Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Recruitment for Biotechnology Services Officer, Last Date : May 26, 2014

Post : Biotechnology Services Officer, RGCB


Postal Code: 695014



Pay Scale: Rs. 30,000/-

Educational Qualification :
* First Class - B Tech (Bio Technology/Biomedical Engineering) or Post graduate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology(MLT) or MSc (Biotechnology or Life Science) with minimum 60% mark aggregate or equivalentfrom a recognized University. * Documented experience inoperation and maintenance of the instruments and skills described above from a reputed research centre or laboratory.

Job Description :
* The positions are for RGCB's Bio-Innovation Center which is an approved project of Government of India, Department of Biotechnology. The project will be for five years and then further extended subject to recommended procedures of the Government of India. All positions will initially be for 12 months and then extended based on an performance assessment and audit for the remaining duration of the project.

* The Biotechnology Services Officer (BSO) will be responsible for operation and maintenance of RGCB Bio-InovationCenter's core service facilities including the following:

a. Flow cytometry
b. Confocal Imaging & High resolution microscopy
c. Core Genomics &Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
d. Central Histotechnology & Cytotechnology Services.
* Potential BSO applicants for the Flow Cytometery Core Facility should have adequate documented expertise in operating & managing flow cytometers including flow cytometry analysis, sorting, quality checks &, trouble shooting, data analysis, training students on flow cytopmetry experiments besides expertise in design of flow cytometry experiments.

* Potential BSO applicants for the Confocal and High resolution microscopy facility should have adequate documented expertise in operating & managing Fluorescent microscopy and confocal bioimagers, use of image analysis softwares as well as extensive expertise in running commercial laser scanning confocal microscope for biological research.

* Potential BSO applicants for the next generation sequencing facility should have adequate documented expertise in genomic and molecular biology techniques, operating & managing DNA sequencers including next-generation sequencing equipment and high-throughput liquid handling robotics, analyzing and interpreting sequencing results. Additional skills in laboratory automation, ability to program in a scripting language and statistically analyze large-scale data sets are strongly desired.

* Potential BSO applicants for the core histotechnology and cytotechnology facility services hould have adequate documented expertise in procedures for histotechnology & cytotechnology including standardized preparation of slides of tissues for light microscopic studies involving fixation, dehydration, embedding, sectioning, staining & mounting, preparation of frozen tissue sections, cutting serial sections of complicated anatomical structures requiring precise positioning and delicate preparation. Additional desrirable skills include preparation of tissue for electron microscopic studies.

Age Limit: 28 Years

No of Post: 05

How To Apply : Applications with resume/curriculum vitae and attested copies of all necessary certificates, experience certificates and other supporting documents may be submitted to the DIRECTOR, RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY, POOJAPPURA, THYCAUD P.O, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 695014 on or before May 26, 2014. Applications must have on the envelope, the name of the position applied for.

Last Date: May 26, 2014

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