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 Senior Research Fellow position at ICAR-NIPB – On-line/Walk-in- Interviews – Check out the details below and Apply

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Applications from Indian nationals are invited for temporary engagement under the following project. Engagement shall be purely on contractual basis.

Post : Senior Research Fellow

No. of Post : One

Title of the Project : BNF- Genetic modification to improve biological nitrogen
fixation for augmenting nitrogen needs in cereals.

Funding Agency : Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Duration of the Tenure : For a period of one year or termination of the project,
whichever is earlier

Emoluments Fixed per month (Rs.):

  • Rs. 31000/- + HRA (for first two years)
  • Rs. 35000/-+HRA (from the third year)

Essential Qualifications : Master’s degree in Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Agriculture Biotechnology/ Biochemistry with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree. Candidates having 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master’s degree should have NET qualifications and 2 years of Research experience.

Desirable Qualifications : Research experience in rice/ wheat transformation, molecular
analysis of transgenic rice plants, growing rice in hydroponics, artificial media and soil. Development and manipulation of transformation vector. Knowledge of


Date of Interview : 15/09/2023 at 11:00 am

On-line/Walk-in- Interviews – Senior Research Fellow position at ICAR-NIPB – Check below for the application form

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Interested candidates will attend the Walk-In-Interviews with 2 copies of Application
    form along with 2 self – attested copies of all the documents related to educational qualifications/experience/publications etc.
  2. The candidates must also bring all the Original documents for verification. However, the candidates who wish to take online interviews must submit their Application form strictly in the prescribed format along with the scanned pdf of their original documents by dated 11/09/2023.
  3. The application form and the documents must be clubbed in a single pdf and send on the following email IDs viz. [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
  4. The subject of the e-mail should be kept as the Advertisement No. of the post
  5. The link for taking the interviews will be sent on the email ID of the eligible candidates only.
  6. The Original of following documents, along with 2 self-attested copies, mentioned
    below must be brought by the candidate to secure their eligibility for taking
  • Application form strictly in the format given in the next page (all fields
  • Complete CV.
  • Class 10 Mark sheet
  • Class 10 Pass Certificate
  • Class 12 Mark sheet
  • Class 12 Pass Certificate
  • Graduation Mark sheet/Transcript
  • Graduation Degree Certificate
  • Post-Graduation Mark sheet/Transcript
  • Post-Graduation Degree Certificate
  • Experience Certificate (as & where applicable)
  • No-Objection Certificate (essentially required if currently employed, as & where applicable)
  • Conversion factor from CGPA to percentage, wherever applicable.
  • PhD. Degree certificate. (as & where applicable)
  • PhD marksheet. (as & where applicable)
  • SC/ST/OBC Non-Creamy Layer/PH certificate as applicable.
  • Copy of publication if any.
  • Any other relevant documents.

7. Those candidates who fail to bring the documents mentioned above on the date of Interviews, their candidature is liable to be cancelled.

8. Only candidates having essential qualifications would be considered for the

9. Number of post as advertised may increase or decrease depending upon the
requirement of the Institute and various undergoing/running projects having same
essential qualifications.

10. Incomplete applications without requisite documents in any form will be summarily

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Here are some possible interview questions and sample answers for the Senior Research Fellow position at ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology:

1. Can you briefly explain your background and qualifications for this role?

Sample Answer: I hold a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and have completed my Bachelor’s in Biotechnology. I also possess a strong foundation in Biochemistry. My academic background has equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in this role.

2. What motivated you to apply for this Senior Research Fellow position in plant biotechnology?

Sample Answer: I have always been passionate about plant biotechnology and the potential it holds for addressing agricultural challenges. This specific project, aimed at improving biological nitrogen fixation in cereals, aligns perfectly with my research interests. I see this as an excellent opportunity to contribute to the field and gain valuable experience.

3. Can you describe any prior research or projects related to molecular biology or biotechnology that you have been involved in?

Sample Answer: Certainly, during my Master’s program, I worked on a project focused on molecular analysis of transgenic rice plants. I was responsible for conducting genetic analysis and characterizing the transgenic traits. This experience honed my skills in molecular techniques and data analysis.

4. Have you worked with transformation vectors before? If so, could you explain your experience with them?

Sample Answer: Yes, I have experience with transformation vectors. In a previous research project, I was involved in the development and manipulation of transformation vectors for genetic modification purposes. This involved cloning, vector construction, and ensuring the successful integration of desired genes into the host plant genome.

5. What is your familiarity with hydroponics and growing plants in artificial media and soil?

Sample Answer: I have practical experience in growing rice in hydroponics systems as part of my academic coursework. Additionally, during my research, I worked with different growth substrates, including artificial media and soil, to study plant responses to various conditions. This experience has given me valuable insights into plant growth environments.


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