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Govt BARC Life Science Junior Research Fellowships 2019 Opportunity for Life Sciences candidates to avail 25 Junior Research Fellowships 2019 at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai. Interested candidates can check out all of the details on the fellowship. the eligibility, the stipend offered, the application procedure, timelines and more below: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA BHABHA ATOMIC RESEARCH CENTRE ADVERTISEMENT NO. 2/2019 SELECTION OF JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS By Diluxi Arya

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, is a premier institute dedicated to the intense multi-disciplinary research supporting the ambitious nuclear energy program of India. BARC is enabling young, gifted and motivated students to contribute to path-breaking discoveries in frontier regions of scientific research and cutting-edge technology by providing Junior Research Fellowships in the areas of Physical, Chemical and Biological Sciences. Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships at this Centre. Each of the selected candidates will register for PhD at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI a deemed to be University of Department of Atomic Energy). 1. AREAS OF RESEARCH PROJECTS IN SCIENCE DISCIPLINES Life Sciences Mutation breeding and plant biotechnology, Cancer Biology: basics and drug development, bacterial stress biology and heavy metal bioremediation, Food Technology (Microbiology, preservation and packaging), Structural Biology of proteins, Cancer diagnostics and Immunology, TB diagnostics/treatment. The Centre also promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research in areas applicable to the Programs. 2. AGE LIMIT: The candidate should be an Indian national. The candidate ought to be less than 28 years of age as on the last date for receipt of application. Age relaxation is applicable up to

3 years in the event of Other Backward Class applicants, 5 years in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants and 10 years in the event of persons with disabilities applicants. Note: ONLY SSC/ MATRICULATION CERTIFICATE OR BIRTH CERTIFICATE WILL BE ACCEPTED AS PROOF OF DATE OF BIRTH, NO SUBSEQUENT REQUEST FOR CHANGE SHALL BE ENTERTAINED. 3. QUALIFICATIONS: i. Candidates must have a consistently good academic record and should have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate in B.Sc. and 55% aggregate in M.Sc. from a recognized University. ii. a. Candidates those who’ve finished and awaiting the final results of M.Sc. Degree can also apply. However, such applicants should necessarily attach copies of their mark sheets of B.Sc. Degree and a copy of M.Sc. First-year mark sheet(s) together with the application. Such applicants must have scored marks above 60 percent aggregates until the prior semester/year and minimum aggregate of 60 percent in B.Sc. level. If such candidates eventually join the Fellowship, they have obtained aggregate marks of 55 percent in the qualifying degrees. b. If appearing candidates are chosen for JRF, then they ought to secure 55% marks in aggregate in the

M.Sc. Examination and submit their M.Sc. Degree and mark sheet by October 30, 2019, failing which their candidature may be terminated. iii. Relevant certificates to this effect ought to be submitted at the time of joining the Centre. Wherever the results have been declared as CGPA/ GPA, then it may be converted to percentage and entered. (The formula prescribed by the institute for conversion to be indicated at the time of verification). M.Sc. / Integrated M. Sc is the eligible qualification for the following subjects: Post code: 1.3 Main Subject: Life sciences* (Agriculture, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Botany, Zoology, Plant Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Animal Science, Biomedical Sciences and Biosciences) Additional Requirements: M.Sc. applicants should have at least one of the following subjects at B. Sc. Level :Physics or Chemistry or Biochemistry or Agriculture Chemistry as a main subject. In case of five years integrated M.Sc. the candidates should have studied any one of the above subjects as a subsidiary/ ancillary level. * Candidates with M.Sc/ Integrated M.Sc in Fisheries, Horticulture, Forestry, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Marine Biology, Bio-analytical

Sciences, Bioinformatics, Polymer, Medicinal, Pharmaceutical, Home Science, Aren’t eligible to apply. 4. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION: Candidates that have appeared and successfully cleared the following qualifying exam will be shortlisted for interview at BARC, Mumbai. Applications will be scrutinized and suitability of applicants will be decided on the basis of their academic performance along with the qualifying exam. The recommendation/ decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding. i. With valid UGC-CSIR-NET Fellowship (SLET/ Lecturership isn’t eligible) ii. With valid JEST score of 90 percentile and above iii. With valid ICMR-JRF Test, ICAR-JRF Test. iv. With valid DBT-JRB Biotechnology Eligibility Test At the time of application, applicants must clearly indicate the details of the qualifying examinations listed as above for consideration of the application and submit the proof at the time of interview. 5. SELECTION PROCEDURE Applications will be scrutinized and applicants will be shortlisted for interview according to their academic performance and score obtained in the qualifying exams. Next Page>>>>


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6. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS i. Prior to applying, the candidate must make sure that he/ she meets all of the eligibility conditions mentioned in the advertisement. Candidates must make sure that they fill in the correct info. Furnishing of incomplete, false or misleading information will render the application liable to be rejected. The candidate could be admitted to various stages of the recruitment process based on the information furnished by the candidate in his or her application. Only summary scrutiny of the application will be made prior to the final stage of the recruitment process and detailed scrutiny of the eligibility of the candidate would be done only at the final stage of the recruitment process. Therefore, the candidature of the candidate will stay provisional till detailed scrutiny is undertaken along with the candidate is found eligible in all respects. BARC would be at liberty to reject any application at any stage of the recruitment process in the event the candidate is found ineligible for the post or if it has to do with notice that the candidate has furnished false information. The decision of BARC will be final in deciding the eligibility of the candidate. The mere fact that a call letter has been issued to the candidate and permitted to appear in the interview won’t imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared or entries made by the candidate at his or her application have been accepted as true and correct. ii. Age, qualification, experience, community status, creamy layer status will be reckoned as on the final date for submission of application online. iii. Those that are in employment under any Central/ State Govt./Public Sector Undertakings/ Corporations/ Local Govt. Etc. must submit a No Objection Certificate from the employer at the time of interview. iv. Candidates have to take a printout of this application form generated by the system and submit the same via email: jrf@barc.gov.in along with each of the documents. v. Candidates will have to bring the printouts of their online applications in the time of interview along with original documents. vi. SC/ST/OBC (clearly indicating Creamy Layer status) certification should be according to the format prescribed for employment in Gov-

ernment of India. vii. The original certificates/ documents of these candidates will be verified in the final stage of the recruitment procedure. The shortlisted candidates should bring all original certificates of educational qualifications, experience, date of birth, caste certificate in the prescribed format, disability certificate in regard to PWD candidates, No Objection Certificate if in regular employment under any Central/ State Govt./ Public Sector Undertakings/ Corporations/ Local Govt. etc.. viii. The list of applicants chosen for the award of Junior Research Fellowship is going to be displayed on the BARC site. The chosen candidates will also be informed by mail. The final induction of the chosen applicants as JRFs will be subject to production of necessary documents in original (Proof of Date of Birth/ Caste Certificate/ physically challenged certificate when applicable, B.Sc. / M.Sc. Degree and Mark sheets) on the dates intimated to the candidates by the Department. ix. The number of fellowships indicated within this advertisement is approximate and might vary as per the requirement at the time of final selection. The Centre reserves the right not to fill the fellowships if it’s so desired. BARC reserves the right to screen and call only such candidate as can be found prima-facie suitable for being considered by the Selection Committee. Therefore, just fulfilling the prescribed conditions shouldn’t entitle one to be called for interview. The fellowship will not confer any claim or right for regular employment in the Centre or any Unit of Department of Atomic Energy. Opportunity for meritorious candidates exists for the position of visiting scientist beneath KSKRA scheme. x. Candidates that are NOT meeting the cited qualifications NEED NOT apply. xi. The period of service rendered as research fellow won’t be counted in any post of DAE/Other Government Department. xii. Admission will never be claimed by any candidate for a matter of right. The admission shall be entirely at the discretion of the Selection Committee, which might refuse to admit any candidate without assigning any reason thereof. xiii. No correspondence at all form will be entertained from candidates

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bursed under any circumstances and cannot be held in reserve for any additional recruitment.

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vii) Application fee ought to be paid before or on the final date of receipt of online application.

i) Application fee of 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) is payable at the time of submission of online application. Mode of payment of the Application Fee is only via Online. ii) The application fee is exempted for Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Person with Disabilities. iii) After submission of the online application, the applicant must make online payment of application fee using Application Number generated. If the application fee isn’t paid, the application will be treated as incomplete and rejected. iv) For payment of fee, applicants should click the ‘Make Payment’ option under the’My Account’ menu. The Application number generated while submission of application can be selected from Drop-down box and on clicking on the submit button applicants can go to the next page for making the online payment. v) Detailed guidelines for payment of application fee can be found under the menu”How to Apply → Payment of fees” vi) Fee once paid will not be reim-

8. HOW TO APPLY ONLINE: i. Facility for submission of online application will be available from 13/06/2019 at 1000 hours 12/07/2019 up to 1700 hours the website of BARC i.e. https://recruit. barc.gov.in ii. Applications will be accepted only through online mode. iii. Candidate must read the instructions in the advertisement and online application form carefully before making any entry or choosing an option. iv. Before fulfilling the application form, applicants must keep ready the essential documents/ certifications required. Candidate must fill up personal particulars and details of discipline applied for upload and etc. lately removed front facing passport size photo in JPEG format with size not exceeding 20 KB. Photograph not in conformity with the specification shall render the application liable to be rejected. While filling the online application form candidates Next Page>>>>


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must make sure that all of the essential details are entered. v. While filling out the application online, it’s compulsory for the candidates to indicate that their Qualifying Exam Score details (Name of the Qualifying Exam / Score / Date of Exam) in the column ‘Name of Examination’ under point no.16- “Education and professional qualifications”, failing that their application won’t be processed. vi. A valid email ID and Mobile Number is required for submitting the application online and email ID ought to be kept active until the declaration of results. BARC will send call letter for the interview to the registered/ specified email ID or applicants may be asked to download from the site of BARC. No correspondence will be sent through courier/post. vii. The candidate must make sure that their signature and photo are clearly visible in preview in the time of completing the application in online mode. If photo/ signature exhibited is small or not visible in preview a website, that means photo/ signature isn’t according to the mandatory format and in case the application will be rejected. Therefore, candidates have to guarantee that signature and photo are clearly visible. viii. Before clicking on the submit button, then the candidate is advised to check that all the details filled in are right. Candidate can also make sure that the name, date of birth, etc., have been entered properly in the application form according to the Secondary School Certificate (SSC). Any erroneous information may disqualify the candidature. After final submission of application, no request for change/ correction in any of the information in the appli-

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cation form shall be entertained under any conditions. ix. In the event the original B.Sc. /M.Sc. /Scorecard mark sheets/certificates have been submitted to any other institution for pursuing other courses, candidates have to submit a letter to that effect from the Head of that institution.

vided with subsidized bachelor Hostel Accommodation only for an initial period of one month. The candidates will be assisted to get accommodation on rental basis.

9. COPIES OF CERTIFICATES TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH EMAIL

The chosen candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be paid a stipend of 31,000/- a month. The fellowship will be provided initially for a period of 2 years. Continuation of this fellowship is subject to satisfactory review and performance at the conclusion of every year. On satisfactory performance, the tenure of Fellowship will be further extended and updated to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in the third year onwards with a stipend of 35000/- per month (consolidated). The total period of the fellowship will in no case exceed five years. They’re eligible for contingency grant including book allowance of 32000/per year.

