Senior Research Fellow Post Vacant @ IISER, Thiruvananthapuram
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram invites applications for Senior Research Fellow post in National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)- ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) funded project.
Name of Position: Senior Research Fellow
Name of Project: Targeted editing of potato genome to develop variety specific True Potato Seed (TPS)
Number of Position: SRF – 1 position
Fellowship: Senior research fellow: Rs. 25,000 + HRA as applicable. In the event of hike of the fellowship by funding agency the revised pay will be applicable.
Minimum Educational qualification: Ph.D. in any area of biological/life sciences. OR Master degree in any area of biological/life sciences with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree. OR Candidates having a postgraduate degree in Basic Sciences with 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master degree should have qualified NET* or equivalent examination. OR The Master’s degree holders with the integrated degrees (5 years) like B.Tech & M.Tech with specialization in biological/life sciences
NET* – Applicant should have qualified any national level examination conducted by the Central Govt. Departments/agencies for admission to the Ph.D. programme are considered as NET for the purpose of RA/SRF. The following are some of the NET examinations: CSIR-CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test. MHRD-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering admission. DBT-Biotechnology Eligibility Test & Test conducted in Bioinformatics by Bioinformatics National Consortium. DAE-JEST & JGEEBILS, NBHM. ICMR-JRF Entrance Examination. ICAR-Test conducted by ICAR for admission to the Ph.D. programme. DoP-GPAT.
Preference: Academically excellent candidate with technical expertise in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology particularly in cloning, designing and making gene constructs. A minimum of 6 months of research experience in rDNA technology like cloning, bacterial transformation, etc., is preferable but not mandatory. This may be considered as criteria for shortlisting if many applications are received.
Post Tenure: 1-year tenure, extendable on performance till the duration of the project approved.
Age Limit: 32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms.
How to apply
Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr. Ravi Maruthachalam (email@example.com), with the subject line “NASF-ICAR SRF position-Your Name”. The application should attach a detailed resume with sufficient information of past research work, a one-page statement of interest in biological research. Please include contact details (phone number, email and postal address), a photograph, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers.
Certificate from the previous employer/s should be produced for supporting previous research experience. Candidates should bring originals of all applicable certificates (qualifying degrees, national examinations, category certificate, etc) during the interview. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing for the interview. Applications failing to satisfy the minimum requirement will not be considered. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.