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NABI Project Openings Molecular Biology & Plant Breeding Attend Walk-In-Interview. NABI Mohali Jobs 2023. Walk-In-Interview for temporary positions of Junior Research Fellow. NABI requires the following research personnel purely temporarily.

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National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)
(Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
Sector-81, Knowledge City, Manauli P.O, S.A.S. Nagar-140306, Punjab, India.
Website: www.nabi.res.in.

Advertisement no. NABI/Admin/5(09)/2022-23/ACAD-07

Walk-In-Interview for temporary position of and Junior Research Fellows

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is an autonomous Institute under the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. NABI aims at catalyzing the transformation of the Agri-food sector in India by being a nodal organization for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value-added products based on Agri-Food biotech innovations for improved household nutritional security. Since its inception in 2010, NABI is involved in research activities for Biofortification, the development of designer crops for improved nutrition, providing sustainable and novel solutions for quality food and nutrition, and the development of evidence-based functional foods to counter malnutrition. The food and nutritional Biotechnology division

at NABI requires the following research personnel purely on a temporary basis.

  1. Project title: Identification and characterization of stress and nutrition associated genes in banana. (NABI Core)

Junior Research Fellow (01)

Principle Investigator: Dr. Sanjana Negi, Scientist-C

Duration: The appointment will be initially for two years as JRF. Further up-gradation from JRF to SRF will be on the basis of the submission of a progress report and further assessment.

Age: 28 years (Relaxation is admissible in the case of SC/ST/OBC/PD and women candidates as per GOI instructions)

Essential Qualification:

Postgraduate degree in Basic Science or Graduate/ Postgraduate in the professional course

Selected through a process described through any one of the following:

  1. a) Scholars are selected through National Eligibility Tests-CSIR UGC NET including Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
  2. b) The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc.

Desirable Experience: General plant molecular biology-related techniques such as cloning and qPCR, plant tissue culture, transformation of bacteria and plants.

Responsibilities:

  1. Plant tissue/cell culture and generation of recombinant vectors
  2. Generation of transgenic lines and their analysis
  3. Phenotypic/ Bio-chemical/ Molecular analysis of plants.

Emoluments: Rs. 31,000/- per month Plus HRA


  1. Project title: Improvement of nutritional and processing quality in wheat.

JJunior Research Fellow- Own Fellowship (01)

Principle Investigator: Dr. Monika Garg, Scientist-E

Duration: The appointment will be initially for two years as JRF. Further up-gradation from JRF to SRF will be on the basis of the submission of a progress report and further assessment.

Age: 28 years (Relaxation is admissible in the case of SC/ST/OBC/PD and women candidates as per GOI instructions)

Essential Qualification:

Postgraduate degree in Basic Science or Graduate/ Postgraduate in the professional course

Selected through a process described through any one of the following:

  1. a) Scholars are selected through National Eligibility Tests-CSIR UGC NET including Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.
  2. b) The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their agencies and institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc.

Emoluments and eligibility: – As per DST OM No. SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated 30.01.2019

Job Profile: JRF will be associated with the nutritional enhancement of wheat by Biofortification based strategies. He/she will be responsible for biochemical/ chromatographic studies and field evaluations.

Desirable qualification: Research experience in plant breeding, proximate analysis of food products and working in the field and molecular biology lab.

Emoluments: Rs. 31,000/- per month Plus HRA

Application Procedure & Other Conditions

  1. All interested candidates may appear for Walk-In-Interview at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute located at Knowledge city, Sector-81, Mohali – 140306, Punjab on ­­­­­­08.09.2023 at 09:00 A.M.  along with the duly filled application form available on the website www.nabi.res.in.
  2. Incomplete application forms and applications that are not in proper format may be
    summarily rejected.
  3. The applications should be submitted strictly as per the prescribed format that can be
    downloaded from the NABI website.
  4. Candidates applying for more than one option can give their preference in the same application by ticking multiple options. No need to submit a separate application form for each option.
  5. Candidates should ensure that the information mentioned in the application form is accurate. Once the application form is submitted no further request regarding any changes/ information in the application form will be considered.
  6. The duly filled application form must be submitted at the time of registration at NABI from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM on ­­­­­­08-09-2023.
  7. The candidates must ascertain their eligibility before applying, as ineligible candidates will not be interviewed.
  8. All the candidates are requested to appear for a Walk-In interview with an application form, experience certificates, publications, and original degree certificates and transcripts.
  9. Original mark sheets, certificates, awards/fellowship, etc must be accomplished for
    verification at the time of the interview, and attach one set of attested copies of the documents with the application form.
  10. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview.
  11. Canvassing in any form or bringing influence, political or otherwise, will lead to
    the disqualification of the candidate(s).
  12. Candidates should strictly adhere to guidelines issued by World Health Organization and
    Centre Govt/State Govt on Covid-19.

Walk-In-Interview at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute located at Knowledge city, Sector-81, Mohali – 140306, Punjab on – 08-09-2023 at 09:00 A.M. 

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Here are 5 possible interview questions along with their answers for the mentioned job description:

1. Question: Can you provide an overview of your experience with plant molecular biology-related techniques, including cloning and qPCR? Answer: Certainly. I have experience in working with various plant molecular biology techniques, such as cloning and quantitative PCR (qPCR). I’ve been involved in cloning genes of interest into vectors and performing qPCR to analyze gene expression levels. Additionally, I have a background in plant tissue culture and have worked on the transformation of bacteria and plants.

2. Question: Could you elaborate on your understanding of Biofortification-based strategies and how you see them contributing to the nutritional enhancement of wheat? Answer: Biofortification involves enhancing the nutritional content of crops through genetic modification or traditional breeding methods. In the context of wheat, it could mean increasing the levels of essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. As a Junior Research Fellow, I would contribute by conducting biochemical and chromatographic studies to assess the nutritional profile of the wheat varieties. Field evaluations would also be crucial to determine how these strategies translate into actual nutritional improvements.

3. Question: What experience do you have in plant breeding and proximate analysis of food products, and how do you envision applying this experience to your role as a Junior Research Fellow? Answer: I have gained experience in plant breeding during my academic journey, where I learned about crossing and selecting plants for desirable traits. Additionally, I’ve conducted proximate analysis of food products to determine their nutritional composition. In my role as a Junior Research Fellow, I plan to apply these skills to contribute to the nutritional enhancement of wheat varieties. Proximate analysis will help in understanding the composition changes resulting from Biofortification strategies.

4. Question: Could you describe your familiarity with National Eligibility Tests like CSIR UGC NET and GATE, and how they relate to your qualification and selection process? Answer: Certainly. I am familiar with National Eligibility Tests such as CSIR UGC NET and GATE. These tests assess candidates’ knowledge and aptitude in various science and technology disciplines. I have qualified in the CSIR UGC NET exam, which reflects my understanding and proficiency in the field. This qualification, along with my postgraduate degree, makes me eligible for the selection process for the Junior Research Fellow position.

5. Question: How would you approach working collaboratively with the research team and hospital teams while performing tasks related to plant tissue culture, generation of recombinant vectors, and molecular analysis of plants? Answer: Collaboration is key in research, and I’m committed to working harmoniously with the research and hospital teams. When performing tasks related to plant tissue culture, I would ensure proper handling and maintenance of cultures to obtain reliable results. During the generation of recombinant vectors, I would coordinate with team members to ensure precise cloning and construct verification. In molecular analysis, I would communicate effectively to ensure accurate data interpretation and reporting.

Please note that the provided answers are indicative and can be further customized based on the candidate’s actual experience and qualifications.

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