Candidates will be advised to generate a printout after submission of online application and payment of the fee. The candidates are directed to submit the following documents (PDF format only) through email at: jrf@barc.gov.in, quoting APPLICATION NUMBER in the subject line:Educational qualifications supported by appropriate certificates and mark sheets (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) Qualifying Examination legitimate score certification (UGC-CSIRNET; JEST; ICMR-JRF, ICARJRF, DBT-JRB). 10. TRAVELLING ANCE

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Candidates called for the interview will be reimbursed to and fro Third AC railway fare by the shortest route (subject to production of original tickets) according to rules. 11. MEDICAL The chosen candidates are eligible to join the Contributory Health Services Scheme of the Centre as applicable. 12. ACCOMMODATION The chosen candidates will be pro-

13. FELLOWSHIP AND TENURE

Additionally, the fellows qualify for House Rent Allowance of 7440/p.m.(JRF) and 8400/- p.m. (SRF). Candidates are advised to go to the site http://www.barc.gov.in/ periodically for more info and updates in this aspect. 14. CANCELLATION OF THE CANDIDATURE The candidate is cautioned to not furnish any incomplete, false or misleading information or submit any document that’s defective, forged or fabricated or otherwise not admissible or claim fraudulently SC/ST/ OBC/Person with Disability status etc., or resort to any sort of mal-

practice during the selection process. Notwithstanding verification of original records during different phases of the selection procedure, if such a case is detected at any stage of the selection procedure or later on, this Centre reserves the right to withdraw/cancel candidature or selection apart from taking other appropriate legal action. Candidates won’t be permitted to appear for the interview should they don’t bring the print out of the Application along with a valid photo identity card (such a Voter ID, Driving License, AADHAR Card, Passport, College ID) and the files in first at the time of interview. Important Notes: The Application is deemed to have been received only after the receipt of: a) Copy of online application duly filled and signed along with photograph affixed. b) the prescribed fee. c) B.Sc., M.Sc., Degree certificates, Mark Sheets, Qualifying Examination Score Certification, in the email: jrf@barc.gov.in by the final date of receipt of application. Otherwise, the application won’t be processed. CANVASSING IN ANY FORM WILL BE A DISQUALIFICATION RECORD OF THE NON-SELECTED CANDIDATES SHALL NOT BE PRESERVED BEYOND SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION OF SELECT LIST.


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90 Govt Life science Job Openings @ BECIL Govt job opportunity for bsc life sciences candidates at BECIL. Government jobs for life sciences candidates at BECIL – Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited. LIFE SCIENCES CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ONLINE AT BECIL FOLLOWING THE DETAILS GIVEN BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

Post I Name of the Position: Patient Care Manager (PCM) No. of Positions: 20 Age Limit: Not more than 40 Yrs. on the date of joining Fee: Rs.30,000/- per month consolidated with annual increment of 10% Responsibilities: • Management of this patient care coordinators make sure that the PCCs are in complete attendance and make sure replacement/alternative in the event of absenteeism. • Act as the first point of escalation for any issues which are reported by PCCs • • Management of patient movement from waiting area into respective OPDs in batches. • Total management of process implementation Qualification: Full time Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences or full-time Post Graduate Qualifications in Hospital (or Healthcare) Management from a recognized university. Experience: At least one year experience in a hospital after acquisition of the above qualifications. Post II Name of the Position: Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) No. of Positions: 70 Age Limit: Not more than 35 Yrs. on the date of joining Fee: Rs.17,916/- per month Responsibilities: • Help and guide patients in A compassionate manner • Ensure smooth functioning Of this procedure workflow • Manage seating of patients At PRC, waiting areas.

Hundred Fifty only) for SC/ST/PH candidates by cash or demand draft drawn in favor of BROADCAST ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INDIA LIMITED payable at New Delhi may be submitted to Assistant General Manager (HR) in BECIL’s The duly filled in application form Corporate Office at BECIL Bhawan, Experience: At least one year Expe- along with self-attested photocopies C-56/A-17, Sector-62, Noida-201307 rience in a hospital after Acquisition of educational/ experience certifi- (U.P). of this Aforementioned qualification. cates, two passport size photograph, Aadhar Card and non-refundable reg- The last date for submission of How to Apply: istration fee of Rs.500/- (Rupees Five application forms is 12 July 2019. Hundred Only) for General and OBC Selection will be made as per pre- candidates and Rs.250/- (Rupees Two

• Operation of access control scanners • Assisting and providing navigational support to Patient • Qualification: Full Time Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences (preferred) or Bachelors Degree in any field.

scribed norms and requirement of the job. Application forms may be obtained from BECIL’s Corporate Office: C-56, A/17, Sector-62, Noida-201307 or downloaded from www.becil.com.


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Freshers Govt NDDB Trainee Job Opening – Apply Online MSc & MTech candidates with Food Science/ Botany freshers are encouraged to apply online for a Trainee vacancy at National Dairy Development Board. NDDB IS HIRING MSC AND MTECH C ANDIDATES FOR A TRAINEE V ACANCY. INTERESTED CANDID ATES CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE DETAILS ON THE SAME BELOW: By Diluxi Arya

Name of the Position: Trainee Location: Anand Age Limit: (Candidates above 30 years of age as on 01 December 2018 need not apply) Profile Summary: ​The Analytical Laboratory of NDDB i s looking for Trainees for projects o n stability studies, analytical work, q uality control, trend analysis and s tandardization/verification/validation of new methods / creating of databases. Job Category: C entre for Analysis and Learning in Livestock and Food (CALF) Key Roles & Responsibilities:

tance in method standardization. 2 ) Writing project reports / validation documents / PT reports / research publication / stability studies. 3 ) Conduct analytical work for development and standardization as per ISO 17025. 4 ) Provide support in technical aspects of ISO 17043 and ISO 17034. Qualifications:

T he incumbent should be M.Sc. / M Tech. in any branch of Chemis1 ) Review of literature and assis- try / Food Science/ Botany and have

passed out in the year 2018 or 2019. Skills/ Attributes: Technical • K nowledge of advanced analytical procedures and techniques, • A nalytical, interpretation and research skills • G ood Communication and writing skill

task assigned by the supervisor. • Should follow the rules of the organization, ethical practices and safety norms. Remarks:

Skills/ Attributes/Managerial:

• The traineeship position is for a period of one year. • C andidates above 25 years of age as on 01 July 2019 need not apply.

• Able to work amicably in a team a nd efficiently carrying out the

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ICMR, New Delhi Life Sciences Scientist Job With Rs. 54,000 pm Salary MSc / PhD Biotech/Biochem/Zoology & Life Sciences candidates can apply for a Scientist B (Non-Medical) position that is available at ICMR, New Delhi. MSc/ PhD Life Sciences Jobs. MSC & PHD LIFE SCIENCES JOBS. ICMR RECRUITMENT 2019 FOR LIFE SCIENCES CANDIDATES FOR SCIENTIST B POSITION. By Diluxi Arya

Name of the Post: Scientist-B (Non-medical) No. of. Posts: 01 Age: Up to 35 years Salary: Rs. 48,000 + 6,300 (30 percent HRA) pm fixed Essential Qualifications: F irst Class Master’s degree (Life S ciences, Biotechnology, Zoology, B iochemistry) from a recognized University with two years experience in a related field following a Master D egree. OR 2nd class Master’s Degree with a PhD degree in a relevant subject from a recognized University. Desirable Qualifications: 1. Doctorate in a related subject from a recognized university. 2. Added postdoctoral research/teaching experience in a related subject in recognized institute(s). 3 . Knowledge of computer applicat ions or business intelligence tools/ data management. Nature of Duties: Assisting in Co-ordinating and moni toring various activities of this project. How to Apply: C andidates that fulfil the requisite q ualification and want to appear for the walk-in-personal discussion/written test interview may download the format given on the site. Duly filled a pplication together with the copies o f certificates must be submitted in t he time of walk-in-personal discuss ion/written test interview between 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM. After 10:00 A M no candidate is going to be ent ertained for walk-in-personal disc ussion/written test interview for all of the posts. The candidates are also required to bring their original certifi cates/documents in support of age,

q ualifications, experience and categories (if applicable), for verification etc. ), you self-attested copy of each of the certificate/document and seven copies of the duly filled application in the prescribed format.

5 . Following 10:00 AM no candid ate is going to be entertained for w alk-in-personal discussion/written t est/interview for all the aforementioned posts. 6 . Any canvassing on behalf of the c andidate or attempting to bring external influence with regard to selecOther Terms & Conditions: t ion/recruitment will be regarded as 1. The posts must be filled up on pure- DISQUALIFICATION. 7. Age relaxation for reserved categoly temporary basis. 2 . Incomplete/late applications will ries will be according to DOPT rules. be rejected. 8 . Selection will be by competitive 3. Without signed applications will be test and/or interview. 9 . 1 time age relaxation for staff rejected. 4. Application is only going to be ac- working in ICMR Projects in ICMR cepted in the prescribed format. Institute/Centres will be permitted.

1 0. No benefit of Provident Fund, H RA, CCA, Leave Travel Concession, Medical Claim etc. will be considered, since the posts are on a purely temporary/ad-hoc basis. 11. No TA/DA etc. will be given to attend the walk-in-personal discussion/ written test. 1 2. The appointment is terminable w ith one month notice from either side without assigning any reason. 1 3. Considering that the project is only temporary, the incumbents chosen will not have any claim for regular appointments under ICMR or continuation of their services at any other project.


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CSIR NET Expected CutOff For June 2019 Exam + Question Paper Analysis Another study year has passed and lakhs of students appeared for CSIR-NET Life Science. They had prepared throughout the year carefully examining the important questions and the pattern from past year question papers. Many of the students also went through rigorous training with CSIR coaching centers. The D-day has already passed and they know where they exactly stand in relation to their career growth, as CSIR brings an opportunity to be a part of research labs and fulfill one’s dream to be a lecturer in a reputed institution. MANY OF THE STUDENTS FOUND THIS YEAR QUESTION PAPER TO Q UITE DIFFICULT COMPARED TO LAST YEARS’. By Preety Suman

Let us make a quick analysis of this y ear CSIR question paper with respect to the syllabus, expected cutoff, and level of difficulty. Part A - which consists of aptitude a nd reasoning-based questions was m ostly easy this time with a little bit of trick. Eight questions could be solved easily with the help of mathematical formulae. One easy question w as asked from probability. Rest of q uestions. Cancer therapy again had t he questions needed knowledge of a huge weightage including difficult g eneral science, logical reasoning, questions. a nd deep-thinking approach. Simple p hysics and geometry-based quesUNIT 5 - From unit 5, this time certions were also witnessed. t ain questions were asked from previously uncommon topics. Very easy U NIT 1 - As expected in CSIR questions were there from animal deNET June 2019 Exam questions were v elopment, Xenopus, Hox proteins. a sked from Enzyme kinetics, pH A mong plant development, part B buffer, thermodynamics, biochemical questions were of medium difficulty pathways, proteins, and nucleic acid. level, based on anther dehiscence and M atch the following type questions s tigma receptivity. Plant Cell Death were also in Part C. As always, a lot and Senescence based questions were of weight has been given to this unit. also asked. To our surprise, there was no numeri cal from enzyme kinetics. Level of UNIT 6 - In Part B of CSIR NET June difficulty was medium to high. e xam, questions were asked about plant structure, hormones, N-fixation, UNIT 2 - Questions from cell diviand were quite easy. Part C consisted s ion, and organellar structures were of difficult questions from hormones, e asy to medium, while those from p lant respiration, photomorphogenechromatin and actin treadmilling were sis, N- fixation, etc. quite difficult, both in part B and C. UNIT 3 - There were a few questions i n the CSIR NET exam asked from t his unit in Part B, which were not d ifficult. However, part C contained a lot of questions from replication, operon, mutations, which were again more towards the easier side, with the exception of 1-2 tricky questions. UNIT 4 - Receptor-based questions were asked in Part C, which was ana lytical. The level of difficulty of unit 4 was quite high, both for Part B and C. This paper was mostly based o n cellular junctions and matrix, h ost-parasite, hypersensitivity, virolo gy, and general knowledge related

attention from examiners this time in CSIR NET exam. Most of the quest ions were difficult. Questions were direct, based on cladistics, animal and plant classification but required a lot of factual memory. U nit 10 and 11 - Questions from U nit 10 were mostly of the medium difficulty level. However, q. no. 123, b ased on the Lotka-Volterra predat or-prey model was very difficult. Q uestions from Unit 11 were in a r ange from easy to medium. Hard y-Weinberg was once again given due importance. New concepts were introduced, especially in Unit 10.

