Gene Bank Collections of Rice | NIPGR Project Openings

National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O. Box No. 10531, 
New Delhi-110067

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for filling up the purely temporary positions in the DBT Multi-Institutional Project entitled “Characterization of Genetic Resources: Mainstreaming rice landraces diversity in varietal development through genome-wide association studies: A model for large-scale utilization of gene bank collections of rice” of Dr. Aashish Ranjan, Scientist, NIPGR.

Junior Research Fellow/Project Associate-I (two posts): 

Emoluments as per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project.

Upper age limit for Project Associate-I: 35 years.

QualificationCandidates selected through National Eligibility Tests (for Junior Research Fellow) as mentioned in the DST Office Memorandum number SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated January 30, 2019 or Non- Net qualified candidates (for Project Associate-I) as mentioned in the DST Office Memorandum number SR/S9/Z-05/2019 dated August 21, 2019 and having M.Sc. degree (with minimum 60% marks) in Agriculture/Plant Science/Botany/Life Sciences/Biotechnology or equivalent in master degree are eligible to apply. 

Candidate having strong basic understanding of genetics, plant breeding, molecular biology and plant physiology is required. Candidate with prior work experience in plant breeding, genomics, molecular biology, and or field phenotyping are encouraged to apply.

Laboratory/Field Worker (One post): 

Emoluments as per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project.

Upper age limit: 50 years.

QualificationCandidates having Graduate Degree in any discipline are eligible to apply. The candidate having working experience in field related work including growing and maintaining crop plants and experience in research laboratory, working with Rice and Arabidopsis will be given preference. The candidate should have good knowledge of recording of field data on day-to day basis.

The above positions are completely on temporary basis and co-terminus with the project. The fellowship amount for the above positions is as sanctioned in the project. The initial appointment will be for one year or till the tenability of the project whichever is earlier and the same can be curtailed/extended on the basis of assessment of the candidate's performance and discretion of the Competent Authority. NIPGR reserves the right to select the candidate against the above post depending upon the qualification and experience of the candidate. Reservation of posts shall be as per Govt. of India norms. The appointment may be terminated any time by giving one month notice by either side. The applicants will have no claim implicit or explicit for consideration against any regular position of NIPGR.

Eligible candidates may apply by sending soft copy through e-mail in the given format with a cover letter showing interest. The soft copy of the self- attested copies of the mark-sheets, certificates, and proof of research experience/publications should be attached with the application. A single pdf file, consisting of application form, cover letter, and all documents, must be sent to within 15 days from the date of advertisement. Canvassing in any form or bringing influence, political or otherwise, will lead to disqualification of the candidate(s).

Note: ONLY soft copy of the application in the given format will be accepted. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. For any clarification candidates may contact Scientist incharge through e-mail only. 

Dr. Aashish Ranjan
National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)
Aruna Asraf Ali Mrag,
P.O. Box No. 10531,
New Delhi - 110067

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