Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 10/2017


Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DST funded research program entitled "Characterization of a MADS box transcription factor in microalgae Coccomyxa" in the laboratory of Dr. Saraswati Nayar at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.


The candidate must have good academic record with first class Master's Degree in Plant Sciences, Life Sciences, Biotechnology or any other relevant subjects.


  1. Qualification in National Eligibility Test (CSIR-UGC NET/GATE).
  2. The work includes Algae cell culture therefore prior experience with plant tissue culture would be recommended. Prior experience with techniques in Molecular Biology is also desirable.


Below 28 years as on 18th July, 2017. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.


25,000 + 20% HRA per month for M.Sc. Degree holders who have qualified at NET/GATE (with valid certificate) or Post Graduates in Professional Degree course qualified candidates. M.Sc. degree holders who do not have NET/GATE certification will be eligible for 12,000/- + 20% HRA per month.


3 years or till termination of the project, whichever is earlier. The initial appointment will be given for one year and further extension will be based on the performance.

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 will be given for appearing in the interview.

Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format (Download here)) 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 18th July, 2017. 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.