IICT Skill Development Program on Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research (LABR) | 5-30 September 2019

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology 
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi) 
Uppal Road, Tarnaka, 
Hyderabad- 500007 

Advertisement No. SDP/LABR/2019 

Skill Development Program on “Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research” (LABR) 

(CSIR-Integrated Skill initiative) As part of CSIR-Integrated Skill initiative, a three weeks certificate course titled ‘Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research’ (Course Code: IICT-LABR-2019-20) is being offered, under the SKILL DEVELOPMENT program. Online applications are invited from eligible candidates, who have completed their graduation/post-graduation and have a strong desire to pursue career in animal research in Industrial CROs, Pharma and Biotech companies. 

About the Course: It is observed that graduate/post-graduate students require skills of laboratory animals handling for biomedical research. Moreover, most of the Pharma and Biotech companies conduct preclinical studies on lab animals and expect to have knowledge on basic handling. This will have direct impact on their career opportunities and their employability, especially in industrial CROs, Pharma and Biotech companies etc. This skill program will enhance the required capabilities to bridge gap between academia and industry. The course is practical intensive with over 140 + hours of hands on Training and class room sessions. 

The Skill Development Program on Laboratory Animals would focus on: 

 Basic techniques of Laboratory animal handling 
 Hands on training in laboratory animal handling, and experimental techniques 
 Sentinel health monitoring of Laboratory animals colony 
 Breeding and genetic monitoring programme 
 CPCSEA/IAEC Regulations, animal ethics and welfare 
 Principles of 3Rs in lab animals research 
 Occupational hazards and safe practices in the animal house 
 Application process for Animal house certifications (CPCSEA, GLP, AAALAC etc) in Indian scenario 
 Design and conduct of selected animal experiments employing suitable disease models 
 Preclinical safety assessment studies for drug/vaccine development 

 Provide the basic knowledge on housing and husbandry of lab animals 
 Acquisition of basic knowledge in diseases and health monitoring of lab animals 
 Acquire the knowledge about working in animal facility 
 The post graduate students will be trained for handling animals, routes of administration, observation of animals for preclinical studies as per the standard of industrial CROs and Pharma companies 
 Opportunity to know about the various disease animal models 
 Imparting knowledge on GLP and AAALAC certification process for animal facility 

Evaluation of the Trainees: Evaluation will be through continuous assessment by using mock tests, Questionnaires and group discussions. 

Certification: A certificate will be issued only to the successful candidates at the end of the course. 

Selection Procedure: The selection process will be as per CSIR rules and as per the eligibility criteria for the candidates: minimum 55% (or equivalent) in M.Sc (life science) / M.Pharm/ B.V.Sc / B.Pharm. Maximum intake of the candidates is 20 per batch. 

How to apply: The candidates are required to apply through online available on CSIR-IICT website (www.iictindia.org). A list of selected candidates will be displayed on the website and required to pay the course fee of Rs. 25,000/-. 

Mode of Payment: Payment can be made to the Director, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, Telangana, State Bank of India (SBI) Account No. 62047032288, IFS Code: SBIN0020087. 

Dates to remember: Course Period: 5 th September 2019 to 30th September 2019 (Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:30) 

Last date for receiving applications: 10th August 2019 
Display of the selected candidates: 19th August 2019 
Last date for Payment of Course fee: 26th August 2019 

 Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances 
 The candidates are responsible for the authenticity of all the required documents/certificates 
 Contact person: Dr. Sistla Ramakrishna; Email: sdp@iict.res.in; sistla@iict.res.in; 

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