RGCB Project Recruitments for Genome India Project

Adv. # 21/2019
Applications are invited from suitable candidates for 1 position of Project Manager, 1 position of Data Analyst, 1 position of Lab Technician B and 1 position of Field Data Collector in a DBT funded research project entitled "GenomeIndia: Cataloguing the Genetic Variation in Indians" at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram


Project Definition and Tracking
  • Provides project and scientific leadership for high priority, complex projects from strategic planning and initiation to completion while focusing on strategies for optimizing performance and maximizing successful outcomes.
  • Acts as a liaison with key stakeholders/collaborators to communicate scientific project requirements, champion cross functional collaboration, and ensure the completion of projects in alignment with set goals.
  • Facilitates the creation of comprehensive scientific project plans which include project scope, goals, resource requirements, roles/responsibilities, risk analysis, implementation strategies, and communication plans.
  • Assists with initiating new workflows to accommodate new scientific directions and needs.
  • Proactively anticipates and identifies blocking issues and proposes and implements.
  • Management of scientific projects including management of complex project logistics and budgets, develop and manage grants/contracts, manage relationships among scientific and administrative partners from diverse sectors of biomedical science (e.g., government, academia, and private partners industry and not-for-profit organizations), facilitate cross-functional scientific project team meetings and drive stakeholder consensus, review scientific progress reports and understand project implications.
  • Ability to work/prioritize effectively on multiple projects/activities simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and team facilitation skills to collaborate with key stakeholders.
  • Facilitates effective and efficient communication.
  • Prepares status reports and presentations required for regular reporting of progress, risks, blocking issues, and solutions to all stakeholders.
Compliance and Funding
  • Ensures appropriate funds and resources are in place and tracks financial status of all projects relative to available budgets.
  • Assesses future financial needs of project.
  1. A Masters Degree in Biotechnology or Life Sciences with a minimum 3 years of work experience as a Principal Investigator or Scientific Project Manager.
  2. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral including proficiency in writing (e.g. generation of clear and concise business documents, written reports and meeting summaries).
PhD in Life Sciences with a research track record and understanding of the role and applications of genomics in disease biology.
Below 40 years as on February 28, 2020. Meritorious candidates will be given age relaxation. For SC/ST/OBC candidates age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
70,000/- per month (consolidated).


The candidate must have B.Tech/ MSc in Life Sciences/Computational Biology/ Allied Science with demonstrable programming skills in Perl/Python and R. Knowledge of Linux based operating system and shell scripting is a must. Candidates don't have experience in Perl/Python/R programming are not encouraged to apply.
Candidates with experience in assembly and analysis of large scale genomic data such as Human Genomes are preferred.
Below 28 years as on February 28, 2020. For SC/ST/OBC candidates age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
31,000/- per month (consolidated).


The candidate must have a Diploma in Biochemistry with 3 years documented experience or BSc degree in Life Science with 60% marks or equivalent.
Below 28 years as on February 28, 2020. For SC/ST/OBC candidates age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
18,000/- per month (consolidated).


The candidate must have a BSc degree with 60% marks.
Below 28 years as on February 28, 2020. For SC/ST/OBC candidates age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
18,000/- per month (consolidated).
Initially for a period of one year and extendable up to 3 years or till termination of the project whichever is earlier based on performance evaluation on yearly basis.
Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials and experience to reach the undersigned on or before February 28, 2020. Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, advertisement number and job title. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project. Filled applications should be sent to Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Kerala.
Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview. For the positions of Data Analyst, Lab Technician and Field Data Collector, in the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications, a written test will be conducted before the selection interview and only those who are successful in the written test will be interviewed.
No TA/DA/Other emoluments will be given for appearing in the interview.

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