Hurry! Dream Job Alert: Junior Research Fellow in Biotech, Biochem & Life Sciences at ICMR-NIOH Institute

“Hurry! Dream Job Alert: Junior Research Fellow in Biotech, Biochem & Life Sciences at Renowned ICMR-NIOH Institute”

ICMR-NIOH Biotech, Biochem & Life Sciences Project Job


ICMR – National Institute of Occupational Health
(Who Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health)
Department of Health Research,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India



ICMR-NIOH, Ahmedabad will hold a Walk-in-Interview to select Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for working in the time-bound DST-SERB funded project on Styrene/polystyrene industries and related exposures and health effects [Grant. No. CRG/2022/004213] at this Institute. The post is purely temporary, ad-hoc and on contractual basis, and co-terminus with the project.

Name of Position: Junior Research Fellow


No. of vacancies: 01 Post

Essential Qualifications: 1st Class M.Sc. in Biochemistry/Toxicology/Life Science/ Biotechnology from a UGC recognized university and qualification in any one National Eligibility Test – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship), GATE, GPAT, National level examination conducted by Central Govt. Dept. and their agencies such as DBT, SLET, DOS, DAE, DST, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc.

Desirable Qualifications: The candidate should possess the following:

1. Able to perform

i. Analytical techniques such as ICP-MS, LC-MS, XRD, etc.

. Biochemical techniques such as ELISA, UV/Vis Spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and
various automated biochemical analysis platforms
iii. PBMC culture, Fluorescent microscopy, FESEM, Confocal microscopy, AFM and
iv. Molecular biology techniques such as protein and nucleic acid isolation, purification,
co-immunoprecipitation, Western blot, PCR and immunofluorescence
v. Systematic review/data aggregation from various scholarly databases

2. Knowledge, or any prior experience of or able to perform

i. Omics, Bioinformatics, GIS
ii. Biostatistics, data entry, data analysis
iii. Data representation for report and publication
iv. MS-Word, Power-point, Excel and suitable analysis platform such as
SPSS/Prism/Origin, etc.

3. Proficiency in English language

Consolidated Salary: Rs. 31,000/- per month + 24% HRA = Rs. 38,440/- (1st and 2nd year) / Rs. 35,000/- per month + 24% HRA = Rs. 43,400/- (3rd year)

Place of work: ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad

Job Requirement: The duties include styrene/polystyrene industry visits, raw sample collection from different process areas of factories, and characterization. Additionally, the collection of questionnaire-based data, subject consent, and biological samples from workers will be required. Work area air sample and personal air sample collection, airborne styrene and BTEX analysis, urinary MA, PGA, and creatinine analysis, SCEs, lymphocyte subsets, and styrene oxide-protein adduct estimation from blood, co-IP from serum and omics analysis will be part of the job responsibilities. The JRF will be registered for a PhD degree after 1 year of work, subject to approval of PI/PhD Guide, either in Gujarat University or Jadavpur University.

Job Tenure: Initially for a period of six months and renewed subsequently based on performance or until the termination of the project

Mode of Application

Submit your application here:

Online application submission along with all the supportive documents (i.e., Mark sheets and certificates, National level test qualifying certificate and/or award letter, Age proof, and Caste certificate proof, if any) by 24/01/2024.

Shortlisted candidate name and Walk-in Interview date will be displayed in the website on


Selection Procedure: The shortlisted candidates will only be called for a personal Interview. The Interview will be conducted at ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad with prior intimation to the candidates.

Qualification & experience required are as per guidelines; experience shall be counted after acquiring the essential qualification; age limit and experience will be considered as on the date of the interview.

The engagement may be extended after every specific period of the time subject to satisfactory performance and job requirement.

Candidate should bring filled in application form with one set of self-attested photocopy of essential qualification and experience along with a photograph as mentioned above.

Candidate should submit all certificates, testimonials, mark-sheets, award letter in original for verification. Candidate who fails to bring the Original all Certificates, Testimonials, Mark-sheets, Award letter, etc., and one copy of color passport size photo, will not be considered for walk-in-interview.

Submission of incorrect or false information during the process shall disqualify the candidature.

Any further information may be downloaded from ICMR-NIOH website, which will be updated from time to time. Date of personal discussion / written test may be changed due to administrative reasons. Hence, candidates are advised to check the website before appearing for personal discussion / written test.

The decision of the Director/Director-in-Charge, ICMR- National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad will be final in this regard. Canvassing in any form will be considered as a disqualification.

The engagement to the project position is purely on a time-bound contract basis and the Competent Authority reserves the right to dispense with the engagement, at any time without assigning any reasons.

The engagement can be terminated during the tenure at any time by giving one-month notice on either side. Your engagement can be terminated forthwith or before expiry of the notice period, by making payment of a sum equivalent to one-month project position remuneration. However, you will not be permitted to surrender one-month remuneration, in lieu of the period of notice of the unexpired portion thereof and you will be required to serve the full period of notice. (Note — The mandate of one-month notice from either side, as stated herein, will not be applicable in case the project is decided to be closed by the competent authority within a period of less than 30 days/one month.)

The engagement will be under the Administrative control of the ICMR-NIOH / Centre of ICMR-NIOH and will be subject to all the rules and regulations of the ICMR-NIOH / Centre of ICMR-NIOH as applicable to fixed term project positions/persons during the tenure/period of engagement.

As per project requirement the posting will be at office/field/sitework/travel etc. at the study site; however, may be temporarily posted to other study sites in the interest of project work.

There will not be entitlement to any other allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Transport Allowance, LTC, Bonus, etc. Also, the incumbent shall not be provided any medical facility under CGHS / CS (MA) Rules as admissible to regular employees, and not entitled for any terminal benefits after completion of the project period or otherwise.

No travelling and/or daily allowance will be admissible either for joining the assignment or on expiry of the contract. However, while travelling in connection with the assigned work during the period of engagement, you will be entitled to draw TA/DA in accordance with your Stipend / Emoluments, but it will not be at par with the regular / permanent employees of ICMR.

Age relaxation will be admissible as per GoI and ICMR norms. Age concession to the extent of service rendered in other ICMR research projects will also be admissible for experienced and skilled persons. Candidates employed in Govt. Service /Semi Govt. /Autonomous Bodies of State/Central Govt. should submit a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of written test /walk-in Interview. There will not have any claim on a regular post in ICMR-NIOH / Centre of ICMR-NIOH or in any Dept. of GOI. An undertaking to this effect before joining the project position.

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