Regular Faculty Scientist Positions at RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Research Officer Position in RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Designation/Position- Regular Faculty Scientist Positions

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, India, invites applications for the Regular Faculty Scientist Positions from eligible and interested candidates.

About- Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology is a research institute in India, exclusive to research in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. It is located at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala in India. Regular Faculty Scientist Positions

Research/Job Area- 

Location- Thiruvananthapuram


Applicants must have a demonstrated excellent record of scientific productivity in the form of outstanding publications in peer reviewed scientific journals in areas listed above or related to cancer biology. Scientists with outstanding track records in innovation and product development must have a track record of internationally valid and productive patents and demonstrated interaction with commercial or industry partners. Applicants should have a commitment to excellence and willingness to collaborate in inter-disciplinary projects. Quality of scientific productivity, the capability of independent thinking, track record of translational, clinical or applied research as well as extra mural funding will also be major factors in deciding the selection.

The Faculty will be provided shared laboratory space and adequate start-up resources. They are expected to generate significant extramural project-based funding.

Scientist C
Number of Positions- 3
(SC-1, EWS-1, UR-1)
MD or PhD or equivalentThree to Five years postdoctoral experience plus peer reviewed high-quality publications both as first, corresponding and as co-author in multi-centric studies.
Product development scientists with excellent track records in technology development, patents, track record of transferring to industry and commercialization will be preferred
Scientist E-I
Number of Positions – 1
MD or PhD or equivalentSeven years postdoctoral experience or equivalent research experience post PhD, plus peer reviewed high-quality publications both as First and Corresponding Author as well as and as coauthor in multi-centric studies
Product development scientists with excellent track records in technology development, patents, track record of transferring to industry and commercialization will be preferred

Job/Position Description- 

Salary and other benefits will be as per Government of India & RGCB Institute rules and include dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance, leave travel concession and national pension scheme (defined contribution-based pension scheme of Government of India). Besides this, reimbursement of children education allowance and medical expenses as per rules of the Institute is also admissible. Terms and conditions not specified herein shall be as per relevant Government of India or RGCB rules.

The salary structure currently followed at RGCB is shown below:

Scientist E-I12
Scientist C11


Level 1 Screening

An Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will be determining whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised scientist position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. Applications shortlisted after the Level I screening by the ISC will be sent for Level 2 screening.

Level 2 Screening

A Faculty Screening Committee (FSC) will analyze the applications forwarded to it by the ISC after Level 1 screening. Level 2 screening includes detailed review of the applicant’s credentials, publications, achievements, etc. The FSC will decide whether the applicant can be considered and forward such recommendations to the Scientist Selection Committee (SSC). The Chairman of the Faculty Screening Committee will be a member of the SSC.

Final Selection Procedures

The SSC will speak to shortlisted applicants personally (either in person or through video conferencing), go over their plans and ideas with them and understand their long-term career goals. They will also assess the applicant’s value to the development of RGCB and its R&D programs. The SSC will take the final decision on whether to advice the institute to make an offer to the applicant and if so which grade of scientist is to be offered. The institute will then make a final administrative decision on this.

How to Apply- 

  1. Applications in prescribed format with resume/curriculum vitae and attested copies of all necessary certificates, experience certificates and other supporting documents may be submitted by post to THE DIRECTOR, RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY, POOJAPPURA, THYCAUD P.O, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 695014, KERALA on or before January 25, 2023. Applications sent by post, must contain on the envelope, the name of the position applied for. Alternatively, applications can be sent by e-mail enclosing a SINGLE PDF FILE, including all needed documents as above, to on or before January 25, 2023.
  2. The Institute reserves the right to withdraw any/all the advertised post(s) at any time without assigning any reason.

Last Date for Apply– 25 January 2023

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