U nit 12 - Part B had quite easy, m emory-based questions. Few questions were observed from transgenic p lants and T-DNA in Part C, which were quite difficult. This seems like a warning to all those who take unit 12 U NIT 7 - Most of the questions as an option. A deeper understanding w ere ranging from medium to dif- of recent research work is required. f icult in level. Analytical questions were witnessed both in part B and C. U nit 13 - Fluorescence was given S imilarly, match the following type due regard both in Part B and C this questions were also there. Questions time in CSIR NET June 2019 Exam. w ere asked from the cardiovascular Q uestions were difficult and tricky, system, hemoglobin saturation curve, w hich also required a basic underetc. s tanding of the topics from almost all the subunits. Analytical questions UNIT 8 - Easy to difficult levels of were observed from the topics- NMR, questions were asked about pedigree microscopy, patch clamp test, electroanalysis, mutations, LOD score, and p horesis. Numerical was observed p robability, However, overall this f rom Beer-Lambert law. In each part was easy to attempt. e xam, patch clamp seems to be an important part with the need to have UNIT 9 - This unit received a lot of an only basic understanding. Only 1

e asy question related to Normal distribution was there, as far as statistics are concerned. So, now we know the level of complexity of this year June CSIR-NETLife Science question paper. CSIR NET EXPECTED CUTOFF FOR JUNE 2019 Exam: It is assumed that since the level of difficulty was high, the cut-off is going to be lower. The LS cut-off score is expected to be 48%, while the JRF c ut-off score is expected to be 55%, for the general category. l so, the number of fellowships a warded and those qualifying this e xam are expected to reduce. Howe ver, one thing is sure that the level of difficulty is going to rise year after year. The syllabus is also not restricted to the limits of CSIR, in fact, one has to go through recent updates via research papers and review articles. T his also implies that proper guidance is going to be mandatory for upcoming CSIR exams.


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CSIR NET or DBT-BET JRF Exam: Which Is Better? CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) was established as an autonomous body by the Government of India in 1942. It has now emerged as the largest research and development organization in India. THE UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC) CAME INTO EXISTENCE IN 1953 AND BECAME A STATUTOR Y ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA BY AN ACT OF P ARLIAMENT FOR COORDINATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TEACHING, E XAMINATION AND RESEARCH S TANDARDS IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION. By Ms. Urmimala Ray

B oth of these entities award Res earch Fellowships to bright young s tudents for training in methods of research under the expert guidance of f aculty members/scientists working i n University Department/ National Taxonomy, Biochemistry, etc. L aboratories and Institutions in vari ous fields of Science. The program Preparing for CSIR Exam helps you aims at National Science & Technolcover the syllabus of almost all Bioogy Human Resource Development. tech / Life science entrance exams. D BT Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) program is the flagship and the most prestigious program of the Dep artment of Biotechnology (DBT), G overnment of India. Every year around 1000 of students apply for this p restigious program. Department of B iotechnology has an integrated human resource development program. H uman resource is the most crucial requirement for any R &D, teaching, or even production related activities. J RF program was initiated by the department way back in 1985 to enhance the students to pursue research i n the field of biotechnology in the c ountry. This program was initially implemented by the University of P une, then it was shifted to National Cell culture Science, Pune, and of late, Biotech Consortium India Limi ted is helping DBT with the implementation of DBT-JRF.

D BT: The main key objective of t he DBT-JRF program is to provide f ellowship to enough researchers in B iotechnology field in the country. T herefore, DBT-JRF entrance exam w ill have more questions from Biot echnology oriented topics like Recombinant DNA Technology, Immun ology, Biochemical Engineering, e tc. The DBT-JRF entrance exam is e xclusively framed for the Biotechn ology qualifications, hence candid ates with qualifications other then Biotech will have a lot of reading to do. Exam Fees : C SIR: Entrance exam fees are Rs 1000 for general category, Rs 500 for O BC and Rs 250 for SC/ST candidates.

D BT: Entrance exam fees are Rs C SIR or DBT-BET JRF Exam – 1000 for general category, while SC/ Which is better? Let’s Analyze! ST students are exempted from paying fees for the DBT exam Entrance Test Syllabus: C SIR: Several other agencies like C SIR, ICMR and ICAR offer fell owship which are mostly convent ional discipline oriented. Therefore s tudents of Biotechnology are at a disadvantage, as the question papers for their entrance exams are based on m ore conventional disciplines like Botany, Zoology, Cytology, Genetics,

Exam Attempts : CSIR: CSIR entrance exam has unlimited attempts. If you are applying f or JRF the upper age limit is – 28 y ears. Whereas for the LS – Lecturership category there is no age limit. DBT: BET restricts only 3 attempts per candidate during his/her career

Exam pattern: CSIR: Question paper is divided into 3 sections ALL OF WHICH HAVE OPTIONS, which is a bit of a relief in terms of preparation (entire syllabus need not be studied, and students can select units they are comfortable i n). However, negative marking is there in CSIR entrance exam. Part A is common to all subjects containing questions pertaining to General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and n umerical ability, quantitative comp arison, series formation, puzzles, e tc. Part B contains subject-related direct to the point conventional questions from the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Part C contains higher value q uestions of analytical nature where a candidate is expected to apply the s cientific knowledge to arrive at the solution to the given scientific problem, which can be quite challenging. So a detailed knowledge of scientific c oncepts and their application is extremely essential to clear CSIR. From t his year Dec 2019 Exam – CSIR NET Exam will be conducted online and the pattern may change. D BT: Selection for DBT-JRF is t hrough an online MCQ based ent rance test called a Biotech eligibili ty Test (BET) conducted at around 4 0 centers across the country. The test consists of 200 questions, divide d into PART A, CONTAINING 50 QUESTIONS ALL OF WHICH ARE MANDATORY, and Part B in which 5 0 questions must be attempted out o f 150 questions from various field

o f specialization. So while the students have lots of options in Part B to choose from questions on agricultural biotech, medical biotech, pharma-bio tech, neuroscience, they do have a restriction in Part A to answer 50 mandatory questions. Preparation strategy for this exam is to look at the previous year questions and answer keys published on DBT and BCIL website and also following the prescribed curriculum /syllabus which has recently been designed exclusively for BET. Earlier it used to follow the same syllabus as CSIR UGC JRF entrance exam. Qualification Eligibility: C SIR: Eligibility requirements are B S-4 years program/ BE/B.Tech/B. P harma/MBBS/ Integrated BSMS/M.Sc. or Equivalent degree/B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent and students enrolled in integrated MS-Ph.D program with at least 55% marks for General & OBC (50% for SC/ST candidates a nd Persons with Disability). So the qualifying marks for the entrance test is lesser in case of CSIR. D BT: Students with BE, BTech, M .Sc, Mtech or equivalent degrees are eligible for DBT-JRF. However, it s hould be noted that some institutes in the country do not allow Btech or M tech students to register for Ph.D. S tudents with a minimum of 60% m arks in their qualifying degree are eligible. There is a 5% relaxation for SC/ST/Differently abled students. Fellowship Details: Next Page>>>>


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a ward letters, which they can use to get admission in Ph.D.

C SIR: Appearing for the CSIR e xam, has an advantage that fellows hips are offered from both CSIR RA category criteria: and UGC, both having separate merit lists. Needless to say, the number of While both the exams have options fellowships offered by CSIR is much t o apply for the entrance test under more. a Result Awaited (RA) category, yet there is a difference in the criteria to This fellowship can be activated in be fulfilled. ALL research institutes and universities in the country, including deemed C SIR: Candidates just enrolled for u niversities and private institutes. M.Sc are eligible to apply under the There are no restrictions in this area. RA category (provided they complete CSIR/UGC Fellowships can be acti- t he qualifying degree with requisite vated in Universities/IITs/Post Grad- p ercentage of marks within the 2 u ate Colleges/Govt. Research Es- years validity period to avail the felt ablishments including those of the lowship from the effective date of the C SIR, Research & Development es- award.) tablishments of recognized public and e ven private sector industrial firms D BT: BET requires the candidates and other recognized institutions. due to appear in the final examination DBT: JRF has a provision for 250- of their qualifying degree in order to 2 70 fellowships per year, but in the b e eligible for appearing under this p ast years, although not more than category. 1 50-175 students have actually activated the fellowship. Special Grants : DBT JRF has are 2 categories of fellowships. The 1st category offers 275 fellowships which are tenable in any r esearch institutions or universities. U nder the 2nd category, a merit list of 100 students is published; who is eligible to join any of the DBT funded external projects in the country. Howe ver, DBT does not provide fellows hip to these candidates. They have to avail the fellowship from the proj ect that they are working in. Some institutions projects may not even allow the student to register for Ph.D. This is distinct from the 1st category, where the student has to mandatorily register for Ph.D. in order to avail the fellowship.

C SIR: One benefit which CSIR e xam has is that the top students c learing JRF are awarded a special f ellowship called the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Grant. This fellowship stipend amount is Rs.29000/- + HRA per month during the first two years o f the fellowship and a Contingency grant of Rs.70000/- per annum. It may be raised to Rs.34000/- + HRA per month from third year onwards on the basis of assessment through interview. This also has a condition, that if performance is not found satisfactory, it may be reverted to JRF (NET).

noted that the actual activation of the fellowship starts with the registration of Ph.D. The amount & duration of both the f ellowships is similar -a maximum of 5 years. After 2 years, the progress of the student is reviewed, depending on which the student can be upgraded from JRF to SRF (Senior Research Fellowship). Hence the 5 years durat ion is co-terminus with the submiss ion of the Ph.D. thesis, and the actual award of the degree. In case the student finishes early, the fellowship will get terminated. One advantage of the DBT JRF fellowship is that it is directly disbursed t o the students, whereas normally other fellowships are disbursed to the institutes, where the students are pursuing their Ph.D. Very recently, DBT had implemented direct benefit transf er scheme of Government of India with effect from 1st April 2018. Und er this scheme, around 629 fellows hips were transferred to the Junior R esearch Fellows / Senior Research fellows’ respective bank accounts. O ne disadvantage for DBT JRF BET exam is that it does not provide L ectureship Eligibility, which CSIR U GC NET provides. The same entrance for CSIR JRF also determines t he eligibility of candidates (i.e it is o nly the eligibility criteria) for Lect ureship positions in Indian University/Colleges. Those who qualify for JRF are also eligible for Lectureship a utomatically, subject to fulfilling t he eligibility criteria laid down by UGC. But even this is a sector which i s being currently being worked on by DBT-JRF, so even qualifying BET may also provide lectureship eligibility in the coming years.

more chances of getting Ph.D. admissions. Some institutions such as IISc also open up for Midyear admissions a round September, for which CSIR e xam qualification can be very advantageous. The notifications for DBT-JRF exam a re released in the months of January-February and the entrance test is h eld in the month of March- April. The result of the successful candidate is declared by April-May which is an ideal time because in case the student gets admission, he/she can directly be absorbed into fellowship and can start p ursuing Ph.D. immediately without any career break or gaps. Majority of the student section may f ind CSIR qualification to be most p restigious, and also to be opening v aried areas to be pursued for research, but that is because DBT JRF h as not got much awareness among s tudents. And that also makes DBT JRF exam much less competitive. The discipline of BET syllabus bei ng restricted only to Biotechnology and its subfields, needless to say, the p reparation of this exam becomes o nly qualifying subject-specific and t he candidate does not have to vent ure into other subjects, which obv iously is time-consuming. While p reparing for CSIR exam, one also gets prepared for other Biotechnology based entrances including BET, so one should definitely not miss out on appearing for this exam if they are already preparing for CSIR. B iotechnology is knowledge and technology-intensive area, which bec omes obsolete at a very fast pace. D BT aims at fuelling the Biotech economy of the country so that the stud ents can innovate through research in the field of technology which dem ands a constant upgrade in order t o remain competitive in the global e nvironment. However, with CSIR q ualification as well, one can get into a research area of their interest. S o whether it is CSIR or DBT-BET JRF Exam, the scientific community s hould look at making research the ultimate aim of their career.

