DBT Research Associateship in Biotechnology and Life Science 2014


The Department of Biotechnology announces DBT-Research Associateship for pursing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology About DBT Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology established the Dept of Biotechnology in the year 1986 to give a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India In the last sixteen years of its existence the Dept has promoted and accelerated the pace of development of biotechnology in the country Through several R&D projects, demonstrations and creation of infrastructural facilities a clear visible impact of this field has been seen The Dept has made significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, health care, animal sciences, environment, and industry About the Fellowship Program The Dept of Biotechnology has introduced the aforesaid program The Secretary, DBT requested Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to co-ordinate and administer the implementation of the said programme The Associateship is tenable in Research Institute/Universities including non-profit R&D Institutions within India The Associateship are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India


Eligibility The applicants should hold a PhD degree in Science, Engineering or M.D or M.S degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology & Life Sciences and a good academic record Those who have already submitted the Ph.D/M.D/M.S., thesis are also eligible to apply; the applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates Persons already employed are also eligible to apply; however, their applications should be routed through their employers


Period of Fellowship The fellowship is awarded for a period of two years; however, in exceptional cases, based on the progress of research, and overall importance of the project of the Fellows, the fellowship may be extended upto 5 years The evaluation and recommendation for the extension of the fellowship will be made by the host institution as per their internal guidelines The award of fellowships will normally start from 1st April or 1st October in a Calendar year; accordingly, the selection of Fellows will be made twice a year Number of Fellowships Up to 75 Fellowships would be awarded every year; depending on the success and utility of the programme, the number of fellowships to be awarded per year would be revised 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 fellowship may be extended upto 5 years Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs 22,000 - 24,000 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 18,000/- 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 fellowship/Associateships The fellowships cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their Ph.D/MD degree Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the Associateship during the period of his/her sabbatical/study leave, in a different Institute/University Selection Procedure 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 November 2014 and candidates called for interview will be paid II 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 months time


Application Form: Candidates may submit their application on plain paper along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D/MD/MS), one page synopsis of Ph.D/MD/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 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 previous need not apply Application should be addressed to Coordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program, Dept of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore-560012 The envelope should be clearly marked as DBT-Research Associateship The last date for application submission is 27th October 2014
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