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Tea Research Association Openings For BSc, MSc Life Sciences

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Ph.-91-376-2360467/ 2360974 / 2360475 Fax: 91-376-2360474, e-mail: [email protected], Web: www.tocklai.org

Ref: 3622/TOK/G.23/946

17th August 2023

Positions Available in BPCL Sponsored Project

Positions available for one Senior Project Fellow, one Junior Project Fellow and Two Project Assistants under Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Govt. of India sponsored project entitled “Evaluation of “MAK ADJUVOL” as an adjuvant with recommended pesticides in tea (Phase II)” at Entomology Department of Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Tea Research Association, Jorhat-785008, Assam as per following details. The appointments will be purely on temporary contractual basis and hence the Institute will not provide any employment after completion of the project.

Post I

Name of the Post: Senior Project Fellow

No. of Posts: 01

Place of work: Mainly at Tocklai Tea Research Institute, TRA Jorhat. Assam, 785008.

Upper Age Limit

: is 35 years.

Job Responsibility: The Incumbent will have to supervise overall project related activities, including multilocation field trials, extensive field visits to monitor field trial activities or implementation, data collection, data compilation, report preparation, etc.

Essential Qualification: M.Sc.. in Life Science / Agriculture sciences/ Entomology/ Zoology

Desirable Qualifications and Experience: Minimum two years of research experience, preferably in tea or plantation crops. Knowledge of computer applications and statistics will be preferred.

Monthly Fellowship: Rs. 31,000 + 8% HRA per month

Post II

Name of the Post: Project Fellows

No. of Posts: 01

Will be posted in: Tea Research Association, North Bengal Regional Research
Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: 735 225

Upper Age Limit: is 28 years.

Job Responsibility: The Incumbent will have to conduct field and laboratory experiments, implement treatments, conduct regular disease monitoring data collection, assist in report preparation, etc.

Essential Qualification: M. Sc in Life Science / Botany, Microbiology

Desirable Qualifications and Experience: Knowledge in Plant Pathology Knowledge of computer applications and statistics will be preferred.

Monthly Fellowship: Rs. 20,000 + 8% HRA per month

Post III

Name of the Post: Project Assistants

No. of Posts: 02

Will be posted in: 

  1. Tea Research Association, North Bengal Regional Research Centre, Nagrakata,
    Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: 735 225
  2. Tocklai Tea Research Institute, TRA Jorhat. Assam, 785008

Upper Age Limit: is 28 years.

Job Responsibility: Any project related work in lab or field

Essential Qualification: Graduate

Desirable Qualifications and Experience: Preference in B.Sc. in Life sciences; experience in Laboratory work and Knowledge of computer applications will be preferred

Monthly Fellowship: Rs. 15,000 + 8% HRA per month

Project Duration: 18 Months only

General Instructions:

  1. The above posts are purely temporary and co-terminus with the project.
  2. Candidates should submit a soft copy of duly filled–in-application form as enclosed
    below to the email id [email protected] and [email protected] on or before 8th September 2023 positively.
  3. Only shortlisted candidate will be called for interview. No TA/DA or any other expenses will be provided for attending the interview.
  4. Short listed candidates must carry a set of photocopies of documents (testimonials of
    qualifications, mark sheets, experience, date of birth etc.) along with originals for
  5. All other terms and conditions of appointment will be governed by prevailing Institute rules and decision of the Chairman of the Selection Committee will be final and binding.
  6. Selected candidates need to join immediately or at very short notice.
  7. The Director, Tocklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam reserves all rights of selection or rejection of a candidature including cancellation of the interview without assigning any reason thereof.

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Here are five possible interview questions that could be asked in the technical round for the mentioned job, along with their answers:

Question 1: Can you explain your experience with multilocation field trials and its significance in the context of the “Evaluation of MAK ADJUVOL” project? Answer: Certainly. In my previous role, I conducted multilocation field trials where I coordinated and monitored experiments across different geographical areas. This approach is crucial as it provides insights into the adaptability and effectiveness of the treatment in diverse conditions, enhancing the reliability of research outcomes.

Question 2: The project involves evaluating “MAK ADJUVOL” as an adjuvant with recommended pesticides in tea. Could you discuss your familiarity with the term “adjuvant” and its role in this context? Answer: An adjuvant is a substance that enhances the effectiveness of pesticides by improving their absorption and distribution on plant surfaces. In this project, “MAK ADJUVOL” is being tested to determine its potential to improve pesticide performance. Adjuvants can play a vital role in maximizing the efficacy of pesticides, leading to better pest management.

Question 3: The Senior Project Fellow’s role involves supervising project activities, including data collection and report preparation. Could you elaborate on your experience in data compilation and its importance in research projects? Answer: Certainly. I’ve managed data collection, organization, and compilation in various research projects. Accurate data compilation is essential as it forms the foundation for drawing meaningful conclusions. It allows for proper analysis and interpretation, facilitating the creation of comprehensive reports that contribute to informed decision-making.

Question 4: As a Project Fellow, you will be conducting field and laboratory experiments. Can you discuss the significance of conducting experiments in both settings and any challenges you foresee in ensuring consistency across them? Answer: Conducting experiments in both field and laboratory settings is crucial for comprehensive research. Field experiments provide insights into real-world conditions, while laboratory experiments offer controlled environments for precise observations. Ensuring consistency can be challenging due to factors like weather variations affecting field trials. Effective planning, standard protocols, and meticulous record-keeping help mitigate these challenges.

Question 5: The Project Assistant role involves project-related work in the lab or field. Can you share an example of a project-related task you’ve successfully executed and the skills you utilized to accomplish it? Answer: Certainly. In a previous role, I was responsible for collecting soil samples from tea plantations for analysis. This involved careful planning to ensure representative sampling, precision in labeling, and adherence to protocols. My attention to detail, organization skills, and knowledge of laboratory techniques allowed me to execute this task accurately, contributing to reliable data collection for analysis.

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