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ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora,Uttarakhand, India is a premier institute of Indian Council of Agriculture Research engaged in hill agricultural research for North-Western Himalayan region of India. It is a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary institute. It has so far released more than 140 varieties of 25 crops. The institute has maintained its tradition of hard work and excellence. The recognition came around when the institute bagged the coveted ‘Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award’ in 2001 and again in 2008.

Position 1

Job Title:  Senior Research Fellow

Number of Vacancies:  One

Project Title:  ICAR funded AMAAS Project on “Bioprospecting of microbial products that effects cold alleviation and growth”

Eligibility:  The candidate must have passed Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology/Microbiology/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Biotechnology (for candidates with 4 years/ 5 years of Bachelor’s degree) OR Master’s degree in Agricultural Microbiology/Microbiology /Agricultural Biotechnology/ Biotechnology with NET qualification (for candidates with 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master Degree). (as mentioned in the OM SR S9/Z- 09/2012 of DST dated 21.10.2014)

Desirable:  a) Knowledge and hands on work experience on isolation, characterization of microorganisms and screening for PGP traits etc. b) Well acquainted with Molecular techniques c) Basic knowledge of computer

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 35 years for men and 40 years for women

Emolument: Rs. 25,000/- per month+ HRA for 1st and 2nd year Rs. 28,000/- per month+ HRA for 3rd year.

Position 2

Job Title:  Lab Assistant

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Number of Vacancies:  One

Project Title:  NASF project “Genetic Transformation and Development of Elite Transgenic Maize (Zea mays L.) for Biotic and Abiotic Stresses Tolerance”.

Eligibility:  Graduation in any discipline of Science

Age Limit:  35 years

Emolument: Rs 10,000/- per month

Position 3

Job Title:  Research Associate

Number of Vacancies:  Two

Project Title:  Development of micronutrient enriched maize through molecular breeding Phase II

Eligibility:  Ph.D. in Biotechnology/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Genetics and plant Breeding or any other branch of life science having specialization in plant biotechnology

Desirable:  Experience in molecular breeding

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 40 years for men and 45 years for women

Emolument: Rs. 22,000/- per month+ HRA (likely to be revised)

Position 4

Job Title:  Senior Research Fellow

Number of Vacancies:  One

Project Title:  CRP on Molecular Breeding (wheat)

Eligibility:  M.Sc/M.Tech in Agricultural Biotechnology/Biotechnology/ Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Life sciences with 4 years/5 years of bachelor degree Or Candidates having post graduate degree in basic Sciences with 3 years bachelor’s degree and 2 years master’s degree should have NET qualifications

Desirable:  Experience in MAS as well as in Field work of Wheat crop.

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 35 years for men and 40 years for women

Emolument: Rs. 25,000/- per month+ HRA for 1st and 2nd year Rs. 28,000/- per month+ HRA for 3rd year.

Position 5

Job Title:  Senior Research Fellow

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Number of Vacancies:  One

Project Title:  Indo-Australian Programme on Tripple rust resistance in Wheat

Eligibility:  M.Sc/M.Tech in Agricultural Biotechnology/Biotechnology/ Genetics and Plant Breeding/ Life sciences with 4 years/5 years of bachelor degree Or Candidates having post graduate degree in basic Sciences with 3 years bachelor’s degree and 2 years master’s degree should have NET qualifications.

Desirable:  Experience in MAS as well as in Field work of Wheat crop.

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 35 years for men and 40 years for women

Emolument: Rs. 25,000/- per month+ HRA for 1st and 2nd year Rs. 28,000/- per month+ HRA for 3rd year.

Position 6

Job Title:  Senior Research Fellow

Number of Vacancies:  One

Project Title:  All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering & Technologies (AICRP on PET)

Eligibility:  Master’s degree in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering/ Irrigation and Drainage Engineering/Irrigation Water Management/Water Resources Development/Water Science and Technology (for candidates with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree) OR Master’s degree in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering/ Irrigation and Drainage Engineering/Irrigation Water Management/Water Resources Development/Water Science and Technology with NET (for candidates with 3 years of Bachelor’s degree)

Desirable:  Experience in Plasticulture Engineering & Technologies (b) Experience in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) (c) Experience in use of Microsoft office (word, excel, power point etc.) (d) Experience in use of GIS and GPS software

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 35 years for men and 40 years for women

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Emolument: Rs. 25,000/- per month+ HRA for 1st and 2nd year Rs. 28,000/- per month+ HRA for 3rd year.

Position 5

Job Title:  Senior Research Fellow

Number of Vacancies:  Two

Project Title:  ICAR Consortia Research Platform on Molecular Breeding on Maize

Eligibility:  Master’s degree in Plant Breeding / Plant Pathology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Life Sciences (for candidates with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree) OR Master’s degree in Plant Breeding / Plant Pathology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Life Sciences with NET qualification (for candidates with 3 years Bachelor’s degree)

Desirable:  Knowledge and work experience of plant breeding/molecular breeding/biochemical analysis in agricultural crops.

Age Limit:  The upper age limit is 35 years for men and 40 years for women

Emolument: Rs. 25,000/- per month+ HRA for 1st and 2nd year Rs. 28,000/- per month+ HRA for 3rd year.

How To Apply: The Interested and eligible candidate fulfilling the above qualifications are invited to appear for walk in interview along with the prescribed format of application along with  Bio-Data affixing a self attested recent passport size photograph and enclosing self attested copies of certificates in support of age (Class 10th Certificate), qualifications, experience.

No-objection certificate from the employer/University in case he/she is in employment elsewhere/ studying. The candidates are necessarily required to produce all original certificates which will be returned to them.

  • Date and Time of Walk-In Interview: 20 September, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Venue:  ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora-263601 (Uttarakhand)

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