ILS Plant/Marine Biotechnology JRF/PA Openings

NALCO Square, 
Bhubaneswar 751023

Advt. No.26/2020 

Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India invites applications from Indian Nationals to join in the following position.

Project: Assessment and Evaluation of Therapeutic Potential of Natural Compounds of selected Marine Bioresources under the “Marine Bioresource and Biotechnology Network Programme 

Name of position: 1. Project Assistant (02 positions) 

2. Junior Research Fellow (02 positions) 

Fellowship/ Emoluments: 

1. Project Assistant: Rs. 20,000/- + @16% HRA 
2. Junior Research Fellow: Rs. 31,000/- + @16%HRA 


1. Project Assistant: Candidates having B.Sc. or an equivalent qualification in Life Sciences or allied subjects such as Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Microbiology, etc. and having working experience in a biology research laboratory after the degree are eligible to apply. 

Research experience in marine sample collection, performing biochemical assays will be preferred. 
2. Junior Research Fellow: Candidates having M.Sc. or an equivalent qualification in Life Sciences or allied subjects such as Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Microbiology, etc. with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade point (50% for OBC/ST/SC) are eligible to apply. Candidates should have NET-JRF/NETLS/GATE/ICAR-NET qualification. 

Research experience in Plant Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Drugs Screening, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry will be preferred. The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 05.04.2021. An age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India rules. 

Selection will be carried out through application screening, followed by an interview process. 

Interested/eligible candidates may apply for the above position through the link and also download application form from the institute website ( ) and apply along with self-attested copies of mark sheets and certificates to “The Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar-751023. Superscribe the envelope with Advt. No., the project title and the position name.” Incomplete applications and applications without the above mentioned documents will be rejected. Submission of both hard copy and soft copy of application form and other relevant documents are mandatory. Failing of which your candidature will be rejected. Selected candidate will not have any right to claim explicit or implicit for any post in Institute of Life Sciences. 

Only names of short listed candidates will be published in the Institute website and separate call letter will not be issued. No TA/DA will be given for attending the interview. The decision of the Director regarding selection of the candidates will be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. 

1. Last date for receiving application: 25.03.2021 
2. Date of display of shortlisted candidates in ILS website: 29.03.2021 
3. Date & time of interview: Will be notified in the website 

Note: All communication will be through e-mail. No separate call letter will be issued to the candidates. 


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