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The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), an autonomous organisation aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, was established to facilitate cell biology research in the country. NCCS is located within the academically-enriched campus of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Since its inception, NCCS has been performing cutting-edge research in cell biology, providing valuable services as a national animal cell repository, and supporting human resource development through various teaching and training programmes.

The candidates fulfilling the requirements and suitable as per the essential qualifications & desirable experience will be shortlisted for an online interview. The list of shortlisted candidates and details of the interview would be shared through the institutional website tentatively during third week of December, 2022.

Research Associate - I
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : Genomic based approaches for characterization of the microbial antibiotic resistance and resistome in dairy production system.
Name of the PI : Dr. Amit Yadav
Essential Qualification & Experience : Ph. D/MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after MVSc/M.Pharm/ME/M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Desirable Experience : Experience in handling next generation sequencing data including bacterial genome, metagenome and transcriptome analysis.
Project Tenure : Up to 24.03.2024, The sanction as on today is up to 24.03.2023.
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 47,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application

Junior Research Fellow
Name of the Project : Proteogenomics-based identification and characterization of a novel ITGB8 isoform in ovarian cancer and elucidation of its functional relevance.
Name of the PI : Dr. Sharmila Bapat
Essential Qualification & Experience : Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science or Graduate / Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through a process described through any one of the following. A. Scholars who are selected through National Eligibility Tests – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and/or GATE. B. The selection process through National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER etc.
Desirable Experience : I. Individuals with 2 years of research experience of handling mammalian cells and performing assays in cancer biology / biochemistry / molecular biology. II. PhD candidates who have recently submitted the thesis focusing on cancer biology or genetics or life sciences.
Project Tenure : Up to 26.03.2023
Total Monthly Emoluments : I. Rs. 31,000/- + HRA for those who have above essential qualification. II. Rs. 35,000/- + HRA for those who have above essential qualification and should have 2 years of research experience.
Age limit : Not more than 28 years as on last date of application.


Project Associate - II
Number of posts : 02 (Two)
Name of the Project : Characterization of the effect of pathogenic Cltc variants in early development.
Name of the PI : Dr. Deepa Subramanyam
Essential Qualification & Experience : (i) Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences/ MVSc or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent; and (ii) 2 years’ experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific activities and services. Desirable Experience: Position 1. Experience in Molecular biology, cell culture, fly genetics and behaviour, CRISPR/Cas9 based gene editing, immunocytochemistry, microscopy.
Position 2. Experience in Molecular biology, cell culture, fly genetics and behaviour, CRISPR/Cas9 based gene editing, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, protein purification.
Project Tenure : Up to 13.09.2025
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 28,000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application.

Project Associate - I
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : “Discovery of novel antimicrobials from uncultured microorganisms against the multidrug resistance bacteria”
Name of the PI : Dr. Avinash Sharma
Essential Qualification & Experience : Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences / MVSc or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable Experience : Experience in Bacterial Cultivation, qPCR and Bioinformatics analysis will be preferred.
Project Tenure : Up to 31.08.2024
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 25000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application.


Project Associate - I
Number of posts : 01 (One)
Name of the Project : Specific adaptations and metabolic potentials of previously unknown psychrophilic prokaryotes from the Antarctic environment.
Name of the PI : Dr. Avinash Sharma
Essential Qualification & Experience : Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences / MVSc or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or
Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable Experience : Experience in Genome Sequencing, qPCR, Amplicon sequencing and Bioinformatics analysis.
Project Tenure : Up to 17.10.2024
Total Monthly Emoluments : Rs. 25000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application

Project Associate - I
Name of the Project :  "A novel function for a conserved bioamine in long-term memory and RNA granule remodeling.”
Additional Project Information : 2 PA-I positions are available for a collaborative Project (A novel function for a conserved bioamine in long term memory and RNA granule remodeling) funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) and the post is co-terminus with the project duration.
Name of the PI : Dr. Amitabha Majumdar
Essential Qualification & Experience : Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences / MVSc or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent.
Desirable Qualification & Experience : Experience with working with Drosophila and running behavior assays for memory and other types of behaviour, brain dissections, immunostaining and genetics (setting up crosses to make combination of mutants, etc.), imaging (confocal and live calcium imaging). If candidates have experience of programming and doing cloning, it will be further beneficial. Work will involve long hours of recording courtship behaviour, and quantifying videos manually. Due to the time course of experiments including following memory kinetics post training, there will be numerous occasions where the candidates will need to work over the weekends and holidays. Candidates should be prepared for this. The candidates are expected to be driven by their own motivation for science, be fearless in their work, adventurous in spirit and honest and ethical with their behaviour.
Project Tenure : Up to 30.06.2025
Total Monthly Emoluments :  Rs. 25000/- + HRA
Age limit : Not more than 35 years as on last date of application.
*Candidates applying for this position should also fill the google form mentioned. Google Form

