SRF in “CRISPR Crop Network: Targeted improvement of stress tolerance, nutritional quality and yield of crops by using genome editing” Project

IISER Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Senior Research Fellow

₹31k+ (monthly)

Full time

SRF Biology

Sep 12

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram is a premier autonomous Institution established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, for promotion of high quality science education and research in the country.

The Institute invites applications for the following positions on contract basis:

No of posts available : 1

Name of PostSenior Research FellowName of Project“CRISPR Crop Network: Targeted improvement of stress tolerance, nutritional quality and yield of crops by using genome editing”Funding agencyNational Agricultural Science Fund (NASF)- ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)Minimum Educational qualification (as prescribed by the funding agency)Project 1 : SRFPh.D. in any area of biological/life sciences. 


Master degree in any area of biological/life sciences with 4 years/5 years of Bachelor’s degree.


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.


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.


ICMR-JRF Entrance Examination.

ICAR-Test conducted by ICAR for admission to Ph.D. programme. DoP-GPAT.PreferenceCandidate should be highly motivated to do basic research in biology. Academically excellent candidate with technical proficiency in recombinant DNA(rDNA) technology especially in cloning, designing and making gene constructs, growing and managing plants. Prior research experience in the above skill areas are preferable but not mandatory. This may be considered as a criteria for shortlisting if many applications are received.Number of posts1Fellowship amountRs. 31,000 + HRA as applicableTenure of the post1 year, extendable based on performance upto 3 years or till completion of the project whichever is earlierAgeSRF: 32 years(max) with 3-5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/Women and Physically disabled as per government normsLast date17 September 2022How to applyCompleted applications should be sent by email to Dr. Ravi Maruthachalam (, with the subject line "Application for ICAR-NASF Project fellow : Your Name".

A candidate can apply to multiple projects and this has to be indicated in the email. No separate application is required for different projects.

The application should attach a detailed resume with sufficient information of past research work, a one page statement of interest in biological research. Please include contact details (phone number, email and postal address), a photograph, scanned copies of educational/professional qualifications and reprints of papers. Applications failing to the meet minimum criteria will not be considered. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

The shortlisted candidates will be informed on details of interview date and time by email.

Applicants must bring all certificates (original + one copy) at the time of joining for the purpose of verification and a photocopy of the same will need to be submitted.

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