DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology

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DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Award of DBT-Research Associateship in 
Biotechnology & Life Sciences

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 resarch institution/Universities including non-proft R & D Institutions within India. The associateships are awarded under a program sonsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
ELIGIBILITY : The applicants should hold a PhD degree in Science degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. The associteship can be availed within 3 years of the award of PhD/MS deree; however may be relaxable in case of women (by 2 years) and in service candidates. Those who have already submitted the PhD/MS thesis are also eligible to apply. The applicants should preferably 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.
DETAILS OF THE AWARD : The Research Associateship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, 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 22000-24000 per month and a research contigency grant of Rs 50000 per year, payable to the host institute. Canidates who are yet to be awarded the PhD/MS degree, if selected will be paid Rs 18000 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 associateships normally are not availed at the same Institution where candidates have earned their PhD/MS degree. Candidates who are already in regular employement can avail the Associateship during the period of his/her sabatical//study leave in a different Institute/University
MODE OF SELECTION : The candidates will be selected based on their CV and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in May 2012 and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their hometown. If the canidate accepts the associateship, he/sh must join the host Institution/University within a month's time
MODE OF APPLICATION : Candidate 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, PhD, MS). One page synopsis of PhD/MS 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 wil 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.
Applicaions should be addressed to :
Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program
Department of Biochemistry
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-560012
The last date for the same is March 30, 2012 and the enveloe should be clearly marked as "DBT-Research Associateship"
Deadline : 30.03.12

http://sid.iisc.ernet.in/dbtadv/DBT_2012.pdf">For more details