Project Associate - I Position for Microbiology/Biochemistry/Life Sciences Candidates


Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Research/Project Assistant

₹25-31k (monthly)

Full time

Dec 17

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Project Associate I -||- Ad No. PDEC/SB/FTT/MLP0049/89/2021-22

Ad No. PDEC/SB/FTT/MLP0049/89/2021-22


Applications are invited for Project Associate -I (PA-I) to work in the research project entitled ‘Cost effective sustainable process for microalgal based γ-linolenic acid production from microalgae through biorefinery approach’ for a duration of three months.

(A) No. of post for Project Associate I: (1 post) (CSIR, New Delhi, Sponsored Project).

Position: Project Associate - I

Essential qualifications for Project Associate – I:

M.Sc. in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Life Sciences OR M. Tech in Biochemical Engineering/Fermentation Technology/Bioprocess Technology/Industrial Microbiology OR Masters in Pharmaceuticals.

Monthly Emoluments for Project Associate – I:

  1. Rs. 31000/- + HRA to scholars who are selected through (a) National Eligibility tests – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or GATE OR (b) A selection process through National Level Examination conducted by Central Government Department and their Agencies and Institutions.

  1. Rs. 25000/- + HRA for others who do not fall under (i) above.

Desirable: Candidates having research experience in the area of Microalgal Biotechnology or Valorisation of Microalgal Biomass and experience in the area of microbial fermentation for biopolymer production would be preferred. The selected candidate will have to work on the project entitled “Cost effective sustainable process for microalgal based γ-linolenic acid production from microalgae through biorefinery approach” for a period of six months. The candidate would be working in purification of γ-linolenic acid, microbial production of biopolymers, nutraceutical formulation, process development and demonstration of the above processes.

Job Requirement: Competency in downstream processing of bioactive compounds such as γ-linolenic acid, microbial synthesis of biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanaotes and ε-polylysine), process scale up and experience in organic chemistry or analytical chemistry for isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from microbial biomass.

Age: (As on the last date of receipt of applications through e-mail, i.e. 19/12/2021), maximum 35 years. Age relaxation is applicable as per CSIR rules.

Duration: These positions are purely temporary up to 31/03/2022. It would, not confer any right/claim implicit or explicit for any candidate for claiming absorption in CSIR- CSMCRI.

Interested candidates are requested to send the application form along with necessary documents for scrutiny through e-mail to the following addresses: The last date of receipt of E-mail is 19/12/2021. Applications received by email will be scrutinized based on a certain criteria and only shortlisted candidates as are eligible as per the criteria will be asked to attend interview using online mode, i.e. MSTEAMS or GOOGLEMEET. The details of the interview will be sent to the shortlisted candidates by email.

The candidates are requested to send their CV with the following details: (1) Full name and postal address with e-mail address, contact no., ID for MSTEAMS or GOOGLEMEET etc., (2) Proof of date of birth, (3) Details of educational qualifications and experience (if any) together with the scanned copies of certificates/ testimonials.

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