Sunday, August 23, 2015



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 Associatcship Is tenable In Research Institution / Universities including non­profit R&D Institutions within India. The Associateships are awarded under a spouse red by the Department of Biotechnology. Ministry of Science and Technology. Government of India.

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 yearsof the award of Ph.D.. M.D. M.S. degree; however, may be relaxablc (by 2 years) in case of in-service candidates. Those who have already submitted the Ph.D.'M.D.'M.S. thesis arc also eligible to apply (attach proof of submission front the Registrar / Controller of examination-.! The application 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.

The Research Associatcship 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 Associatcship may be extended upto 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. 36,000-40,000/- 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. 28,000.- 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 Associatcship. 'I he Associatcships 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 of his1 her sabbatical.' study leave, in a different Institute / University.

The candidates will be selected based on their C.V. and performance in the interview. 'Die 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'D A to attend the interview. 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 strictly as per the formal available al'dbtra.html. The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one [«: 11;*-■ synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent for availing the Associatcship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the Associatcship, he she will complete the tenure of the Associaleship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the Associatcship only if accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.

Applications should be addressed to: Co-ordinator 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 please visit our website:

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

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