DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences 2013
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of “DBT-Research Associateship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology. The Associateship is tenable in Research Institution/ Universities including non-profit R&D Institutions within India.
The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. The Associateship can be availed within 3 years of the award of Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree; however, may be relaxable in case of women (by 2 years) and in- service candidates. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D./M.D./M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply.
Age preferably should be below the age of 40 years and 45 years in case of women and in-service candidates. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.
Duration of fellowship: 2yrs.In exceptional eases, depending upon the progress of the research, the Associateship may be extended upto 5 years.
Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs.22,000-24,000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs.50,000 per year, payable to the host Institution. Candidates who are yet to be awarded the Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 18,000 per month till the award of the degree. The associate would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to Research Associateship. The Associateship normally are not availed at the same Institution where candidates have earned their Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree.
The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in November 2012 and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the Associateship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.
Candidates may submit their application on plain paper alongwith bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc, Ph.D./M.D./M.S.), One page synopsis of Ph.D./M.D./M.S. thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent for availing the Associateship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the Associateship, he/she will complete the tenure of the Associateship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the Associateship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.
Applications should be addressed to:
Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program,
Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Campus,
Bangalore – 560 012.
Deadline: October 31, 2012 and the envelope should be clearly marked as DBT-Research Associateship.