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MSc Biological Sciences candidates are encouraged to apply for a junior research fellow / project assistant position at IISER TVM. IISER TVM is hiring biological sciences candidates for a junior research fellow / project assistant position. Check out all of the details on the same below:

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Name of the Position:

1. JRF / Project Assistant (1 post in Project 1)
2. JRF / Project Assistant (1 post in Project 2)

Name of the Projects:

  • Project 1: Ecology and conservation of freshwater swamp ecosystems of the Western Ghats – Kerala region
  • Project 2: The effect of interannual variation in flowering intensity, periodicity and synchrony on pollination and fruit set in a highly seasonal tropical forest in the Western Ghats

Fellowship: JRF = 31,000 + HRA / Project Assistant = 16,000+ HRA

Minimum Educational eligibility ( as prescribed by the financing agency):

(Project 1 — I position and Project 2 — 1 position) The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent grade) in the qualifying degree. Additional qualifications for JRF are: Post-graduate degree Biological Sciences with valid NET qualification, OR Graduate Degree in a Professional Course in Biological

Sciences with NET qualification.

If the right candidate with the above qualifications isn’t found, candidates with a Post-graduate degree in Biological Sciences can be appointed as Project Assistant when chosen.


1. JRF / Project assistant (Project 1)

Expertise in Molecular ecology tools like DNA extraction, PCR and bioinformatics tools are highly desired.

2. JRF / Project assistant (Project 2)

Expertise in conducting field ecological studies on animal or plant groups is highly desired. Work experience certificate ought to be provided as evidence of fieldwork experience.

Age: JRF / Project Assistant: 32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled according to government norms

The Way to apply:

Completed applications must be sent by email to Hema Somanathan ([email protected]), WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: DBT project 1 OR SERB project 2

Failure to mention that project is applied for will result in disqualification. Candidates are able to apply for at least 1 post if eligible but have to submit applications in two separate emails together with documents attached.

The application should have a comprehensive resume, a 1-page statement of interest. Please, include contact details (telephone number, email and postal address), a picture, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers. Research experience ought to be supported by a certification from the employer(s). Candidates must bring originals of applicable certificates (qualifying degrees, national examinations, category certificate, etc) during the interview. No TA/DA is going to be compensated for appearing for the interview. Applications failing to the meet minimal standards won’t be considered. Interviews could be conducted over skype video conferencing in extraordinary cases when that is indicated by the applicant beforehand. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email on details of the interview date, time and venue and it’ll also be set up on the web site www.iiisertvm.ac.in.

A printed copy of this application form delivered by email signed and dated by the applicant together with a recent passport size photograph and photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. will be collected at the time of interview.

Applicants need to bring all certificates (original + one copy) in the time of interview for the purpose of verification.

Last Date: 18 June 2019

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