Research Associate (RA) in DFRL, DRDO, Mysore, India, Apply by 31 October 2021

Research Associate (RA) in DFRL, DRDO, Mysore, India, Apply by 31 October 2021

Designation/Position- Research Associate (RA) in DFRL

DFRL, DRDO, Mysore, India invites application for Research Associate (RA) in DFRL from eligible and interested candidates

About- Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) under the aegis of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Govt of India is engaged in the R&D activities with an objective to cater to the food requirements of the Armed Forces deployed at extreme environmental conditions. The main focus of the laboratory is in carrying out cutting edge research in the field of Food Science and Technology which comprises research work in the areas of development of long shelf life ready to eat convenience foods, preservation of foods using various processing techniques, development and evaluation of newer food packaging materials, analysis and development of test kits for the detection of food spoilage and development of various functional, performance-enhancing and stress reliving foods based on natural plant materials. The laboratory is well equipped with the state-of-the art analytical and other food processing facilities.

Research/Job Area- 

Food Science & Technology/Food Science/ Food Technology/Food Science & Nutrition/ Bio- Chemistry/Microbiology/ Polymer Science & Technology / Polymer Engineering

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FellowshipDRDO Fellowship/ ProjectEssential QualificationTotal vacanciesArea/s of Research
Research AssociateDRDO FellowshipPh.D. or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching, and design and development experience after MSc/ME/M.Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation indexed (SCI) journal01Food Science & Technology/Food Science/ Food Technology/Food Science & Nutrition/ Bio- Chemistry/Microbiology/ Polymer Science & Technology / Polymer Engineering

UPPER AGE LIMIT: 28 years for JRF and 35 years for RA as on last date of receipt of application (Age is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ ST and 3 years for OBC as per Govt. rules).

Job/Position Description- 

Applications are invited from young, meritorious and motivated candidates of Indian Nationals for the post of DRDO Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) and Research Associate (RA) to work m ongoing and future research projects of DFRZ, Mysore and the selected JRFs will be facilitated to register for Ph.D, programme in the respective disciplines.

Recruitment of Junior Research Fellows – 4 posts and Research Associate — 1 post

The monthly Stipend for JRF is Rs. 31,000/- and for RA is Rs. 54,000/- + HIRA as per DRDO rules.

The tenure of Junior Research Fellowship is initially for two years and will be extended for one year as SRF, subject to satisfactory performance to be assessed by the Committee. The tenure of Research Associate is only for 2 (two) years only

  • Qualification for the above post will be determined as on last date of receipt of application.
  • Application form is downloaded from

How to Apply- 

  1. Application form appended in this advertisement may be typed and submitted along with copies of testimonials/ documents (as mentioned in the Para 3) to the Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Siddhartha Nagar, Mysore-570011 through Speed post only. Applications sent through courier will not be received and accepted. The envelope containing the applications may be super-scribed as. Recruitment of lunior Research Fellows and Research Associate.
  2. Candidate will have to mention the Position and Subject for which he/ she appears/ applied
  3. Antecedent of selected candidates will be verified at the time of joining, if selected.
  4. Admission shall not be claimed by any candidate as a matter of right, The admission shall be entirely at the discretion of the Selection Committee of the Laboratory which may refuse to admit any candidate without assigning any reason thereof. Number of seats for JRF may increase or decrease without prior notice.
  • Short-listed candidates shall be called for written test/ interview at Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore. Information will be sent through e-mail/ speed post to the shortlisted candidates. NO T A/ DA will be paid for attending the written test/ interview.
  • Candidates may bring project report/ technical work demo in support of their candidature,
  • The last date to receive the application is 30 days from the date of advertisement.

Last Date for Apply– 31 October 2021

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