The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a “Grant-in-Aid” institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India.
Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one (01) position of Research Associate (RA) OR Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a CSIR sponsored research project entitled, “Identification of Xenoestrogen induced Spontaneous Mutations and changes in Promoter Methylation Status in the Cancer Causing Genes BRCA1, BRCA2 and p53 in Breast, Ovarian, Prostate and Pancreatic Cancers” in the laboratory of Dr. Priya Srinivas at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.
PhD (in any branch of life sciences) or MPharm/MVSc with three years R&D expertise according to the last date of application, evidenced from fellowship or associateship or by date of enrolment of PhD. Those who had submitted their PhD thesis are also qualified to apply for Research Associateship, though they will be eligible for salary at the SRF level till the award of their degree.
Senior Research Fellow
MSc/B.Tech or equivalent degree in any branch of life sciences or biotechnology with 60% mark and at least two years of post-degree research experience according to the last date of application. Candidates should have qualified National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET including LS/ GATE/ DBT-JRF/ ICMR-JRF etc. Examination).
for both Positions Experience in animal cell culture techniques, Proteomics and genomics will be desirable.
The Upper age limit for applying for the position of SRF shall be 32 years and
for the position of RA shall be 35 years as on August 11, 2020. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
Research Associate – Rs. 47,000/- per month.
Senior Research Fellow – Rs. 35,000/- per month.
House Rent Allowance @ 16% of the fellowship amount will be paid to those who do not avail RGCB hostel facilities.
Duration : Three years or till termination of the project (whichever is earlier).
Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials and experience to reach the undersigned through Email on or before August 11, 2020. Applications in PDF format should be submitted to [email protected].
The Advertisement number along with the position for which the candidate is applying should be mentioned in the ‘Subject’ part of the Email. Application form along with all supporting documents should be submitted as a single PDF file. If a candidate wishes to apply for different positions, separate application forms should be submitted for each position. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project.
Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Applicants will be shortlisted for the selection interview based on eligibility criteria. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview.
No TA/DA/Other emoluments will be given for appearing in the interview.