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Research Associate & Fellow Positions Vacant @ NABI, Mohali

Government job opportunities for msc & phd life sciences candidates at NABI. NABI is hiring for project fellow positions. National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is hiring for research positions. NABI job opportunity details, project details, application procedure details given below:

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Positions: Junior Research Fellow (01) & Research Associate (01)

Duration: Three years (Sept 12, 2018 to Sept 11, 2021)

Project Title: “Genome-wide mapping of QTL controlling healthy amylose starch
variation in wheat”

Principle Investigator: Dr Joy Kumar Roy, Scientist-E

(A) Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Research work responsibility:

  1. Development of RIL and NIL populations.
  2. Measurement and analysis of both starch and amylose content and properties
  3. Evaluation of mapping populations at multi-locations
  4. Genotyping of mapping populations using microsatellites and SNPs
  5. Data analysis like construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction study

Essential qualifications of JRF: Post Graduate Degree in any branch of life Sciences (Botany, biotechnology, Genetics & plant breeding, etc.) together with NET Qualification OR Graduate Degree in Professional Course together with NET eligibility OR Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course.

Desirable qualifications: Research training or expertise in molecular breeding, DNA-based molecular markers development, linkage mapping, QTL mapping, mapping population development (RIL, F2, backcross); experience in microarrays and SNPchips, nextgen sequencing data analysis;

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Age: 28 years (Relaxation is admissible in the event of SC/ST/OBC/PD according to GOI instructions)

Emoluments: Rs. 25000/- a month Plus HRA.

(B) Research Associate (RA)

Research work responsibility:

  1. Development of RIL and NIL populations.
  2. Measurement and analysis of both starch and amylose content and properties
  3. Evaluation of mapping populations at multi-locations
  4. Genotyping of mapping populations using microsatellites and SNPs
  5. Data analysis like construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction study
  6. Helping in overall activities of this project

Essential qualifications of RA: PhD in Biotechnology/Agricultural Biotechnology/Biochemistry/any branch of Life Sciences or M.Tech in above related area with at least 3 years of research experience, together with a minumum of one research paper in science citation indexed (SCI) journal. (Eligibility criteria as DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014)

Desirable qualifications: Research expertise mainly in molecular markers development, biparental mapping population development, construction of linkage maps, QTL mapping, QTL x environment interaction analysis

Age: 40 years (Relaxation is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC/PD According to GOI instructions)

Emoluments: Rs.40,000/- Per Month Plus HRA.


Senior Research Fellow in project utilizing genome editing tools for nutritional improvement in wheat (01 Position )

Emoluments: Rs 28000/Per month Plus HRA as applicable in project.

Essential qualifications: Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science with NET qualification or Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET qualification or Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course. The SRFs will be hired in accordance with the emoluments’ guidelines and service conditions notified by DST (DST OM No.SR/S9/Z-09/2012 dated 21.10.2014).

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Qualification Criteria for Senior Research Fellow:- analysis cited above with two years research experience.

Age limitation: The age limitation of Senior Research Fellow is 32 years as on date of this interview. Age relaxation is going to be govt of India instructions.

Duration: The appointment will be till 16th June, 2020 or till the conclusion of this project whichever is earlier.

Project Investigator:- Dr. Siddharth Tiwari, Scientist D email:- [email protected] contact no. 0172-5221138

Application and Selection Procedure:

  1. All interested applicants may appear for walk-in-interview at NABI situated at Knowledge City, Sector-81, Mohali-140306, Punjab, India on October 17, 2018 (Wednesday) at 09:00 AM along-with duly filled an application form which can be found on the web site www.nabi.res.in.
  2. The interested candidates must also send the softcopy of their application form and fivepage write up on expertise and how to accomplish the project mentioned above to [email protected] or [email protected] before or on 10th October, 2018 for Research Associate & Junior Research Fellow.
  3. The duly filled application form has to be submitted at the time of registration in NABI reception desk from 0900 Hrs to 1000 Hrs on 17th October, 2018. The candidates must determine their eligibility before applying, as ineligible candidates won’t be interviewed. Each of the candidates are asked to appear for the interview with complete CV, thesis/project report, publications and original degree certificates and transcripts.
  4. No TA/DA is going to be compensated for appearing in the interview.
  5. The chosen candidate will be informed by email and the end result is going to be uploaded at NABI’s site.
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