Multiple Vacancies for DBT sponsored ‘Challenge Programme on Chickpea Functional Genomics’ scheme @ NIPGR


The National Institute of Plant Genome Research (formerly known as National Centre for Plant Genome Research) is an autonomous institution aided by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The Institute’s establishment coincides with the 50th anniversary of India’s independence as well as birth anniversary of Prof. (Dr.) J. C. Bose. The formal announcement was made on November 30th 1997. This Institute has already placed India among the major contributors to plant genomics. It is hoped that in coming years, the ongoing efforts of NIPGR will allow India to emerge as one of the most important national and international resource institutes for material, knowledge and technologies in the areas of functional, structural, evolutionary and applied genomics of plants, including crop plants.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for filling up the purely temporary positions of one Research Associate (RA), one Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and one Laboratory Assistant in the DBT Sub-project-3A entitled “Understanding seed nutrient dynamics by system bilogy approach” under DBT sponsored ‘Challenge Programme on Chickpea Functional Genomics’ scheme under the supervision of Dr. Subhra Chakraborty, Scientist, NIPGR.

Project Title: “Understanding seed nutrient dynamics by system bilogy approach”

Position I

Post Title: Research Associate

No. of Posts: One


As per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project


Candidates having Ph.D. degree (awarded) from recognized University in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Plant Science/ Life Sciences/Bioinformatics or related field with atleast three years post-doctoral research experience or at least two research papers in the journals of International repute are eligible to apply. Candidates having experience in the area of functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, multiomics and system biology will be preferred.

Position II

Post Title: Junior Research Fellow

No. of Posts: One

Emoluments: As per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project


Candidates having M.Sc. degree or equivalent (with minimum 55% marks) in Biotechnolgy/Biochemistry/Plant Science or Botany/ Life Sciences/Bioinformatics/ Molecular Biology or any other related field are eligible to apply. The Candidate having experience in advanced multiomics, big data analysis, molecular and system biology techniques will be given preference.

Position III

Post Title: Laboratory Assistant

No. of Posts: One

Emoluments: Rs. 15000/- per month.


Candidates having B.Sc. degree with five years working experience in government R&D Laboratory assisting in the field of molecular biology and genomics.

Tenure: The positions are purely temporary and are co-terminus with the project. The initial appointment will be for one year, which can be extended/curtailed on the basis of assessment of the candidate’s performance and discretion of the Competent Authority.

NOTE: NIPGR reserves the right to select the candidate against the above post depending upon the qualification and experience of the candidate. NIPGR reserve the right to relax any of the qualification(s) in case the candidate is found suitable/well qualified by the Selection Committee. Reservation of post shall be as per Govt. of India norms.

How To Apply:

Eligible candidates may apply by sending their complete application in the given format. The attested copies of the certificates and proof of research experience (if any) are to be attached with the hard copy of application. The applications should reach at the address given below on or before 16th July. The envelope must be superscribed by “Application for the Post of RA/JRF/Lab Assistant in “Challenge Programme on Chickpea Functional Genomics” of Dr. Subhra Chakraborty, Scientist, NIPGR.

Note: ONLY hard copy of the application in the above format will be accepted.

Application Deadline: 16th July, 2016

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