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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. As early as in 1911, the Government of India set up the Indian Research Fund Association (IRFA) with the specific objective of sponsoring and coordinating medical research in the country. After independence, several important changes were made in the organisation and the activities of the IRFA. It was redesignated in 1949 as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) with considerably expanded scope of functions.

Post: Research Scientist, Research Associate, Programme Associate

Following posts are to be filled up on purely temporary basis at the Medicinal Plants Unit, ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi in the projects“Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants” and “Review Monographs on Indian Medicinal Plants” and

Project-I – Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants
1. Post:
Research Scientists II (Two)
Qualification: Ph.D. in Chemistry/Botany/Pharmacy; 3 years experience in handling work relating to natural products/ medicinal plants
Desirable :
(i) Experience in scientific writing, preparation of monographs etc.
(ii) Working on databases (iii) Working knowledge of computers
Age: Below 45 years
Salary: Rs. 34,020/ – pm (fixed)+HRA
Job Requirement: To assist in evaluation, scrutiny, finalization of monographs and co-ordination of the programme and other related activities.

Project-II –Reviews on Indian Medicinal Plants
2. Post: Research Associate (One)
Qualifications: M.D. / Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Chemistry/ Pharmaceutical Sciences /Ayurveda
(i) Experience in working on medicinal plants/natural products
(ii) Experience in literature search by digital and traditional sources in the field of medicinal plants
(iii) Flair for scientific writing, preparation of reviews, reports, monographs (iv) Working knowledge in computers
Age: Below 40 years
Salary: Rs. 23,000/- pm (fixed) + HRA
Job Requirements: Literature search relating to medicinal plants/products, compilation of information, preparation/scrutiny of reviews/monographs etc. and other related work.

3. Post: Programme Associate (One)
Qualification: M. Pharma / M.Sc. (Chemistry / Botany / Computer Science / IT)/MCA
(i) 2 years experience in scientific work on medicinal plants
(ii) Experience in literature search on online databases
(iii) Experience in programming, website designing.
Age: Below 35 years
Salary: Rs. 22,532/ – pm (fixed)
Job Requirement: To assist in work relating to Review Monographs on Indian medicinal plants (The work may involve evaluation, documentation, scrutiny of monographs, preparation of indices/appendices, computerization of data, literature search,scanning, programming etc).

General information/instructions:
The posts are purely temporary and co-terminus with the project. The maximum duration of the both the projects is upto 31-3-2012. The appointment, are terminable with one-month notice from either side. The selected candidates will have no claim for regular appointment under ICMR.

Benefits of Provident Fund, CCA, Leave Travel Concession etc. are not admissible. No TA/DA will be paid for attending interview, joining or termination of the services. Age upper limit is as on the date of interview. Age relaxation in case of SC/ST/OBC as per rules. Candidates possessing experience in work relating to medicinal plants/natural products shall be preferred.

The interested candidates possessing the above qualifications alongwith (i) Six copies of biodata for each position (if appearing for more than one position) (ii) certificates and testimonials in original and one attested copy of the same, may report for interview to Head, medicinal plants unit as per schedule given below:

Positions at Sl.No. 1 and 2 Date: 21-04-11 Reporting time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Positions at Sl.No. 3 Date: 20-04-11 Reporting time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.



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