DBT RA Notification 2015 in Biotechnology & Life Sciences


Award of DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Dept. of Biotechnology

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 associateships are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Eligibility:

The applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Science, Engineering or M.D. or M.S. (Medical) 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 2-3 years of the award of Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree; however, may be relaxable (by 2 years) in case of in-service candidates. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D/M.D./M.S. thesis are also eligible to apply (attach proof of submission from the Registrar/ Controller of Examinations). The applicants 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.

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 up to 5 years. In both cases, renewal is subject to satisfactory annual academic progress. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs. 36000/-  40000/- per month and a research contingency grant of Rs. 50000/- 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. 28000/- per month till 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 Ph.D/M.D/M.S degree or with the doctoral thesis supervisor or continue on doctoral thesis work. Candidates who are already in regular employment can avail the associateship during the period or his/her sabbatical/study leave, in a different Institute/University.

Mode of selection

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 October/November 2015. The candidates called for interview will not be paid TA/DA to attend the interview. If the candidate accepts the associateship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

Mode of application

Candidates may submit their application on plain paper strictly as per the format available at http://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html. 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.

Application should be addressed to:

Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program
Department of Biochemistry,

Indian institute of Science Campus
Bangalore – 560 012

The last date for the same is September 30. 2015 and the envelope should be cleared marked as “DBT-Research Associateship”.

For details and Application form visit:

http://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html

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