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Department of Biotechnology invites application for DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme

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Bangalore: The Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has invited application for DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme for pursuing research in frontier areas of bio-technology and applied biology.  The closing date for submission of application is 15 March 2017. The fellowship programme is implemented by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc).

The DBT provides fellowships for post doctoral research in frontier areas of biotechnology and life sciences at premier institutions in India. The fellowship is initially awarded for a period of two years and the support can be extended for 1 to 2 years based on review of progress. Up to 75 Fellowships are awarded every year depending on the success and utility of the programme.

Eligibility Conditions: The applicants should hold a PhD degree in Science, Engineering or MD or MS degree in any area of medicine with research interests in Biotechnology and Life Sciences and a good academic record. As per the official notification for DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme, those who have already submitted the PhD/MD/MS, 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 already employed are also eligible to apply. However, their applications should be routed through their employers.

For exact eligibility criteria the interested candidates should refer the exact advertisement and scheme guidelines of DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme available on the  Department of BioChemisty page of the official website of IISc: http://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html .

Fellowship Benefits:  The Postdoctoral fellowship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a period of 2 years. In exceptional cases, depending upon the progress of the research, the fellowship may be extended upto 5 years. Each fellow would be entitled to a stipend in the range of Rs. 22,000 – 24,000 per month and a research contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 per year, payable to the host institution.

Candidates who are yet to be awarded the PhD/MD/MS degree, if selected, will be paid Rs. 18,000/- per month till the award of the degree. The fellows would also be entitled to HRA and other benefits as per the DST guidelines applicable to research fellowship/associateships.  The fellowships cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their PhD/MD degree. Candidates who are already in regular employment cannot avail the fellowship at their host institutions. However, there will be no restriction on them to receive the salary and other benefits while availing the fellowship in institutions other than their parent institutions.

Selection Process:  The candidates will be selected based on their CV and performance in the interview. The interview will be held at the IISc Bangalore and candidates called for interview will be paid II class railway (non-AC)/bus fare by the shortest route from their home town. If the candidate accepts the fellowship, he/she must join the host Institution/University within a month’s time.

The last date for submission of application of DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme is 15 March 2017.

For how to apply, eligibility criteria and other details, candidates should refer the exact advertisement and scheme guidelines of DBT Research Associateship (DBT- RA) Programme available on the  Department of BioChemisty page of the official website of IISc: http://biochem.iisc.ernet.in/dbtra.html .

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