Laboratory Helper Position Available



Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram is an autonomous institution of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

RGCB invites applications from competent and qualified Indian citizens for the position of Laboratory Helper. Complete details regarding the position, pay, qualifications, required experience, etc. are described below.

Number of vacancies

6 (Six only)
One position reserved for SC and
One position reserved for OBC


Level 1 of 7 CPC

Minimum Qualifications

Pass in Standard 10 or equivalent
Valid Driving License of two/four wheeler vehicles

Minimum Experience

Minimum 2 years of documented working experience in Government Biomedical Research Institutions/ Laboratories in either of the following areas:

  1. Collection, handling and storage of biological materials and tissue samples, specifically collection of biological materials (tissue, blood and other fluids) from collaborating medical institutions and animal source centers, their appropriate transportation in cold chain, assistance in the laboratories, cleaning and upkeep of laboratories, monitoring proper disposal of laboratory wastes, documented experience in driving of two/four wheeler vehicles.

  2. Operation and maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen Plant, supply to individual laboratories and maintenance of appropriate supply records

Age Limit

35 years, as on the last date prescribed for receipt of applications at RGCB. Age relaxation as per RGCB/Central Government Rules will be given, subject to valid documented proof.


  1. Candidates desirous of applying for the position of Laboratory Helper at RGCB are advised to satisfy themselves that they fulfill the minimum qualifications and experience criteria etc. as prescribed above.
  2. The complete application in the prescribed proforma, should reach 'The Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram - 695014' latest by November 30, 2017. Applications received after the prescribed date will not be entertained. The applications need to be superscribed as 'APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF LABORATORY HELPER'.
  3. Advance copies of the scanned application, along with all enclosures as one file can also be submitted through email to with the subject filled in as 'APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF LABORATORY HELPER' before the prescribed last date for submission of application forms.
  4. The number of positions to be filled at the time of recruitment may vary and can also be limited to actual requirement at that time. The Director, RGCB reserves the right, not to fill all or any of the positions advertised.
  5. Candidates should use only the Application Format provided as Annexure to this Notification for submitting their applications.
  6. Candidates shall also forward certified copies of all qualifications that they possess and that of all their previous experiences including certificate of required experience. Incomplete applications or applications without copies of certificates of qualifications/experience etc. will be summarily rejected. No original document(s) in support of qualification(s)/experience(s) shall be submitted to RGCB along with the filled in application forms.
  7. Candidates shall not furnish particulars that are false in nature or suppress any material information while filling up the application form. Candidates must also not furnish copies of the certificate(s)/document(s) having any correction or alteration thereon or do any tampering in any document.
  8. The applications received within the prescribed last date will be screened for minimum required qualifications, age, experience, etc. Candidates meeting with all minimum qualifications are required to appear for a Written Examination, followed by Skill Test/Driving Test.
  9. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained from the candidates.
  10. Written Examination and Skill Test/Driving Test will be held at Thiruvananthapuram only.
  11. Candidates currently working in Government Biomedical Research Institutions may submit advance copy of their applications directly to RGCB. However, they are required to submit a declaration, in writing, to their current Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the position of Laboratory Helper at RGCB. Candidates will also have to ensure that their applications are forwarded to RGCB through proper channel as well, to consider them in the selection procedure. Candidates already in service must submit a certificate from their current employer, agreeing to relieve them, in case finally selected at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. However, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the Written Examination if their applications are not received at RGCB, through proper channel, at least ten days before the Written Examination is conducted.
  12. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidature of such individuals.

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology


Format of Application Form
Format of Certificate from Employer