CFTRI Agricultural Sciences Project Jobs - Apply Online Now

CFTRI Agricultural Sciences Project Jobs – Apply Online Now


Engagement to the positions of Project Associate Level-I and Project Assistant Level-I

CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, a constituent National Laboratory of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), desires to engage qualified candidates as Project Associate Level-I and Project Assistant Level-I on a purely temporary contractual basis in the project entitled “Transglycosylating α-glucosidase (tAG) for lowering in-vitro digestibility in food products” (MMP025201) for a period initially for one year and extendable up to one year at Microbiology & Fermentation Technology Department, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, Karnataka. The details are as follows:

The minimum essential qualification, experience, etc. for all the below temporary positions are as under:

Sl.No Name of Position & Level No of Positions Essential Qualification Job Requirements Subject Panel(s) to be chosen in the portal
1 Project Associate – I (PAS-I) 1 Master’s Degree in Natural or Agricultural Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Technology from recognized University or equivalent Conduct experiments, perform quality control analysis, and document findings Microbiology or Biochemistry or Biotechnology
2 Project Assistant (PA) 1 B.Sc./3 years Diploma in Engineering & Technology in the areas mentioned below. Data collection, experiments, quality control, processing assistance, and project-related tasks. Microbiology or Biochemistry or Biotechnology


Essential Qualifications: See column No. 4 in the above table.

Desirable experience: Working experience in Microbiology, Enzyme Biochemistry, Bioreactor and Biotechnology.


  • ₹25,000/- + HRA (18%) – for the post (Sl.No.1)
  • ₹20,000/- + HRA (18%) – for the post (Sl.No.2)

Terms and Conditions:

a) Candidates should not have exceeded 35 and 50 years of age as on 08-05-2024 i.e., the last date of receiving the applications for PAS-1 and PA, respectively.

b) The engagement of PAS-1 and PA is exclusively for the above-mentioned research work.

c) The engagement will be contractual and purely on a temporary basis for a maximum period of one year and extendable up to one year based on the performance of the candidate.

d) The engagement under the externally funded project does not confer any right/claim whatsoever either explicitly or implicitly on the appointee for regular appointment in CSIR-CFTRI, against any post or otherwise under any legal conditions precedent.

e) Performance of the Project Staff will be reviewed periodically. In case the performance is not satisfactory, the engagement could be terminated with one month’s notice or one month’s stipend in lieu thereof.

f) No TA/DA will be given to the candidates for attending the interview.

g) Eligible candidates may submit online application at along with necessary attachments of the certificates in support of date of birth, caste, qualification/experience etc. on or before 08-05-2024 under the subject panel Food Science & Technology including Microbiology/Biochemistry/Biotechnology. Applications of those candidates, which are already active in the above subject panels for PAS-I and PA with the above eligibility requirements will be considered by default.

h) Relaxation in age in respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD/OBC will be applicable as per CSIR/GOI instructions.

i) If the candidate is already working in CSIR/CSIR-CFTRI, a “NOC” from the current PI is mandatory for applying for the aforementioned project. In case the candidate is selected, engagement under this project would be made only after submission of ‘No Dues Certificate’ and resignation from the previous project.

j) The maximum duration for which Project staff could be engaged in different projects taken together will be 5 years. Candidates who have already served CSIR-CFTRI or any other lab/institute of CSIR as Project Staff at any level in CSIR projects (including NMITLI projects, OLP/MLP, Contract R&D and non-CSIR funded projects) for a total period of 5 years or more are not eligible for these engagements.

k) CSIR-CFTRI reserves the right to cancel or withdraw the offer of engagement in case of any discrepancy found in the candidature of any empanelled candidate at any stage.

l) Other terms and conditions will be governed as per guidelines issued by the funding agency/CSIR for the engagement of the above project staff as amended from time to time.

m) The Director, CSIR-CFTRI has a right to amend, delete, and add Terms & Conditions to this notification and also reserves the right to cancel the advertisement without assigning any reason thereof or reserves the right not to fill up the posts, if required. The number of vacancies indicated above may vary i.e., it may increase or decrease at the time of actual selection.


How to Apply

Eligible candidates may submit online application only at along with necessary attachments of the certificates in support of date of birth, caste, qualification/experience etc. on or before 08-05-2024 under the appropriate subject panels. No other mode of application will be accepted. Please make sure to choose the appropriate subject panel based on your specialization in the essential qualification required for the position(s) being applied. The onus of selecting the subject panel will be on the candidate only.

Candidates are advised to check the official CFTRI website regularly for addendum/corrigendum and updated information regarding this. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep visiting regularly the website of CSIR-CFTRI.

The short-listed candidates will be informed about the date of the interview through e-mail to the email address mentioned by the candidate in the online application form. No interim enquiry or correspondence will be entertained.


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