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01 January 2019

NIE Chennai Scientist/Project Walk INs 2019 January


ICMR-NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 
 R-127, Second Main Road, TNHB, Ayapakkam, 
Chennai – 600 077 

No. NIE/PE/Advt/2018/05 Dated: 29.12.2018 

WALK-IN-WRITTEN TEST/INTERVIEW 

 Candidates are invited to attend Walk-In Interview / Written Test between 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM for Project posts on contract basis at NIE, Chennai, on the dates mentioned against the post as detailed below (please refer website for changes if any in the date of interview)

Name of the post Project Scientist C - Laboratory (Non-Medical) 

Number of posts One (1)

Date of Walk Interview 09.01.2019

Name of the Project “Model District for Public Health Preparedness, Surveillance and Response: Multi-Strategic Integrated Approach in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India)

Place of posting NIE, Chennai/Tiruvallur study site

Essential Qualification 

i) First class Master’s degree in Microbiology/Medical Lab Technology/Bio Technology from a recognized university with four (4) years R&D/ teaching experience in the above relevant subjects. OR
ii) Second class M.Sc + Ph.D degree, both in Microbiology/Medical Lab Technology/ Bio Technology from a recognized University with four (4) years R&D/ teaching experience in the relevant subject after M.Sc + Ph.D.

Desirable Qualification and Experience 

a) Doctoral degree/Post-doctoral experience in Microbiology/ Medical Lab Technology/Molecular Biology/ Virology
b) Knowledge/ experience in Molecular Micro Biology / Virology
c) Knowledge of Bioinformatics

Emoluments Rs.48618/- + HRA Per Month

Notes For candidates with essential qualification [as in i)], PhD in the relevant subject shall be treated equivalent to three years experience.

Age Limit 40 Years

Nature of Duties Prospective candidate is a self-starter, with strong commitment, good communication and managerial skills and ability to work well under pressure and balance competing priorities in a demanding work environment.

a) To provide support for planning, managing and implementation of laboratory components of the project
b) Perform real time PCR and other Molecular analysis
c) Train and Supervise project personnel for various serological and bacteriological testing
d) Prepare/ Revise study protocols/SOPs/teaching and training materials
e) Supervise data collection, transport, testing, reporting, QA/QC
f) Prepare the technical reports on project activities
g) Contribute to organizing meetings/workshops/training programs
h) Responsible for best practices in the laboratory components of the project.
i) Responsible for Best Documentation practices in the laboratory component including maintenance of laboratory records, reports, inventory (logistics and samples).
j) Periodically undertake field visits to study sites / lab.
k) Coordinate with other scientist in the project for smooth implementation of the project activities
l) Incumbent will be responsible for timely correspondence/updates on all aspects of FBS with PI/ Co-PI and all others concerned on day to day progress of the assigned project activities.
m) Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory Officer.

Appointment & Duration 6 months (renewable for the project duration subject to satisfactory performance and project requirement)

Note Appointment may be considered at lower level if there is no suitable candidate for position of Scientist C.

Name of the Post Project Scientist B (Non-Medical) (Lab) 

Date of Walk-in Interview 09.01.2019

Number of Post 1 (One) (SC)

Project Strengthening laboratory surveillance for pneumococcal meningitis in India to understand the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) rollout

Place of Posting NIE, Chennai

Essential Qualification First class Master’s degree in Microbiology/Medical Lab Technology/ Biomedical sciences from a recognized university with Two (2) years R&D/ teaching experience in the relevant subject. OR Second class Master’s degree with Ph.D. in Microbiology/Medical Lab  Technology/ Biomedical sciences from a recognized University

Desirable Qualification 

d) Doctoral degree/Post-doctoral experience in Microbiology/Medical Lab Technology/Molecular Biology/Infectious diseases
e) Previous experience in bacterial meningitis research
f) Knowledge of Computer Applications/Bioinformatics.

Age limit SC - 40 years (including 5 years age relaxation)

Emoluments Rs. 45,990/- + HRA

Nature of Duties Prospective candidate is a self-starter, with strong commitment, good communication and managerial skills and ability to work well under pressure and balance competing priorities in a demanding work environment. Duties include but not limited to following:

a) To provide support for planning, managing and implementation of laboratory components of the project
b)Coordinate with clinical recruitment sites in the implementation of the project especially the laboratory component
c)Prepare laboratory protocols/SOPs/teaching and training materials
d)Supervise laboratory personnel involved the project
e)Perform laboratory analysis include real time PCR etc. f) Perform laboratory QA/QC for the project
g)Responsible for best practices in the laboratory component of the project.
h)Responsible for Best Documentation practices in the laboratory component including maintenance of laboratory records, reports, inventory (logistics and samples). i) Contribute to preparation of project technical reports.
j) Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory officer

Duration 06 months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement

Name of the Post Project Scientist - B (Non-Medical) 

Date of Walk-in Interview 09.01.2019

Number of Post 1 (One) (OBC)

Project Etiology of Pneumonia Study

Place of Posting NIE, Chennai

Essential Qualification First class Master’s degree in Statistics/Bio statistics/Public Health/ Social sciences from a recognized university with Two (2) years R&D/ teaching experience in the relevant subject. OR Second class Master’s degree with Ph.D. in Social sciences/ Statistics/Biostatistics / Public Health from a recognized University

Desirable Qualification 

 Doctoral degree/Post-doctoral experience in Statistics/Bio Statistics/Public Health/ Social Sciences
 Previous experience in Health Research
 Hands on Expertise in SPSS/R.

