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National Chemical Laboratory Pune, established in 1950, is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR-NCL is a science and knowledge based research, development and consulting organization. It is internationally known for its excellence in scientific research in chemistry and chemical engineering as well as for its outstanding track record of industrial research involving partnerships with industry from concept to commercialization.

Post : Project Associate-I

Applications are invited online for filling up of position on a purely temporary basis, in the prescribed proforma. The details of the Sponsored Project under which engagement is proposed to be made is as under.

Title of Project : Biocatalytic Manufacturing of Industrially Important Enantiopure β-Amino Acids
Name of Sponsoring Agency : CSIR
Project Code : IHP240003

Minimum prescribed educational Qualifications
Master’s degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical (Bio) Technology, Biochemical Engineering, or equivalent degrees in relevant fields from a recognized University / Institute 
Desirable experience, if any : Candidates with excellent academic records and having sound research expertise in biocatalysis, upstream and downstream processing and/or analytical characterization of industrially important enzymes/ proteins. 1-2 years of experience (Industrial experience preferred) in process or product development in biocatalysis, upstream and or downstream processing of recombinant proteins. This exceptional individual must have in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in biocatalysis, process development activities, such as high cell density fermentations, purification, characterization, and, preferably experience with commercial readiness strongly preferred.

Age Limit : 35 
Job requirement : The candidate has to work in the areas of biocatalysis, molecular biology, enzyme engineering and applied microbiology. 
Consolidated emoluments per month : (i) 31,000/- + HRA 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) 25,000/- + HRA for others who do not

The engagement will be initially for a period of six months which may be extended or curtailed depending on the duration of the tenure of sponsored project / satisfactory performance or conduct of the appointee, as the case may be. The engagement will be purely on temporary basis and shall not be CSIR/NCL appointment, temporary or otherwise and shall not entitle the appointee to any right/claim whatsoever, implicit or explicit, for his/her consideration against any CSIR-NCL post/fellowship.

How to Apply
1. Eligible candidates are required to apply ONLINE only through our website. 
2. Link to apply : 
3. Details can be read from section Jobs Vacancies 
4. Candidate should have a valid email before applying online. 
5. Scanned photo/signature in JPG/JPEG format only. 
6. Candidate’s Photograph File size must be less than 50 kb. 
7. Candidate’s Signature File size must be less than 25 kb. 
8. Readable scanned copies of Mark sheet(SSC, HSC, Graduation, Master, PhD,etc) 
9. Keep ready pdf file of all testimonials. 
10. Read all instructions title 'How To Apply' available at website.

The application should be filled online on or before 15/06/2024. Late applications will not be considered. The prescribed educational qualifications are a bare minimum and merely possessing of same will not entitle candidates to be called for interview. Where number of applications received in response to this Notice of engagement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendation of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to reasonable limits after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum qualifications prescribed in the Notice. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field on date of advertise.

The candidates recommended by the Screening Committee to be called for interview would be notified on the website as well as divisional Notice Board on 18/06/2024 or the candidates may ascertain the information by contacting Dr. Mahesh D. Patil email id: contact No: 02025903060 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear before the Selection Committee for an online interview. For online interview URL link will be provided to shortlisted candidate later via email on or before 18/06/2024. 
Interview will be conducted on 20/06/2024 from online through a suitable medium such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx etc

No interview call letter will be issued separately. 
No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview. 
Selected candidates will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer of engagement.

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