Name of Project: Targeted editing of potato genome to develop variety specific True Potato Seed (TPS) Funding agencyNational Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)- ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Minimum Educational qualification (as prescribed by the funding agency): Ph.D. in any area of biological/life sciences. OR
Master degree in any area of biological/life sciences with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree. OR
Candidates having postgraduate degree in Basic Sciences with 3 years Bachelor’s degree and 2 years Master degree should have qualified NET* or equivalent examination. OR The Master’s degree holders with the integrated degrees (5 years) like B.Tech & M.Tech with specialization in biological/life sciences NET* - As regards, NET examination, the candidate should have qualified any national level examination conducted by the Central Govt. Departments/agencies for admission to Ph.D. programme are considered as NET for the purpose of RA/SRF.
The following are some of the NET examinations: CSIR-CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test. MHRD-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering admission. DBT-Biotechnology Eligibility Test & Test conducted in Bioinformatics by Bioinformatics National Consortium. DAE-JEST & JGEEBILS, NBHM. ICMR-JRF Entrance Examination. ICAR-Test conducted by ICAR for admission to Ph.D. programme. DoP-GPAT.
PreferenceAcademically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology especially in cloning, designing and making gene constructs.
A minimum of 6 months of research experience in rDNA technology like cloning, bacterial transformation etc., is preferable but not mandatory.
This may be considered as a criteria for shortlisting if many applications are received.
Fellowship amount: Rs. 25,000 + HRA as applicable. In the event of hike of the fellowship by funding agency the revised pay will be applicable.
No.of Post : 1
Tenure of the post: 1 year, extendable based on performance till the duration of the project approved.
Age : 32 years with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government norms