ILS Bhubaneswar Project Openings on Anti-viral screening platforms

Bhubaneswar 751023

Advt. No.: 30/2021 Date: 06.05.2021 

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 positions coterminous with the project duration. 

Project title: Anti-viral screening platform for viral diseases: with special reference to COVID-19. 

Name of position: Research Associate-I (01 position) 

Fellowship: Rs. 47,000/- + HRA@16% 

Eligibility: Ph. D. in Biotechnology/Life Sciences or allied subjects. The ideal candidate has to be competent in viral infection, animal handling, cell culture, Flow Cytometric Analysis, Viral plaque assay, RT-PCR etc. 

A decent publication record from Ph.D. work is also expected. 

Candidates who have submitted Ph.D. thesis and are waiting for viva voce may also apply; for such candidates, the fellowship amount will be that of a SRF until he/she defends the thesis. 

Name of position: Project Associate – I (02 positions) 

Fellowship: Rs. 31,000/- + HRA@16% 

Eligibility: Masters in Biotechnology, life sciences and allied branches and having secured 60% aggregate marks (50% for OBC/ST/SC) are eligible to apply. 

Preference will be given to candidates having NET-JRF/NET-LS/GATE qualification with research experience in virology, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. For Non-NET/GATE applicants the amount of fellowship will be as per the DST guideline. Age Limit: The candidate should be below 28 years in age, as on 20 th May, 2021. 

Age relaxation will be given to the candidates as per Govt. of India rules. 

Name of position: Technical Assistant (02 positions) 

Remuneration: Rs 25,000/- per month. 

Eligibility: Masters in Biotechnology, Life Sciences or allied branches are eligible are eligible to apply. Research experience in virology, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry will be preferred. 

Selection will be carried out through application screening, followed by an online interview process. Interested/eligible candidates may download the application form from the institute website ( and apply along with self-attested copies of mark sheets, certificates and experience details to “The Director, Institute of Life Sciences, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar-751023”. Superscribe the envelope with "Advt. no. / Date & Application for the position of ………………..”. 

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. The decision of the Director regarding the selection of candidates will be final and no further correspondence will be entertained in this regard. 1. Last date for receiving an application: 20.05.2021 2. Date of display of shortlisted candidates in ILS website: 25.05.2021 3. Date & time of interview: will be notified on the website 

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

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