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Chilika Development Authority Job For MSc Biotech, Botany & Microbiology – Attend Walk-In

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CHILIKA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Address: Plot No- 493(P), Palashpalli, Pokhariput
Road, Bhubaneswar – 751020
Advertisement No. ____ / CDA, Dated: ______

A walk-in interview for the engagement of JRFs (3) and Field Assistant (1) will be conducted on 26/09/2023 at 10 AM in Chilika Development Authority, Bhubaneswar.

Detail of the post under NPCA/ECRICC Project:

Post I

Name of the Post: JRF (NPCA)

No. of Posts: 01

Maximum age limit on the date of the interview: 28 years

Monthly remuneration: 20000/- consolidated

Essential Qualification: M.Sc. Biotechnology/Microbiology/ with 60 % marks

Desirable: Minimum 01 years of laboratory experience in DNA extraction, PCR, sequence
analysis

Post II

Name of the Post: JRF (NPCA)

No. of Posts: 01

Maximum age limit on the date of the interview: 32 years

Monthly remuneration: 20000/- consolidated

Essential Qualification: M.Sc. Botany with 55 % marks

Desirable: Minimum 01 years of

field experience in plant identification, inventorization from coastal sites

Post III

Name of the Post: JRF (ECRICC)

No. of Posts: 01

Maximum age limit on the date of the interview: 28 years

Monthly remuneration: 20000/- consolidated

Essential Qualification: M.Sc Marine Biology/ Botany with 60 % marks

Desirable: Minimum 01 years of field experience in coastal biodiversity analysis, phytoplankton identification, macrophyte survey

Post IV

Name of the Post: Field Assistant (ECRICC)

No. of Posts: 01

Maximum age limit on the date of the interview: 28 years

Monthly remuneration: 12000/- consolidated

Essential Qualification: B.Sc. Biology 55% marks

Desirable: Minimum 01 years of laboratory or field experience

Note: Please bring the filled application form during interview along with supporting Xerox copies of certificates and other credentials

Terms and condition for appointment of JRF

The appointment of JRF would be done under following terms and conditions

  1. The headquarter would be at Wetland Research & Training Center (WRTC), Chandraput (Near Balugaon), Khurda district and you will work under the supervision of Senior Scientist, WRTC, Chilika Development Authority.
  2. The engagement is purely temporary and co-terminates with the duration of the Project or the availability of fund or as per the actual work requirement within the project whichever is earlier as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive CDA.
  3. Initially the engagement as JRF will be on provisional basis subject to the verification of original documents at the time of joining as detailed below
    i. Educational qualifications, experience, date of birth, and other credentials as claimed
    in the application form
    ii. Medical Certificate issued by medical officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon
    in support of physical fitness.
    iii. Character certificate issued by two gazetted officers.
    iv. Relieve order, clearance certificate from previous employer, if employed.
  4. JRF will work anywhere within the jurisdiction of Chilika Development Authority, as and when required by the Authority. JRF will participate in field sampling and laboratory work on day to day basis as directed by the Senior Scientist.
  5. This engagement as JRF does not confer any right to a regular appointment at any time in the PSU or any other State Governments Organizations: the engagement is purely temporary in nature and shall not invite any legal recourse now or in the future.
  6. The travel expenses (in actual) related to the project assignments would be reimbursed by Chilika Development Authority as per the Budget provision of the project and guidelines of the State Govt.
  7. The appointment as JRF will be on consolidated remuneration of 20000/- (Rs Twenty thousand only) per month. No other allowance or benefit of facility will be granted. The JRF will not be entitled to any type of group life and medical insurances.
  8. JRF will submit work progress report every month and the remuneration will be released only on recommendation of the Senior Scientist.
  9. In the event of unauthorized absence beyond a period of three (03) days or any other misconduct shall render the JRF liable for immediate disengagement. The expression misconduct would mean improper or unprofessional behavior, bad management, misbehavior etc. Whether an act is misconduct or not would be construed by Chief Executive at his discretion and appropriate committee constituted in this regard.
  10. All materials/ data/ assets produced or acquired under the terms of appointment- such as written, graphics, films, magnetic tapes or other materials shall remain the property of the Chilika Development Authority.
  11. JRF would be entitled for 12 days of casual leave during a calendar year. The casual leave shall only be availed with prior written permission from the supervising officer.
  12. No data, outcome of the research project in any form would be published or utilized without the prior written permission of Chief Executive, Chilika Development Authority.
  13. The offer of JRF position shall not confer any right to seek absorption into CDA Cadre, on
    termination of the project
  14. The JRF will be held personally responsible for any loss sustained by the project through fraud or negligence on his/her part
  15. Neither the CDA nor the State Government of Orissa shall be liable for any compensation towards sickness and injury during the period of the contract.
  16. Upon termination of the project or funding whichever is earlier, JRF will be liable to hand over all the assets and records of the project in his possession to the Chief Executive or any officer authorized by him
  17. The Chief Executive, CDA reserves the right to terminate/discontinue you without notice or assigning any reasons whatsoever.
    i) If you are found to be negligent in duty/job assignments or guilty of misconduct, or in disciplinary activities or
    ii) If the performance is found to fall short of the desired standards or
    iii) Any other reason, which affect the ongoing research project.

