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Multiple Vacancies in Indo-US TB PROJECT @ JIPMER, Puducherry | Salary upto Rs. 67,095

JIPMER which includes a tertiary care referral hospital is an Institution of National Importance (an autonomous body) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Applications are invited for the following posts for the project titled “Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis” funded by U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH) by the Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry.

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Project Title: “Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis”

Position I

Position Title: Scientist-B (Project Co-ordinator)

Job Description:

  • Assist the PI to interface with project team members including: coordination of field and laboratory activities, Data Management, Regulatory Management.
  • Oversee the adequacy of planning for study implementation
  • Prepare or assist with preparation of key documents e.g regulatory submission documents, internal or external presentations, etc.
  • Procurement of equipments and essentials (clinical supplies, laboratory supplies and field supplies) of the project.
  • Clinical study report preparation as and when required
  • Establishment of project budgets and submission of documents as and when required including financial audits
  • Efficient Human resource management and Lead team meetings as required
  • Overall project management of sending weekly reports, spread sheet maintenance of study activities and attending overseas call as and when required

Qualifications and Job Responsibilities:

Essential Qualifications: MD/M.V.Sc. in Microbiology/ Ph.D in Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology

Desirable: Experience in Tuberculosis Clinical Research

Experience: Three years research experience in the relevant subject after obtaining essential qualification with working knowledge on Mycobacteriology, Molecular techniques, PBMC processing and cryopreservation, ELISA etc., Knowledge on IATA regulations.

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Pay scale Approx.(Rs.) /month (as per ICMR rules): Rs. 67095 /-

No. of Posts: One

Position II

Position Title: Technical officer(A)

Job Description:

  • Data scanning and uploading
  • Spread sheet maintenance of data
  • Data proof and quality checking
  • Data extraction and handling FTP in database
  • Data query management and tracking log
  • Assisting Research officer in updating study visits and weekly progress reports
  • Attending Data overseas call
  • Organizing project meeting
  • Performing all activities assigned by PI

Qualifications and Job Responsibilities:

Essential Qualifications: B.Sc., /M.Sc., (Biostatistics)

Desirable: Experience in clinical data management and handling data in FTP server

Experience: Five years of working experience

Pay scale Approx.(Rs.) /month (as per ICMR rules): Rs. 30033 /-

No. of Posts: One

Position III

Position Title: Senior Technical Assistant

Job Description:

Coordinate with Project co-ordinator in the clinical and laboratory activities of the project

  • Blood: a) Separation of PBMCs from whole blood as per the instructions b) Preparation of RNA from the blood from the PAXgene tubes as per the instructions c) Storage of whole blood, RNA and PBMCs in the deep freezers d) Serum separation and preservation
  • Process sputum samples using the GenXpert and record the findings.
  • Attending overseas conference call regarding the laboratory updates
  • Reporting the lab activities to Project co-ordinator
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Qualifications and Job Responsibilities:

Essential Qualifications: M.Sc., Microbiology/Biochemistry/Medical Lab Technology

Desirable: Working knowledge on Mycobacteriology

Experience: Three years experience in Molecular techniques, RNA processing, PBMC processing and cryopreservation and revival of cells and ELISA techniques. Knowledge of IATA regulations.

Pay scale Approx.(Rs.) /month (as per ICMR rules): Rs. 29607 /-

No. of Posts: One

Position IV

Position Title: Senior Lab Assistant

Job Description:

  • Perform pathological and biochemical tests in connection with the project
  • Stool: Examination of stool samples as per instructions for examination of ova, cysts etc.,
  • Materials management, assist in purchase of essentials for the project and maintenance of records
  • Repository management, Maintain records of storage of specimens in the deep freezer.
  • Lab maintenance: daily cleaning and disinfection and safety procedures

Qualifications and Job Responsibilities:

Essential Qualifications: B.Sc., Microbiology / Biochemistry/MLT

Desirable: Working knowledge on Mycobacteriology, Molecular techniques, RNA processing, Stool processing, PBMC processing and cryopreservation and revival of cells and ELISA techniques. IATA regulations and clinical research.

Experience: Three years working experience in research lab

Pay scale Approx.(Rs.) /month (as per ICMR rules): Rs. 17040 /-

No. of Posts: One


  • Duration of the post: for a period of 1 year
  • Upper age limit 28 years but may be relaxed as per Government of India rules
  • Qualification, age, experience, other terms and conditions may be relaxed/ altered at the discretion of the Project Investigator
  • Strict discipline, commitment, regular reporting to the hierarchy is very important
  • The posts are purely on contract basis for an external sponsored project, and no claim for any other post in JIPMER shall be entertained
  • Valid email id and mobile number is compulsory.
  • Decision of the Principal Investigator will be final.
  • No TA/ DA will be paid for the interview
  • The appointee may be relieved from the current job position, with one month prior notice, failing to do so may be held responsible for paying one month salary. 10. Only separate applications for each post will be considered
  • There will be screening test to shortlist the candidates. The shortlisted candidates will appear for the personnel interview on the same day
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How To Apply:

The applications should be sent to the below mentioned address and the envelope should be superscribed clearly for the post applied, The Principal Investigator, Room No.105, Research Room, Administrative Block (Ground Floor) JIPMER, Dhanvantri Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry 605 006

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview in the Dept. of Preventive and Social Medicine, IV Floor, Administrative Block, JIPMER, Puducherry at a date that will be communicated to the candidates. There will be no walk-in-interviews for these posts. Interested candidates may submit their applications and bio-data (with email id and mobile number) by post on or before 03.08 .2016

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