Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 01/2024  17.04.2024

Applications are invited from suitable candidates (Indian Citizens) for one position of Junior Research Fellow in National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF) Project entitled, “Exploiting Defense Priming in Tea (Camellia Sinensis) for crop protection against major insect pests Tea mosquito bug (Helopeltis theivora) & Red spider mites (Oligonychus Coffeae) and diseases (Blister blight, Exobasidium vexans and grey blight, Pestalopsis theae) and metabolome-assisted identification of biomarkers for quality improvement” in the laboratory of Dr. S Manjula, Scientist-F at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.


  1. The candidate must have a first class Post Graduate Degree in any branch of life sciences.
  2. The candidate should be ready to undertake field trips and sample collection from tea plantations in Munnar.
  3. The candidate must have a sufficient knowledge in one or more of the research areas like molecular biology, plant metabolite analysis or gene expression studies.


Below 26 years as on May 15, 2024. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.


₹ 20,000/- + 8 % HRA per month.


3 Years


  1. Applications should be submitted online.
  2. Candidates who are currently working in Government firms should send applications through proper channel.
  3. Last date for receiving completed applications is May 15, 2024
  4. If a candidate wishes to apply for different positions, separate applications should be submitted for each position. 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.

Incomplete applications and applications which are not in the prescribed format will summarily be rejected.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Applicants will be short listed for the ONLINE selection interview based on eligibility criteria. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview.



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