Age limit OBC - 38 years (including 3 years age relaxation)

Emoluments Rs. 45990/- + HRA

Nature of Duties Prospective candidate is a self-starter, with strong commitment, good communication and managerial skills and ability to work well under pressure and balance competing priorities in a demanding work environment. Duties include but not limited to following:
a) To provide support for planning, managing and implementation of online data management systems of the project
b) Coordinate with clinical recruitment sites in the implementation of the project especially the Data Management component
c) Prepare protocols/SOPs/teaching and training materials on Data Management in the project.
d) Supervise Data entry personnel involved the project
e) Perform Statistical Analysis and Writing of reports etc.
f) Perform data QA/QC for the project
g) Responsible for best practices in the data management component of the project.
h) Responsible for Best Documentation practices in the data management component including maintenance of CRF records, reports, inventory (logistics and samples).
i) Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory officer

Duration 6 months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the Post Project Technical Assistant (Public Health Nursing)

Name of the post Project Lab Technician – III

Number of posts 01 (One) (UR)

Date of Interview 11.01.2019

Name of the Project Rotavirus Vaccine Impact Assessment Study (RVIS) Project Place of posting Institute of Child Health (ICH) Egmore, Chennai

Essential Qualification 12th Pass in Science subjects and two years diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or one year DMLT + one year laboratory experience in recognized organization Note: B.Sc. Degree shall be treated as 3 years’ experience

Desirable Qualification and Experience 

1. Hands on experience in Clinical Microbiology viz. collection and transport of clinical specimens, processing and culture.
2. Experience of working as part of research project team

Emoluments Consolidated salary of Rs.17520/- per month

Age Limit UR – 30 years

Nature of Duties 

a) Clinical specimen collection processing, transport, storage and testing (as applicable)
b) Documentation and maintenance of laboratory records
c) Bio-waste management d) Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory Officer at NIE/ICH.

Duration 6 months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the Post Project Technical Assistant (Lab) 

Number of Post 2 Posts (UR)

Date of Walk in Interview 11.01.2019

Project Name Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for S. pneumoniae and other Invasive Bacterial Disease (HBSSPIBD)

Place of Posting NIE- 1 (UR); ICH-1 (UR)

Essential Qualification Graduate degree in Microbiology/Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized university with three years experience from a recognized institution. Or Master’s degree in Microbiology/Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution

Desirable Qualification 

a) Hands-on experience in clinical microbiological techniques as evidenced from work experience in recognized teaching hospital/ medical research institutions
b) Hands-on experience in molecular techniques viz. nucleic acid extractions, PCR/ qPCR etc.
c) Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Age limit 30 years

Emoluments 29,565/- per month

Nature of Duties Prospective candidate is one with good technical skills and strong commitment and ability to work well under pressure in a demanding work environment.

Post at ICH

a) Coordinating with other project staff to ensure appropriate and timely sample collection, testing and providing laboratory results within stipulated time lines.
b) Perform clinical specimen (CSF, Blood and other sterile body fluids, NP Swabs etc.) processing for point of care testing, bacteriological culture and identification, AST, PCR etc. as may be applicable/ required for the project.
c) Appropriate storage and shipment of specimens to designated laboratory.
d) Participating in EQAS and ensuring high quality of the lab work in the project.
e) Assisting the Investigators in laboratory research activities relating to the project.
f) Any other duty assigned by the Site Investigator /Co-Site Investigator/ Supervisory officer from time to time.

Post at NIE

a) Perform Processing of CSF, Blood and other sterile body fluids for conventional and molecular detection.
b) Perform bacterial identification and antibiotic sensitivity testing
c) Prepare media and reagents for above activities following good microbiological practices.
d) Perform specimen and culture archival
e) Maintain stock of lab materials received and submit regular stock updates and indents.
f) Perform documentation and maintenance of all laboratory records
g) Perform bio-waste management
h) Perform any other work assigned by the Director/PI/CoPI/Supervisory Officer

Duration 6 months (renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the post Project Technician – III (Lab) 

Number of posts 01 (one) (SC)

Date of Interview 11.01.2019

Name of the Project Establishing a network of population based influenza surveillance platforms for elderly persons in India

Place of posting NIE, Chennai

Essential Qualification 12th Pass in Science subjects and two years diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or one year DMLT + one year laboratory experience in recognized organization Note: B.Sc. Degree shall be treated as 3 years’ experience

Desirable Qualification and Experience 

1. Hands on experience in Clinical Microbiology viz. collection and transport of clinical specimens, processing and culture.
2.Experience of working as part of research project team

Emoluments Consolidated salary of Rs.17520/- per month Age Limit 35 years (including 5 years age relaxation)

