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IISc Bangalore offers DBT-Research Associateship in Biotechnology

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IISc offers DBT-Research Associateship 2014

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore invites applications from Indian Nationals for the award of "DBT-Research Associateship" for pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology and applied biology.

The Associateship is tenable in Research Institution/ Universities including non-profit R&D Institutions within India. The Associateships are awarded under a program sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

About DBT:
Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology established the Department of Biotechnology in the year 1986 to give a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. In the last sixteen years of its existence the Department has promoted and accelerated the pace of development of biotechnology in the country.

About the Fellowship:
The Department of Biotechnology has introduced the aforesaid program. The Secretary, DBT requested Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore to co-ordinate and administer the implementation of the said programme. The Institute is successfully getting it done through the Society for Innovation and Development. The programme got started from December 2000 at a total project cost of Rs. 465.00 lakhs.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The applicants should hold a Ph.D degree in Science, Engineering, M.D or M.S degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record.
  • Those who have already submitted the Ph.D/M.D/M.S thesis are also eligible to apply.
  • The applicants should preferably be below the age of 40 years, and 45 years in case of women candidates. Persons who are already employed are also eligible to apply.

How to apply:
Candidates may submit their application on plain paper along with bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of certificates (B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D/M.D), one page synopsis of Ph.D/M.D thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic). The applicant is advised to propose his/her place of work, name of the supervisor, enclose one page synopsis of proposed research which must be compatible with the on-going research of the proposed supervisor, and his/her consent, for availing the fellowship. They should also enclose a declaration stating that if selected for the fellowship, he/she will complete the tenure of the fellowship. However, they may be allowed to relinquish the fellowship only if they will be accepting permanent employment in India. Those who had applied previously need not apply.

Applications should be addressed to:
Co- ordinator DBT-Research Associateship Program,
Department of Biochemistry,
Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560012.

The last date for the same is October 27, 2014.

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