Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 16/2018


RGCB is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate primarily focusing on bio-analysis to work under the supervision of experienced scientists. The candidate will develop analytical methods, process in vitro and in vivo clinical samples and perform bio-analysis to support multiple discovery and pre-clinical development projects

Site of work:

Central Bio Analytical Facility, RGCB-BIONEST, Kochi, Kerala State

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop analytical methods and troubleshoot as needed
  • Process clinical biological samples (plasma, tissues, and cells) for analysis.
  • Analyze the samples using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS).
  • Process, record, manage and interpret the experimental data.
  • Summarize results in memo, report, and/or slide formats.
  • Participate in group meetings and present results.
  • Understand and follow standard operating procedures and lab requirements to conduct work safely.
  • Train research fellows and technicians.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in life-science or chemistry or MD in Biochemistry/Pathology with 1+ years of laboratory working experience in industry or academia.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and drug metabolism.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Most Desirable experience :

  • Hands on bio-analysis experience with LC-MS.


Below 35 years as on June 20, 2018 (can be relaxed for meritorious candidates).


As per DBT/DST guidelines.


Initially for one year, likely to be extended based on performance assessment.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. 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 21th June 2018. Applications may be sent by email to Email: rgcbjobs@rgcb.res.in or by post to the Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Jagathy, Thycaud P O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014. Envelopes must be superscripted with 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.