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NCL Biotech & Microbiology Jobs – Project Associate Vacancy

NCL Biotech & Microbiology Jobs – Project Associate Vacancy. NCL Pune is hiring MSc/MTech Biotechnology/Microbiology candidates for a project associate post. Interested and eligible candidates check out all of the details below:

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Applications are invited in the prescribed Proforma for filling up of position(s) of Project
 on a simply short-term basis. The detail of the Sponsored Project under which engagement is proposed to be made is as under:

Job Name: Project Associate-I

No. of Posts: 01

Name of the sponsoring agency: DST

Project Code No. : P90

Title of the Project: Investigating the possible crosstalk between strigolactone and
auxin in storage root architecture using sweet potato as a model system

Age: 35 years

Duration: The engagement will be originally for six months, which may be extended or curtailed depending upon the period of the tenure of the sponsored project as well as/ or performance or conduct of the appointee, as the case may be. The engagement will be totally short-term and shall not be CSIR/NCL appointment, temporary or otherwise, as well as shall not entitle the appointee to any right/claim whatsoever, implicit or explicit, for his/her consideration against any type of CSIR/NCL post/fellowship.

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How to Apply:

The application in the prescribed Proforma (enclosed herewith) duly completed as well as signed, together with good quality and clearly readable scanned copies of pertinent certifications/ testimonials, latest CV of the candidate, as well as photo needs to be sent by e-mail to [email protected] by 5:30 pm of December 09, 2020, with the subject as: “P90: Application for PA-I position.”. Please combine the application and all the supporting documents in a single PDF (max size 10 MEGABYTES), as well as send it as an attachment to the e-mail. Emails with multiple attachments as well as those received after the closing date as well as time will certainly not be considered. Only email applications will be accepted.

The prescribed educational qualifications are a bare minimum and merely possessing exact same will certainly not entitle applicants to be called for interview. Where a number of applications received in response to this Notification of engagement are large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendation of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader may limit the number of candidates to be called for interview to reasonable limitations after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum qualifications prescribed in the Notice. Therefore, it will certainly be in the interest of the candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.

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The list of the applicants shortlisted by the Screening Committee for being interviewed would be updated online on 15th December 2020. The applicants might additionally ascertain the info after 15th December 2020 via e-mail to [email protected], or via phone: 020-25902647. The interview will be conducted on 21st December 2020 from 10:00 am onwards online through a suitable medium such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, etc. The meeting link will be provided only to the short-listed applicants.

No TA/DA will certainly be admissible for appearing for the interview. Chosen applicants will have to join duty immediately on receipt of the offer of engagement.


I) Rs. 31000/- + HRA to scholars who are selected with (a) National Eligibility Test CSIR-UGC NET including, lectureship (Assistant professorship) or (b) GATE or
II) Rs. 25000/- + HRA for others who do not fall under (I) above

Job requirement: Identification, amplification and cloning of candidate gene, from sweet potato; Developing CRISPR-mediated gene knockout constructs using multiple guide RNAs; Generation of CRISPR-mediated transgenic sweet potato plants as well as their screening; storage root yield measurements from wild-type and transgenic lines grown in a greenhouse under controlled conditions. Maintenance of sweet potato plants in tissue culture facility.


  • Essential: M.Sc/ M.Tech in Biotechnology or M.Sc m Natural or Agricultural Sciences/ MVSc or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine Biotechnology, Microbiology or any type of branch in Life Sciences from Recognized University
  • Desirable experience if any: Experience in routine molecular biology techniques (gene isolation, cloning, and also expression), bioinformatics analysis, plant transformation techniques, agroinfiltration experiment, in plants, experience/knowledge regarding advanced genome editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9.
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