DBT: On similar lines, DBT is also considering to award the top students i n the merit list of BET with an en- Conclusion: Contingency Grant: h anced fellowship in the name of DBT’s Founder Secretary, Dr. S Ra- D BT-JRF entrance exam happens The contingency can be availed for m achandran. But this is still under o nce in a year, whereas, CSIR hapm inor accessories required for the consideration and may be implement- pens twice in a year, one in the month Ph.D. research work. ed soon. of June and another in the month of S eptember, notifications for which C SIR: A contingency grant of Rs. Common for both CSIR and DBT come in the month of Feb-March and 20,000/ year is provided : S eptember, respectively, which are a lso the time for the declaration of D BT: A contingency grant of Rs. The age limit for both DBT JRF and the previous exams. So this opens up 30,000/ year is provided CSIR is up to 28 years, with a relaxation of 3 years for OBC and 5 years Certificates: t o SC/ST/ Differently abled/women s tudents, (following the reservation C SIR: CSIR candidates receive n orms according to Government of qualifying certificates with their rank India) & score mentioned. It can be used for Whether it is CSIR or DBT-BET JRF a vailing Ph.D. admission at any in- Exam – The validity for the successstitution or get a Teaching Jon at any ful candidates to register for Ph.D. for i nstitution or University if you have both DBT and CSIR entrance exams applied for LS. is 2 years, where the students can util ize the time to pursue Ph.D. in any D BT: Upon clearing the DBT JRF recognized and prestigious university e xam, successful candidates receive or institute of their choice. It has to be www.labs.biotecnika.org


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Top 10 Deadly Diseases With Urgent Need of Vaccinations Ever since organisms developed the complex interactions among them lead to the existence of diseases. Evolution of human and diseases has been going on simultaneously. Mainly the evolution of diseases has been linked to a shift in the way of life from hunter-gather to agrarian. M ANY DISEASES LIKE BUBONIC P LAGUE, SMALLPOX, INFLUENZA, M ALARIA, LEPROSY, TUBERCULOSIS, AND OTHERS FIRST APPEARED D URING THIS PERIOD. THIS TYPE O F HUMAN SETTLEMENTS/COMMUNITIES INCREASED THE POSSIB ILITY OF A DISEASE INFECTING MANY PEOPLE AT A TIME IN A GEOGRAPHICAL AREA I.E KNOWN AS AN EPIDEMIC. By Dr. Sunita Adak

And with time as communities mingled with each other either for trade, w ar, etc. they spread the diseases to new location fueling the pandemic. W ith the constant progress in hum an civilization, people started to d evise techniques to cure or evade diseases. This beckoned the dawn of m edical science and technology and lead to pioneering discoveries and inv entions. We have developed many e ffective treatments like antibiotics, vaccines to name some, but still, we h aven’t completely come out of the grip of diseases. Still, there are many i nstances of new or reemerging outbreaks in the current world regardless o f the advancement, taking a grave toll on the human population as well a s challenging the medical practices and research. Epidemic vs Pandemic Throughout the history of mankind, we find many instances of deadly diseases which are termed as epidemics or pandemics. Though there is a deb ate for these two terms about their a ppropriate usage, officially when a n epidemic crosses the country’s b oundary across continents it is declared to be a pandemic. The earliest recorded pandemic can b e traced back to the Peloponnesian War. The plague which spread across c ountries and continents from Liby a, Ethiopia, and Egypt to Athens. The plague had the symptoms of fev er, skin lesions, bloody throat, and tongue, etc. which killed almost twothirds of the population. It is was the major reason behind the defeat of the Athenians in the war. O f recent, we had many outbreaks of severe nature. One being the Ebola

virus outbreak in West Africa. Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare hemorrhagic and deadly fever, which affects h uman and non-human primates. It spreads via direct contact with an infected animal or a sick or dead person i nfected with the Ebola virus. As it is still restricted to western Africa so still considered an epidemic. A nother such outbreak is of insidious Zika pandemic which had spread across more than 80 countries or geo graphic territories. Zika virus, initially thought as inconsequential as it w as only confined to some African/ A sian countries but in recent years i t had been spread across the world acquiring the status of the pandemic b ecause of the vector – ubiquitous m osquito Aedes aegypti. The most dangerous feature of the disease is the unprecedented ability to harm the unborn child. T hough these are some examples t here are any more instances of epidemic and pandemic occurring in the world. For all such recent outbreaks, a lot of research is going on in treatment, disease management, and prevention in the form of vaccine development. Vaccines T he concept of a vaccine has been existing for a long time, but a significant and distinguished experiment by Edward Jenner helped to establish the concept. His work involved inoculation of a 13-year-old boy with vaccinia virus which successfully imparted resistance against smallpox. With this

s uccessful immunization process, m any researchers including Louis Pasteur, Alexander Glenny, etc. contributed to further develop the field of vaccinology. B asically, any biological immunog enic preparation with the ability t o impart immunologic resistance against disease is a vaccine. Vaccine p reparation can range from a weakened or killed microbe to an isolated toxin or surface protein and carbohyd rate. Recent developments in RDT have been utilized to create recombinant vaccines and recombinant vector vaccines. Another latest development i s multisubunit vaccine and DNA v accine is in pipeline. A vaccine is a mimic of the pathogen which can s timulate the immune system but should not cause the diseases. The mechanism behind the vaccine is the activation of adaptive immunit y to generate memory cells, which can immediately stop the pathogen in case of infection by triggering memory response. Memory response is very intense and rapid immune response in form antibody production and activat ion cell-mediated immunity, which e liminates the infection/pathogen from the body before it can cause disease. Vaccine Preventable Diseases According to the World Health Organization (WHO), active immunization by vaccination saves the lives of 2.5 million people on a yearly basis. The best instance could be of small-

pox, a deadly and disfiguring disease caused by the Variola virus which has r avaged the human population for t housands of years. By undertaking an active immunization mission cond ucted throughout the world it was f inally eradicated in 1980 with no more naturally occurring cases so far. Similarly, Polio has been almost eradicated from the world except for few l ocations. A staggering number of children at approximately 18 million h ave been successfully saved from paralysis by the efforts of Global Pol io Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) s ince 1988. Moreover, vaccination c an also reduce the medical cost worldwide which is a serious burden m ainly for developing and underdeveloped countries. O f late there is an emergence of v accine hesitancy among people, w hich is of serious concern and has been listed as one of the top 10 global health threats by WHO in 2019. As a consequence, many vaccine-preventa ble diseases are on rising globally. The incidences of measles and dipht heria have gone up by 30% worldw ide. In North America alone more than 71,550 cases of whooping cough have been diagnosed over a nine-year s pan since 2008, along with 15,000 cases of mumps. Similarly, about 670 m easles outbreaks were reported in t he US in 2014, even after when it w as declared eradicated by CDC in the year 2000. Reasons behind these outbreaks are listed as a refusal to vaccination, und er-vaccination, global travel, and less effective vaccines. Next Page>>>>


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It is very important to support the i mmunization program to stop these outbreaks or else they can be a cause o f the epidemic/pandemic. Some o f the vaccine-preventable diseases w hich require urgent immunization have been discussed in detail further. A part from the recent outbreaks of Z ika, Ebola, Candia Aurius – there a re many commonly occurring Dise ases with Urgent Need of Vaccinations. L isted below are Top 10 Deadly Diseases With Urgent Need of Vaccinations: 1. Measles M easles is one of the deadly and h ighly contagious vaccine-preventa ble diseases which affects young children globally. According to WHO a pprox. 2.6 million unimmunized p eople die of measles yearly. It is caused by the rubeola virus and so far, m any strains of the virus have been i dentified. Transmission is airborne a nd occurs from an infected person via droplets from the nose, mouth or t hroat. The infection has an incubat ion time of 10-12 days after which initial symptoms appear. Symptoms include a high fever with b loodshot eyes, runny nose, and app earance of tiny white spots on the i nside mouth. A rash develops seve ral days later first on the face and u pper neck which gradually spreads d ownwards. Usually, this condition subsides without treatment in next 7 t o 10 days and generates a lifelong i mmunity. Severe complications can o ccur in malnourished children, esp ecially those with a weak immune system. Under such conditions, it can lead to blindness, encephalitis, severe diarrhea and dehydration, and severe r espiratory infections such as pneumonia. V accine available is either alone, o r in a measles-rubella (MR), meas les-mumps-rubella (MMR), or m easles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) combination. 2. Whooping cough (Pertussis) P ertussis is a contagious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. It infects the respiratory tract mainly n ose, mouth, and throat. Transmission is airborne through aerosols produced by coughing or sneezing. The i ncubation period is 7-10 days and s ymptoms include mild fever, runny n ose, and cough. The cough gradua lly worsens into paroxysmal cough lasting up to four to eight weeks. The paroxysms may be followed by periods of apnoea in youngest infants and g enerally whooping. Based on this

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another name for pertussis is whooping cough. Some cases it may lead to c omplications like encephalitis and p neumonia. This condition can be prevented by vaccination.

