Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 20/2019   14.02.2020

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for 1 position of Research Associate and 1 position of Junior Research Fellow in a DST funded research project entitled "Development of a disease management strategy against phytopthora capsici utilizing an effective biocontrol agent and green synthesized silver nanoparticles from black pepper" at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.


A. Research Associate

PhD in Agricultural/Plant Biotechnology/Life Science with a minimum of one year documented experience in Molecular Biology from a Govt. R&D Centre with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.

B. Junior Research Fellow

MSc in Agricultural/Plant Biotechnology or equivalent Post Graduate Degree with a minimum of 1 year documented experience in Molecular Biology from a Govt. R&D Centre and valid JRF/ Score in national level exam conducted by the Central Govt. Departs/ Agencies such as CSIR-UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET)/ MHRD - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engg (GATE)/ DBT-Biotechnology Eligibility test/ IACR- All India Competitive Exam (AICE)/ Joint Graduate Entrance Exam for Biology & Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JBEEBILS)/ ICMR - JRF Entrance Exam/ Lectureship in CSIR-UGC.



Below 35 years as on February 28, 2020.
47,000 +16% HRA per month.


Below 30 years as on February 28, 2020.
31,000 + 16% HRA per month.

Meritorious candidates will be given age relaxation and for SC/ST & OBC candidates, age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.


Initially for a period of one year and extendable up to 3 years or till termination of the project whichever is earlier based on performance evaluation on yearly basis.


Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials and experience, and the photocopies of the peer reviewed publications (if any) to reach the undersigned on or before ,February 28, 2020. Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, advertisement number and job title. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project. Filled applications should be sent to Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014, Kerala.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview. In the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications for the position of Junior Research Fellow a written test will be conducted before the selection interview and only those who are successful in the written test will be interviewed.

No TA/DA/Other emoluments will be given for appearing in the interview.



Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014, Kerala, India
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