Project Scientist Positions at NCCS, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune

Scientist Positions in NCCS, Pune, India, Pay Level 11-14, Total Post = 09

Designation/Position- Project Scientist Positions at NCCS

National Centre for Cell Science, Pune invites applications for Project Scientist Positions at NCCS from eligible and interested candidates

About- The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) is an autonomous institution of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, for a mandate of basic research, teaching & training, and as a national repository for cell lines/hybridomas etc. The centre is located in the midst of academically enriched environment of University of Savitribai Phule Pune Campus, Pune. NCCS invites applications for following posts on various extramural projects purely on temporary basis.

Location- National Centre for Cell Science, Pune


Post Serial No. 1 : Consultant

Essential Qualification & Experience:

Professional having a Ph.D. degree in relevant subject and minimum post qualification experience of 20 years in the requisite field. They should have high competency and established peer reputation. Retired Government employees with (i) Grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- & above & (ii) at least 25 years’ experience in the required domain field would also be eligible for this position.


  1. Minimum 10 years’ experience in microbial ecology and taxonomy
  2. Should be aware of latest developments in bacterial and fungal taxonomy
  3. Experience of working in the management & administration of culture collection activities

Post Serial No. 2 : Scientist ‘D’

Essential Qualification & Experience:

1st Class or equivalent in M. Tech/M. D./M. V. Sc/M. Pharm OR M. Sc. with Ph.D. with original work as evidenced by patents or publications. Evidence of leadership with 9 years experience in R&D OR Ph.D. with at least five years research experience in the relevant subject.

Post Serial No. 3 : Scientist `C’

Essential Qualification & Experience:

1st Class or equivalent in M. Tech/M. D./M. V. Sc/M. Pharm/M. Sc. with 5 years’ experience OR Ph.D. with original work as evidenced by patents or publications. Evidence of leadership with about 4 years’ experience in R&D.

Post Serial No. 4 : Scientist ’13’

Essential Qualification & Experience:

1st Class in M. Sc./M. Tech/M. D./M. V. Sc/M. Pharm with 3 years’ experience in R&D or Ph.D. in relevant field with 1 year post-doctoral experience.

Desirable experience for post serial numbers 2, 3 & 4:

  1. Extensive experience in microbial ecology and taxonomy as evidenced by publications.
  2. Work experience in handling, maintenance and preservation of microbial culture.
  3. Work experience in microbial ecology and familiarity with SOPs involved in large scale

handling and storage of cultures.

  • Work experience in either of the following domain i) Cultivation and long term preservation of anaerobes ii) MALDI TOF based microbial identification iii) Experience of handling various sequencing platforms, iv) Bioinformatics (analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, website and database management) v) Fungal Taxonomy (Sanger sequencing experience is plus) and vi) Cultivation, preservation and taxonomy of cyanobacteria.

Job/Position Description- 

NCCS invites applications from Indian nationals possessing excellent academic record and relevant work experience for the following posts on the Project entitled “Establishment of Centre of Excellence for National Centre for Microbial Resource” (NCMR) purely on temporary basis till the end of the project i.e. up to September 30, 2023.

Name of the postNo of postsUpper Age LimitScale of Pay/Consolidated PayReservation
ConsultantOne63 YearsRs.50,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/- depending upon educational qualification & experienceNA
Scientist ‘D’One45 YearsPB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + 7600/- Grade PayUR (01)
Scientist ‘C’Three40 YearsPB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + 6600/- Grade PayUR (02), 013C (01)
Scientist ‘B’Two35 YearsPB-3 Rs.15600-39100 + 5400/- Grade PaySC (01), EWS (01)

How to Apply- 

Application in the prescribed format* duly filled in along with self-attested photocopies of all the certificates showing date of birth, educational qualifications, work experience, details of the exam passed (SSC onwards mark sheets), salary certificate, caste certificate, ifany and other relevant documents in a sealed envelope super-scribed “Application for the post…. NCCS/NCMR/PO2/2023” should reach by post to “THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CELL SCIENCE (NCCS), NCCS Complex, S. P. Pune University Campus5, Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411 007, Maharashtra, India'” on or before 24th February 2023. ..(Post Serial Number & Category) against Advt. No.

Last Date for Apply– 24 February 2023

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