IISER Trivandrum Plant Biotech SRF Vacancy

Recruitment for posts on funded projects Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country. 

The Institute invites applications for the following positions on contract basis: 

Senior Research Fellow 

Project Targeted editing of potato genome to develop variety specific True Potato Seed (TPS) 

Funding agency National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)- ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) 

Minimum Educational qualification (as prescribed by the funding agency) Senior Research Fellow Ph.D. in any area of biological/life sciences. OR 
Master degree in any area of biological/life sciences with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree. OR 
Candidates having postgraduate degree in Basic Sciences with 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master degree should have qualified NET* or equivalent examination. OR 
The Master’s degree holders with the integrated degrees (5 years) like B.Tech & M.Tech with specialization in biological/life sciences 

NET* - As regards, NET examination, the candidate should have qualified any national level examination conducted by the Central Govt. Departments/agencies for admission to Ph.D. programme are considered as NET for the purpose of RA/SRF. The following are some of the NET examinations: 
CSIR-CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test. 
Aptitude Test in Engineering admission. 
DBT-Biotechnology Eligibility Test & Test conducted in Bioinformatics by Bioinformatics National Consortium. 
ICMR-JRF Entrance Examination. 
ICAR-Test conducted by ICAR for admission to Ph.D. programme. 

Preference Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology especially in cloning, designing and making gene constructs. A minimum of 6 months of research experience in rDNA technology like cloning, bacterial transformation etc., is preferable but not mandatory. This may be considered as a criteria for shortlisting if many applications are received. 

Fellowship amount Senior research fellow: Rs. 31,000 + HRA as applicable. Tenure of the post 1 year, extendable based on performance till the duration of the project approved. 

Age SRF: 32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms 

Last date 20 October 2019 

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