Nature of Duties 

a) Clinical specimen collection processing, transport, storage and testing (as applicable)
b) Documentation and maintenance of laboratory records
c) Bio-waste management
d) Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory Officer at NIE/ICH

Duration 9 months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the post Project Technician C (Lab) 

Number of posts 01 (one) (OBC)

Date of Interview 11.01.2019

Name of the Project “Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for S. pneumoniae and other Invasive Bacterial Disease (HBSSPIBD)”

Place of Posting Institute of Child Health (ICH) Egmore, Chennai

Essential Qualification 12th pass in science subjects or equivalent from recognized Board/Institution +  Two years Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology OR
 One year Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology + one year of laboratory experience in a recognized organization

Desirable Qualification and Experience 

 Graduate Degree in Medical laboratory Technology from a Government Medical College
 Experience of work in a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at a recognized Teaching Hospital/ Medical Research Institution
 Knowledge of computer applications

Age limit 33 years (including three years age relaxation)

Emoluments 17520/- per month

Nature of Duties 

 Collection, labelling, transport and preservation of CSF, Blood and other sterile body fluids, NP swabs  Sample processing, rapid test (POC), Bacteriological Culture and Identification  Assisting the performance of molecular testing required.
 Assisting in research activities relating to the project. Any other duty assigned by the PI/Co-PI/ Supervisory officer from time to time

Duration 6 months (renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the post Senior Project Research Fellow 

Date of Interview 21.01.2019

Number of post 1 (one) (UR)

Name of the Project Establishing a network of population based influenza surveillance platforms for elderly persons in India (INSPIRE)

Place of posting National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

Essential Qualification Post Graduate (M.Sc in Microbiology / Virology / Medical Lab Technology / Life Sciences from a recognized university with two years experience in Molecular/Virology/Microbiology

Desirable Qualification 

 Hands-on experience in Molecular / Virology techniques Viz. PCR, qPCR, Bioinformatics etc.,
 Knowledge of Computer Applications
 Experience should be supported by experience certificates / testimonials / publications etc., from public sector / privatemultispecialty hospitals / accredited diagnostic laboratories Medical research institutes / university
 Preference will be given to candidates with CSIR / ICMR NET or equivalent with valid certificates

Age Limit No Age Limit

Emoluments Rs. 28,000 + HRA

Nature of Duties
 Performance of lab procedures, viz PCR, qPCR etc
 Maintenance of Lab equipments, logistics & their inventory
 Maintenance of Laboratory records  Bio waste management
 Perform any other work assigned by the Director / PI / Co-PI / Supervisory officer

Duration 06 Months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

Name of the Post Project Technical Officer A 

Date of Interview 22.01.2019

No.of Post 1 (one) (SC)

Project Hospital Based Sentinel Surveillance for S. pneumonia and other Invasive Bacterial Disease (HBSSPIBD)

Place of Posting NIE, Chennai

Essential Qualification Graduate Degree in Science/Bio-statistics/Social Work from a recognized University with five years relevant experience in a recognized institution. OR Masters degree in Science /Epidemiology/Bio-statistics/Social Work.

Desirable Qualification Knowledge of data handling, analysis and interpretation, report writing Knowledge of computer applications and statistical software Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience working in ICMR projects, Supervise Data entry personnel involved the project Perform Statistical Analysis and Writing of reports etc. Perform data QA/QC for the project Responsible for best practices in the data management component of the project. Responsible for Best Documentation practices in the data management component including maintenance of CRF records, reports, inventory (logistics and samples).

Age limit SC - 35 years (including 5 years age relaxation)

Emoluments 30441/- per month

Nature of Duties 

 Maintenance and checking of case report forms  Monitoring online data entry  Data analysis using statistical software  Assist PI in project management  Coordinate with project staff in sentinel sites  Any other work assigned by the Director/PI/Co-PI/Supervisory officer Duration 6 months (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement

Name of the post Project Scientist- B (Non-Medical) 

Date of Walk-in Interview 23.01.2019

Number of posts 2 (two) (UR-1, SC-1)

Name of the Project HIV Sentinel Surveillance (NACO)

Place of posting ICMR-NIE, Chennai

Essential Qualification 1 st Class Master Degree in Epidemiology / Public Health / Statistics / Bio Statistics from a recognized university with 2 years’ experience in related field. OR 2 nd Class Master Degree in Epidemiology / Public Health / Statistics / Bio Statistics with Ph.D. in relevant subject from a recognized University OR BDS Degree with one year experience in relevant field

Desirable Qualification and Experience 

 Experience in Health research / AIDS Research  Knolwledge of Computer Application  Use of Statistical packages in handling large volume of Health Data

Emoluments Rs. 45990/- +(HRA) Age UR- 35 years SC – 40 years (including 5 years age relaxation)

Nature of Duties 

 Carry out extensive field visit to various laboratories and sentinel site across India  Conducting Regional and State level trainings  Data analysis and report writing

Duration 1 year (Renewable for the project duration subject to performance and project requirement)

More Info: 

http://nie.gov.in/images/careers/ICMR-NIE_PROJECT_RECRUITMENT_JANUARY_2019_115.PDF

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