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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.

Applications are invited up to 7th October 2011 for one post of Scientist ‘D’ in the Pay Band PB-3 Rs.15600–39100 + Grade Pay Rs.7600/- at the ICMR’s National Institute of Immunohaematology Mumbai.

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ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
(i) MBBS Degree recognized by MCI

OR

1st class Master’s degree in Biological Science like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Applied Biology from a Recognized University.

OR

2nd Class M.Sc. with Ph.D. degree in any of the above subjects from a Recognized University.
(ii) Eight years R&D experience in the relevant areas in Recognized Institute (s) after obtaining essential qualification (i) out of which at least 2 years in a managerial position to handle R & D projects in team effectively in a directing capacity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
(i) Ph.D. in the related subject or MD in the related subject for candidates with fist class relevant degree. (ii) Additional Post doctoral research/teaching experience in Immunology, Immunobiology in recognized institute(s). (iii) Knowledge of Computer Applications.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS: To carry out research in the area of Haematology with special reference to Immunohaematology.

AGE LIMIT: Not exceeding 45 years Relaxable up to 5 years for Government servants and SC/ST/OBC candidates in accordance with the instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training from time to time in this regard. However, the prescribed age may be relaxed in exceptional cases for experienced and qualified candidates. One time age relaxation is also allowed to Scientific and technical staff working in long term projects in ICMR Institute/Centres for posts advertised under HRSC, 2007 provided they meet essential qualifications and experience for the post with a view to provide them opportunity to compete with other candidates as per Council’s letter No. 6/1/2007-Asmn..II dated 28.03.2011.

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GENERAL RELAXATION CLAUSE: Age, qualification and experience will be relaxable in deserving cases as mentioned in the Recruitment Rules of Health Research Scientists cadre of ICMR, 2007.

Allowances as per Central Govt. Rules are admissible on the above pay scale. Benefits of new restructured defined contributory Pension system are admissible as per the provision contained in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (ECB & PR Division), Notification No.5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22/12/2003 effective from 01/01/2004.

Candidates called for interview will be paid a 1st class rail fare by the shortest route on production of documents.

Applications from employees working in Central/State Govt. Departments, Public Sector Undertakings and Government funded research agencies must be forwarded through proper channel. Advance copies of application will be considered subject to the conditions that a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer is produced at the time of personal discussion. Application received after the closing date will not be considered. Candidates called for personal discussion / interview have the option to answer in Hindi also.

Application forms and other information can be obtained from the office of the Director, National Institute of Immunohaematology, 13th floor, New Multistoreyed Building, K.E.M. Hospital Campus, Parel, Mumbai- 400 012 in person or downloaded from ICMR website www.icmr.nic.in on or before the closing date. Application forms duly completed in all respects and signed by the applicant should be sent on the above mentioned address and should reach the Institute on or before the closing date along with attested copies of the Certificates in support of date of birth, educational qualification, experience etc. and a crossed Indian Postal Order (IPO) for Rs 100/- (Ruppes One Hundred Only) payable to the Director, National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai. (SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidates (PH) are exempted from the application fee payable in form of IPO. IPOs are payable by all other candidates including ICMR employees. Incomplete / late applications or without postal orders will not be entertained. Application received after the closing date for whatever reason is liable to be rejected. Application with evidence for proof of age (HSC) certificate), educational qualifications and supporting documents of experiences to be furnished for consideration. Unsigned / Incomplete application or application without supportive evidence asked for/without postal order application received late shall be summarily rejected.

NOTE:- 1) Ph.D degree in subjects relevant to Indian Council of Medical Research shall be treated equivalent to three years experience respectively. 2) Candidate with Ph.D. degree will be preferred for direct recruitment. 3) If no suitable candidate is found at Scientist ‘D’ level, the post can be filled up at one level below i.e. Scientist ‘C’ level. 4) Since it is not possible to call all the eligible candidates for the interview / personal discussion, the applicants will be short-listed for this purpose. The decision of the Director General, ICMR will be final in this regard. Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or to bring political or other outside influence with regard to selection / recruitment shall be treated as disqualification. This post is with all India transfer liability under the Council. For activities of the above – mentioned Centre, please refer to ICMR website.

Last Date: 7th October 2011

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