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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) invites applications for Scientist positions in Disease Biology (inclusive of, but not limited to Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Diabetes, Infectious Disease Biology, Virology, Immunology of Disease, Stem Cell Biology, Neurobiology, etc.) and Plant Biotechnology.

Applicants who had submitted applications in response to the previous advertisement and who may still be interested can submit their updated applications in the prescribed format that can be downloaded from this website.

Positions open include vacancies at the C, E1, E2 and F levels. Appointments at the C and E1 levels at the discretion of the selection committee may be also made through G.N. Ramachandran Fellowships whose details are explained below. Minimum expected qualifications are also explained below.

Applications will be received throughout the year. Every three months, the duly appointed Screening Committee will examine applications and shortlist those to be forwarded to the Selection Committee. The next round of screening of applications will be in June 2012. Applications received till April 30, 2012 will be considered by the Screening Committee.

Level 1 Screening

An Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will be determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for a scientist position at RGCB (C, E-I, E-II, F or G.N Ramachandran Fellow). Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. Applications shortlisted after the Level I screening by the ISC will be sent for Level 2 screening.

Level 2 Screening

A Faculty Screening Committee (FSC) will analyze the applications forwarded to it by the ISC after Level 1 screening. Level 2 screening includes detailed review of the applicant's credentials, publications, achievements, etc. Applicants may also be invited to give a seminar at RGCB. The FSC will decide in which grade the applicant can be considered and forward such recommendations to the Scientist Selection Committee (SSC). The Chairman of the Faculty Screening Committee will be a member of the SSC.

Final Selection Procedures

The SSC will or its individual members will speak to applicants personally, go over their plans and ideas with them and understand their long-term career goals. They will also assess the applicant's value to the development of RGCB and its R&D programs. The selection committee will also hold direct discussions with the shortlisted applicants either in person or through video conferencing. The SSC will take the final decision on whether to advice the institute to make an offer to the applicant and if so which grade of scientist is to be offered. The institute will then make a final administrative decision on this.

General Conditions/ Instructions

    The Director, RGCB reserves right to not to fill any or all positions advertised.

    The candidates must be citizens of India.

    Merely fulfilling the requirements in the advertisement will not automatically entitle any candidate to be considered for the position. The applications received will be scrutinized and candidates who in the opinion of hte institute are likely to be suitable will be shortlisted for further selection procedures. The Screening and Selection Committees will make appropriate decision on total and individual impact factors in relation to the overall application, research areas and needs of the institute. The decision of the institute in all these matters will be final. No interim enquiries/ correspondence/communication of any sort will be entertained in the matter.

    Persons working under the Central/State Government/Public Sector Undertakings/ Central Autonomous Bodies shall submit their applications through proper channel. They may, however, send an advance copy of the application along with enclosures as required. Those who are unable to forward their application through proper channel may submit NOC from their employer at the time of selection interview, if shortlisted. Without this NOC, the applicant will not be allowed to attend the selection procedures.

    Canvassing in any manner would entail disqualification of the candidature.


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