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Junior Research Fellow

at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology


Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DBT funded research project entitled “Identification of transcriptional regulators expressed in Mycobacterium tuberculosis during reactivation from dormancy in vitro, and identification of their target sequences” in the laboratory of Dr. R Ajay Kumar at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. Essential qualifications: Consistent, excellent academic record with First class Masters Degree in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Biotechnology with CSIR/UGC/NET qualification. Those candidates without CSIR/UGC NET also can apply. However, if such a candidate is selected, the emolument will be as per the DBT norms. The project involves handling of virulent laboratory strain of M.tuberculosis. The candidate must be willing to work under strict bio-safety containment facilities. Desirable qualifications:: Experience in handling M. tuberculosis.

Age: Below 28 years as on 11th January, 2013

Emoluments: 16,000/- + 20% HRA for CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates; 12,000/- + 20% HRA for others.

Duration: Three years or till termination of the project (whichever is earlier). Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format (www.rgcb.res.in/downloads/adv.doc) with a photograph, a copy of full resume and attested photocopies of credentials & experience to reach the undersigned on or before 11th January, 2013.

  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Location:Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Experience:0-5 Years
  • Industry:Public Sector Enterprise
  • Education:Masters Degree in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Biotechnology

Company Profile

The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a "Grant-in-Aid" institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, the young illustrious and visionary former Prime Minster of India.


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