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Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History


Calling for Application to engage Research Personnel

The Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) is a Centre of Excellence under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, in the field of Ornithology and Natural History. SACON wishes to engage a Junior Research Biologist (Indian Nationals only) for the following research project through a Walk-in-interview on 26 July 2018.

Project Title: Establishment of National Avian Forensic Laboratory at SACON for National Certification for Illegal Trafficking of Birds.

Name of the Position: Junior Research Biologist -Bioinformatics (1 No); 

Age: Below 28 years on the date of interview; The upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically challenged category

Duration: Two years from the date of engagement and may be extended for further period based on the requirement of the project

Fellowship: Rs. 25,000/per month plus HRA as applicable

Essential Qualification: Minimum 55% marks in Masters’ Degree (MSc/MTech) in Bioinformatics/Biochemistry/Biophysics/Molecular Biology/Biotechnology from a recognized University;

Desirable Qualification:

· Database development skills and programming skills in C, C++ and Java

· Experience in Perl

· Experience in Functional genomics of animals

· Experience in de novo whole genome sequence assembly and tertiary analysis

· Experience in performing whole genome sequencing using NGS machines

· Should have experience in bioinformatics tool development

Description of Work: The selected candidate is expected to undertake next generation sequencing, whole genome sequence assembly including tertiary analysis, maintain lab server and assist project Investigators in other project activities.


Candidates applying for the above position should possess the Essential Qualification as per the details given against the position.
Selected candidate will be engaged initially for a period mentioned against the advertised position. Subsequently his/her tenure may be extended depending upon the exigencies of work at sole discretion of the Centre and satisfactory performance of the candidate.
Selected candidate may be allowed hostel accommodation at SACON as per availability. Other allowances and benefits to the research personnel would be admissible as per the rules of the Centre.
The selection of the candidate(s) will be based on the walk-in interview to be held at SACON, Moongilpallam, Anaikatty, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 26-07-2018. Candidates should report to the venue at 09.00 AM on the interview day for registration.
Canvassing in any form is liable to rejection of the candidature.
The Centre will not provide accommodation for candidates appearing for the interview.
The Director, SACON reserves the right to reject any candidature in view of incomplete information provided by the candidate or for any other reason.

How to apply: The application form can be downloaded from the link

Duly filled-in application along with self attested photocopies of testimonials of educational qualifications including mark sheets, research experience, date of birth, community certificate etc should be submitted at the time of interview. In addition, the original documents should be produced for verification.

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