Walk in for M.Pharm, M.Sc as Research Associates, Senior Research Fellow in ICMR - 3 posts

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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.

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

Post: Research Associates, Senior Research Fellow

1. Research Associates (Two)
Qualifications: M.D. / Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Chemistry/Botany/Pharmaceutical Sciences /Ayurveda
Desirable: (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.

2. Senior Research Fellow (One)
Qualifications: MSc. (Botany/Chemistry/Medicinal Plants/Pharmacology) with 2 years experience -or M. Pharma.
Desirable: (i) Experience in literature search, retrieval, scientific writing, dissemination of information relating to medicinal plants (ii) Diploma/Degree in computer applications
Age: Below 35 years.
Salary: Rs. 18,000/- pm (fixed) + HRA
Job Requirements: Literature search, retrieval and dissemination of information relating to medicinal plants/products, employing digital and traditional sources, compilation of information, preparation of reviews/monographs etc.

General information/instructions
The posts are purely temporary and co-terminus with the project. The maximum duration of the project is upto 31-03-2014. 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 the Head, Medicinal Plants Unit as per schedule given below:

Walk in Date: 27.9.13

Reporting time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


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