Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 50/2018   01.03.2019

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DBT funded research project entitled "Biomarkers of oral cancer risk prediction" in the Human Papillomavirus Research Program (Cancer Research) at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. Our group investigates the contribution of HPV infections in several cancers with the aim of understanding cancer etiology and contributing to primary and secondary prevention of cancer. In addition, the group also has ongoing research programs in understanding the molecular basis of oral cancer progression, genetics and meta-genomics of HPV-associated cervical and oral cancer and identifying end-points of long-term immune protection conferred by HPV vaccines.

Essential Qualifications

The candidate must have good academic record with first class Master’s Degree in Statistics or Public Health with skills in Epidemiology and Statistics.

Desirable Qualifications

UGC/CSIR - NET / GATE etc. eligibility.


Below 28 years as on 14th March, 2019.


25,000 + 20% HRA per month for M.Sc. Degree holders who have qualified at NET/GATE (with valid certificate). Candidates who do not have NET/GATE certification will be eligible for 12,000/- + 20% HRA per month


2 years or till termination of the project whichever is earlier.

Selection Process

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 & experience to reach the undersigned on or before 14th March, 2019. Applications can be sent by E-mail (pdf document) to oaa@rgcb.res.in with subject as Advertisement number and job title. Application can also otherwise be sent by post such 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 and will be called for interview. In the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications, 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 written test/interview.



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