NIV Kerala Entomology/Microbiology Project Openings

ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Kerala Unit 
Department of Health Research, 
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, 
Government of India 
E-Block, 2nd Floor, Govt. TDMC Hospital Complex, Vandanam, 
Alappuzha – 688005 Kerala 

Advt No. 02/2020/NIV/KU 

Following positions would be filled up purely on temporary contract basis for our ad-hoc research project titled, “Clinical and epidemiological study of Lyme disease : A Multi-Centric taskforce study in India.”, through Interview via video conference at ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Kerala Unit, E-Block, 2nd floor, Govt. T. D. M. C. Hospital Complex, Vandanam, Alappuzha–688005, Kerala, India. 

1 Project Technical Assistant (1 - Post) (UR) 

Graduate in Biological Science / relevant subjects/ from a recognized university with three years work experience from a recognized institution or Master’s degree in the biological science subject. 

1. Zoology or Entomology or Life science or field survey experience in wildlife, knowledge of Computer and basic field data collection. 
2. Work experience in the ticks/mosquito biology and ecology/field data collection for tick fauna/DNA barcoding/ molecular phylogeny 

1. Field work for ticks collection from forest area and rodent capture for ecto parasite collection 
2. Molecular analysis for pathogen detection from ticks and other insect vectors 

30 years 

3. Project Technician’ III’ (1 Post) (UR) 

12th pass in Science subjects and Two years diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician or related subject or One year DMLT plus one year required experience in a recognized organization or Two years field/laboratory experience in Government recognized organization. 

* B.Sc. degree shall be treated as 3 years experience 

1. B.Sc. Microbiology/ Biotechnology/Zoology 
2. Work experience in diagnostic laboratory/PCR 
3. Knowledge of computer application/ report preparation 
4. Research experience in entomology, knowledge of Computer and basic field data collection. 

1. Molecular analysis for pathogen detection from blood/ ticks and other insect vectors 
2. Lab management 
3. Preparation and maintain lab register and records 
4. Coordination with laboratory staff 
5. Any other duties that are assigned by the PI from time to time 

30 years

Date of VC interview:

Selection Procedure: Interested candidates may apply to the Director, NIV, Pune through email to nivkeralaoffice@gmail.com. The prescribed format of application form can be downloaded from NIV website www.niv.co.in. The duly filled application form should be supported by scanned copies of proof of age, educational qualifications and experience. The closing date of application will be 18th December 2020. In case the number of applicants is large only shortlisted candidates will be called for the VC. The VC platform, date & time of video conference interview and the login credentials will be communicated later. Candidates who fail to logon to the VC platform at the allotted date and time will not be considered. The Director, NIV, Pune reserves the right to change the date and time of the interview, selection procedure or cancel the recruitment without assigning any reasons thereto.

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