NBPGR Plant Pathology/Molecular Biology Project Scienftist/RA Walk Ins


Applications are invited to attend "Interview (in-person)" for the following posts in various projects under a DBT funded “National Programme for Quarantine and GM Diagnostics of Genetically Engineered Plant Material” at ICAR- NBPGR, New Delhi as mentioned below. The eligible candidates are requested to send their application in the enclosed proforma along with scanned copy of the original documents to the e-mail address: containment.nbpgr@gmail.com latest by 14th November 2020. After screening the applications, the eligible candidates will be further scrutinized and only shortlisted candidates will be informed for further details regarding interview by email or over phone. Original documents of the candidates appearing for interview will be verified on the interview date. In case of application for more than one post, the applicants should submit separate applications for each post with “Post Applied for” and “Post Code”. 

Component-1: 

Name of PI: Dr. V. Celia Chalam 
Project period: 28 September 2020 – 27 September 2025 

Project Scientist – III (Two Posts) 

Post Code: DBTPSIII/01 

Rs.78,000/- plus 24% HRA 

Essential qualification: 

i) Doctoral Degree in Science (Plant Pathology/ Entomology/ Nematology /Agricultural Biotechnology/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Molecular Biology/ Life Sciences from a recognized university or equivalent 
ii) Six years’ relevant experience and in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific Activities and Services in the area 

Desirable Qualification: 

i) Experience of molecular detection of pathogens especially plant viruses/fungal and bacterial plant pathogens/ nematodes/ insects 
ii) Experience in quarantine of germplasm including transgenics
iii) Experience in organization of training programmes 
iv) Publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals 

Upper age limit: 42 years 

Component 2: Name of PI: Dr. Gurinderjit Randhawa Project period: 28 September 2020 – 27 September 2025 

Project Scientist –III (One Post) 

Post Code: DBTPSIII/02 

Rs.78,000/- plus 24% HRA 

Essential qualification: 

(i) Doctoral Degree in Science (Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Genetics/ Food Technology/ Life Sciences/ Plant Genetics Resources or equivalent Degree) 
(ii) Six years’ relevant experience and in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific Activities and Services in the area 

Desirable Qualification: 

(i) Experience of Plant Molecular Biology techniques, Molecular Detection of genetically modified (GM) crops, Development of GM/ gene-edited plants, Proficiency in computers and bioinformatics 
(ii) Publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals 

Upper age limit: 42 years 

3 Project Scientist –II (One Post) 

Post Code: DBTPSII/01 

Rs.67,000/- plus 24% HRA 

Essential qualification: 

(i) Doctoral Degree in Science (Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Genetics/ Food Technology/ Life Sciences/ Plant Genetics Resources or equivalent Degree) 
(ii) Three years’ relevant experience and in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific Activities and Services in the area 

Desirable Qualification: 

(i) Experience of Plant Molecular Biology techniques, Molecular Detection of GM crops, Development of GM/ gene-edited plants, Proficiency in computers and bioinformatics 
(ii) Publications in peer-reviewed high impact journals 

Upper Age limit: 40 years

Project Associate – II (One Post) 

Post Code: DBTPAII/02 

Rs 35, 000/- plus 24% HRA 

Essential qualification: 

(i) Master’s Degree in Science (Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Genetics/ Food Technology/ Life Sciences/ Plant Genetics Resources or equivalent Degree) 
(ii) Two years’ relevant experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organizations and Scientific Activities and Services in the area 

Desirable Qualification: 

Experience of Plant Molecular Biology techniques, Molecular Detection of GM crops, Proficiency in computers 

Upper Age limit: 35 years


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