Advt. No.RGCB Advt./SCI 2015/1
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites applications for the following three faculty scientist positions:
- Scientist G in any of the following disciplines of disease biology: Cancer Research/Cardiovascular Biology/Diabetes Biology/Pathogen Biology
- Scientist E-II or F in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
- Scientist E-I or E-II in Cancer Research with special emphasis on Human Papillomavirus Research
SCIENTIST G IN DISEASE BIOLOGY
RGCB has a robust research program in basic and translational disease biology research. We seek an outstanding basic or clinician scientist to work in a group of energetic and collegial scientists with a diverse array of research interests including signal transduction, biomarkers, novel therapeutic targets, bioactive drug candidates, angiogenesis, stem cells, immune response and molecular epidemiology related to disease biology, etiology, and treatment. The applicant should hold an MD or PhD or equivalent degree and must have a demonstrated track record of substantial research productivity as evident from substantial peer-reviewed publications, the ability to perform cutting edge research, history of successful extramural funding and academic service. Recognition of scientific contributions by elected fellowship of Science or Medical Academies would be an added important qualification. Significant institutional support including start-up funds, modern laboratory space and facilities will be provided. The successful candidate will also have ample opportunities to apply for additional support funds from a number of funding mechanisms administered by various government of India and international agencies. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a team environment are essential. The position will require roughly 70% of time in leading laboratory and/or translational research work and 30% management work.
SCIENTIST E-II OR F IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY & BIOINFORMATICS
Highly motivated and innovative individual who will pursue basic research, solve biological problems with emphasis on computational and quantitative experimental methods and build active bridges to translational research. The scientist will also provide computational biology support to ongoing research programs in disease biology, provide assistance to analyze complex data sets generated by RGCB scientists and collaborators inclusive of including high dimensional “omics” data and next generation sequencing data, such as whole genome, exome, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq as well as provide leadership for high quality training for junior scientists and regular teaching programs of the institute. Areas of research of interest to RGCB include but are not limited to computational, systems, or quantitative biology with applications to cell biology, developmental biology, metabolism, genomics, proteomics, biophysics, biological information systems, network pharmacology, drug design and cancer research. The scientist’s responsibilities include efforts for the integration of DNA variant annotation with statistical genetic analysis methods including linkage, imputation and association methods, adopting novel and innovative methodologies to analyze, integrate and interpret high dimensional data sets, provision of annotation to robust genetics and genomics findings using several data sources and methods, data management of exploratory clinical and R&D studies in partnership with other lines of genetic data generated from internal and external studies, delivery and documentation of genomic information to support genetic studies, ensuring high-quality genetic and genomic data is incorporated into exploratory- clinical research programs, developing tools that make maximum use of multiple data sources to support annotation of DNA variation and contributes to systems biology initiatives within RGCB
SCIENTIST E-1 OR E-II (CANCER RESEARCH - WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) RESEARCH)
RGCB has an excellent HPV research facility funded by the International Agency for Research Against Cancer (currently till 2020), Indian Council of Medical Research and the European Union to understand the role of the virus in disease pathogenesis and immune response to different doses of approved HPV vaccines. This facility is also a major service provider to international and national clients working on newer HPV vaccines and large molecular epidemiological studies. The facility also caters to vaccine responses to other vaccines such as influenza, measles, hepatitis, etc. The selected candidate will run and manage this facility and exhibit good potential for significantly advancing discoveries in the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in cancer. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to participate in robust, interdisciplinary basic and translational research opportunity in a highly collaborative atmosphere. The appointed faculty will provide leadership for conducting cancer-related HPV research including development of newer assays for serology & genotying of the virus, development of point of care devices, high quality molecular epidemiology studies and other genomic and proteomic based studies on the virus related tumorigenesis. The successful candidate will be a recognized investigator, established in his/her field, with a PhD or MD degree and a track record of independent research, demonstrated by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and extramural funding commensurate with years of experience. Dedicated laboratory space and start up operating funds will be made available.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR SCIENTIST POSITIONS
MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
MINIMUM RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATION RECORD*
UPPER AGE LIMIT
MD or PhD
Five to seven years Post Doctoral experience plus peer reviewed high impact publications both as First or Corresponding Author and as co-author in multi-centric studies.
MD or PhD
Eight to ten years Post Doctoral experience plus peer reviewed high impact publications both as as First or Corresponding Author and as co-author in multi-centric studies.
MD or PhD
Ten to thirteen years Post Doctoral experience plus peer reviewed high impact publications as First or Corresponding Author and as co-author in multi-centric studies.
MD or PhD
At least thirteen years Post Doctoral experience plus peer reviewed publications with high impact factors as First or Corresponding Author and as co-author in multi-centric studies.
*The Screening and Selection Committees will make decisions on the track records of applicants including publications.
PAY DETAILS FOR SCIENTIST POSITIONS (Amount in Rupees)
SALARY SCALE & BASIC PAY
OTHER ALLOWANCES PER MONTH
TOTAL PAY MONTHLY ON ENTRY
Scientist E II
Pay Band 3 - Rs. 15600-39100
Pay Band 4 - Rs. 37400-67000
Other Allowances include, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance
Yearly Increase in salary is calculated as Basic Pay increase by 3% and corresponding increase in Dearness Allowance as per orders issued by the Government of India.
For outstanding candidates, the selection committee may recommend up to 5 additional increments at selection.
SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR SCIENTISTS
Level 1 Screening
An Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will be determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised scientist position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. Applications shortlisted after the Level I screening by the ISC will be sent for Level 2 screening.
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A Faculty Screening Committee (FSC) will analyze the applications forwarded to it by the ISC after Level 1 screening. Level 2 screening includes detailed review of the applicant's credentials, publications, achievements, etc. Applicants may also be invited to give a seminar at RGCB. The FSC will decide in which grade the applicant can be considered and forward such recommendations to the Scientist Selection Committee (SSC). The Chairman of the Faculty Screening Committee will be a member of the SSC.
Final Selection Procedures
The SSC will or its individual members will speak to applicants personally, go over their plans and ideas with them and understand their long-term career goals. They will also assess the applicant's value to the development of RGCB and its R&D programs. The selection committee will also hold direct discussions with the shortlisted applicants either in person or through video conferencing. The SSC will take the final decision on whether to advice the institute to make an offer to the applicant and if so which grade of scientist is to be offered. The institute will then make a final administrative decision on this.
GENERAL CONDITIONS/ INSTRUCTIONS
- The Director, RGCB reserves right to not to fill any or all positions advertised.
- The candidates must be citizens of India.
- Merely fulfilling the requirements in the advertisement will not automatically entitle any candidate to be considered for the position. The applications received will be scrutinized and candidates who in the opinion of hte institute are likely to be suitable will be shortlisted for further selection procedures. The Screening and Selection Committees will make appropriate decision on total and individual impact factors in relation to the overall application, research areas and needs of the institute. The decision of the institute in all these matters will be final. No interim enquiries/ correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained in the matter.
- Persons working under the Central/State Government/Public Sector Undertakings/ Central Autonomous Bodies shall submit their applications through proper channel. They may, however, send an advance copy of the application along with enclosures as required. Those who are unable to forward their application through proper channel may submit NOC from their employer at the time of selection interview, if shortlisted. Without this NOC, the applicant will not be allowed to attend the selection procedures.
- Canvassing in any manner would entail disqualification of the candidature.
Applications in the prescribed format may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the undersigned.
Last date for receiving applications is December 31, 2015.