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Professor Microbiology/ Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
4 to 4 Years
Posted on 06 Dec 18
Job DescriptionLast Date 14 Jan 19
Advt. No: 164

ProfessorMicrobiology/ Associate Professor/Assistant Professor  recruitment in IASST, Guwahati

Professor-II (Scientist-G/Equivalent) in Environmental Microbiology (One position, Regular)

Qualification and Experience: Essential: Ph.D in Environmental microbiology/microbiology/agricultural microbiology/soil microbiology or equivalent with consistently good academic record and specialization in bioremediation/reclamation of polluted terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem, having at least 16 years of experience in R&D in Govt. or private organization, high quality publication strictly on research area mentioned above. If suitable candidate with the required qualification & experience for Professor II position is not available, candidate with the above essential specialized qualification but with R&D experience of 8-14 years will be considered for positions below Professor II i.e. Professor I or Scientist F or Associate Professor II /Scientist E with relevant pay level.

Desirable: Knowledge on physiochemical characterization of polluted/degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem, molecular characterization, microbial diversity for comparison of ecosystem health. Large scale remediation of polluted ecosystems such as oil polluted fields, chemicals/pesticides polluted soil and wetlands; Knowledge of microbial ecology, statistical methods for ecological studies. Strong leadership and ability for guiding and supervising a team of research workers for the specified field is desirable. It is also desirable that the candidate will (1) possess very good academic record including 1stClass in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journal (2) be able to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of the other programmes (please see IASST’s website) to incorporate interdisciplinary components as the new knowledge keeps evolving. (3) be able to interact effectively with industries such as coal mining, oil mining and agriculture, horticulture, forestry departments dealing with ecosystem pollution/degradation problem.

Age limit: below 55 years


Pay: Pay level 14 as per 7th CPC or PB Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000 GP- Rs 10,000 as per 6th CPC

2.Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Biodiversity and Ecosystem research programme/Wetland Ecology (1position, Regular)

Essential: Ph. D. in the area of Zoology/Fishery Science/Aquaculture/Wetland Ecology and other areas of Biology with experience of work in the field of Bio-diversity and Eco-system research with at least 8 (eight) years of postdoctoral research in reputed institution or in reputed government or private organizations after Ph. D. in the relevant area with proven record of guiding and supervising research students. In case candidates with 8 years experience are not found, candidates with at least 3-4 years of post doctoral research experience may also be considered for a lower level post.


Desirable: IASST’s biodiversity and ecosystem research programme has a strong component of research and development on wetlands, indigenous fishes of wetland ecosystem and productivity enhancement of these ecosystems. It is desirable that the scientist to be engaged in this research possesses

(1) very good academic record including first class in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journals,


(2) working knowledge of classical and modern taxonomy and ecology,


(3) capability of strengthening this programme through building a strong interdisciplinary team which may be across the scientists of other research programmes with expertise in molecular biology and microbial biotechnology.

Age limit :50 years

Pay: Pay level 13 as per 7th CPC or PB-4, Rs. 37,400 - Rs. 67,000. GP Rs. 8,700/- pm of 6th CPC

3.Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Sericulture/ Seribiotechnology (1 position, Regular)

Essential: Ph. D. in Entomology/Life Sciences/Zoology/Sericulture with specialization in Insect Molecular Biology and/or Insect Ecology with consistently good academic record and at least 8 (eight) years of postdoctoral research experience in reputed government or private organizations after Ph. D. in the relevant area. Proven record of high quality independent research and guiding/supervising research students in the area of the above specialization is required. In case candidates with 8 years experience are not found, candidates with at least 3-4 years of post doctoral research experience may also be considered for a lower level post.


Desirable: Research on Muga and Eri is an integral component of IASST’s Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research programme. Candidates having experience in insect biodiversity, conservation and insect molecular biology works are desirable. It is desirable that the candidate possesses (1) very good academic record including first class in M.Sc with proven record of publication in high impact factor journals,


(2) good knowledge of molecular biology and molecular taxonomy, pre and postharvest technology (silk worm rearing, silk processing and characterization, silk worm host plant biology,


(3) capable of building and guiding a team of researchers for this research in IASST through interdisciplinary approach,

(4) ability for establishing linkage with researchers of other programmes with specialization on genomics, proteomics and also with eminent scientists, technology developers in this field, and (5) required skill to participate in societal programme in sericulture.

