CSIR-CFTRI Project Vacancy Food Sciences

CSIR-CFTRI Project Vacancy Food Sciences, Life Sciences, Biotech, Biochem – Apply Online


Engagement to the position of Project Associate Level-II

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-II on a purely temporary contractual basis in the project entitled “Development of mulberry sericin powder for nutraceutical applications (Second phase)” (GAP0649) for a period of six months at the Department of Biochemistry, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, Karnataka. The details are as follows:

Name of Position & Level: Project Associate – II (PAS-II)

No of Position(s): 1

Stipend & HRA: Rs.28,000/- + HRA

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

Name of Position & Level: Project Associate – II (PAS-II) 1

No of Position(s): 1

Essential Qualification: M.Sc. Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Food Science/Life Sciences from a recognized University with two years of experience in Research and Development in Academic Institutions or Science & Technology Organisations

Job Requirements: 

  • Conduct biochemical assays
  • Molecular biology, Handling Cell culture and Animals, and to document findings

Subject Panel(s) to be chosen in the portal

Food Science &

; Technology incl Nutrition
Life Sciences

Desirable experience:
Working experience in Biochemistry, Food science and technology, Cell culture and Animal handling.

Terms and Conditions:

a) Candidates should not have exceeded 35 years of age as on 23-05-2024 i.e., the last date of receiving the applications.
b) The engagement of PROJECT ASSOCIATE-II is exclusively for the above-mentioned research work.
c) The engagement will be contractual and purely on a temporary basis for a period of six months.
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 https://patcell.cftri.res.in along with necessary attachments of the certificates in support of date of birth, caste, qualification/experience etc. on or before 23-05-2024 under the subject panel Food Science including Nutrition/Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Life Sciences. Applications of those candidates, which are already active in the above subject panels for Project Associate-II 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 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.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates may submit an online application only at https://patcell.cftri.res.in along with necessary attachments of the certificates in support of date of birth, caste, qualification/experience etc. on or before 23-05-2024 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 https://cftri.res.in/ 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 email 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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