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PhD Plant Sciences Research Associate Job at IISER Pune, Applications Invited

PhD Plant Sciences Research Associate Job at IISER Pune, Applications Invited. RA Vacancy for PhD Plant Sciences candidates. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below


The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune is a premier institute dedicated to research and teaching in the basic sciences. It was established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (renamed Ministry of Education in August 2020). In 2012, IISER Pune was declared an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament.

Institute invites applications from Indian nationals for the following post purely on a temporary and contractual basis for the position under the project titled “Mechanisms controlling the positional memory of stem cell regeneration using Arabidopsis root tip resection as a model” funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT):

Name of the Post – Research Associate

No. of Posts – 01 (One)

Tenure of the appointment – Initially for a period of one year, extendable further subject to the continuation of the project & satisfactory performance of the incumbent.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send the application by email in the prescribed format
    available below advertisement by email (convert into PDF Format) addressed to
    [email protected] on or before September 30, 2022. Please mention “Research Associate and Advt. No. 64/2022” in the subject line of the email.
  • A list of shortlisted candidates for the selection process with date, time and other details will be put up on the institute website below this advertisement and candidates will be informed by e-mail only.
  • The following will be collected and verified at an appropriate stage:
    a) Photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, educational qualifications, experiences etc.
    b) Recent passport-size colour photograph.

General Information/Details about the post

  1. The appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or compensation on the termination of the project.
  2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment/absorption in the Funding Agency or in IISER Pune.
  3. The appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding agency particularly applicable to the said project.
  4. The prescribed date for determining the upper age limit, educational qualifications or experience shall be the last date for submitting applications.
  5. The prescribed educational qualification should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions.
  6. The prescribed educational qualification/s are the bare minimum and mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for an interview. Where the number of applications received in response to this advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit after taking into consideration minimum educational qualifications and experience over and above the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the applicants, to mention all the educational qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.
  7. Age relaxation commensurate with the educational qualification/s and/or experience/s of the applicant may be considered for candidates having qualifications and experience higher than the advertised with the prior approval of the competent authority.
  8. In case, a selected candidate does not join or resigns after joining the post, waitlisted
    candidate/s may be offered the position.
  9. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
  10. No interim enquiries/correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained on the matter.
  11. Bringing any influence, political, or otherwise, will be treated as a disqualification for the post applied for.

Minimum Educational Qualification – PhD in any branch of plant science.


  1. Research experience with plant development biology.
  2. Excellent track record as reflected in papers published in peer-reviewed international journals.

Job Requirements – The incumbent is expected to carry out plant molecular genetics, genomics and cell biology in Arabidopsis.

Consolidated emoluments – Rs. 47,000/- + 24% House Rent Allowance

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