respiratory tract which can lead to suffocation and difficulty in swallowing. I n severe conditions, the toxins can d amage myocardial cells and nerves c ausing myocarditis and peripheral neuropathy. 3. Mumps D iphtheria vaccine is available A nother viral infection that can a gainst the toxins as toxoids either a ffect both children and adults is a lone or in combination as DTwP/ mumps. A highly contagious disease DTaP vaccine. that can spread from an infected person to others through airborne drop- 6. Influenza lets. The site of infection is salivary- I nfluenza is an acute respiratory p arotid glands and thus also called d isease caused by influenza viruses i nfectious parotitis. Symptoms are which can be fatal. Influenza viruses g enerally non-specific fever, head- are of different subtypes among that a che, and malaise along with swell- A or B is mainly responsible for ining of parotid glands. Predominantly fection in human. Highly contagious infecting children aged between five through contact or aerosol and shows and nine years but can also occur in seasonal epidemics with endemic readults. In adults, the condition is se- g ional circulation. The incubation r ious and have many complications period is 2-4 days and causes mild to l ike meningitis, orchitis, deafness, severe infection with symptoms rangencephalitis and permanent neurolog- ing from fever, headache, sore throat, ical damage. The disease is preventa- runny nose and cough to malaise. In b le by immunization with combined severe illness, any underlying disease measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vac- c an worsen or even make a person cine. s usceptible to secondary bacteria l infection. People at high risk for 4. Rubella s uch complications include young L ike measles, Rubella is an acute, c hildren, pregnant women, elderly mild viral disease caused by the Ru- a nd people with chronic health conb ella virus. Generally, affects chil- ditions. This is one of the commonly dren and young adults and transmitted occurring diseases since ages with an through airborne droplets. Symptoms urgent Need of better vaccinations. a ppear after 2-3 weeks of exposure to the virus and last up to 5 days. A R ecent pandemic occurred in the characteristics red rash appears on the y ear 2009 by H1N1. Though it is f ace and then spreads to other parts p reventable by immunization by flu of the body. Patients also suffer from mild fever, headache, joint ache, runn y nose, and enlarged lymph nodes. I n case infection occurs just before conception and in early pregnancy it may lead to miscarriage, fetal death or congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). A safe and effective vaccine is availa ble for Rubella either as monoval ent or combination preparations in f orm of measles (MR), measles and m umps (MMR), or measles, mumps and varicella (MMRV). 5. Diphtheria Diphtheria a respiratory tract infection caused by bacteria, Corynebacterium diphtheria. In 5 – 10% of cases it is fatal mainly in young children. The b acteria mainly colonize the throat and nasopharyngeal tract but can affect other organs by releasing exotoxins. The disease is contagious and can spread through direct contact and aerosols from an infected person. D iphtheria patients show acute s ymptoms of low fever, sore throat, and swollen glands along with chara cteristics buildup of a tough membrane of made up of dead cells in the

s hots, yet the continuously evolving virus requires updated vaccines. 7. Meningitis Meningococcal meningitis is an endemic global disease, caused by bact eria Neisseria meningitides. Out of 12 serotypes, A, B, C, X, W, and Y are m ainly responsible for the disease. T heir distribution is found to vary b ased on geographical region and t ime. In this disease, the meninges (protective membranes) that surround t he brain and spinal cord get infecte d. Commonly occurring in babies, children, teenagers, and young adults. If not treated leads to septicemia and h as high fatality of more than 50%. Transmitted from direct physical contact, or through airborne aerosols. S ymptoms include high fever, fits, s tiff neck, headache, drowsiness, u nresponsiveness and in some cases rashes. In severe conditions, even after recovery, long term problems may be persisting like hearing loss, epilepsy and even loss of limb. Vaccination against the pathogen offers some protection. Vaccine mostly a vailable is polysaccharide and conj ugate vaccines in bivalent (A, C), trivalent (A, C, W135), and quadrival ent (A, C, W135, Y) formulations. Some also come with additional protection against Haemophilus influenza type b. Next Page>>>>


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8. Hepatitis Hepatitis is inflammation and damage of the liver caused by a viral infection. Classified as Hepatitis A, B, a nd C depending on the causative v irus. All-cause acute infection, but mostly B and C lead to chronic infection. Hepatitis A infection causes mild to severe illness. Most patients make full recovery but in cases of severe illness, c omplications can arise leading to acute liver failure and high mortality. T ransmitted primarily via the fecal/ oral route or direct contact. Improved s anitation and immunization are effective preventive measures. Hepatitis B infection is a serious live r disease responsible for the death of 780,000 people yearly due to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Transmission occurs via direct contact with the b lood or other body fluids of an inf ected person. It is preventable with

currently available safe and effective vaccines. 9. Tetanus Tetanus also is known as lockjaw, is a fatal bacterial disease, caused by ubiquitous Clostridium tetanus mainly through exposure to spores. Being u biquitous it is difficult to eradicate a s spores can be found anywhere, soil, surgical instruments, etc. It is a non-contagious disease and enters the body via deep wounds. The bacteria have an incubation period of 10 days and after that starts to release neurotoxins which impair the nervous system. C ommon symptoms are fever, elevated blood pressure, muscle spasms – jaw muscles, stiffness in the neck a nd abdominal muscles. It can also s top normal breathing and lead to mortality. It can occur to anyone but is serious mainly for pregnant mothers and neonates. According to WHO,

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a nd immunocompromised individuals. It can be prevented by immunization with live attenuated vaccines eiThere is no cure for the disease but ther available as a single antigen and can be prevented by active immuniza- in combination with measles, mumps tion. Most of the vaccines are toxoid and rubella vaccine. based and often come in combination R ecent outbreaks of many vacwith diphtheria toxoid. cine-preventable diseases have set off the alarm throughout the world about 10. Varicella A nother highly contagious disease t he current status of immunization. is Chickenpox or Varicella which oc- With the reduction in occurrences of c ur worldwide. It is caused by Vari- m any epidemics/pandemics, people cella-zoster virus and is transmissible h ave forgotten the intensity of damvia droplets or direct physical contact. age caused by them. Their elimination The virus has an incubation period of has been possible only through active 10-21 days and can range from mild immunization programs. The current t o severe. Most of the cases symp- t rend of lack of trust over vaccines, toms include fever, malaise, and rash- v accine hesitation, and under-vaccie s which self-limits and subsides by nation is a serious issue which needs 7 -10 days. Some cases severe com- t o be resolved asap. Otherwise, hup lications can arise like secondary m anity should prepare to relive the b acterial infections, encephalitis and h orrible past of pandemics and epican prove fatal. People at risk of high demics whose threat is looming large. m orbidity and mortality are infants in 2017 about 30,848 newborns died due to neonatal tetanus.

NCBS Bangalore Scientist’s Novel Discovery To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Group of Scientists at NCBS Bangalore – National Centre for Biological Sciences have come up with a finding which could lead to the development of effective treatment for Type 2 Diabetes. The research team has found an enzyme – PIP4K whose function is to determine the ability of cells to detect and respond to insulin. I N TYPE 2 DIABETES THERE IS A REDUCTION OF THE CELL’S ABILITY TO RESPOND TO INSULIN AFTER A MEAL. ITS A GLOBAL HEALTH THREAT AND IN INDIA ALONE OVER 70 MILLION PEOPLE ARE REPORTE D TO BE DIABETIC. THE DISCOVE RY OF PIP4K ENZYME MAY ADDRESS THIS HEALTH ISSUE. By Preety Suman

I f a therapeutic agent is developed against this PIP4K enzyme that could i nhibit its activity and in turn could produce more of phosphoinositide lipids required for a better response to insulin. This research was coordinately supp orted by DBT – Govt of India & Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance Senior Fellowship along with National Centre for Biological Sciences. The reports of the study were published in Cell Reports. P rof. Raghu Padinjat – Lead researcher said that their team has ident ified an interesting connection of PIP4K enzyme with insulin signaling. The effects of insulin on cells can be c hanged by altering the function of PIP4K enzyme. T he research was conducted using

Drosophila as it is very much easier & convenient to analyze the functions of genes in a fruit fly by conducting s uitable experiments which may not be possible if a bigger species is tak-

e n as a model organism. The use of The NCBS Bangalore research team f luorescence microscopy, molecular i ncluded -Sanjeev Sharma, Swarbiology and biochemistry techniques na Mathre, Visvanathan Ramya, and were used throughout. D hananjay Sinde respectively as reported in India Science Wire.


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Top 10 Ethical Dilemmas Of 21st Century Scientists – A Must Read We, humans, are eager to know about the past, present as well as future and aims to minimize suffering, increase happiness in the world as well as want to save our planet earth. These all are worthy goals, which can be achieved through Science and technology. However, we struggle with some moral dilemmas related to science in our day to day lives. Morals refer to an individual’s own principles regarding what is right and wrong. D ILEMMAS MEAN – A DIFFICULT SITUATION OR CHOICE THAT HAS TO B E MADE BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT THINGS ONE CAN DO. SO LET’S BEGIN OUR JOURNEY OF ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF SCIENTISTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. By Dr.Tanushree

1. Should Other Creatures Be Given Equal Rights? H uman beings are considered as s upreme of all the races present on earth. The power of the human brain is unbeatable by any other species on earth. These human races have certain fundamental rights which are formulated by them alone. Whether we behave good or evilly, no matter what we do, these rights cannot be taken away. But have you ever thought about ani mals, they are also living creatures. They also talk, walk, reproduce, have feelings and even think in their own w ays. So should we give other animals fundamental rights? Some might say “No’ because we need animals for food, scientific experiments, for drug t esting, for studying their behavior, f or entertainment (animals in cages) and much more. What if, the animals like pigs, mice, and octopus have the right to prevent itself from being eaten by humans. What will be the consequences? 2 . Should We Make Human-Animal hybrids (chimeras)? M uch progress has been made in the field of genetic engineering and a lot of research is going all around the globe. Scientists are successful in making clones, robots, and even chimeras. Not only genetically modified organi sms like a mule (transgenic horse a nd donkey mate), but plants have a lso been made. Even the researches a re going to a level where scientists want to make a human-animal hybrid w hich involves animal embryos and human stem cells. Although researchers kept it at a cellular level, still it’s a point of discussion that whether these k inds of experiments violate human d ignity or not. Interspecies research might help in understanding humani ty or curing diseases but we should not forget that we are creating an en-

t irely new species. What will be its consequences? 3. Should Humans Be Allowed To Create Their Own Babies And Pets? W hat if we have the right to select genome of our children or can design our own babies or pets? You all may agree as we all want our babies or pets to look not only beautiful but we want t hem to be strong, disease free and p erfect in all possible sense. Well to some extent it is good if we have the right to edit or design our baby’s gen ome than we can prevent our children from an early death due to any genetic disorder. I n some countries, it has already been done where parents have the legal right to shape their children’s genome in various ways. The parent can s creen their embryos during In vitro fertilization (IVF) and even abort t heir fetus if they find it with some disorders like Down’s syndrome. Even the powerful gene editing tool that we have with us is CRISPR. But how far we can go in this, is there any limit of our desires or do we have set any limits for ourselves. W e humans can go to any extent and Eugenics is the answer, which is a science of human species improvem ent by selectively mating people w ith desirable hereditary traits. The aim of this science is to limit human s ufferings by breeding out undesira ble characters, disabilities, and dise ases from human populations. This led to forced sterilizations and geno-

c ides which might be an intentional a ction to destroy a people in whole. The lesson we can draw from this is that let nature do it the way it does it in unchecked and without any human interference and just embrace the diversity it endeavors. 4 . Should Other Planets Be Colonized By Humans? W e, humans, are very curious, w e want to know everything about p lants, animals, ecosystems, world and even the universe. Every day we c ome across some new theories, inventions, and discoveries by scientists all around the world. The curiosity to k now about everything has taken us to the moon and now to other planets l ike Mars. Scientists are thinking of the possibility that if we can colonize other planets as well and utilize the resources present there for human welfare. So what do you think is it right to take over or colonize other planets? T here is a possibility that like we humans colonize earth, maybe there a re some other creatures which are present in other planets as well. Maybe it’s just microbes or some creatures other than humans as we see in many movies- maybe they have no life at all. Some might say that there is no harm a s we are part of the natural world and everything that we do is not bad and even human settlement might enhance nature. But on the other hand, w e cannot deny the fact that the int erference of humans in space has a lready resulted in space pollution which has raised a concern. There is

also a possibility that the creatures or so-called aliens that might be present i n other planets don’t like our interference and as we see in movies might result in human destruction after all we don’t have “Avengers” to protect us in real life. Universe has a natural way of doing things and us humans have no right to mess it up. 5 . Should Extinct Species Be B rought Back From the Dead? – “de-extinction” S cientists have provided evidence for the presence of dinosaurs, woolly mammoth (Arctic), passenger pigeon ( North America), extinct aurochs (a wild ancestor of domesticated crows), t he quagga (South African zebra), Galapagos tortoise and a giant flightless bird (New Zealand) through fossils study and even imagine what life w as like when these animals were alive. N obody can deny the fact that our planet Earth is very much rich in bio diversity. New species are formed or evolved with time and some have extinct due to natural disasters, some are in the verge of extinction due to a nthropogenic activities like poachi ng, deforestation, urbanization, and many more which is not good for our f uture life on earth. But what if this extinction is not permanent? What if we can bring back some of the species that we have lost? Sounds interesting and refreshing right!

