JRF-DST Project-Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, India (Kerala)


Location: Kerala, India

Deadline: 25/05/2016

Description: The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) had its humble beginning on July 03, 1990, as Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST), an autonomous society registered under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Society Registration Act of 1955 (Reg.No.418/90) by a group of well-known professionals and social workers for undertaking and promoting research, field studies, action projects, etc., The then Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi had kindly consented to be Chief Patron of the C-DEST Society. It was our pride that Shri K.R. Narayanan, who was one of the first Governing Body Members, then became the President of India.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DST funded research project entitled “Functional studies on the IncRNAs of Plasmodium falciparum and its role in antigenic variation process” in the Laboratory of Dr. Arumugam Rajavelu at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.


Candidates must have first class Masters Degree in Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or any other relevant subjects with good academic records. The candidates in final year of M.Sc (Results awaited) are also encouraged to apply, however the candidate should be qualified at the time of interview.


  1. Qualification in National Eligibility Test [CSIR-UGC NET Including LS /GATE/ DBT-JRF/ ICMR-JRF etc.].
  2. The work includes cultivation of malarial parasite under laboratory conditions, therefore prior experience with cell culture work would be recommended.


28 years as on 25th May, 2016.


Rs.25,000 for the first two years and Rs.28,000 for the third year + 20% HRA for National Eligibility Test (NET) qualified candidates.

Rs.12,000/- + 20% HRA for the first two years and Rs.14,000 for the third year + 20% HRA for those who are not qualified National Eligibility test.


Three years or till termination of the project whichever is earlier. The initial appointment will be given for 2 years and further extension will be based on the performance.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply and will be called for interview. In the event of more than 10 candidates being short-listed by screening the applications, a written test will be conducted before the selection interview and only those who are successful in the written test will be interviewed. No TA/ DA will be given for appearing in the interview.

How to apply:

Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format (Download here) with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials & experience to reach the undersigned on or before 25th May, 2016. Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, advertisement number and job title. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise).

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