Temporary Position Available

Adv. # 35/2023  17.02.2024

Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for one position of Project Associate - I in a SERB funded research project entitled "Molecular characterization of the cytopathic property of Chandipura virus to engineer an attenuated oncolytic vector" in the Laboratory of Dr. John B. Johnson at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. The interview will be held on hybrid mode [offline-online]. The Hybrid mode interview will be held at RGCB main Campus and the meeting link for online interview will be send to the E-mail IDs of the candidates who are attending the online interview. The interview dates will be published in the RGCB website later.


  1. Good Academic record with First Class Master’s Degree in Life Sciences.

  2. The candidate should preferably have a minimum of two-year documented experience in mammalian cell culture or handling laboratory animals and an in-depth knowledge in virology. Experience in experimental virology (virus culture, titration, in vivo challenge) and pathology although not mandatory would be preferred.

  3. The Candidate should have qualified National Eligibility Test–CSIR-UGC-NET/LS or GATE or DBT-BET/ ICMR/DST-Inspire Fellowship/JEST/JGEEBILS.


Below 28 years as on March 2, 2024. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.


₹ 31,000/- + 16% HRA per month for candidates having essential qualifications (as per SERB norms).


Initially for a period of one year and extendable till termination of the project based on performance evaluation.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. No TA/ DA will be given for those appearing in the interview in person.


  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 March 2, 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.

Applications which are not in the prescribed format will summarily be rejected.

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 in person. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview.



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