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N ew advances in genetic engineeri ng especially CRISPR-Cas 9 system h ave revolutionized science in such a way that scientists are thinking of bringing “de-extinction”. We humans a lways dream of a wild, untouched, nature, a kind of “Disney” version of nature from Garden of Eden to nature documentaries whereas nature, in rea lity, is always complex, messy and unpredictable. What if the animals we are thinking of bringing back may bec ome uncontrolled and might result in destruction. Would it thrive in the 21st century when its habitat has been destroyed and food sources depleted? T here is a risk, species would be ret urned only to face extinction again or, perhaps worse, become an invasive species itself and cause others to disappear. There is a whole range of really complex ecological arguments and problems to think about.

Although scientists are taking a lot of precautions in the term that these life forms will depend on chemicals that don’t occur naturally or used by other organisms. The question is can we control these creatures, can we ensure that these forms will remain the way we want them? I n theory, it might appear that this s ynthetic life may or may not pose risk to humans but there is a possibili ty that the immune bacteria we are developing that do well in science lab could come in bacteria that wound up o ur body. There may be a potential risk to us and wildlife with this synthetic life.

One of the places is Biologist George C hurch which is synthesizing life f orms that could never be formed n aturally by changing genetic codes of bacterial-like E. coli to make them i mmune to viruses – a vast step for t he drug industry. Some others are m eant for farms, factories, and labs.

3 -D printing technologies have the capability to create human organs, architectural organs and improve medical treatments for conditions ranging f rom bone cancer, glaucoma, arthrit is and hearing loss. Artificial bones from a scan of patients can be printed and replace missing and damaged

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ment of Bioware weapons, disgraceful research such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiments on Americans and African. Even certain accidents have been r eported in the past such as the release of smallpox in Birmingham, UK (1978), so what is the ethical thing to do? Should we quit at this point when w e are ahead? We have extensive k nowledge surely but it is important to understand that what we are capable of doing and what we should do. Science has given us the power to do miracles in different fields for the welf are of humans, other creatures, and much more beyond our imagination. S cientists need more scientific data, models, to understand these process8 . Geoengineering Projects – An e s than only we can get answers for Attempt to Cure or Deteriorate the 10. Should We Stop Doing Science? these questions. Such Ethical DilemEarth? mas will keep appearing for Scientists No doubt scientific research has lead now & in future. What matters is how S cientists are launching geoengi- to benefits and advances in curing dis- it is perceived, judged & Managed efn eering projects to transform the e ases, reshaping planets, improving ficiently for the betterment of the Hu6 . Should Singularity Be Brought p lanet which is a need for today. crop yields and lives of some if not all. man race. Asking the right questions Into Existence? P lanting long forests, reduce carbon We are all gainers but at what direc- is the solution to all the problems in d ioxide in the atmosphere, solutions t ion we are taking science. Develop- this world. S cientists are thinking in the term f or drought and desertification are t hat what will be the society if we some of the goals of these projects as a ll humans act in the same way, we these may help combat climate change w ould probably be more happy and and make it more livable. s afe as we all will think in the same way. Imagine a pill or therapy which S ome of the projects are building is capable of rewiring your neural cir- g reen walls (Three-North Shelter cuitry to make you more empathetic, F orest Program in China, 4,500 Km d ecreases aggression, and increase and Great Green Wall of Africa, 8,000 happiness. People might have a differ- K m) made of indigenous vegetation ent opinion on this. and planted on the edge of deserts to r ejuvenate the land. Managing solar A balance between happiness, sad- r adiations by cloud seeding, removness, anger and other emotions is be- ing CO2 from the atmosphere by iron i ng normal. But some might believe fertilization (Korean paper, 2018), rethat people have an inalienable right ducing global temperatures (Harvard to be themselves, the way they think, S cientists) by sending trace amount t hey act, provided that they do not of aerosols containing sulfates seems pose an immediate risk to themselves promising but there is an array of poor others. Nobody has the right to im- tentially unknown harmful effects. p ose their thoughts or make others think in the way they want it to be. S ome argue humans do not completely understand the complexity of 7 . Should We Let Synthetic Life natural cycles and playing with them Forms Loose? m ight cause problem rather than solving it. What if cloud seeding alters With the advancement in science all j etstreams or delays monsoon across a round the globe, research is taking S outheast Asia? Iron dumping in place to develop a new life that has the o ceans destroys the fish population. ability to prevent us from human-cre- Nobody for sure can make out what ated problems like pollution to global i mpact these geochemical projects warming. No doubt that we are doing might have. i t the welfare of our future generations but is it safe to release them in 9 . Should 3-D printing technolothe wild? gies be encouraged? bones. In the future, 3D printing techn ologies can be used with stem cell research for transplants of kidneys or h earts. But should this technique be u sed to increase the individuals capacity beyond “normal”? Like replaci ng existing bones with ones which are stronger and more flexible, more e fficient lungs to oxygenate blood even in a polluted environment. Also a s these treatments are expensive, does it mean it is available to only rich p eople which increases inequality in health between rich and poor. Safety i s another concern. The 3D printing p romises better treatment in medi cine but some moral issues raised should not be neglected.


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DST Science & Technology for Women – Apply Now

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overnment of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Science and Technology for Women Scheme, 2019 notification has been released. Interested and eligible women candidates can check out all of the details on the same below: Science & Technology for Women Scheme was launched in the Nineteen Eighties for enabling women through inputs of S&T to fortify their position in the society The goals of the scheme are: To encourage research, development and knowledge generation with respect to several stages of the life cycle of women; To encourage research, adaptation and development of technologies to create gainful employment potential of women, reduce their drudgery, enhance working conditions in local regions through inputs of S & T; To enhance the standard of life, look into nutrition and health of women throughout the application of S & T Proposals are invited on the following Thrust Areas: 1. Livelihood Status and Improvement • Innovative solutions/technologies for sustainable livelihood • Capacity building based on natural resources & non-farm sector • Novel women-centric farming practices • Utilization of advanced technologies e.g. AI, 3D Printing, etc. for women-centric issues. • Biodegradable, eco-friendly technologies. 2. Health, Nutrition and Sanitation • Enhancing women and child mortality • Mental Health issues of women • Nutrition issues during different phases of women’s life cycle • Innovative Hygiene and Sanitation Technologies 3. Women Safety and Occupational Hazards • S&T established drudgery reduction, • ICT Tools and other innovative technologies for women safety

• Technologies to reduce Occupation Health Hazards in different working conditions • R&D on women’s safety and related issues 4. Women Technology Parks(WTP) • For adaptation and development of appropriate technologies, transfer of proven technologies, • Capacity building of women using science & technology, utilizing area certain resources; • For WTP’s emphasis ought to be on entrepreneurship development, bankable models for long-term self-sustenance, the formation of Self Help Groups; • Further, the agencies ought to assess the requirements of the place where WTP is being planned, taking into consideration needs of the targeted district, for this district industry centre (DIC) reports may be referred.

Application Procedure: Proposals are invited online in the prescribed format at the portal http:// onlinedst.gov.in from the State S&T Councils, R&D Organizations, Central & State Universities, their attached institutions and other S&T based NGOs according to the guidelines. The info regarding the SEED division, format, etc. can also be given at the departmental website www. dst.gov.in. The format and guidelines can be downloaded from this website/ portal. The proposals should be submitted before or on July, 30th 2019 along with 3 hard copies and a single set of required documents to the undersigned. For any questions/queries please contact: Officer – in Charge Ms. Indu Puri, Scientist ‘E’ Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016 E-mail:indub.puri@nic.in & Phone: +91-11-26590341 NOTE Organizations/Principal Investigator whose project were not recom-

mended by DST against the previous calls under S&T for Women Scheme shouldn’t submit the Exact Same proposal again. SEED, DST Won’t entertain basic research proposal and incomplete applications. Please be aware for women technology parks preference will be given to

the areas where There Isn’t Any such tech park. Agencies must refrain from submitting multiple proposals and in the event of ongoing programmes/projects under S&T for women scheme efforts must be made to complete the Present programmes first before taking up new projects


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ICGEB Life Sciences Short-Term PhD Fellowships

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he notification for the Life Sciences Short-Term PhD Fellowships 2019 has been announced. Interested candidates can check out all of the details on the scheme, the overview, application details, financial stability, timelines and all of the important links are given below: Short-term PhD Fellowships Application ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building. To Apply: Applicants must contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine availability of lab space and also to define the research project proposal which will form an essential part of the application. Eligibility:

• Applicants should be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken within their country of origin unless working abroad at the time of application. • Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste and Cape Town must hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB New Delhi must hold an MSc degree. • Candidates need a fantastic working knowledge of the English language, backed by a proficiency certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate( or equal ). Not mandatory when scholastic education has been undertaken in English. Fiscal support: Duration: 1-12 months Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 12,500. Travelling: the fellowship includes provision for travel costs from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB laboratory at the beginning of the fellowship along with a return travelling provision upon completion of the fellowship. Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship. Visa/permit of stay application and

renewal costs are reimbursed. ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor will it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme. Submission: Please complete this application online. Selection: The ICGEB Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate complete applications received by the closing date. The candidates will be notified of the outcome by email as soon as possible following the final date for applications. The main criteria for selection involve the scientific excellence of this project, the qualities of the candidate’s CV and the potential

benefit for the home country. Accommodation: • ICGEB Trieste: A Housing Service is run via the Welcome Office — Friuli Venezia Giulia. • ICGEB New Delhi: A Guest House is run on campus, on a twin-share basis, for a nominal rate.ICGEB Cape Town: Accommodation support is provided to fellows. Arrangements are agreed prior to arrival.

Closing Date for Applications: 30 September 2019

2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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he official notification for the 2020-2021 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships has been released, Indian Nationals can check out all of the details regarding the overview, eligibility, application details, procedure, important dates and more such pertinent information below: These fellowships are designed for Indian faculty and researchers that are in the early stages of their research careers in India. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provides opportunities to gifted researchers and faculty to strengthen their research abilities. Postdoctoral fellows will have access to a number of the best resources in their own regions of interest and will help establish long-term collaborative

relationships with U.S. faculty and institutions. These fellowships are for eight to 24 months. Applications are invited in the following fields only: Agricultural Sciences; Anthropology; Bioengineering; Computer Science (including, but not Limited to, cybersecurity, digital economy, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics); Economics; Education Policy and Planning; Energy Studies; History; International Law; International Security and Strategic Studies; Materials Science (with focus on environmental applications); Mathematical Sciences; Neurosciences; Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; Public Health; Public Policy; Sociology;

Urban and Regional Planning (with emphasis smart cities and waste management); Visual Arts; and Women’s and Gender Studies. Affiliation The applicant will be affiliated to

ONLY one U.S. host institution for his/her grant. USIEF strongly urges all candidates to identify institutions with which they wish to be affiliated and also to correspond, beforehand, with potential host institutions. The Next Page>>>>


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letter of invitation must indicate the duration of your visit, rather together with dates. In the event the applicant has secured a letter of invitation from a U.S. institution, it ought to be included as part of the online application. Grant Benefits

fvsp2020 • FNPostdoc Applicant Annexure 2. Please carefully review the FN- • FNPostdoc Letter of Support Postdoc Applicant Instructions prior from Home Institution (if applito starting your online application cable) 3. Please refer to FNPostdoc Applicant Checklist before submitting the IMPORTANT: application 4. Additionally, you should complete • You can apply for only ONE Fuland upload These documents on your bright-Nehru fellowship category online application during a competition cycle.

