Biotechnology Overseas Associateship to Scientists Working in North Eastern States

INTRODUCTION

Award of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship to Scientists Working in North Eastern States under Special Programme for the Northeast: 2011-12 Applications are invited from Indian Nationals working in any of the North-Eastern States of India for the award of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (2011-2012) under the special programme for the northeast for conducting research or training in overseas research laboratories in different areas of biotechnology such as (i) agriculture, food and feed biotechnology; (ii) animal biotechnology; (iii) aquaculture and marine biotechnology; (iv) food and nutrition; (v) environmental biotechnology (vi) industrial biotechnology : materials biotechnology, reaction and process design; (vii) medical biotechnology; (viii) nano-biotechnology and bioengineering; (ix) bioinformaticsand IT enabled biotechnology; (x) intellectual property and patents law.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Applicants possessing a PhD in the area related to biotechnology, life sciences or a MD degree with a good record of research contribution in the field of research are eligible to apply. They should hold regular/ permanent positions in Government recognized research and academic institutions/universities located In any of the North Eastern States (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) working continuously for the last two years and should be actively engaged in biotechnology or related R&D and educational activities. Applications from persons working on temporary positions (eg. Research fellows or associates etc.) will not be considered. Preference will be given to the candidates who are permanent residents of any of the northeastern states.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Long-term associateship · Duration : one year (not extendable). · Entitlements : (a) Monthly Associateship amount @ US $ 2400/- or its equivalent in the country of study; (b) Preparatory allowance of Rs. 12000/- (one time grant); (c) Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back. · Age limit : not exceeding 40 years as on 31.8.2011. Short-term associateship · Duration : three months or six months (not extendable). · Entitlements : (a) Monthly Associateship amount @ US $ 2400/- or its equivalent in the country of study; (b) Preparatory allowance of Rs. 10000/- (one time grant); (c) Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back. · Age limit : not exceeding 50 years as on 31.8.2011.

PAY PACKAGE

Candidates should submit their applications through proper channel (only one hard copy) as per the format which is available in the above mentioned website link to Dr. T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road NewDelhi-110 003 Last date for receiving applications: 5th August 2011
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