Department of Biotechnology Recruits Scientist in Animal Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology 
Ministry of Science & Technology, 
Government of India 
New Delhi-110003 

Recruitment No. NIAB/6/2020 

Applications / Nominations invited for the post of Scientist-H at NIAB, Hyderabad 

1 About the Institute: National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) is an autonomous institute under Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India. NIAB is aimed to harness novel and emerging biotechnologies and create knowledge in the cutting edge areas for improving animal health and productivity. The Institute’s research focus is on animal genetics and genomics, transgenic technology, reproductive technology, diseases, nutritional enrichment, and bioinformatics. The Institute aims at translational research leading to genetic enhancement of Indian Livestock species and basic research towards development of novel vaccines, diagnostics and improved therapeutic molecules for farm animals. The details about the Institute are available at

2 Vacant post : To fill one post of Scientist-H, NIAB is looking for Scientist and visionary academic leader with outstanding record of research accomplishments to establish strong centre of research to address the problems existing in livestock health and productivity. Person having established interpersonal and leadership skills with commitment to work effectively with colleagues as part of inter-disciplinary team is required. NIAB is looking for dedicated and committed person who believes in institution building and has a passion for academic excellence and quality research. 

3 Eligibility Criteria 

(i) For Direct Recruitment : 
(a) Ph.D in Veterinary Sciences/Animal Sciences/Modern Biology/Life Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university with a strong track record of research, academic accomplishment in terms of publications and patents and attracting generous research funding. 
(b) Evidence of leadership with 15 years of R&D experience in any one of the NIAB thrust areas and experience of guiding Ph.D. students. 

(ii) For Deputation : Officials of Central Governments/State Governments/Universities/Public Sector Undertaking/Govt. Funded Research Organization/ Institutes/ autonomous bodies possessing the qualification and experience prescribed for direct recruitment, as above, are eligible to apply. The terms and conditions of deputation shall be governed by DoPT OM No. 6/8/2009-Estt. (Pay II) dated 17th June 2010 as amended / revised from time to time. (iii) The requirement of experience specified above shall be the experience acquired after obtaining the minimum educational qualifications specified for the post. 

4. Age Limit, 
(i) Age limit for direct recruitment: 50 years as on the last date for receipt of application. 
(ii) Age limit for deputation: 58 years as on the last date for receipt of application. 
(iii) Age relaxation may be considered as per Govt of India rules 

5. Method of appointment and Probation : 
(i) Method of appointment: Direct recruitment / Deputation (ISTC) / Absorption 
(ii) Probation : There will be an initial probation period of two years which may be extended at the discretion of the Competent Authority. 

6. Pay Level : 

(i) The incumbent will be placed in Level-15 of the pay matrix with annual increment as per CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. At the present rate, a Scientist-H shall be entitled for a gross pay of about Rs 2,65,000 as per the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016
(ii) The positions carry usual allowances as admissible to Central Government Employees of the same pay and status posted at Hyderabad. 

7. Responsibilities: The selected candidate is expected to establish a strong research programme to address the problems of livestock. Lead a group of scientists in the identified areas, establish Centre of Excellence, help the Director in the academic and administrative matters of the Institute and develop an ecosystem for communication, creative thinking and innovation. 

8. How to apply : 

(i) Interested candidates are requested to email PDFs of the following documents to on or before 6 th July 2020 : 
(a) Duly filled application format (Annexure-1) 
(b) Curriculum Vitae 
(c) List of notable publications, patents and technologies 
(d) Five best publications 
(e) List of three referees with name and email addresses. 
(f) A two page note on the proposed scientific programme to be undertaken at NIAB. 
(g) Candidates working in Govt./PSUs/autonomous bodies are required to have their applications forwarded through proper channels. 

(ii) Nominations by distinguished experts may be considered, depending upon merit and the area of expertise. Nominations should also enclose the documents mentioned at 8 (i) above. 

9. The decision with regard to shortlisting of the candidates based on the conditions specified above and to provide relaxation, if any, shall be taken by the Search-cum-selection committee constituted by DoPT. Annexure-I DBT – National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (An Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) Survey No. 37, Opp. Journalist Colony, Near Gowlidoddy, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana- 500032 

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