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• Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification. • Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online. • Application received after the deadline will NOT be considered. • Extensions and transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

These fellowships provide a J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, Accident Application Due Date: July 15, 2019, 23:59:59 hrs (IST) and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, round-trip economy class air travel Timeline and Placement Process from India to the U.S., a modest settling-in allowance, plus a professionApplication due date for 2020-2021 awards July 15, 2019 al allowance. Subject to availability Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates of funds, a dependent allowance and September 2019 global travel may be provided for one National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi accompanying eligible dependent End October 2019 provided that the dependent is togeth- Early November 2019 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended er with the grantee in the U.S. for 80 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. percent of their grant period. December 2019 William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites: The applicant should have a PhD degree within the past four years. S/ he must have obtained a PhD degree between July 16, 2015, and July 15, 2019. The applicant must upload his/ her PhD degree certificate/provisional PhD certification in the online application; the applicant has to be published in reputed journals and also demonstrate evidence of exceptional academic and professional achievement. Please upload a current important publication (copy of the paper/article) in the internet application; and If the applicant is employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding Letter of Support from Home Institution. When applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNPostdoc Letter of Support from Home Institution. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period. Note: In your application, the applicant must indicate the period where s/he can complete your proposed project in the United States. The applicant should determine the grant duration carefully. Should s/he be chosen for a grant, then it is going to be for the period specified in his/ her application. The duration can’t be changed. How to Apply 1. Applications should be submitted online at: https://apply.iie.org/

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ICGEB SMART Fellowship Programme 2019

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he notification for the ICGEBSMART Fellowship Programme 2019 – Scientific Mobility for Advanced Research Training (SMART) is now available. MSc candidates, young researchers with backgorunds in life sciences are encouraged to apply for this collaborative effort. The ICGEB SMART Fellowship programme promotes the mobility of researchers involving ICGEB Member States as a means of improving skill development, acquisition of particular hands-on training in new technology and increasing collaboration in science and technology and should reveal clear signs of strong collaboration between both labs. Application guidelines: Purpose: The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between the ICGEB Member States as a means of improving skill development, acquisition of specific handson training in technologies available in the receiving lab and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between both labs. Applicants should focus on the impact for the fellow’s career, the benefit to the applicant’s home lab as well as the suitability of the receiving lab. Subject Area: Applications are welcome in any area of the Life Sciences. Qualification: The call is open to nationals of ICGEB Member States and provides fellowships to scientists in the early stage of their career wishing to spend between 3 and 9 months at a research institution in an ICGEB Member State other than their own. Fellowships for mobility support to laboratories located in Italy, India and South Africa could be considered if the research activity proposed isn’t covered by one of the ICGEB labs (please see ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Short-term fellowships). There is no age limit. But preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career. Applicants ought to be either registered for a PhD or have obtained their PhD

degree within the last five years. Young scientists holding an MSc or equivalent can apply.SMART Fellowships support mobility between labs located in the Member States. Awards aren’t intended to prolong visits begun under other auspices; to encourage participation in courses, workshops or symposia or as bridging fellowships between, or prior to, long term stays funded by ICGEB or other organizations. Terms and Benefits: Awards are for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 months. The fellowship covers international economy return travel, health insurance and subsistence of the fellow only. The stipend ranges from US$ 800 to 1,500 a month based on local conditions in the receiving country and seniority of the applicant. Furthermore, a US$ 500 monthly bench fee may be paid directly to the receiving lab depending on the recommendation of the ICGEB Fellowships Committee. The fellowship stipend will be paid by bank transfer directly to the fellow’s bank account. Upon joining the receiving lab, ICGEB will transfer the bench fee allocation to the receiving lab, which will be responsible for the management of the funds and the certificate of expenditures to ICGEB. The receiving lab is expected to ensure that adequate provisions are in place for the specific research project and also to make the bench fee allocation available to the ICGEB SMART Fellow immediately, free from any administrative overhead costs. ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the programme. Bench Fee: The bench fee allowance paid in the framework of this ICGEB SMART fellowship is a contribution to the implementation of this research project proposal presented by the candidate. The receiving lab is expected to utilize the whole bench fee allocation to the benefit of the approved research-training programme. Any unspent balance left will need to be returned to ICGEB. Funds can only be utilized to cover the purchase of lab consumables that are directly related to this SMART Fellow’s research activities including general labware, cryoware, glassware and

plasticware chemicals and reagent cell culture consumables pipettes and pipette tipsmicroplatesPCR and qPCR consumables The following items Aren’t considered eligible costs: Costs of maintenance, repair, running or insurance of existing assets belonging to this Host InstitutePurchase of equipment, office furniture or fittings Computer hardware or software Office stationaryTravel costsLiteratureAdministrative costs and overhead expenses of the Institute Bank charges Selection: The ICGEB Fellowships Selection Committee will evaluate complete applications received by the closing date. The candidates will be notified of this outcome by email when possible following the closing date for applications. The main criteria for selection include scientific excellence of this project, the qualities of the candidate’s CV and also the impact on his/her career, the potential benefit for your home and the host country, competence, skills and equipment available in the receiving lab. ICGEB will positively value any additional support provided by

the receiving institute into the fellow’s living expenses (i.e. a direct contribution for living expenses, guest house accommodation, etc.) Submission: Please complete the application form in all parts and return this form, via email, as well as all attachments to: ICGEB Fellowships UnitAtt: Barbara Argenti, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, I-34149 Trieste, Italy E-mail: fellowships@icgeb.org, Tel: +39-040-3757382, Fax: +39-040-226555 Final Report: Successful candidate will jointly prepare a final scientific report together with all the host supervisor highlighting the achievements attained during the period of the Fellowship. The host Institute will submit a signed financial statement reporting the expenditure covered by the bench fee allowance received. Closing Dates for Applications: 31 September 2019


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EMBO Short-Term Fellowships – Official Notification

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he notification for the EMBO Short-Term Fellowships has been released. The short term fellowship program has benefits of travel allowances included. Interested and eligible Indian nationals can check out all of the details on the program, the eligibility, the application procedure and benefits given below: About: Short-Term Fellowships fund research exchanges of up to 3 months between labs in eligible countries. Awarded applicants can remain on their research visit for an extra three months (max ), nevertheless, EMBO won’t offer to finance for this elongated period. The intention is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups employing techniques which are inaccessible in the candidate’s lab. Short-Term Fellowships aren’t awarded for exchanges involving two laboratories in precisely the same country. Short-Term Fellowships are designed for joint research work instead of consultations. The fellowships cover travelling plus subsistence of this fellow only and not of dependents. Eligibility: Applicants should be active researchers in any point in their career with a minimum of one year of research experience in the PhD-student level. EMBO Short-Term Fellowships are awarded for research exchanges between labs in EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or Cooperation Partners. EMBO Short-Term Fellowships aren’t awarded for exchanges involving two laboratories in precisely the same country. Only in unique cases will EMBO Short-Term fellowships be given for research visits outside the countries listed above. For such instances, it’s very important that a justification is supplied why there’s no appropriate experience or technologies at EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or even Cooperation Partners. Applications from external EMBC Member States, Associated Member States or even Cooperation Partners won’t be considered. Applications for the exclusive purpose of training in a method rather than as a part of a broader research project, won’t be considered for fi-

nancing. EMBO doesn’t consider applications for Short-Term Fellowships to lengthen visits started under other auspices, or as bridging fellowships between, or before, long-term stays funded by EMBO or other organizations. Applications for fellowships to attend courses, workshops, or symposia won’t be considered. Application: There’s absolutely no deadline for applications, but it is suggested to apply three weeks before the planned starting date. Applications received or completed just after the onset of the trip won’t be considered. Applications and supporting documentation (two references, receiving institute approval ) are only accepted through the online application system. Please see the Short-Term Fellowships tips for applicants before applying online. Evaluation: All applications are analyzed at the EMBO Fellowship Office to make sure they are complete and eligible. Receipt of complete applications will be acknowledged via email. Applications are judged on the following standards: • CV of the candidate, and specifically research expertise. • Quality of this project to be developed in the host lab (novelty, feasibility). • The suitability of the host lab for the proposed work. • Worth of this exchange for the labs involved (collaboration, co-publication). The moment a decision is reached, normally within three to four months from submission of a complete application, applicants are informed promptly. Benefits: Duration of support Short-Term Fellowships are meant for visits of 1 week (7 days) up to 3 months (90 days). Awarded applicants can remain on their research visit for an extra three months (max ), nevertheless, EMBO won’t offer to

finance for this elongated period. Travelling Expenses and stipend

ted to the fellowship office within 6 months of finishing the research trip.

The fellowships contribute to travel expenses and subsistence of this fellow although not of any dependents. The subsistence rate is dependent upon the country being visited.

The report must be approximately two pages and should summarize the results in addition to possible plans for additional work to be undertaken. It may contain diagrams, charts or illustrations. Upon receipt of the final report, the EMBO office will send a certification saying the start date and length of the fellowship, the place the location where it had been held, the ASTF number along with the title of this project developed.

End of fellowship report At the conclusion of the fellowship, applicants are requested to provide EMBO with a report of the activity in the host institute. The report ought to be sent to fellowships@embo.org. Please be aware that you will need to indicate your ASTF number along with your existing address in your final report. The final report should be submit-

With the final report, applicants should provide a letter signed by their home institution certifying that they’ve returned to work there for at least 6 months after the conclusion of their EMBO Short-Term Fellowship.


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Apply For M.Tech / PGCMB & JRF @ Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal

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nline applications in the prescribed format are invited from eligible candidates for admission in M.Tech Biotechnology & Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Medical Biotechnology (PGCMB) approved by AICTE, New Delhi & the University respectively in the School of Biotechnology, UTD, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, M.P. RAJIV GANDHI PROUDYOGIKI VISHWAVIDYALAYA (University of Technology Madhya Pradesh)

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ELIGIBILITY FOR M.TECH BIOTECHNOLOGY & POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME IN MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (PGCMB) School of Biotechnology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal HOW TO APPLY: Online application will be opened for the admission in the M.Tech Biotechnology from 13th June 2019 on the website: http://www.dtempcounselling.org. The counselling is on 16th July 2019. & Online application will be opened for the admission in the PGCMB Course from 15th June – 14th July 2019 is available on the website: http://www. rgtu.ac.in Eligibility, application forms and other details will be available on http://www.dtempcounselling.org; www.rgpv.ac.in from 15th June 2019. The last date for filling up the application form is 14th July 2019. The reservations for SC/ST/OBC category candidates of the state of M.P. shall

be applicable as per the Government of M.P. norms. Position is available for the following vacant post: 1) Junior Research Fellow for the DBT Biocare project entitled “Transcriptome profiling and development of EST-SSR markers for assessment of Genetic Relationships in Gloriosa superba”– 01 post Essential qualifications: M.Sc./M.Tech in Biotechnology with NET/GATE/BET qualification. Desirable qualifications:

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Expertise in statistical analysis and working with SPSS, Python, R programming and SAS software. Salary:

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Duration: Ten months Interested candidates are invited to attend walk in interview on July 23rd, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at School of Biotechnology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Airport Road, Bhopal. Candidates should bring their resume along with all other relevant documents in original and one set of attested photocopy and two passport size photographs on the day of interview.

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Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Medical Biotechnology (PGCMB)

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA B.Pharm, BE/B.Tech or equivalent examination approved by AICTE in Biotechnology, Food Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bio-Informatics & M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Bio-Informatics, Veterinary Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Life Sciences with at least 55% marks in the aggregate. Master of Science with 55% marks in the aggregate in any branch of Life Sciences or B.Pharm/BE/B.Tech Biotechnology, Food Technology, Biomedical Engineering. MBBS/B.V.Sc/BDS/DMLT or equivalent examination approved by AICTE/ UGC/ Medical Council of India.


