NCL Pune Covid19 Drug Targets Project Openings

Biochemical Sciences Division 
PUNE 411 008 

The detail of the Sponsored Project under which engagement is proposed to be made is as under: Project Category No.: Name of the sponsoring agency: 

CSIR Project Code No. : MLP2037 

Title of the Project : Development of Drug-target based assay platforms and Screening against COVID-19 

Title of the Position.: Project Assistant-II /III 

Minimum prescribed educational Qualifications M.Sc/M.Tech in Biochemistry/Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Natural or Agricultural Sciences/ Microbiology or any branch in Life Sciences from Recognized University. 

Candidates withNET/GATE would be preferred as per DST Norms. 
(ii)Two years’ experience in research and development in industrial and academic institutions or science and technology organizations and scientific activities and services is essential 

Desirable experience, if any 
Post I: Experience with biochemistry, molecular biology and structural biology 
Post II: Experience with computational simulations of membrane proteins 

Age limit* 30 / 35 Years

Job requirement 

Post I: Cloning and protein expression in heterologous system. 
Post II: Computational simulations of viral and human membrane proteins, computational design of small molecules 

Consolidated emoluments per month Rs. 31000/- for (PA-II), Rs. 35000/- for (PA-III) 

No. of positions to be filled up PA-II/PA-III Two 

* Age limit for Project Assistant at level I/II/III/ will be as 28/30/35 years respectively with five years relaxation for statutory groups and women. Age limit for RA will be governed by CSIR-HRDG Guideline while for Project Scientist it will be based on the age limit given in the table. The engagement will be initially for a period of six months which may be extended or curtailed depending on the duration of the tenure of sponsored project/ satisfactory performance or conduct of the appointee, as the case may be. The engagement will be purely on temporary basis and shall not be CSIR/NCL appointment, temporary or otherwise and shall not entitle the appointee to any right/claim whatsoever, implicit or explicit, for his/her consideration against any CSIR/NCL post/fellowship. How to Apply: The application in the prescribed Proforma (enclosed herewith) duly completed and signed, together with good quality and clearly readable scanned copies of relevant certificates/ testimonials, latest CV of the candidate, and photograph should be sent by email to or by 5:30 pm of October 5, 2020, with the subject as: “MLP2037: Application for PA-II/-III position. Please write the given code mentioned in the Desirable experience & Job requirement according to your experience ”. Please combine the application and all the supporting documents in a single PDF (max size 10 MB), and send it as attachment to the email. Emails with multiple attachments and those received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Only email applications will be accepted. The prescribed educational qualifications are a bare minimum, and merely possessing of the same will not entitle the candidates to be called for interview. Where the number of applications received in response to this Notice of engagement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendation of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to reasonable limits after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum qualifications prescribed in the Notice. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying. 

The list of the candidates short listed by the Screening Committee for being interviewed would be updated online on 6 th October, 2020. 

The candidates may also ascertain the information after 6 th October, 2020 via email to, or through phone: 020-25902408. The interview will be conducted during 7 th October, 2020 from 10:00 am onwards online through a suitable medium such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, etc. The meeting link will be provided only to the short-listed candidates. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview. The candidates recommended by the interview committee will have to join the duty immediately on receipt of the offer of engagement. 

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