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Field Project Assistant – National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute

The National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute is looking for an interested candidate for the position of Field Project Assistant under externally funded project “Transfer and Evaluation of Indian Banana with Pro-Vitamin A (PVA) Constructs”. The project is a part of the Multi-Institutional Core Project entitled “Development and Transfer of Technology from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia to India for Bio-fortification and Disease Resistance in Banana”. Project duration is of four years (up to November 2016). However, the appointment against the above position shall be up to November 2016 or till the termination of the project, but in no case shall exceed the duration of the project.

Position Requirements:

  • B.Sc. / B. Tech/ M.Sc. in Life Science/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Botany/ Agriculture/ Agronomy or any other related biological areas
  • Prior knowledge/experience in plant tissue culture, genetic transformation and maintenance of transgenic plant materials under in-vitro and containment conditions.
  • Prior knowledge/experience for performing various farm related operations and field experiments.
  • Basic knowledge of computer such as MS Office, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet etc.
  • 28 years* as on the last date of receipt of application.
Employer National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
Posted 10-05-2016
Location Mohali, India
Discipline 09-05-2016
Salary Consolidated @ Rs.10,000/- per month as per NABI rules.
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  • To assist scientists and research scholars in experiments
  • Maintenance of records of experiments, instruments and consumables
  • Any other scientific responsibilities assign by in-charge scientist

The interested candidates may appear for a Walk-In-Interview on 24th May, 2016 by the prescribed application form available on the website www.nabi.res.in. The duly filled application form must be submitted at the time of registration from 0900 hrs to 1000 hrs on 24th May, 2016. The candidates must ascertain their eligibility before applying, as ineligible candidates would not be interviewed.

NABl is co-located alongwith Bioprocessing Unit (BPU) , an independent institute, being set up under the DBT and an Agri-Food Biotech Park(ABP) being set up under public-private partnership. The NABI, BPU and ABP would therefore comprise an Agri-Food Biotech cluster that would act as a “biotechnology hub” in the region. The agri food cluster has been developed to link three essential related biotechnologies of crops, food and nutrition, and carry out bench to market activity through its state and regional resource networks.

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