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NIT Rourkela JRF Post For MSc & MTech Life Sciences, Biotech, Biochem

NIT Rourkela JRF Post For MSc & MTech Life Sciences, Biotech, Biochem. Microbiology, Botany and Zoology candidates apply for a junior research fellow vacancy. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below

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NITR/SR/2021/Advt-21LS052/L/062, dt. 20.01.2022.

Applications are invited on prescribed format for the on-line interview for the following
assignment in a purely time bound research project undertaken in the Department of Life
Science of the Institute.

Name of the Post – Junior Research Fellow

No. of Posts – 01

Name of the Project – “Biotechnological approaches of plant associated microbes for improved plant productivity and ecosystem functioning in mangrove forest of Bhitarkanika, Odisha, India”

Name of the Sponsoring Agency – DBT, GoI

Tenure of the Project – 3 Years

Tenure of the Assignment – 3 Years (based on the performance) OR completion of the project, whichever is earlier

How to Apply

For technical information on the project, the candidate may contact the Principal Investigator at the following

address with an updated Curriculum Vitae

Name – Prof. Surajit Das
Address – Associate Professor & HOD Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Ecology (LEnME), Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha 769 008.
Telephone No.: 0661-246 2684
Mobile – 95564 25605
E-mail –,

Date and Time for Online interview – 17th February 2022 at 09:00 AM

The candidates are required to send the complete filled up application form (soft copy) to with the subject – JRF Position.

The application form is available at the following link which must be filled by candidates and also required to attach photocopies of all supporting documents, research papers (if any) etc.

Candidates will build a single pdf file and it is to be sent to Principal Investigator
(, on or before 16.02.2022. The candidates are also required to produce relevant documents mentioned in the application form (such as original of all mark sheets and certificates, research papers (if any), experience certificate (if any) etc. during interview.)

Mere possession of minimum qualification does not guarantee invitation to the interview. Candidates will be short listed based on merit and need of the project.

Accommodation – Bachelor accommodation in the hostel will be provided and Campus accommodation may be provided to married students subject to availability.

Job Description – To carry out research work & experiments related to the project on environmental microbiology. Candidates may enroll for Ph.D. at NIT Rourkela subject to fulfillment of all the eligibility criteria.

Consolidated monthly compensation / Fellowship – Rs. 31,000/- P.M. for 1st and 2nd year, Rs. 35,000/- P.M for 3rd year

Essential Qualifications and experience – M.Sc./M.Tech in Life Science / Microbiology /
Biochemistry / Zoology/ Biotechnology / Botany / Environmental Science/ Marine Biology/ Marine Science or related subjects with 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA in 10 point scale with GATE or NET of UGC / CSIR / ICMR / DBT / ICAR candidates.

Desirable Qualifications/ Experiences – Research experience or knowledge in environmental microbiology, bacterial biofilm, mangrove biology and coastal ecosystem will be preferred.

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