Terms and condition for appointment of Field Assistant
The appointment of Field Assistant would be done under following terms of reference

18. The headquarter would be at Wetland Research & Training Center (WRTC), Chandraput (Near Balugaon), Khurda district and you will work under the supervision of Senior Scientist, WRTC, Chilika Development Authority.
19. The engagement is purely temporary and co-terminates with the duration of the Project or the availability of fund or as per the actual work requirement within the project whichever is earlier as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive CDA.
20. Initially the engagement as Field Assistant will be on provisional basis subject to the verification of original documents at the time of joining as detailed below
i. Educational qualifications, experience , date of birth, and other credentials as claimed
in the application form
ii. Medical Certificate issued by medical officer not below the rank of Assistant Surgeon
in support of physical fitness.
iii. Character certificate issued by two gazetted officers.
iv. Relieve order, clearance certificate from previous employer, if employed.
21. Field Assistant will work anywhere within the jurisdiction of Chilika Development Authority, as and when required by the Authority. Field Assistant will participate in field sampling and laboratory work on day to day basis as directed by Senior Scientist.
22. This engagement as Field Assistant does not confer any right to a regular appointment at any time in the PSU or any other State Governments Organizations: the engagement is purely temporary in nature and shall not invite any legal recourse now or in the future.
23. The travel expenses (in actual) related to the project assignments would be reimbursed by Chilika Development Authority as per the Budget provision of the project and guidelines of the Govt.
24. The appointment as Field Assistant will be on consolidated remuneration of 12000/- (Rs Twelve thousand only) per month. No other allowance or benefit of facility will be granted. The Field Assistant will not be entitled to any type of group life and medical insurances.
25. Field Assistant will submit work progress report every month and the remuneration will be released only on recommendation of the Senior Scientist.
26. In the event of unauthorized absence beyond a period of three (03) days or any other misconduct shall render the Field Assistant liable for immediate disengagement. The expression misconduct would mean improper or unprofessional behavior, bad management, misbehavior etc. Whether an act is misconduct or not would be construed by Chief Executive at his discretion and appropriate committee constituted in this regard.
27. All materials/ data/ assets produced or acquired under the terms of appointment- such as written, graphics, films, magnetic tapes or other materials shall remain the property of the Chilika Development Authority.
28. Field Assistant would be entitled for 12 days of casual leave during a calendar year. The casual leave shall only be availed with prior written permission from the supervising officer.
29. No data, outcome of the research project in any form would be published or utilized without the prior written permission of Chief Executive, Chilika Development Authority.
30. The offer of Field Assistant position shall not confer any right to seek absorption into CDA Cadre, on termination of the project.
31. The Field Assistant will be held personally responsible for any loss sustained by the project through fraud or negligence on his/her part.
32. Neither the CDA nor the State Government of Orissa shall be liable for any compensation towards sickness and injury during the period of the contract.
33. Upon termination of the project or funding whichever is earlier, Field Assistant will be liable to hand over all the assets and records of the project in his possession to the Chief Executive or any officer authorized by him.
34. The Chief Executive, CDA reserves the right to terminate/discontinue you without notice or assigning any reasons whatsoever.
iv) If you are found to be negligent in duty/job assignments or guilty of misconduct,
or in disciplinary activities or
v) If the performance is found to fall short of the desired standards or
vi) Any other reason, which affect the ongoing research project.

Here are five possible interview questions that can be asked in the technical round for the positions of JRF (NPCA), JRF (ECRICC), and Field Assistant, along with their answers:

  1. Question: Can you describe your experience with DNA extraction, PCR, and sequence analysis, especially in the context of the essential qualifications for this role?Answer: In my previous role, I worked as a research assistant where I conducted DNA extractions, PCR reactions, and sequence analyses routinely. I have experience in handling various types of samples and ensuring the quality and integrity of DNA throughout the process. This experience has equipped me with the necessary skills to perform these tasks effectively in this role.
  2. Question: How would you handle fieldwork related to coastal biodiversity analysis and phytoplankton identification? Can you share your previous experiences in this area?Answer: During my academic studies and a prior internship, I had the opportunity to engage in fieldwork related to coastal biodiversity analysis. I learned to collect samples, identify phytoplankton species, and record data accurately. I also collaborated with a team of researchers during these projects, enhancing my fieldwork skills and understanding of coastal ecosystems.
  3. Question: Could you provide an example of a challenging situation you faced while working in a laboratory or field setting and how you resolved it?Answer: In one instance during fieldwork, we encountered unfavorable weather conditions that delayed our data collection process. To mitigate this, we adjusted our sampling schedule and made use of additional equipment to ensure data integrity. This experience taught me the importance of adaptability and problem-solving in research settings.
  4. Question: How do you plan to contribute to the success of the NPCA/ECRICC project during your tenure as a JRF or Field Assistant?Answer: I plan to contribute by applying my knowledge and skills in the areas of DNA extraction, PCR, sequence analysis, or fieldwork, depending on the role. I aim to maintain meticulous records, ensure data quality, and collaborate effectively with the research team. My goal is to help achieve the project’s objectives efficiently.
  5. Question: What interests you the most about this role, and how does your background align with the goals of Chilika Development Authority?Answer: I am enthusiastic about this role because it allows me to apply my academic background and skills to contribute to meaningful research in coastal biodiversity and DNA analysis. My educational background in [relevant field] and my prior experience make me a suitable candidate to support the goals of Chilika Development Authority in conserving and studying coastal ecosystems.

These questions and answers should help assess the candidates’ qualifications and suitability for the positions of JRF and Field Assistant at Chilika Development Authority.

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