ICMR-NIOH Non-Medical Project

ICMR-NIOH Non-Medical Project Research Scientist Job With Rs. 67,000 pm Pay – Applications Invited

Recruitment Notification

Applications are invited through E-mail for the following post to be filled up through personal interview (online/offline (virtually through zoom or any other application)) under the time-bound research project ICMR intramural project (IMRG Project ID: IIRP-2023-0000225) entitled “Development of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOP) module for immunotoxicity of per-/ poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through exploration of the mechanisms behind suppression of vaccine-induced antibody response” funded by ICMR at ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) Ahmedabad. The posts are purely temporary, ad-hoc & on a contractual basis and co-terminus with the project.

Name of Position: Project Research Scientist – II (Non-medical)

No. of Positions: 01 Position.

Essential Qualifications

  1. First class Post Graduate degree including integrated PG degree in any of the following subjects: Toxicology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biotechnology & related Life science disciplines, with three years experience or Ph.D. in the above-mentioned subject.
  2. Second class PG degree including integrated PG degree with PhD in the above-mentioned subject specialization and three years experience.
  3. First Class engineering graduate degree of four years in Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Sciences from a recognized University with three years experience.

Desirable Qualifications

i. Able to perform basic molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, Western blotting and Immunohistochemistry.
ii. Prior experience in handling various automated biochemical analysis platforms, ELISAs, etc.
iii. Candidates having experience in mouse and rat handling will be preferred. Experience in primary and secondary cell culture, isolation of various immune cell subsets, immunological assays such as ELISA, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, western blotting, etc., is highly desirable.
iv. Candidates with National level Qualification exams will be preferred.
v. Prior Experience in various cell culture techniques.
vi. Any prior experience in handling sophisticated molecular biology instruments such as Flow cytometry, ELISPOT readers, etc.
vii. Data aggregation from various scholarly databases. Statistical Analysis using suitable data management and analysis platforms such as SPSS, Prism, Origin, etc.

Age: Upper age limit is 40 years on the date of interview.

Consolidated Salary: Rs. 67,000/- per month + HRA

Mode of Application: Filled up and signed application form along with the documents supporting proof of age, all academic qualifications and research experience, in addition to detailed curriculum vitae with the mention of address and contact number of the applicant to be sent by email to ([email protected]). (last date of receipt of application through email mode is 16th June 2024. 11.59 PM).

Date, Time and mode of Interview: 21st June 2024, at 11 am onwards (further instructions to shortlisted candidates will be shared on their registered e-mail) through hybrid mode (physical/online through video conferencing)

Place of work: ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad.

Job Requirement/Description

Immunological work related to cell culture, animal experimentation, field studies in the areas of PFAS exposure. Necropsies of the experimental animals, tissue preservation, handling and processing for downstream applications and tasks as mentioned in the desirable qualification section.

Tenure: Initially for one year and likely to continue till the completion of the project.


The interested candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria of eligibility and qualifications may submit the prescribed application form attached with this notification through email to: [email protected] along with a copy of their detailed bio-data with self-attested copies of the certificates: (a) Proof of Date of Birth (b) Qualification (c) Experience (d) Recent Passport size Photograph (e) Other testimonials as applicable.

The last date for submission of the application form and documents through E-Mail is 11.59 P.M on 16.06.2024. (List of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on ICMR-NIOH website).

Selection Procedure:

  • The shortlisted candidates will only be called for an Interview. Interview will be conducted through physical or through video conference mode or in hybrid mode The Interview will be conducted at ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad with prior intimation to the candidates.
  • Qualification & experience required are as per guidelines: Experience shall be counted after acquiring the essential qualification. Age limit and experience will be considered as on the date of the interview.
  • Initially, the appointment is for the tenure mentioned in the tables (Six months or One year) for the respective post from the date of assignment of duty and is likely to be extended for 6 months if required subject to performance evaluation by the Project Investigator.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be intimated through e-mail only on further procedures of recruitment.
  • The selected listed candidate will be required to produce original documents for verification at the time of joining.
  • Submission of incorrect or false information during the process shall disqualify the candidature.
  • Any further information may be downloaded from the ICMR-NIOH website, which will be updated from time to time.
  • Date of personal discussion/written test may be changed due to administrative reasons. Hence, candidates are advised to check the website before appearing for personal discussion/written test.
  • The decision of the Director/Director-in-Charge/Competent Authority, ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad will be final in this regard.
  • Canvassing in any form will be considered as a disqualification.
  • The engagement to the project position is purely on a time-bound contract basis and the Competent Authority reserves the right to dispense with the engagement, at any time without assigning any reasons.
  • The engagement can be terminated during the tenure at any time by giving one-month notice on either side. Your engagement can be terminated forthwith or before the expiry of the notice period, by making payment of a sum equivalent to one-month project position remuneration. However, you will not be permitted to surrender one-month remuneration, in lieu of the period of notice of the unexpired portion thereof and you will be required to serve the full period of notice. (Note — The mandate of one-month notice from either side, as stated herein, will not be applicable in case the project is decided to be closed by the competent authority within a period of less than 30 days/one month.)
  • The engagement will be under the Administrative control of the ICMR-NIOH/Centre of ICMR-NIOH and will be subject to all the rules and regulations of the ICMR-NIOH/Centre of ICMR-NIOH as applicable to fixed term project positions/persons during the tenure/period of engagement.
  • As per project requirement, the posting will be at office/field/site work/travel, etc. at the study site; however, may be temporarily posted to other study sites in the interest of project work.
  • There will not be entitlement to any other allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, LTC, Bonus, etc. Also, the incumbent shall not be provided any medical facility under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules as admissible to regular employees and not entitled to any terminal benefits after the completion of the project period or otherwise.
  • No travelling and/or daily allowance will be admissible either for joining the assignment or on the expiry of the contract. However, while travelling in connection with the assigned work during the period of engagement, you will be entitled to draw TA/DA in accordance with your Stipend/Emoluments, but it will not be at par with the regular/permanent employees of ICMR.
  • Age relaxation will be admissible as per GoI and ICMR norms. Age concession to the extent of service rendered in other ICMR research projects will also be admissible for experienced and skilled persons.
  • Candidates employed in Govt. Service/Semi Govt./Autonomous Bodies of State/Central Govt. should submit a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of written test/walk-in Interview.
  • There will not have any claim on a regular post in ICMR-NIOH/Centre of ICMR-NIOH or in any Dept. of GOI. An undertaking to this effect before joining the project position.

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