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ICMR-NIV Life Sciences Recruitment – Attend Walk-In-Interview

ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune, is a research Institute under the aegis of Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The institute intends to engage the following Non-Institutional project human resource positions, purely on temporary contract basis for our short-term research projects mentioned below:

Project Research Scientist-II (Non-Medical)

Number of Posts: 01-UR

Age Limit: 40 Years

Emoluments: Rs. 51,000/- p.m. + HRA (as per Project Sanction letter)

Essential Qualification:

First class Masters Degree in Life Science: specialization required – Microbiology / Biotechnology/Virology/Bioinformatics with three years experience in related field OR Ph.D


Second class Master’s Degree in above subjects with Ph.D. and three years experience

Desirable Qualification:

  • Ph.D in Microbiology / Biotechnology / Virology / Bioinformatics with one year experience in handling any research project in any organization
  • Knowledge of computer application
  • Statistical tool and data management
  • At least two publications

Project Duration: Initially for a period of six months

Date of Walk-in-Interview/Written test and Reporting Time:

13.12.2023, Reporting time 09.00 – 10.00 AM (Candidates arriving late after 10.00 am will not be entertained under any circumstances)

Selection Procedure: Walk-In-Interview and/or a Written test if the number of eligible candidates are more than 30

Selection Procedure

Depending upon the number of candidates, written/skill test will be conducted. Question paper will be on relevant subject matters of the concerned position considering its essential qualification and job requirements, in addition to, general knowledge, reasoning skills, quantitative analysis, language and general aptitude etc. Candidates successfully qualifying the written/skill test would be considered for interview and/or further process of recruitment, subject to fulfillment of required eligibility criteria in all respects of qualification, age and experience, etc. Candidates must be present at the venue in time before 10:00 am along with duly filled in and signed application form with their bio data and all original documents along with one set of photocopies in proof of their educational qualification, experience, age and identity etc. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. No calculators, log tables, electronic devices etc. are allowed for the examination. Director, NIV reserves the right to change the venue and other process of recruitment as per circumstances.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The number of vacancies may vary.
  2. These positions are intended for temporary extramural projects and appointment is purely on a temporary contract basis, co-terminus with the project.
  3. The advertised posts are tentative, with no commitment to filling them. Recruitment will depend upon the project’s requirements and approval from the competent authority.
  4. Emoluments: The rates of emoluments/stipend shown in this advertisement are project-specific and may vary based on the sanction of the funding agency. Payment is contingent upon the availability of funds from the funding agency.
  5. Age relaxation will be as per the guidelines of ICMR.
  6. Once a category is applied, it cannot be changed at a later stage, and no communication in this regard will be entertained.
  7. The cut-off date for age limit will be as of the date of the walk-in-interview.
  8. Reserved category candidates must produce their Caste Validity Certificate. OBC candidates must possess a latest valid non-creamy layer certificate.
  9. Separate applications should be submitted for each post/reservation. The project for engagement of the applicant will be decided by the selection committee/appointing authority.
  10. Qualification & Experience: Should be in a relevant discipline/field and from an institution of repute. Experience should have been gained after acquiring the minimum essential qualification.
  11. Mere fulfillment of the essential qualification does not guarantee selection.
  12. Persons already in regular time scale service under any Government Department/Organizations are not eligible to apply.
  13. No TA/DA will be paid, and candidates have to arrange transport/accommodation for written tests/interviews themselves.
  14. The institute reserves the right to consider or reject any application/candidature.
  15. Submission of wrong or false information during the selection process shall disqualify the candidature at any stage.
  16. Project personnel cannot be permitted to register for Ph.D. due to time constraints.
  17. Project personnel will normally be posted at the study site; however, they can be posted to any other sites in the interest of research work. They are liable to serve in any part of the country.
  18. Project personnel shall not have any claim on a regular post in this institute or in any Department of the Government of India. Their project service will not confer any right for further assignment or transfer to any other project or appointment/absorption in the funding agency or in this institute. Benefits of Provident Fund, Pension Scheme, Leave Travel Concession, Medical claim, etc., are not admissible.
  19. Initial appointment will be for a period of six months. Further continuation/extension of project service will depend on the tenure of the project and performance evaluation of the concerned project employee by the project investigator, subject to the approval of the competent authority.
  20. The Project Investigator and/or Appointing authority reserve the right to terminate the service of project personnel even during the agreed contract period or extended contract period without assigning any reason.
  21. Leave shall be as per the institutional policy for project staff.
  22. NIV reserves the right to cancel/modify the recruitment process at any time during the process, at its discretion.
  23. No accommodation can be provided for any candidate in case the process of the test/interview gets delayed till late evening or following day/s due to the overwhelming crowd of candidates. Candidates are advised to carry their Tiffin box/food items/snacks to avoid inconvenience.
  24. The decision of the Director, NIV, will be final and binding.
  25. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  26. Corrigendum/addendum/further information, if any, in respect of this advertisement, will be published on our websites only.
  27. Due to the short-term nature of the research project and the urgency of shouldering the workload, preference will be given to regional/local candidates so as to join immediately.
  28. Candidates must bring their duly filled in application form in the prescribed format with a recent passport size color photograph along with a detailed biodata/C.V. and all relevant documents; in original; with one set of self-attested photocopies, in proof of their educational qualifications [all certificates and mark-sheets from 10th Std. onwards], working experience, age, caste, and photo id [Aadhar Card/Indian Passport/PAN Card/Driving License] etc., failing which their candidature will not be considered. Please note that no candidate will be permitted to enter the premises of NIV without having a valid photo id. Similarly, entry will not be allowed for candidates arriving after 10:00 am.

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