Apply Now: Call for JRF Positions at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram

Applications are invited from suitable candidates (Indian Citizens) for one position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF), in the DBT project entitled, “Cryo-EM structure of a plant nucleoplasmin and its complex with nucleosome,” in the laboratory of Dr. Dileep Vasudevan at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • The position is in a funded project and does not lead to a Ph.D.


  • The candidate must have a first-class Post Graduate Degree in any branch of Life Sciences.
  • The candidate should have met the eligibility criteria for a JRF position as per the DST OM No. DST/PCPM/Z-06/2022, dated 26.06.2023. (i.e., qualified in CSIR-UGC NET, including lectureship or GATE, or selected for a postgraduate degree program through a National level examination conducted by Central Government Departments or their agencies such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MoE, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, NISER, etc.)


Candidates with decent knowledge and some prior research experience in one or more of the areas, such as molecular biology, protein chemistry, biophysics, and structural biology, will be preferred.

  • AGE: Below 28 years as on May 31, 2024. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms
  • EMOLUMENT: ₹ 37,000/- + 18% HRA per month
  • DURATION: Initially for a period of one year and extendable based on the performance evaluation

Selection Process

  • Applications should be submitted online.
  • Candidates who are currently working in Government firms should send applications through proper channel.
  • Last date for receiving completed applications is May 31, 2024
  • If a candidate wishes to apply for different positions, separate applications should be submitted for each position.
  • Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project.

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  • Applications which are not in the prescribed format will summarily be rejected.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Applicants will be short listed for the ONLINE selection interview based on eligibility criteria. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview.

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