The Associateship is tenable in Research Institutional 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.
Applicants preferably below 40 years of age (below 45 years in case of women candidates), should hold Ph.D 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 but 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. Persons already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.
The Research Associateship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. ln exceptional cases, depending upon the progress of the research, the Associateship maybe extended up to 5 years. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs.16,000 to Rs.18,000 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 Ph.D/M.D/M.S Degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 14,000 per month till the award of Degree. The Associate would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per DST guidelines applicable to Research Associateship.
The Associateships normally are not availed at the same Institution where candidates earned their Ph.D/M.D/M.S. Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the Associateship at their host institutions. However, there will be no restriction for them to receive the salary and other benefits while availing the Associateship in Institutions other than their parent Institutions.
Selection will be based on C.V. and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in November 2009. Those applicants called for interview will be paid ll 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 along with Bio-data, list of Publications (attaching 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 and 2 letters of recommendation (Academic). Applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, Name of the Supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must he 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.
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