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National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), is a premier research institute engaged in research in life sciences across scale. Several research facilities and associated infrastructure helps in providing cutting edge technology to support this research. In view of the significant expansion of the Ecology and Evolution programs over the last decade, NCBS has developed the Collections Facility. The aim of this facility is to carry out museum-based research in various fields. This research primarily depends on fieldwork carried out in various biogeographic zones across India coupled with specimens and other related genetic material collected in the field and stored in a centralized facility at NCBS.

Post : Facility-In-Charge, Collections Facility

No. of Post : 1 No
Age limit : 35 years as of 01.01.2024 (subject to relaxation as per GoI norms)

The appointment will be a fixed-term position initially for one (1) year and renewable annually subject to the outcome of a performance assessment. The position comes with consolidated pay based on qualification and experience, subject to institutional guidelines.

The goal of this facility is to be a repository of specimens for long-term archival. NCBS seeks to appoint an in-charge for the Collections facility, who would be engaged in the following activities:
I. Research and outreach: The activities include :
a. Curation of specimens, their upkeep and acquiring new specimens for the collections
b. Lead and participate in collections expeditions in view of expanding existing collections
c. Lead the process of recognition of Research collections as a ‘National repository’.
d. Organize taxonomy training workshops for students and faculty on various taxa
e. Support NCBS outreach efforts with visiting students from schools/collages/universities and public.
f. Work to build research partnerships and MoU with institutions to use NCBS Research Collections.

II. Consultancy : This includes
a. Scientific advice and assistance to various researchers engaged in ecology and evolution studies in NCBS and its close collaborators.
This is a professional and technical position responsible for the curation (i.e., maintenance, operations, and growth) of NCBS research collection. Curatorial duties may include specimen collection and preservation, formal accession of specimens into the collection, taxonomic identification, maintenance of data files, specimen loan responsibilities, and participating in the preparation and submission of proposals for external funding. The In-charge is expected to participate in scientific research, as approved by their supervisor/FAC, including project design and development of methodology, collection of data, analysis and interpretation of results, and dissemination of findings. Expected to provide expertise in area of their scientific specialty to institution, other State agencies, and the public.
Outreach and education activities may include presentation of public informational lectures on science related topics, organization of and participation in technical workshops or public programs, providing tours, and/or the publication of popular articles or other public-directed media pieces. Also may be responsible for supervising students, interns, and volunteers.

Educational Qualification
PhD in Life Science in the field of ecology, systematics and evolution.
Experience : 2-3 Years’ experience in taxonomy and field research.
Consolidated Salary : Salary will commensurate with experience and qualification.

General Instructions
1. The Selection process may consist Written test and interview. Any change in the recruitment process will be intimated to the candidates in advance. The institute reserves the right not to fill the above posts herein advertised in case suitable candidates are not found. Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate.
2. Incomplete applications and online applications without uploading the supporting documents in support of their Educational qualification with marks, Date of Birth, Caste Certificate, Experience certificate along with pay drawn, etc. shall not be considered.
3. Candidates who are eligible for further age relaxation as per the extant rules of TIFR or GoI are required to submit applications by POST, along with a copy of the relevant certificate in support of age relaxation (for example ex-servicemen, persons with benchmark disabilities, etc.).
4. The Institute reserves the right to increase or decrease the no. of posts to be filled or not to make any recruitment to any post(s), or not to offer the appointment without assigning any reason.
5. The Institute strives to have a workplace where there is equality of diversity and candidates of all classes, caste, gender and religion are encouraged to apply for the position.
6. Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ON-LINE, except for those who are seeking age relaxation as per extant GoI & TIFR rules are required to submit applications in the prescribed format by post must reach to Head, (A&F), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore: 560065 by 14th May 2024. The Applications by post must super scribe the post applied for, Advertisement No. & Serial Number of the post on the envelope. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay.
7. The decision of the competent authority will be final in the matter of selection.
8. Any legal dispute concerning the Selection/ Recruitment process will be subject to courts having jurisdiction over Bangalore.
9. Please visit the website regularly since all subsequent Corrigendum/Addendum/Updates will be uploaded to the website only.
10. No correspondence whatsoever will be entertained from candidates regarding postal delay, conduct and result of test/interview and reasons for not being called for test/interview. Interim correspondence will not be entertained and replied to.

How to Apply
Step 1 : Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using a valid email ID.
Step 2 : You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.
Step 3 : Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”
Step 4 : Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.
Step 5 : After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT”.
Step 6 : All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application. 

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