project Assistant level II
Sub Area : Protein Biology
Essential qualification : M.Sc. with 55% marks in Biotechnology / Life Science / Biochemistry  /Botany /  Plant science / Biological Science / Microbiology
Age : 30 years
Stipend Amount :
Rs. 25000/‐ P.M. + HRA

Project Scientist
Sub Area : Crop Entomology
Essential qualification : Ph.D. in area of Entomology / Zoology / Pest management with outstanding academic record.
Age : 40 years
Desirable qualification :
1. Understanding of cotton pests and their impact on crop health and productivity.
2. Ability in culturing major cotton pests.
3. Ability to conduct in vitro and in planta insect bioassay with major cotton pests.
4. Ability to study the impact of insecticidal proteins/GM cotton on nontarget insects.
5. Understanding of deregulation of GM cotton.
6. Ability to publish research papers in scientific journals.
7. Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team to achieve mission goals.
Job Specification :
1. Collection and maintenance of major cotton pests.
2. Insect bioassay with purified proteins and transgenic plants.
3. Participation in BRL trials to study insect pest occurrence on GM cotton hybrids and assessment of impact on nontarget insects.
4. Performance assessment of GM cotton events for insecticidal property and insect tolerance.
5. Compilation of the results, preparation of reports and publishing data inSCI journals.
Stipend Amount :
Range 2 – Rs. 67300/‐ p.m. + HRA
Range 3 ‐ Rs105200/‐ p.m. + HRA

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