CFTRI Food Science Job Opening - Apply Now For Project Post

yle="text-align: center;">CFTRI Food Science Job Opening – Apply Now For Project Post


Engagement to the position of Project Associate Level-I

CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, a constituent National Laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), desires to engage qualified candidates as Project Associate Level-I on a purely temporary contractual basis in the project entitled “Development of the pulsing solution for the extension of the vase life of flowers viz., gerbera and carnation” for a period initially for one year and extendable up to two years at Food Packaging Technology department, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, Karnataka. The details are as follows:

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

Name of Position & Level No of Position(s): Project Associate – I (PAS-I) 1

Essential Qualification: B. Tech/M. Tech in Food Science & Technology /M.Sc. Chemistry

Job Requirements: Conduct experiments, perform quality control analysis, and document findings

Subject Panel(s) to be chosen in the portal: Food Science & Technology including Nutrition or Chemistry or Food Engineering & Agricultural Engg.

Desirable experience:

Working experience in food science and technology, shelf life studies, food packaging and chemical analysis.


a. 28,000/- + HRA (18%) – Candidates who have qualified for CSIR-UGC NET, GATE etc. exams conducted by Central Govt. departments and their agencies and institutes for the post.
b. 25,000/- + HRA (18%) for others who do not fall under (a) above.

Note: As per CSIR letter No. 5-1(342)/2015-PD dated 12.01.2023, engagement of Project Staff shall be co-terminus with the term of the Project subject to the condition that the total period of the engagement of a Project Staff in different projects either in the same Lab/Instt. or different Lab/Instt. of CSIR taken together shall not exceed 5 years in any case. Hence, the applicants who have completed the total tenure of 5 years in any of the CSIR Lab/Instt. as Project Staff are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply for the aforesaid positions.

Terms and Conditions:

a) Candidates should not have exceeded 35 years of age as on 22-05-2024 i.e., the last date of receiving the applications.
b) The engagement of PROJECT ASSOCIATE-I 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 two years 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 22-05-2024 under the subject panel Food Science & Technology including Nutrition/Chemistry/Food Engineering & Agricultural Engg. Applications of those candidates, which are already active in the above subject panels for Project Associate-I with the above eligibility requirements will be considered by default.
h) Relaxation in age in respect of candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwBD/OBC will be applicable as per CSIR/GOI instructions.
i) If already the candidate is working in CSIR/CSIR-CFTRI a “NOC” from the current PI is mandatory for applying for the aforementioned project. In a case, if 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.

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 22-05-2024 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.


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