National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), a premier research Centre is looking for appointment of Junior Research Fellows for its "Chemical Ecology of the North East Region (NER) of India: A Collaborative Programme Linking NER and Bangalore Researchers”
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME:
The program entitled “Chemical Ecology of the North East Region (NER) of India: A Collaborative Programme Linking NER and Bangalore Researchers” which is funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt of India. This is a novel and exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary program between institutions in the North-Eastern Region (Nagaland science and technology council-Nagaland; Kohima science college, Nagaland university; IBSD-Imphal; IBSD-Sikkim; Rajiv Gandhi University-Arunachal Pradesh; North-Eastern Hill University-Shillong and partners in Bangalore (NCBS, IISc, UAS). A major focus of this integrated programme will be on the chemistry of interactions among plants, animals, fungi and microbes. Such interactions and their understanding will impact many fields of biology, including agriculture, medicine and biotechnology. The program will highlight the North-Eastern region of India, which offers unique natural resources and opportunities for field research in Chemical Ecology. The main goal of the program is capacity building, including tailored interdisciplinary training to Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows.
To accomplish its goals: The programme will recruit 7 postgraduate students who will work exclusively on projects that closely involve PIs from NER with collaborations with partner PIs in Bangalore. Details of JRFs position with Prinicipal investigator and their respective institutes are given below:
- 3 JRF positions available with Dr. Laishram Shantikumar Singh and Dr. Pardeep K Bhardwaj at Regional centre of IBSD, Gangtok, Sikkim
- 2 JRF position available with Dr. Zavei Heise, Nagaland Science and Technology Council, Kohima, Nagaland, Dr. Moakkum, Kohima Science college , Dr. M. Prabhakar, Nagaland University and Dr. Neizo Puro of Nagaland University
- 1 JRF position available with Prof. Jharna Chakravorthy Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
- 1 JRF position available with Dr. Y. Rajashekar, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Manipur
Suitable candidates must hold a Master's degree with minimum 55% of the total marks (equivalent grade) in basic science, applied science, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental science, microbiology, molecular biology, plant sciences, or life sciences etc. Excellent problem solving, oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills with experience working within a team, as well as an ability to work under field conditions are desirable. Candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. The applicants should be below the age of 28 years for open category as on 31st May 2016.
DETAILS OF THE FELLOWSHIP
JRFs will be positioned in the North-eastern Institutions. The candidates must give the preference of their choice in respect of project and Institutions they would like to work. The fellowship for JRF/SRF will be @ Rs. 25,000/- or 28,000/- per month + HRA as per DST guidelines i.e. those with NET qualification. The fellowship for Non-NET candidates will be: JRF and SRF @ Rs. 12,000/- and 14,000/- pm, respectively. HRA will be paid as per Government of India norms. The selected JRF would be appointed and paid by the respective institute as mentioned above.
MODE OF SELECTION:
The final allotment of candidates will be decided based on his/her merit and performance in the interview. The candidates short listed will be called for written exam/interview. Candidates from the North-Eastern States would be preferred.
Interested candidates please send in your CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
The hardcopies of your CV with recent passport size photograph and along with attested copies of certificates regarding date of birth, educational qualifications, experience etc. should be sent in an envelope superscripted “Application for the post of JRF in Chemical Ecology Program” to the Program Manager (Chemical Ecology), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR), GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore-560065, The hard copy of the application should reach NCBS, Bangalore by 31st May, 2016. Only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be contacted. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.