Age limit: 50 years

Pay Scale: Rs. 37,400- Rs. 67,000

4. Associate Professor-I (Scientist D/Equivalent) in Medicinal Chemistry (1 position, Regular)

Essential: Ph.D in Medicinal chemistry/ Phytochemistry/organic chemistry, Natural product chemistry/Medicinal Natural Product Chemistry/Drug discovery or equivalent with consistently good academic record and specialization in Medicinal chemistry/Natural Product chemistry/drug discovery etc. having at least 8 (eight) years research experience as PDF or in scientific positions either in Govt. or private organization, high quality publication strictly on research area mentioned above. If suitable candidate with the required qualification & experience for is not available, candidate possessing the above essential specialized qualification but with R&D experience of at least 4 years may be considered for lower level position.

Desirable: Knowledge on synthesis and structure elucidation of bioactive molecules of medicinal plant and animal origin, drug design and development, experience of working with state of art equipments on medicinal chemistry/ Natural Product chemistry/Phytochemistry/Drug discovery and should be capable of taking leadership and guiding and supervising a team of research workers within the traditional knowledge based drug discovery programme. Concept on in vitro and cell based assay and animal experimentation is also desirable. It is desirable that the candidate will (1) possess very good academic record including 1st Class in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journal

(2) be able to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of the other programmes (please see IASST’s website) to incorporate interdisciplinary components as the new knowledge keeps evolving.


(3) be able to interact effectively with clinicians and also with pharma company/enterprise for pre-clinical and clinical trials of effective formulations/drugs/characterized bioactive principles.

Age limit : 50 years

Pay Scale : Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100

5. Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Advanced Material Science (One position, Regular

Essential: Ph.D in Physics with consistently good academic records and proven record of high quality research throughout the career with good publications. The candidate should have at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience in reputed Govt. or private research institution/organization in the area of photocatalytic semiconductor nanomaterials, plasmonic nanomaterials for solving energy and environmental issues.

Desirable: A group of researchers in IASST are working on different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is desirable that the candidate possess (1) proven record of publication in quality journals, (2) knowledge and experience of working on the related areas of plasmonics as mentioned, and (3) experience of supervising research works of students.

The candidate is expected to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of other programmes to work on interdisciplinary research such as plasmonic materials in biomedical field, sensors etc.

Age: 40 years

Pay  Scale : Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100

6. Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Plant Taxonomy (1position, Regular).

Essential: Ph. D in Botany (specialization in Plant Taxonomy) with consistently good academic record having at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience in the relevant fields i.e., classical/molecular plant taxonomy in reputed Govt. or private R&D institution/organization. Proven record of high quality independent research (impact factor publications).

Experience of supervising research work of students and field based taxonomic work.

Desirable: IASST is carrying out research in the field of traditional knowledge based drug development. This programme also involves quality control of herbal medicine/formulations and detection of identity of the plant component either as a life source in field of the specific plant or as a powder component in herbal mixture is very important. It is desirable that a candidate fulfilling the essential qualifications is also well verse in carrying out analysis of plant powder composition.

The candidate should also possess first class M.Sc in Botany with plant taxonomy as the field of specialization and experience in (1) Medicinal herbs identification, (2) Medicinal plant herbarium preparation and maintenance, (3) Modern method of plant identification, and (4) the candidate is expected to explore possibility of developing projects with scientists of other programmes particularly traditional knowledge based drug discovery of the Institute.

Age limit : 40 years

Pay: Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100

7. Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Physics (1 position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Essential: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics/Statistics with consistently good academic record and knowledge of data analysis, modeling & optimization, computer programming & visualization or equivalent having at least 4 (four) years of desirable post doctoral research experience.

Desirable: Knowledge of Numerical methods, Statistical modeling and analysis, Multivariate analysis and should be capable of guiding and supervising research programmes of the division in specified areas. Candidate should have a thorough knowledge on dynamical system, should have experience in making and solving mathematical models using differential equations, should know numerical simulations using computational applications like MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA.

Age limit: 40 years

Pay: Rs. 71,000

8. Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Biophysics (1 position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Qualification requirements and Experience: Masters in any branch of Science/Technology/Engineering.

Ph. D and at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience, with quality publications or patents, in areas of Structural Biology/Radiation Biology/Protein structure and dynamics/related areas of Biophysics.

Desirable: Research exposure in Cell Biology, Proteomics and other related areas will be given preference.

Pay: Rs. 71,000

Age limit : 40 years

Selection Procedure: Short listed candidates will be called for interview

Job Type

Interview Type

Face to Face Interview

How to apply
Eligible candidates may  submit their applications online and also submit curriculum vitae (CV) through institute’s email (ID: apprecpt@iasst.gov.in) on or before 14th January, 2019.
Company Description
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is a premier scientific research organization in the north-east region, conceived and nurtured by the Assam Science Society in its initial years and was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dorothy C. Hodgkin on 3rd November 1979. Subsequently, it was supported by the state govt. as its only autonomous R&D institute till March 2009. The institute was taken over in March, 2009 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India as one of its autonomous R&D institute.
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