CIAB Mohali Biofuels/Nanotech/Molecular Biology Project Openings


CENTER OF INNOVATIVE AND APPLIED BIOPROCESSING 
Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology (Govt. of India) 
Sector-81 (Knowledge City), PO-Manauli, SAS Nagar, 
Mohali -140306 (Punjab) 

Advertisement No: CIAB/51/2020-Rectt. 

Last date of receiving applications: 15th July, 2020 

Application format, details of the vacancies etc. can be downloaded from the institute website: www.ciab.res.in under heading "Vacancies". Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) is an autonomous national institute under Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India). This futuristic innovation institute of its own kind in the country has a mission of advancing knowledge, leads and emerging technologies/processes relevant to agri-food sector towards applications and products. It aims to link them with societal benefits through catalysing/promoting entrepreneurial action around bioprocesses, bio-products, value-addition to bioproducts etc. with special reference to the agrifood sector. Currently, the four major mandated R&D areas in hand at the institute are (A) Value Addition to Primary Processing Residues/ Wastes for Edible Products; (B) Valorisation of Crop Waste for Speciality Products and Chemicals; (C) Nutritionals, nutraceuticals and upgradation of value or use of bio-products, (D) Biosynthetic technology/synthetic biology for low volume-high value products and industrial enzymes. To support and steer this mission, the institute requires following temporary research positions on stipendary / fellowship basis: 

(A) FELLOWSHIPS UNDER EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS AT CIAB, MOHALI 

1. Junior Research Fellow – One position 

Project Title – “BRICS technology platform for integrated bioprocessing of agricultural residues for ecosustainable production of biofuels and by-products”. 

Funded By – Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) 

Age limit – 28 Years 

Project Coordinator – Dr. Sudesh Kumar, Scientist-F, CIAB 

Duration of the project – Upto 01-05-2022 

Fellowship – Rs. 31,000/- + (HRA as admissible or Hostel Facility, if available) per month for first two years 

 Qualifications – 

(i) M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology) or Chemistry (General / Organic / Inorganic / Physical / Others) or Food Science & Technology from a recognized University / Institute OR 
B.E. / B. Tech. / M.E. / M. Tech. (Biotechnology / any other biological subject / Chemical Engineering / any other chemical subject / Food Science & Technology) from a recognized university/institute and 
(ii) NET / GATE / any other relevant equivalent nature of test qualified. 

Tenure of Fellowship: Initially one year, renewable for the subsequent year or part thereof based on satisfactory performance but in no case beyond the duration of the project or cessation of operation and/or funding of the project by the project funding agency, whichever is earlier. 

Project Fellow – One position 

Project Title – “Complete utilization of whey for the production of whey protein hydrolysate, bacterial cellulose and tagatose for various food applications”. 

Funded By – LSRB, Govt. of India 

Principal Investigator – Dr. Sudesh Kumar 

Duration of the project – Upto 25-02-2021 

Age limit – 28 Years 

Fellowship – Rs. 16,000/- per month (Fixed) 

Qualifications – M. Sc. in Life Sciences (Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology) from a recognized university/institute with minimum 55% marks. 

Tenure – Upto date of completion of the project. 

3. Research Associate – One position 

Project Title – “Agro-biomass derived lignin based low-cost water-resistant, self-cleaning nano films”. 

Funded By – Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) 

Age limit – 35 Years 

Project Investigator – Dr. Jayeeta Bhaumik, Scientist-D, CIAB 

Duration of the project – Two Years 

Fellowship – Rs. 47,000/- per month (Fixed) 

Qualifications – Ph.D. (Chemical Sciences / Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical Technology or related areas) from a recognized University/Institute with at least two first author research publications in Science Citation Index (SCI) journal. 

Desired Experience – Biomass valorization, nanotechnology, product development (such as filming/coating). 

Tenure of Fellowship: Initially one year, renewable for the subsequent year or part thereof based on satisfactory performance but in no case beyond the duration of the project or cessation of operation and/or funding of the project by the project funding agency, whichever is earlier. 


(B) FELLOWSHIPS FUNDED BY CIAB FOR INTERNAL R&D PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES 

1. Senior Research Fellow (Biotechnology/Molecular Biology) - One position 

Age limit – 32 Years 

Fellowship – Rs. 35,000/- per month + (16% HRA as admissible or Hostel facility, if available) (a) 

Tenure: One Year, extendable on annual basis for subsequent years subject to satisfactory progress, institutional needs and financial provisions. 

(b) Qualifications: 

(i) M.Sc. in Life Sciences (Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Microbiology) from a recognized University / Institute OR B.E. / B. Tech. / M.E. / M. Tech. (Biotechnology / any other biological subject) from a recognized University/Institute. 
(ii) NET / GATE / any other relevant equivalent nature of test qualified.
(iii) Two years’ of research experience.


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