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
A) Applications in the prescribed format duly filled in along with below mentioned documents / certificates should reach by POST addressed to “THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CELL SCIENCE (NCCS), S. P. Pune University Campus, Post – Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411007, Maharashtra, India” on or before 09.12.2022 (Please use the Prescribed Application format attached below the advertisement) B) Please mention the Advertisement Number, Position Name and Position Serial No. on the envelope. You can apply for a maximum of three positions. Kindly post separate application for each position.
C) Recent passport size color photograph should be pasted in the application in the space provided. All fields applicable must be filled in, failing which the application would be treated incomplete and rejected. The fields not applicable should be mentioned as NA.
D) The essential qualifying degree certificate must be attached with the application. Provisional Degree Certificate would be acceptable in case the candidate is in the process of getting the Degree Certificate.
E) SC/ST/OBC candidates must produce proof of their caste certificate from appropriate authority.
F) In addition, OBC candidates must also produce latest/valid non-creamy layer certificate in the prescribed form for claiming the reservation benefits.
G) A proof of date of birth must be attached. (Please see Annexure A)
H) The applications may be rejected in absence of these certificates or any requested information like e-mail and phone number wherever applicable.

Check List (All Certificates must be self-attested)
• Complete Application in Prescribed format (Include email and mobile phone number)
• Recent passport size color photograph
• Mark sheets for essential qualifying degree for all Semesters
• Essential qualifying degree certificate
• Work experience certificates, if applicable.
• Copies of NET/GATE/National Level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc and other relevant documents, if applicable
• Caste Certificate, if applicable
• Latest/valid non-creamy layer certificate, if applicable
• Proof of date of birth (Please see Annexure A)

List of shortlisted candidates for interview selection process with details of date, time will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and Interview details for Shortlisted candidates will be informed by e-mail only. The selected candidate at the time of joining must bring all the original and self-attested certificates in support of date of Birth, Educational Qualifications, Work Experience, Details of the Exams passed (10th onwards), Caste Certificate, if any and other relevant documents for the purpose of verification, along with one set of photocopies. The duration of offer will be determined based on fund availability.

Other important Points
1. The Director, NCCS reserves the right to enhance/reduce the number of posts and also cancel the recruitment process. Additional percentage and experience cut-off will be applied during the screening process, if required.
2. The prescribed educational qualifications and experience are the bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for online interview. The Centre reserves the right to call for online interview only those candidates who in its opinion are likely to be suitable.
3. Number of candidates to be called for the interview may be restricted to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration qualifications and desirable experience over and above the minimum prescribed, in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on this matter.
4. The above advertised positions are filled up purely on temporary basis for the limited time period on the extramural projects funded by various funding agencies. The position will automatically co-terminus on the completion of the project tenure. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in funding agency or in NCCS, Pune.
5. Fellowship/Emoluments: Emoluments to the research personnel engaged under project will be made in accordance with the sanction order or latest DST O.M whichever the case may be.
6. Age limit will be considered as on closing date of receipt of application. Age relaxation of 5 years in case of Women/SC/ST/PH candidates and 3 years in case of OBC candidates will be given as per Government of India rules. Reservation as per Govt, of India norms will be followed.
7. Age & Experience may be relaxed in exceptional cases by the Competent Authority.
8. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence will be treated as disqualification for the post.
9. The posts advertised shall be need based without any commitment for its filling.
10. Selected cand idates will have to join duty within one month of the receipt of offer of appointment.
11. Lower positions may be offered, if candidates are not found suitable for the above advertised positions

Applications in the prescribed format duly filled in along with below mentioned documents / certificates should reach by POST addressed to “THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CELL SCIENCE (NCCS), S. P. Pune University Campus, Post – Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411007, Maharashtra, India” on or before 09.12.2022

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