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Biotech / Life Science Teaching Positions Available @ BioTecNika Kolkata & Chennai

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ioTecNika Info Labs Pvt Ltd runs India’s Largest Biosciences Career & education Portal is looking for passionate candidates having sound academic qualifications, Excellent Communication skills & Teaching Experience, willing to join India’s Largest Biosciences Career & Education Portal www.biotecnika. org as Academic Support Specialist at Noida & Chennai.

Why Work at BioTecNika? If you are looking for a long term stable career in BT industry and want to rub shoulders with the biggest names in Biotech, then BioTecNika should be your destination. A Company Supported by Biotech veterans & Venture Capitalists, Biotecnika has a long way to go and we are looking for you. If you do not like processes, hate pyramid type organizations; love creativity, innovation and fun at work; you will love it here. You will find a very flexible work environment, which treats people like human beings. You will be challenged at the levels of responsibilities that you end up managing at the workplace. We have a penchant for drawing talented folks from all kinds of places.

Name of the Position: Academic Support Specialist ( CSIR QUALIFICATION IS A MUST ) Reference Code: JGJG – ASS18 Location: Chennai & Kolkata Salary range: Rs 2 Lakh Per Annum to 6 lakh Per annum + Attractive Monthly Incentives Desired Candidate Profile: • You should be M.Sc / M.Tech / Ph.D. in Life Sciences with CSIR NET-LS Qualification / GATE Qualification • Only CSIR Qualified Candidates will be shortlisted • Ph.D. would be preferred. • Post Docs are not eligible to apply for this post • Team Worker • Extra Ordinary Management Skills • You should be a passionate teacher who is looking forward to innovating and teach with latest e-learning tools and techniques. • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills. • Passion for work and ability to develop & maintain effective working relationships.

Job Description: • Coordinating with Head Offices for all Academic related activities • Ensuring the smooth functioning of the teaching functions in the branch office • Addressing Academic / Staff / Students related queries • Taking classes at BioTecNika. • Taking doubt classes for students at the center. • Developing study material for the CSIR Life Science & GATE BT / XL, DBT, ICMR other exam coaching programs. • Conducting workshops & curating Career Articles. • Reviewing already created study material for further improvement & enhancement. • Developing questions for the purpose of Assignments, Practice Questions, and Test Papers & Daily

Practice Worksheets etc. • Complete the entire syllabus of the designated batches well in time with full satisfaction of students, parents & the management. • Maintain a cohesive, non-political & transparent atmosphere in the organization. • Keep upgrading the knowledge base by studying new & revised books on the subject. • Participate & contribute to all the events, activities, initiatives organized by the management/head office.

PGIMER Biotech / Microbiology Recruitment 2019

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andidates with a background in MSc Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Microbiology are encouraged to apply for a Senior Research Fellow Vacancy. PGIMER is hiring Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Microbiology candidates for a Senior Research Fellow vacancy. Interested and eligible candidates can check out all the details: Job Title: Senior Research Fellow No. of Posts: 01 Name of the Project:

“Effect of diet counselling on gut flora, inflammatory markers, and oxidative stress in diarrhoea predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients from north india” Remuneration: Rs. 28,000 plus 20 percent HRA Essential Qualifications: MSc Biochemistry/Biotechnology/ Microbiology with 2 years of research experience. Application Procedure: Applicants who fulfil the eligibility criteria given above are requested to attend the walk-in-interview along with their bio-data and original certif-

icates/testimonials on the date, time and venue mentioned above. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Date, Time & Venue of Interview: 03.07.2019 at 3:30 pm in the office Head, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER Chandigarh


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Chemistry Lecturer / Professor Post Vacant @ Biotecnika

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ioTecNika Info Labs Pvt Ltd which runs India’s Largest Biosciences Career & education Portal is looking for passionate candidates having sound academic qualifications, Excellent Communication skills & Teaching Experience, willing to join India’s Largest Biosciences Career & Education Portal www.biotecnika.org as Academic Support Specialist at our Office in Bangalore. Name of the Position: Academic Support Specialist (Chemical Science) Reference Code : JGJG -CSS Location: Bangalore Salary range: Rs 2 Lakh Per Annum to 8 lakh Per annum Desired Candidate Profile: • You should be M.Sc / M.Tech in Chemical Science/ Chemistry / B.pharma / M.pharma • GPAT / GATE / CSIR Qualification desired • Ph.D would be preferred. • Post Docs are not eligible to apply for this post • You should be a passionate teacher who is looking forward to innovat-

ing and teach with the latest e-learning tools and techniques. • With/ without teaching experience. • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills. • Passion for work and ability to develop & maintain effective working relationships. • Developing questions for the purpose of Assignments, Practice Questions, and Test Papers & Daily Practice Worksheets, etc. • Complete the entire syllabus of the designated batches well in time with full satisfaction of students, parents & the management. • Maintain a cohesive, non-political & transparent atmosphere in the organization. • Keep upgrading the knowledge base by studying new & revised books on the subject. • Participate & contribute to all the events, activities, initiatives organized by the management/head office. Job Description: • Coordinating with Head Offices for all Academic related activities • Ensuring the smooth functioning of the teaching functions in the branch office • Addressing Academic / Staff / Students related queries • Taking classes at BioTecNika. • Taking doubt classes for students at the center.

• Developing study material for the CSIR Chemical Science & other exam coaching programs. • Reviewing already created study material for further improvement & enhancement. • Developing questions for the purpose of Assignments, Practice Questions, and Test Papers & Daily Practice Worksheets etc. • Complete the entire syllabus of the designated batches well in time with full satisfaction of students, parents & the management. • Maintain a cohesive, non-political & transparent atmosphere in the organization. • Keep upgrading the knowledge base by studying new & revised books on the subject. • Participate & contribute to all the events, activities, initiatives organized by the management/head office.

Why Work at BioTecNika? If you are looking for a long term stable career in BT industry and want to rub shoulders with the biggest names in Biotech, then BioTecNika should be your destination. A Company Supported by Biotech veterans & Venture Capitalists, Biotecnika has a long way to go and we are looking for you. If you do not like processes, hate pyramid type organizations; love creativity, innovation and fun at work; you will love it here. You will find a very flexible work environment, which treats people like human beings. You will be challenged at the levels of responsibilities that you end up managing at the workplace. We have a penchant for drawing talented folks from all kinds of places.


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IISER Mohali MSc & BTech Life Sciences Junior Research Fellow Post

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Sc / BTech Life Sciences candidates are encouraged to apply for a Junior Research Fellow Position at IISER Mohali. Junior Research Fellow vacancy for msc life sciences candidates. JRF jobs. IISER Mohali is recruiting msc & btech life sciences candidates as per the details given below: Name of Position: Junior Research Fellow Number of Positions: 01 Name of the Project: Understanding the interconnection between long chain fatty acid metabolism, reductive stress and envelope stress responses in Escherichia coli Essential Qualification: • MSc/BTech or equivalent degree in any branch of life sciences with a minimum of 65 percent marks. • Prior work experience/hands-on training in E. coli genetics (for ex-

ample, gene deletion, transduction), cloning, biochemical assays and routine molecular biology, microbiology and biochemical techniques are necessary. • Candidates who have qualified any of the national tests like CSIR-UGC NET / GATE etc will be eligible for the Junior Research Fellow position. Emoluments: As per SERB-DST rules. Duration: Originally for 1 year and extendable after review. How to Apply: Candidates should attend the walkin interview on July 4th, 2019, in office 3F9, Academic Block II, IISER Mohali. Candidates should bring a detailed bio-data (3 copies), educational testimonials from class 10 onwards, proof of date of birth, proof of experience (if any) e.g., summaries of

projects done and experience certificate of previous projects, and certificate of qualifying national test like CSIR-UGC NET / GATE etc. Schedule of the walk-in-interview: The interested candidates should report in the office 3F9, Academic Block II, IISER Mohali at 10:30 am on July 4th, 2019. Please contact the PI via e-mail with a copy of your CV, if you wish to attend the interview.

Contact: Dr. Rachna Chaba Office 3F9, Academic Block II Department of Biological Sciences IISER Mohali, Sector 81 SAS Nagar Punjab 140306 Email: rachnachaba@iisermohali.ac.in Date, Time & Venue of Interview: July 4th, 2019, at 10:30 am in office 3F9, Academic Block II, IISER Mohali.

inStem, Bengaluru MSc Biology Scientist Job Recruitment 2019

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Sc and PhD Biology candidates are encouraged to apply online for a Scientist vacancy that is available at inStem. Interested candidates are requested to check out all of the details regarding the opportunity, eligibility criteria, application procedure, timelines and more below. Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine (www.instem.res.in) is an Autonomous Institution under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India invites applications for One post of Scientist ‘C’ as Head, Stem Cell Facility.

to users from within the campus (and outside), to generate human iPSCs, ESCs etc.. Responsibilities of the Head Facility, include (but aren’t limited to): coordinating activities and operational aspects of the stem cell labs, distribution and maintenance of core human ESC/iPSc lines, providing training in the generation and use of iPSCs, ESC and iPSC-based models of disorders, such as genome-editing to users within the campus. Training workshops and outreach activities are encouraged. Qualifications & Experience criteria:

The position involves managing and coordinating operations in the Stem Cell Facility, provided as a core facility for scientists at inStem and the National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS), which share a campus and research facilities https://www. instem.res.in/facilities/research. The Stem Cell Facility comprises laboratories situated in two research complexes (buildings) on campus and provides managed space and training

Essential: • MSc in Biology with previous experience in growing/maintaining human embryonic stem cells (hESC)/ induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSc) and in developing and maintaining collections of stem cells/tissues. • Individuals with an established track record of management of team-based activities are encouraged to apply.

Desirable: PhD degree in Biology AGE LIMIT: Below 40 years (relaxable for meritorious candidates) The scale of Pay: PB-3 (Rs. 15600-39100) with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600 (Level 11 of 7th CPC) NATURE OF APPOINTMENT: Direct Recruitment with probation for 1 year. Application Fee: These shall be the Application Fees

for candidates applying for post Accounts Officer. Demand Draft: Drawn in favour of”Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine” payable at Bangalore and to be sent along with the application. HOW TO APPLY: Applications comprising a CV as below, description of most recent consultation together with copies of relevant certificates should be submitted Next Page>>>>


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in a sealed cover super scribing the post applied for on the envelope and sent to the Officer on Special Duty, Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, GKVK Post, Bellary Road, Bangalore — 560 065, within 4 weeks from the date of this advertising posting. Candidates already in employment in Government, Public Sector Units & Autonomous Bodies should submit No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer at the time of interview. FORMAT OF APPLICATION: (CV to include, but not limited to 1. Full Name 2. Address for Correspondence 3. Permanent Address 4. Date of Birth 5. Educational Qualifi-

cation with complete details 6. Experience with complete details (500-750 words maximum ); 7. Area of Specialization & Significant achievements in previous employment; 8. Names, Addresses, Telephone Numbers, Fax Number and Email Address of three Professional Referees (one has to be a Direct Supervisor) who’ve supervised work in the recent past 9. The scale of pay and Basic pay is drawn

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with particulars of allowances and serving candidates with outstanding complete emoluments are drawn 10. experience and proven ability. Any other pertinent information 11. InStem reserves the right to fill or not to fill the post advertised. Only Recent Passport Size Photograph.) candidates called for interview will be The Institute reserves the right to informed of this result and no interim appoint at a level commensurate with correspondence shall be entertained. experience and qualification. The Institute at its discretion can relax the The ad is likely to appear in the Emessential conditions regarding age ployment News of 29.06.2019 ediand qualifications in the event of de- tion.


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